Abstract Awards


Students & Trainees from around the world are eligible for awards associated with submitting an abstract for the ACCP Annual Meeting. Following notification of receipt of an award, Students & Trainees must register and attend the Annual Meeting in order to receive the award and/or honorarium.


Student & Trainee Awards

The eight Student & Trainee Award winners will be presented with a certificate and $1,000 honorarium, a complimentary registration to attend the Annual Meeting and an invitation to attend the Honors & Awards/Regents Dinner. Student Awards are presented during the Honors & Awards/Regents Dinner held prior to the Annual Meeting and are also acknowledged during the Lunch & Awards Session at the Annual Meeting.

Previous Student Award Winners

New Member Abstract Award
The New Member Abstract Award is given for the best abstract submitted by a new Member of the College for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Abstracts submitted by new Members will be judged during the poster sessions, and the award winner will be announced and presented with a trophy and a $500 honorarium during the Lunch & Awards Session. A short talk outlining the summary of the findings of the study will be presented by the recipient.

Previous New Member Abstract Award Winners

Wayne A. Colburn Memorial Award
The Wayne A. Colburn Memorial Award honors the memory of the late Wayne A. Colburn, Former ACCP President of the College at the time of his passing on February 2, 2003.

The Wayne A. Colburn Memorial Award will be given for the best paper among the eight Student/Trainee Award winners, as judged by the Program Committee during the Poster Sessions at the Annual Meeting. The winner of the Wayne A. Colburn Memorial Award will also receive a trophy and a $500 honorarium at the Lunch & Awards Session. At the time the award is presented, the author will be asked to give a short talk outlining the findings of the study.

Previous Wayne A. Colburn Memorial Award Winners

ACCP/ISoP SIG Student Abstract Award
ACCP is sponsoring the ACCP/ISoP Special Interest Group (SIG) Student Abstract Award. The SIG identifies areas of submission that are consistent with its focus and Student & Trainee abstracts within those areas are reviewed and scored by SIG Leadership. The top scoring Student abstract is the recipient of the ACCP/ISoP Student Abstract Award, which includes complimentary 3-Day registration to the ACCP Annual Meeting, a $500 honorarium, an award and an invitation to the Regents & Awards Dinner. At the time the award is presented, the author presents a short talk outlining the findings of the study. ACCP/ISoP SIG Student Abstract Award Winner.

The Elliot S. Vesell Award
In 2019, in celebration of ACCP’s 50th anniversary and in memory of Dr. Elliot S. Vesell, long-time Fellow, former President & Honorary Regent of ACCP, an award will be given to the top Student Abstract in the area of pharmacogenomics. The award will include a trophy, a $500 honorarium and an invitation to the ACCP 2019 Regents & Awards dinner. No application is required, all Student Abstracts in the area of pharmacogenomics will be considered.

To be considered for the Student Abstract or New Member Abstract Awards, participants must have submitted abstracts by the April deadline.

Candidates for the New Member Abstract Award are New Members who have joined ACCP and paid dues between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019.