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Pathology Research Retreat

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Great News!

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 February 26th, 2021

  • Three distinguished departmental keynote speakers will discuss their latest COVID-19 findings and updates
  • All presenters will create a digital poster and have the opportunity to host a live, interactive online meeting discussing their research with retreat attendees via ZOOM.
  • Odd-numbered abstract presentations can be attended from 2:15-3:15 pm and even numbered abstract presentations can be attended from 3:30-4:30 pm
  • 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


Registration Opens

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Abstract & Poster Deadline

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021, 5 pm PST
Online Abstract & Poster Preview Monday thru Friday, February 22nd - 26th
Go here to view Abstracts & Posters

Virtual Retreat

Friday, February 26th, 2021
COVID-19 Keynote Presentations
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
Session 1: Presentations for odd-numbered abstracts, 2:15-3:15 pm
Session 2: Presentations for even-numbered abstracts, 3:30-4:30 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


Submit your Abstract & Poster for presentation

  • All abstracts and digital posters will be viewable to the Stanford Community (SUNET ID protected) in the week leading up to and on the day of the event, from February 22nd-26th, 2021
  • All abstracts will be reviewed at your virtual live presentation session(s) on the day of the retreat
  • 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 and poster is: NEW DEADLINE, Wednesday, February 17th, 5 pm PST



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 2021

All Attendees & Presenters:

For all Presenters:

  • SUBMIT your abstract & Poster
    (Deadline Feb. 12th)

Previous Retreat Winners

2019       2018       2017       2016

2015       2014       2013       2012