Dermpath Bowl® Rules

Location
AAD Annual Meeting – Washington, DC

Date and Times
March 2 – 3, 2019
Check brackets for scheduled competition times

Competition Format – Saturday Session

Saturday’s format will consist of up to 48 teams competing in eight 30 minute sessions throughout the day.

Session Format:
1. Up to 6 teams will compete per thirty minute session
2. All 6 teams will be diagnosing the same case (duplicate slides)
3. 1 microscope per team with no limit to the number of residents that can assist formulating their team’s diagnosis
4. 90 seconds will be allowed to provide the correct diagnosis
5. After each case, a Dermpath Diagnostics dermatopathologist will discuss the case and provide the correct diagnosis
6. Teams that provide the correct diagnosis will continue while teams that missed the diagnosis are eliminated
7. Continue steps 4 and 5 until 2 teams are left standing
8 The final 2 teams per session will advance into Sunday’s head-to-head single elimination brackets

Competition Format – Sunday Session

Sunday’s format will consist of 4 head-to-head rounds(Sweet 16, Elite 8, Final 4, and Championship) with each winner advancing in the brackets

Session Format:
1. 2 teams will compete in a 15 minute head-to-head competition
2. Both teams will be diagnosing 3 duplicate cases
3. 3 microscopes per team with no limit to the number of residents that can assist in formulating each diagnosis
4. 3 minutes will be allowed to provide the correct diagnosis
5. After each session, a Dermpath Diagnostics dermatopathologist will discuss the cases and then provide correct diagnoses
6. The team that has the most correct diagnoses advance in the brackets

Competition Rules

Dermatology Residents Only – No Dermatopathologists, Pathologists, Fellows of any type, Attending Physicians and Faculty

There is no size limit as to the number of dermatology residents per team
Each team must consist of only residents from the same dermatology residency program

Teams that miss the diagnosis portion of the competition will be disqualified
In case of a tie, predetermined questions will be used to break a tie

A panel of Dermpath Diagnostics’ dermatopathologists judges will assist in the judging process

Have FUN

*Breaking this rule will result in an automatic disqualification

What’s on the line?

First Runner Up – $1,500 Unrestricted Educational Grant
Champions – $5,000 Unrestricted Educational Grant