Travel and Awards 

Archived AAVLD Awardees list 


The AAVLD / USAHA meeting is a remarkable opportunity for trainees interested in diagnostic pathology to learn and develop professional networks that will be helpful throughout their career. Trainees are encouraged to attend and present scientific papers, case presentations and posters. Competitive travel awards of $1,750.00 are awarded to trainees who present scientific papers at the meeting.

Pathology residents and graduate students will be eligible to compete for the 2023 Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Awards. These awards ($300, $200 and $ 100 for first, second and third prizes, respectively) will be presented for the three best student case presentation. In addition, the Pathology Committee sponsors the AAVLD/ACVP Award for the best pathology scientific paper and the recipient is provided $1,000.00 to present the winning presentation at the 2024 ACVP meeting.

AAVLD Diagnostic Pathology Slide Seminar Awards (slide seminar presentation): This competition has a separate open and close date for submission. Abstract submission opens June 1st and closes July 31st. The AAVLD Pathology Committee is providing awards to the top 3 presenters at this seminar. First, Second and Third Place awards will be $300, $200, and $100, respectively. These presentations will not be in the proceedings book because they will be determined based on the presentations during the annual meeting. Submission and award selection will be coordinated by the AAVLD ScholarOne abstract central.

AAVLD/ACVP Diagnostic Pathology Award for Residents/Graduate Students The AAVLD and the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) encourage trainees in veterinary pathology to participate in the annual meetings of    both organizations. The AAVLD / ACVP Diagnostic Pathology Award for Residents/Graduate Students will be presented to a graduate student and/or veterinary pathology resident for the best oral presentation, in the field of veterinary pathology, given at the annual AAVLD meeting. The intention is to support travel of the winner to re-present the award-winning presentation at the next annual ACVP meeting. ACVP has a reciprocal award.

  • The awardee will receive $1,000 from the AAVLD pathology committee to help defray travel and   lodging costs associated with attending the ACVP annual meeting of the following year. The award winner must present the award-winning presentation at the ACVP meeting of the following year to receive the award. The award will be given to award winner following submission of the abstract to the ACVP meeting.
  • The recipient will be granted a waiver for the ACVP meeting registration fee.
  • Abstract submission and award information is available on the https://aavld2023.abstractcentral.com submission site.

Reasons to Attend 

 1. You are an anatomic pathology trainee. 2. Prepare for the American College of Veterinary Pathology certification examination.3. Mock Exam is free with Annual Meeting Registration.4. Develop professional networks.




2023 AAVLD Partners


2023 Plenary Speakers