The FSP’s 46th Annual Pathology Conference: Updates and Practical Approaches in Pathology is designed to provide pathologists with education surrounding a wide range of topics and the opportunity to learn and adopt new strategies and tools to aid in the diagnosis and analysis of diseases. The conference will provide practical updates and clinical pearls and pitfalls in thyroid pathology, gastrointestinal pathology and lung pathology. In addition, there will be supplemental education on subspecialty topics in pathology covering a wide range of diseases during interactive read slides and microscopy sessions dispersed throughout the scientific agenda. The following topics will be covered during the interactive microscopy and read slides sessions:
It is very difficult for pathologists to stay current in all organ systems and cancer types therefore, pathologists need a regular, educational review of glass slides or digital images in different subspecialties of pathology, our conference delivers this type of unique education. Attending the FSP Conference will allow you to be the best pathologist that you can be, opening your eyes and mind to new developments and cutting-edge diagnostic strategies. Don’t miss this must-attend conference!
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Theresa Boyle, MD, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Diane Davis Davey, MD
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
DIO, UCF/HCA GME Consortium
Professor of Pathology
College of Medicine
University of Central Florida
Ronald F. Giffler, MD, JD
President, Florida Medical Association
Medical Director of Laboratory Services, Broward Health
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Patrick E. Godbey, MD
College of American Pathologists
CEO and Laboratory Director
Southeastern Pathology Associates
Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center
Juan C. Hernandez-Prera, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Jesse Lee Kresak, MD
Associate Professor, Director of Surgical Pathology
Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Florida
Gregory Lauwers, MD
Senior Member & Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology Service
Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Ricardo V. Lloyd, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Wisconsin
Lynn C. Moscinski, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Jeffrey L. Myers, MD
A. James French Professor of Diagnostic Pathology
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Quality
Director, Division of Michigan Medicine Laboratories
Interim Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology
Department of Pathology
Ann Arbor, MI
Andre Pinto, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
University of Miami
Marilin Rosa, MD
Head of Breast Pathology
Department of Pathology
Moffitt Cancer Center
Department of Oncologic Sciences and Pathology
University of South Florida
Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY
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FSP 2020 Annual Pathology Conference
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Society of Pathologists. The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Florida Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component enables the participant to earn up to 9 Self-Assessment Module (SAMs) credits in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to the ACCME for the purpose of granting ABPath SAMs credit.
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
Statements of credit/participation will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance at each session and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claim credit form at www.flpath.org/claimcme. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact the FSP at 904-309-6261. Credit must be claimed by February 26, 2020.
This activity is designed to meet the needs of practicing physicians, pathologists, and other specialists involved with pathology.
STATEMENT OF NEED
The field of pathology is constantly changing, and many of the most important advances in the field. In the setting of new technology, techniques and advancements in the field, practice gaps are inevitable. As such, pathologists require ongoing educational opportunities to stay current in order to maintain and improve their knowledge and competence in the field.
At the conclusion of this activity, all participants should be able to:
This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca and Lilly USA, LLC. This activity is supported by in-kind product from Olympus. All commercial support will be communicated to attendees in advance of the meeting.
The planners of this activity disclosed no financial relationships relevant to the content to be presented with the exception of Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD who has a NIH/NCI Cancer Center Support Grant as a co-investigator (5% effort).
The speakers for this activity disclosed no financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services have a direct bearing on the subject matter of these presentations with the exception of Theresa A. Boyle, MD, PhD who has a Speaker's Bureau relationship with Illumina.
Save the date for the Florida Society of Pathologists’ 46th Annual Pathology Conference on February 14-16, 2020 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, Florida. Connect with over 250 pathologists as you showcase your products and services.
We have added new and exciting sponsorship opportunities to allow you maximum exposure throughout the weekend. We look forward to working with you to secure your booth and confirm your participation in the conference.
For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring please call 904-309-6204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Residents and Fellows! FSP to host a Fellowship Fair and Resident Roundtable Discussion
The FSP will hold a fellowship fair and resident roundtable discussion showcasing the various fellowship programs in Florida and the southeast area. The fair will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, February 15, 2020. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the fellowship programs available to pathology residents and fellows.
Programs in Attendance:
After meeting with the fellowship programs, FSP will host resident roundtable discussions with FSP board members and prominent pathology thought leaders representing the various fields of pathology practice including clinical, laboratory, hospital based and academic.
Resident attendees will spend time at each of the four different topic tables covering issues of major significance to residents transitioning from residency to fellowship to practice. Attendees will rotate to each table and will meet with pathology leaders in an intimate group setting.
The topics up for discussion for the roundtable event are listed below:
Confirmed table leaders for each topic are:
Cocktails and light hors d ‘oeuvres will be served.
This event is open to all residents and fellows attending the FSP meeting and is complimentary. Attendees must RSVP to attend on the FSP registration form.
Alexion (NASDAQ: ALXN) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing therapies.Since its founding in 1992, Alexion has given hope to people who had none and shined a light on those who felt isolated and alone. But we know that fighting rare diseases takes so much more than hope. It requires persistence, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of the highest levels of medical innovation. At Alexion, our goal is to deliver medical breakthroughs where none currently exist. We are driven because we know people's lives are at stake. Alexion has 2,500 passionate and dedicated employees serving patients in 50 countries around the world.
APS Medical Billing is a premier billing firm that provides expert billing and practice management solutions to pathology and laboratory practices nationwide. Family owned and operated since 1960, APS has grown to provide services for over 220 practices at over 500 sites. APS' clients range in size from a single-physician practice to large, multi-site academic departments, reference, and independent labs. The scope of our billing services and proven strategies allow APS to effectively bill for professional, technical, and global components of anatomic and clinical pathology services.
Arkana Laboratories, formerly Nephropath, is the largest renal pathology practice in the country. When choosing a biopsy service, same-day results should be a given. Come and experience why world-class physicians and service are only a part of what makes us different.
Biocartis is an innovative molecular testing company providing next generation diagnostic solutions aimed to researchers in the oncology field. Biocartis' proprietary Idylla platform is a fully automated, sample-to-result real-time PCR system that offers accurate, highly reliable molecular information from a variety of biological samples in virtually any laboratory setting. Today, Biocartis offers assays for EGFR, KRAS, NRAS, BRAF, and MSI biomarkers and is developing a rapidly expanding menu. Biocartis has a install base in over 70 countries with over 1,100 Idylla systems installed globally
Caris Life Sciences
Caris Life Sciences® is a leading innovator in molecular science focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine through quality and innovation. The company’s suite of market-leading molecular profiling offerings assess DNA, RNA and proteins to reveal a molecular blueprint that helps physicians and cancer patients make more precise and personalized treatment decisions. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Caris Life Sciences offers services throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and other international markets. To learn more, please visit www.CarisLifeSciences.com or follow us on Twitter (@CarisLS).
As the world's largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.
Change Healthcare partners with providers, payers, and consumers to reduce costs, create efficiencies, and effectively manage complex workflows. Together we are accelerating the journey toward improved lives and healthier communities. We also help pathology practices and labs increase cash flow, patient revenue, and coding and compliance with our billing, collection, and revenue cycle management services.
Cleveland Clinic Laboratories is dedicated to providing high-quality, clinically impactful pathology and laboratory diagnostic services combined with readily available consultation from experienced pathologists and laboratory scientists. Our laboratories offer excellence in coagulation, flow cytometry, hematopathology, molecular testing and cytogenomics, and microbiology as well as subspecialty services in anatomic pathology. This approach ensures that every specimen submitted will be evaluated by a pathologist with a high level of diagnostic expertise in that specific field of pathology.
CSI Laboratories is a leading cancer testing and diagnostics laboratory trusted by pathologists, oncologists, and community hospitals throughout the U.S. For more than 22 years, we've been at the forefront of advanced testing methods, using a collaborative approach to manage testing with speed, precision and care, and delivering testing that is medically necessary and clinicaly significant. CSI provides a full complement of cancer testing, including Flow, Cytogenics, FISH, IHC, and Molecular services. Our national cancer testing laboaratory has one mission: Keeping our clients and their patients at the forefront of everything we do.
The goal of Discern Management Group is to help you maximize revenue and minimize concerns. Discern provides an overall understanding of the business side of your practice. Since Discern is not affiliated with a billing service, our independence allows an unbiased review of your entire practice. Discern will partner with the physician group to maximize income for services already being performed and help stop the trend of decreasing annual revenue. Partnering with Discern gives you the peace of mind that your practice is reaching its maximum potential, allowing you to focus your efforts on patient care and medicine.
NEM Books, an Elsevier Affiliate - Medical books and electronic products from Elsevier Medical Publishers. Contact information : Jeane Kalanta, email@example.com - 203-915-6576.
Foundation Medicine is a molecular information company dedicated to a transformation in cancer care in which treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the genomic changes that contribute to each patient's unique cancer.
Genentech is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Healthpac is a national developer of pathology and laboratory billing software providing bi-directional, HL7 electronic data interfacing to any LIS, EHR, or hospital. The software is fully integrated with scheduling and front office tools for revenue cycle management and flexible enough for single practice pathologists to large, multi-facility pathology groups. Offering web-hosted, server, and outsource solutions with complete transparency and reporting of essential data for tracking denial management, eligibility, and payer performance.
Innovative Science Press is an organization dedicated to the advancement of physicians of all specialties by producing and disseminating educational text books. Innovative Science Press provides steep discounts to resident and fellow pathologists and donates frequently to the under-served countries. It is also dedicated to increasing women's awareness of maternal health and reproductive rights by targeted campaigns, funding and supporting their education, and by building partnerships with other health organizations.
At Lumenix, our mission is to empower labs to obtain reliable, timely, and actionable answers, ultimately advancing health. We serve the needs of our customers in diverse markets including clinical diagnostics, pharmaceutical drug discovery, life science research, immunology, and personalized medicine. Our goal is to transform global healthcare with innovative instruments and assays that deliver cost-effective, rapid results to clinicians and researchers.
MagMutual is a provider of Medical Malpractice insurance and practice solutions, including patient safety services to over 25,000 physicians and hospitals.
NeoGenomics is a Florida-based premier cancer diagnostics and pharma services company serving oncologists, pathologists, pharmaceutical companies, academic centers, and others with innovative diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive testing. Our vision embodies uncompromising quality, exceptional service, and innovative solutions. We have a network of CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified facilities in the US and offer global capabilities with laboratories in Switzerland and Singapore.
At ProAssurance, we work to protect medical professionals and support their patient safety efforts with custom professional liability insurance solutions. If a malpractice claim is made, we listen and provide experienced counsel, bringing clarity and fair treatment to the claims process. ProAssurance Group is rated A+ (superior) by A.M. Best.
TELCOR is the leader of revenue cycle management software solutions empowering laboratories to improve back office processes by streamlining revenue cycle workflow, reducing labor-intensive processes and operating costs. TELCORE RCM provides visibility to business operations. Reducing labor costs, increasing efficiencies, and improving metrics helps laboratories increase collections and improve profitability.
University of Florida Health Pathology Laboratories is the largest academic outreach laboratory in Florida, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic services to hospitals and physician groups throughout the state.
Vachette is a pathology laboratory consulting firm. We specialize in revenue cycle auditing, reworking revenue cycle processes, and negotiating managed care contracts. Our three-tiered process of revenue strategy, revenue management, and revenue insurance helps our clients find millions of dollars in lost revenue each year. Imagine having a professional team assess your revenue cycle process. How would your billing team perform? We audit over $1 billion in medical billings annually. Isn't it time to see how you score?
The Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP) Poster Review Committee invites the submission of electronic posters (e-posters) for display in the FSP Poster Hall at the 2020 FSP Annual Pathology Conference taking place February 14-16, 2020 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The purpose of the FSP Poster Hall is to stimulate research, provide a venue to share innovative and effective educational programs, showcase unique research projects, and to encourage networking among pathologists.
All pathologists are invited to submit abstracts for consideration for display in the Poster Hall.
Back by popular demand, residents and fellows who are enrolled in a full-time approved training program in pathology or sub-specialty of pathology are invited to submit and be eligible to participate in the FSP Poster Competition.
The poster author must register for the conference and pay a poster fee of $50 (included on the registration form). All e-posters must be submitted online once the submission portal opens. If your poster is not selected for display in the poster hall, FSP will provide a refund of this fee. Please add @flpath.org to your email "safe senders" or whitelist to ensure you receive important notifications from FSP.
NEW THIS YEAR - Resident/Fellow Platform Presentations
New this year, residents and fellows are invited to submit their poster to be considered for an oral platform presentation to take place on Saturday, February 15 during a designated session on the conference agenda. Platform presentations are an opportunity to present your research and highlight key elements that are unique or novel and contribute new knowledge to pathology. The platform presentations will be ten minutes in length including time for questions from the audience. Presenting your research to an audience of 250+ pathologists in attendance will be an invaluable speaking opportunity and an excellent addition to your CV. If you wish to be considered for an platform presentation, you can indicate this on the conference registration form. If selected for a platform presentation, you must commit to attending and presenting at the conference. Please note this is a separate event from the Poster Competition. You will still be required to present your poster as part of this competition.
Poster Submission Deadline
The deadline has been extended to Friday January 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET
Poster Submission Instructions
Please read through the submission instructions below before preparing your poster:
You must create your poster in a PowerPoint slide. There are 2 templates you can choose from. Plesae see the "E-poster Resources" section below for available templates, upload instructions, and FAQs.
General Information and Policies:
Poster entries can only be accepted electronically and must adhere to the following guidelines:
You will be asked for the following:
The online poster submission does not allow you to save and return to resume later. Therefore, before starting your submission, have all materials and information ready. After the abstract is submitted, you will receive an automated email to confirm your submission. If you do not receive the email within 24 hours, please contact the FSP office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-309-6261.
The poster must relate to an appropriate topic in the field of pathology. Poster authors will be required to indicate which topic BEST matches the content of their abstract. Topics are:
Poster Competition Eligibility
Authors must be a resident or fellow enrolled in a full-time approved training program in pathology or sub-specialty of pathology to be eligible to participate in the FSP Poster Competition.
Poster Competition Presentation Process and Awards
Posters submitted for the Poster Competition by residents and fellows will be pre-judged and selected by FSP judges based on quality, innovation, approach/design, and visuals. Posters will be judged twice and are subject to an additional preliminary review to determine eligibility. If judges deem that changes need to be made for posters to be eligible for presentation, lead authors will be contacted by email. The first judging will be done before the conference, and it will be a blind review. The second judging will be conducted during the poster presentation live at the conference in the FSP Poster Hall. The scores from both judging sessions will be combined to determine the winners. The first-place winner will receive $500, the second-place winner will receive $250, and the third-place winner will receive $150. To be considered for the competition, you must you must be a resident or fellow and you must submit your poster by the submission deadline.
Onsite judging times will be assigned for residents and fellows that are participating in the Poster Competition, and authors will be notified of their presentation time. Presentation times will occur on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 so please make plans to be available on both days. All lead poster authors are required to register for the conference taking place on February 14-16, 2020 at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando to present their poster to judges.*
Winners of the Poster Competition will be announced, and prizes will be awarded on Saturday, February 15.
The FSP will not be responsible for submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages, or unforeseen events. Faxed, emailed or mailed hard-copy posters or posters sent on a CD/disc WILL NOT be accepted. If you have questions, please contact the FSP office at email@example.com or call 904-309-6261
*Expenses related to registration, airfare, lodging, and social events/guest fees are the responsibility of the presenter.
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