ASVCP Young Investigator Awards

2013 ASVCP Young Investigator Award Announcement

Purpose: To recognize and award outstanding oral presentations given by residents or graduate students in the field of veterinary clinical pathology.

Eligibility: Candidates must have a degree in veterinary medicine and be enrolled in a residency or graduate program in veterinary clinical pathology or a related discipline. The oral presentation must be given by the candidate during the ASVCP Clinical Pathology Focused Scientific Session at the ACVP/ASVCP Annual Meeting and must describe original work of the competitor that involves either: 1) clinical case reports or applied or translational research, or 2) basic research relating to clinical pathology.

Award Categories: Two awards will be given. One award will be given to the best oral presentation involving applied or translational research or case reviews that provide new knowledge in the field of veterinary clinical pathology. One award will be given to the best oral presentation involving basic research that provides new knowledge in the field of veterinary clinical pathology. The award category can be requested by the student, but final assignment of the category will be determined by the chair of Focused Scientific Group and the immediate Past President of the ASVCP. The student will be notified of the final category assignment prior to the meeting.

Award Selection: Award selection will be based on scientific content, abstract composition, clarity of presentation, and the ability to answer questions. Each resident or graduate student may submit only one presentation for this competition. Candidates awarded YIA the preceding year will not be eligible for an award in the subsequent year. The winner of each category will receive a $500 check from the ASVCP.

Judges: Three judges from the ASVCP membership will be identified by the immediate Past President of ASVCP. Judges will deliberate after the second ASVCP Clinical Pathology Focused Scientific Session and provide the names of the winners in each category to the immediate Past President.

Announcement of Awards: Awards will be announced at the beginning of the Case Review Session at the ASVCP/ACVP Annual Meeting by the immediate Past President or Executive Board designee. The immediate Past President or Executive Board designee will hand the check to the awardees and a photo session will follow. Winners will be notified that they should be present at this session to accept the award.

If you would like to be considered for this award, submit your abstract online at http://www.acvp.org by July 1, 2013. Submission information and instructions will be available on the ACVP website on April 1.