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Pathology Research Retreat

Event Date: Friday, October 14, 2022

Join us for a Long-Awaited and Highly Anticipated Reunion!

We are excited to announce this year's retreat will now be held in person.

Our venue has changed! This year's retreat will be held at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, McCaw Hall and Ford Gardens.

The purpose of our retreat is to allow Stanford Pathology members 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, and enhance prospects for additional funding of such activities.

Join us on Friday, October 14, 2022:

  • Keynote Speaker: Emma Lundberg, PhD, Associate Professor of Bioengineering and of Pathology
  • Overview: Paul Mischel, MD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pathology, gives a talk about the Department's Research Portfolio.
  • NEW! Flash Talks: 3-5 minute research presentations
  • NEW! Pathology Art: Vote for your favorite research artwork which will be displayed throughout the event.
  • All poster presenters will create a 3-minute video presentation and digital poster that can be previewed the week of the retreat. Presenters will also present their abstract poster in person at one of the two poster sessions at the retreat.

Cash prizes to be awarded in seven categories:

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

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

New prize! Submit your pathology artwork to be viewed at the event:

A new feature of our retreat for this year will be Pathology Art. If you wish to contribute, please upload a de-identified digital image from your research or clinical work that you think is aesthetic by September 15, 2022. Any manipulation should be applied across the entire image.

A panel of judges will select the most artistically compelling images, and these will be displayed at the department retreat. Retreat attendees will be asked to vote for their top three images and each will receive a prize.

Please upload your images; it will be fun to see the beauty in each other’s work.

2022 Schedule

Registration opens for all
(Attendees & Presenters)

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022

Abstract, Video & Poster Submission portals open
(Poster Presenters)

FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2022
Deadline to submit Pathology Art
Deadline to submit all presentation materials FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 • 5PM

Online Preview of Poster Presenter Videos & Abstracts

OCTOBER 10 - 14, 2022
The Retreat FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2022 • 9:00 am-3:30 pm

Entire program schedule to be determined, please check back for more details

About the Keynote Speaker

Emma Lundberg, PhD

Associate Professor of Bioengineering and of Pathology
Stanford University

In the interface between artificial intelligence, microscopy and proteomics, my research aims to define the spatiotemporal organization of the human proteome at a cellular and subcellular level; with the goal to understand how variations and deviations in protein expression patterns contribute to cellular function and disease. At Stanford, I’ll focus on the development of new methodologies for measuring and integrating image and proteomics data. I also aim to translate the wealth of data that my lab has generated as part of the Human Protein Atlas into spatiotemporal cellular models to understand the systems that underpin dynamic cellular functions and build knowledge that has the potential to empower clinical decision-making. For this reason, I’m particularly excited about the combination of being at both the Department of Bioengineering and Department of Pathology. 

I’m an advocate for open science and have a strong interest in science communication, both to scientific audiences and the general public through innovative media, particularly in the intersection of science, health and games. For this reason I’m excited not only about being at Stanford, but also in the Bay Area with its buzzing game scene - it's the perfect place for realizing some of my wildest citizen science games ideas.

Register for the Retreat

Whether you are presenting or just attending, please take the time to register for this event. Before registering below please check out the SWAG offered as appreciation for participating in this year's retreat. Thank you

Submit your Abstract, Video & Poster for presentation

  • All abstracts, presentation videos, and digital posters will be viewable to the Stanford Community in the week leading up to and on the day of the event, from October 10-14, 2022
  • The abstract(s) must have been created for a research project conducted at Stanford University or in collaboration with a Stanford Pathology affiliate
  • The deadline to submit your abstract, video, and poster is Friday, September 23, 2022 • 5 pm PST

Send us your Pathology Artwork

  • Artwork must be de-identified
  • The image/artwork must have been created as part of your research here at Stanford
  • The deadline to submit your artwork for consideration is Thursday, September 15, 2022 • 5 pm PST


For general questions about the retreat please contact:

Roomana Patel
Tel: (650) 725-9352

For technical questions or assistance please contact:

Norm Cyr
Tel: (650) 724-1866


Funding provided by the Department of Pathology and 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.


Previous Retreat Winners

2019       2018       2017       2016

2015       2014       2013       2012