Travel Awards


The Association for Pathology Informatics 2014 Travel Awards will provide stipends for documented trainees to attend the Pathology Informatics Summit 2014 Conference (PI - 2014) at the Wyndham Grand Downtown Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 13-16, 2014.
About the Award
The travel award is intended to offset the costs of attending the Pathology Informatics Summit 2014 conference for trainees to increase involvement in pathology informatics within the broader pathology community.  The Pathology Informatics Summit 2014 conference will provide a limited number of travel awards with a maximum reimbursement of $1,200 each. 
Applicants must be trainees in an official training program. The trainee’s supervisor must be willing to document the trainee’s status in writing in order to be eligible for the award (see application guidelines below). All applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, or religion. Trainees may include: 
  • Residents or fellows in a training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate  Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Masters, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students 
Application Guidelines
Applicants are required to submit the following information via this application form.
  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • E-Mail
  • Training Institution
  • Training Institution Address & Phone Number
  • Type of training program
  • Expected degree or certification at the completion of training
  • Start Date of Training (month and year)
  • Anticipated Completion Date of Training (month and year)
  • Name of training director
  • Training Director's e-mail address
In addition to the information above, applicants must also submit the following documentation: 
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of less than 500 words from the trainee which includes:
    • The trainee’s career goals and interest in pathology informatics and information management
    • The trainee’s understanding of the importance of informatics management as it relates to pathology or bioinformatics
    • reasons why the Pathology Informatics Summit 2014 conference support is necessary for the applicant to attend the conference
  • A supporting letter must accompany all applications from the applicant’s training director, department chair or dean.  The letter must list the trainee’s qualifications for the award, current training status, how he/she expects that the knowledge will be utilized and reasons why it is important that the trainee attend the conference.
  • All applicants are encouraged but not required to submit an abstract to the conference. While not required, submission of an abstract will be favorably viewed during consideration for the awards. Abstracts should  present the trainee’s research findings in the various areas of pathology informatics. These may include development, deployment and evaluation of software and hardware tools to support and integrate pathology with clinical medicine.  They may submit an abstract highlighting the use of the aforementioned tools in clinical medicine and pathology with special reference to translating clinical data sets with sophisticated molecular technology and studies in genomics and proteomics. 

Note:  Abstract submission must be done using the Pathology Informatics electronic submission mechanism. All abstracts must adhere to the submission compliance and formatting guidelines.  Please see the "Submit an Abstract" link at the top of the home page. 

Submitting Applications
Submit your information explained above to Barb Karnbauer, Conference Manager either by e-mail or US Mail. 

US Mail:

Pathology Informatics 2014 Conference
Informatics Award / ATTN.: Barb Karnbauer
University of Pittsburgh

Department of Biomedical Informatics
The Offices at Baum, 4th Floor, Room 413
5607 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Selection Process
Travel Award recipients are approved by the Association for Pathology Informatics (API) Council based on recommendations from the Travel Award Subcommittee of the API Training and Education Committee.  Factors to be considered include, but are not limited to, the following: 
  • Applicant’s level of experience, knowledge and understanding of the importance of information management to pathology and bioinformatics
  • Recommendation of the training director, Department Chair or Dean
  • Value of attending the conference to the applicant
  • Submission of an abstract and quality of the submitted abstract
  • While preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received travel awards, receipt of a prior travel award should not deter anyone from applying for the award.


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