Resident’s Corner

TDS Spring 2023 Abstract Competition!

The Podium & Poster Competition will be held April 28-29, 2023 at the TDS Spring Meeting in Austin, TX.
Residents, Fellows & Medical Students will have the opportunity to present their abstracts and research in two different settings.

Applications for the 2023 podium and poster competitions is now open!

Podium Competition:
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the amounts of $500, $300 and $200.  

REMINDER: Residents are only eligible to win. Medical Students & Fellows are welcome to participate.
*Residents will be given first priority in presenting live at the TDS conference
Application Deadline:
March 27, 2023
Abstract Paragraph:  April 3, 2023

Poster Competition:
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the amounts of $500, $300 and $200.

REMINDER: Residents are only eligible to win. Medical Students & Fellows are welcome to participate.

Application Deadline: March 27, 2023
Abstract Paragraph & Poster PDF Deadline: April 3, 2023
Click here for the Poster & Podium Guidelines!

For questions, please email TDS meeting coordinator Aliza Gersh at or TDS Executive Director Laura Madole at


  • You can apply for poster & podium but they have to be different topics. As well, you can NOT be first author for more than one poster.
  • If you want to be a co-author, you can but the main first author HAS TO submit the application. We will not accept applications under the same first author for the same competition (i.e., poster or podium). 
  • Deadlines are DEFINITE due to planning and logistics. Once abstract poster is submitted to TDS staff NO changes may be allowed to either the abstract or the poster
  • Registration is free for Residents/Fellows that are members & medical student


Friday Evening Resident Trivia Scavenger Hunt!

Sagis Dermpath Scavenger Hunt

TDS Spring 2023 - April 28-29, 2023 - Hyatt Regency Austin - Austin, TX

Sagis Scavenger Hunt (6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.)

Join us for an exciting and educational scavenger hunt around beautiful Austin, TX! Wear your best Athleisure gear and get ready to hunt! This timed event will test your dermpath skills and your clinical eye. We’ve got great prizes lined up for the 1st and 2nd place teams!

Details: The number of residents signed up will determine the number of teams, with a maximum of 5 teams. Teams must bring an answer sheet to each location they visit to verify that they have gotten the answers right. The entire team must be present to start the CPC questions.

Each location will have a Sagis Rep + Dermpath, where teams will have to work thru a multi-question CPC case and listen to a discussion from the Sagis Dermpath. CPC Questions will be loaded onto a surface pro (PPT deck) along with a clinical and histology image. Teams must answer 2-3 questions about the CPC at each location. Once a team determines the correct answer(s), the Dermpath will initial their answer sheet and provide them with the clue to the next site.

If attendees want to watch the event, they can cheer on their team from the hotel pool. Around 7:15, everyone moves to Congress St Bridge to watch the bats and see which team WINS!

The first team to have ALL the correct answers, initials from all of the dermpaths, and all of their team members to the Congress Street Bridge…. WINS the 1st annual Sagis Dermpath Scavenger Hunt!!!!!!!

If you are interested in participating in this scavenger hunt, please email with your name, residency program, additional teammates who want to participate! You must be a TDS member and be registered for the conference to participate! (Registration & Membership is FREE!)


Click here for a Resident/Fellow membership application. It’s free to join!


Have you finished your Residency this year? Elevate your membership. Membership dues are waived the first year after completing residency/fellowships.  Email Ali Valdez, to elevate your membership.