The “Worldvision Cytopathology Contest” (WCC) is a new global outreach initiative of the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC). WCC plans to provide a platform for fostering close relationship between ASC and various international professional cytopathology organizations. It will offer exchange of scientific knowledge and goodwill by offering a unique cytopathology competition and an award to the winner at the ASC’s Annual Scientific Meeting. The presenters, who would compete in the WCC, will present an interesting cytopathology case and would offer practical take-home points and/or new highlights on innovations in cytomorphology or ancillary techniques.
The contest is open to medical students, pathology residents, cytopathology fellows, cytotechnology students or a junior pathologist or cytotechnologist within one year of completion of training. The presenter is the first author of the proposal. The submitted case must not have been published before the presentation at the ASC Meeting.
Five finalists will be chosen. The finalist will be from five different countries
Each finalist will have 10 minutes to present.
The five finalists will describe themselves with a short video including some interesting facts about their country such as culture and geography and possibly their healthcare system.
The winner determined by a panel of judges based on the scientific content, presentation style and skills, and confidence when handling questions at the end of the presentation.
All five finalists will receive a waived registration at the ASC meeting along. The winner will get a wall plaque and a USD 250 cash award.
The first contest will be held during the American Society of Cytopathology 67th Annual Scientific Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, November 14-17, 2019.
The application deadline was May 15, 2019.