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Pathology Research Retreat

This event has been canceled...

We regret to inform you that this year's research retreat is canceled due to the COVID-19 restrictions. In lieu of cancellation our intention is to hold an online virtual retreat where students may still present their work and compete for prizes. More details to follow, please check back soon.


Scott Boyd and 
Benjamin Pinsky

Photo Gallery: 2019 Retreat

The Retreat is a One Day Event

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.

The best scientific posters presented by trainees (students, residents, with separate prizes for AP & CP residents, clinical fellows or postdoctoral fellows) and research associates will be recognized with cash prizes (Total number of awards to be determined).

Please note:  If your research was conducted through another department (other than the Department of Pathology) you are still welcome to attend and present your work but you will not be eligible for cash prizes.

Event Details

Date: Friday — September 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Call for Speakers

If you would like to give a 15 minute talk at this year's retreat please contact either Scott Boyd or Benjamin Pinsky via email. In your email please provide the title and a brief description of your intended talk.

Scott Boyd:
Benjamin Pinsky:

Abstract & Poster Guidelines

We allow posters presented at other meetings but only for research done at Stanford (not other universities or business organizations). Posters will be judged by 2 different committees of departmental faculty members.

To be eligible for a prize, you must be present at your poster during the assigned poster session.

You may submit multiple posters where as each poster will be presented in an even/odd formation. Odd-numbered posters can be attended from 1:15 - 2:15 pm and even-numbered posters can be attended from 2:15 -3:15 pm.

Award recipients will be announced at the end of the retreat.

Although some trainees may also be speakers (nominated by their PI), they may also compete for awards based solely on their poster presentation.

Please visit the Abstract & Poster Guidelines section of this site for more information >>

Cash Prizes*

To be awarded in six categories

  • Students
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Research Associates
  • CP Residents
  • AP Residents
  • Clinical Fellows

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

The criteria for eligibility of cash prizes is as follows:

  • 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, research associate, instructor, including clinical educator, or senior research scientist.
  • The main PI for your research/abstract is a faculty member or instructor from the Department of Pathology.

Attendance Gift

To be determined

Registration is closed

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Registration will open several months before the event, please check back soon

For More Information

For all general questions about the retreat please contact:

Roomana Patel
Tel: (650) 725-9352

For questions about poster abstracts or website form submissions please contact:

Norm Cyr
Tel: (650) 724-1866

This year's faculty directors are Scott Boyd and Benjamin Pinsky

Scott Boyd:
Benjamin Pinsky:

Funding Provided by

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

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