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Pathology Research Retreat 2020

Important update, please read below

The Retreat has been postponed until further notice

Because of scheduling conflicts and in keeping with the spirit of the retreat as an all inclusive event for the Department of Pathology, the committee has decided to postpone the event until early next year...please check back for further information as it develops.

The Pathology Research Retreat will now be held as a virtual event

During these challenging times we may not be able to gather in person, but we can stay connected. This year, we’ll be re-creating our annual research retreat online.

The purpose of the retreat is to permit all of the Pathology department's graduate students, rotating medical students, post-sophomore fellows, residents, clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, instructors, faculty, including clinical educators, senior research scientists, and the new MSTP students at the School of Medicine, to become more familiar with the research that is being conducted in the department, including basic, translational and clinical projects. We hope this will facilitate new opportunities for collaborative studies and research training, as well as enhance prospects for additional funding of such activities.

Join us live at the virtual research retreat on: (TBD)

  • Three distinguished departmental keynote speakers will discuss their latest COVID-19 findings and updates
  • As a prerequisite, presenters will create and submit abstracts and a 3 minute video describing their research; all retreat attendees will have access to view these items the week of: TBD
  • On the date TBD all presenters will have the opportunity to host a live, interactive ZOOM meeting discussing their research with retreat attendees
  • Odd-numbered abstract presentations can be attended from 2:15-3:15 pm and even numbered abstract presentations can be attended from 3:15-4:15 pm via ZOOM
  • The winning scientific abstract presentations will be recognized with cash prizes (total number of awards to be determined)


Cash prizes to be awarded in seven categories:

  • Students
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Research Associates
  • CP Residents
  • AP Residents
  • Clinical Fellows
  • Health Disparity Research (NEW AWARD!)

“Health Disparity Research is a newly awarded category for this year’s retreat which welcomes studies with a particular focus on health differences that are closely linked with social, economic, geographic and/or environmental disadvantage. By defining a new award category, we want to recognize the impact that such determinants have on health outcomes of specific populations.” Birgitt Schuele

*Cash prize amounts are determined at the time of the event; please read eligibility criteria below.

Criteria for eligibility of cash prizes:

  • The research was done within the Department of Pathology, either as a graduate student, rotating medical student, post-sophomore fellow, resident, clinical fellow, postdoctoral fellow, and research associates
  • The main PI for your research/abstract is a faculty member or instructor from the Department of Pathology


Please note: The retreat has been postponed until further notice, please check back soon

Registration Opens

Tuesday, September 8th

Abstract Deadline


Preview Video Deadline


Zoom Setup Deadline


Online Abstract & Video Preview


Virtual Retreat

New date to be determined soon, please check back
COVID-19 Keynote Presentations (Zoom information to follow):
Christina Kong, MD, 1:00-1:20 pm
Scott Boyd, MD, PhD, 1:20-1:40 pm
Benjamin Pinsky, MD, PhD, 1:40-2:00 pm
Zoom Session 1: Zoom presentations for odd-numbered abstracts, 2:15-3:15 pm
Zoom Session 2: Zoom presentations for even-numbered abstracts, 3:15-4:15 pm

Register for the Retreat

Whether you are presenting or just attending the reteat, please take the time to register for this event. Thank you.

Follow these Steps to Present & Compete


For general questions about the retreat please contact:

Roomana Patel
Tel: (650) 725-9352

For technical questions please contact:

Norm Cyr
Tel: (650) 724-1866

Funding Provided by

The Charles B. Carrington Memorial Prize, through the generous contributions of the Wolfe & Gita Churg Foundation

Photo Gallery: 2019 Retreat

All photos are the property of Stanford Pathology, School of Medicine. All rights are reserved.


Virtual Research Retreat 2020

All Attendees & Presenters:

  • PREVIEW abstracts & videos
  • LOGIN for keynote sessions
    1-2 pm, Nov. 20th
  • LOGIN for presenters sessions
    2:15-3:15 pm & 3:15-4:15 pm
    Nov. 20th

For all Presenters:

  • SUBMIT your abstract
    (Deadline Oct. 26th)
  • LINK your preview video
    (Deadline Nov. 2nd)
  • CREATE your ZOOM meeting
    (Deadline Nov. 9th)


Previous Retreat Winners

2019       2018       2017       2016

2015       2014       2013       2012