AMP 2012 Annual Meeting
October 25 - 27, 2012
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Long Beach, CA

Long Beach, CA


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Judging Criteria for Young Investigator Posters

Minor changes may be made to the YIA posters between pre-meeting review submission and the annual meeting. If changes are made, those changes must be identified in a footnote on the poster at the annual meeting and noted to the Training & Education Committee Judges during the judging/interview session.

IMPORTANT: Award applicants must attend the AMP Business Meeting/Awards Session on Friday afternoon, or forfeit eligibility for the award. See the online Preliminary Program and the Program Book for a current meeting schedule.


Pre-meeting Evaluation of Poster (35 points)

1. Background, Rationale and Originality (10 points)


The work presented should constitute a new and original contribution to methods, results or general analysis of the considered scientific question. For studies that involve a methods comparison, the work should include a rigorous and thoughtful analysis of the clinical or scientific context of the technology. The scientific question(s) the investigator has addressed should be clear and the rationale for the described experimentation or analysis must be appropriately focused


Experimental Design (10 points)


Experiments should be well designed and controlled and data rigorously and appropriately analyzed.

3. Significance of Findings (15 points)


The described research or analysis should address a problem that is important to the field of Molecular Pathology.


Review at Annual Meeting (65 points)


The poster presentations must be well organized and the work and its conclusions presented in a clearly understandable and compelling manner. In addition, the trainee is expected to describe the research and its conclusions orally while the poster is attended.

1. Quality of Presenter's Oral Presentation of Work (30 points)

2. Clarity of Written Presentation (10 points)

3. Validity of Conclusions (15 points)
4. Format of Poster - Inclusion of Required Elements (10 points)

Background or Introduction
Materials & Methods
Appropriate references and acknowledgements