Digital Pathology Association Offering Complimentary Membership and Discounted Pathology Visions Registration to Residents
If you are in pathology training, regardless of whether your institution is currently using digital pathology, thinking about it or uses it routinely, there is no excuse to not to take the complimentary membership and attend the Pathology Visions meeting on a discounted rate or potentially for free. This is a very good networking meeting to meet other like-minded individuals as well as thought leaders in their respective fields. Even if you may have been in the past, I think it is worthwhile to join the organization and try to attend the meeting. Contacts I made at meetings 20 years ago I still have today and residents, fellows and doctoral candidates should, in my opinion, take advantage of every opportunity to travel and attend meetings outside your own institution and learn from many in different institutions and industries.
The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization that facilitates education and awareness of digital pathology applications, is now offering complimentary membership and discounted registration to their annual conference, Pathology Visions, to all residents, fellows and PhD students interested in digital pathology.
To continue to promote education and the latest tools in the digital pathology field, the DPA is offering individuals free membership to the DPA during their residency and fellowship. Resident and fellow members will receive access to past Pathology Visions recordings, access to the DPA Member Community, discounted registration to Pathology Visions 2013 and many other benefits. To join the DPA now and see the other member benefits the DPA has to offer, click here.
Pathology Visions 2013, the DPA’s annual conference, is being held September 29 – October 1, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas. This year pathology residents and fellows have two opportunities to attend Pathology Visions for free.
The first opportunity to attend Pathology Visions at no charge is through poster presentations. The DPA Program Committee is now accepting abstracts for poster presentations at Pathology Visions 2013. Residents can submit a poster presentation abstract for review until August 1, 2013. If their poster presentation is chosen, their registration to Pathology Visions 2013 will be complimentary. Presented posters at Pathology Visions will be displayed for two days and discussed between presenters and meeting attendees. The posters will also be judged by appointed experts in five categories. Awards will be handed out to the winner of each category at Pathology Visions and a cash prize will be given to the winner of the Resident category. Click here to submit a poster presentation abstract now.
The second opportunity is through applying for the resident travel awards. The DPA is making available up to 4 conference travel awards ($2,000 value each) for pathology residents and residents doing fellowships to attend Pathology Visions 2013. The travel award funding is intended to defray costs of registration and travel expenses. Recipients will be chosen based on their understanding of the impact of digital pathology and whole slide imaging on the specialty of pathology, merit of application and the value of the award to the applicant. Applications are due July 1, 2013. To learn more about the travel awards and to apply today, click here.
This year the DPA is also offering a discounted Pathology Visions registration to residents. The resident registration fee is $100. Pathology Visions is a great place to learn about the real world, practical applications in the ever-evolving field of digital pathology, while also getting a chance to network with industry leaders.
For more information about Pathology Visions 2013 and to register now please click here.
About the Digital Pathology Association
The Digital Pathology Association, located in Indianapolis, IN, was founded in 2009. Its mission is to facilitate education and awareness of digital pathology applications in healthcare and life sciences. Members will be encouraged to share best practices and promote the use of technology among colleagues in order to demonstrate efficiencies, awareness, and its ultimate benefits to patient care. To learn more about the DPA and its members and membership opportunities visit: http://digitalpathologyassociation.org/membership.
Source: Digital Pathology Association