FSP Annual Meeting 2020


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:

  • Endometrium Pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology
  • Head and Neck Pathology
  • Lung Pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Thyroid Pathology

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!

FSP 46th Annual Pathology Conference Registration Form

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Theresa Boyle, MD, PhD

Assistant Member

Moffitt Cancer Center 

Tampa, FL 


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

President, FirstPath™

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

Laboratory Director

Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center

Brunswick, GA


Juan C. Hernandez-Prera, MD

Assistant Member

Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL


Jesse Lee Kresak, MD

Associate Professor, Director of Surgical Pathology

Department of Pathology, Immunology  and Laboratory Medicine

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL


Gregory Lauwers, MD

Senior Member & Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology Service

Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute 

Tampa, FL 


Ricardo V. Lloyd, MD, PhD


Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI


Lynn C. Moscinski, MD

Senior Member 

Moffitt Cancer Center 

Tampa, FL


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

Michigan Medicine

Ann Arbor, MI


Andre Pinto, MD 

Assistant Professor of Pathology 

University of Miami

Miami, FL 


Marilin Rosa, MD

Head of Breast Pathology

Department of Pathology

Moffitt Cancer Center

Associate Professor

Department of Oncologic Sciences and Pathology

​University of South Florida

​Tampa, FL


Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD


Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine

New York, NY


Friday, February 14, 2020

11:00 am- 12:30 pm
Educational Symposium hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fl
Bone Marrow Pathology- Lynn Moscinski, MD; Breast Pathology- Marilin Rosa, MD; GI Pathology- Greg Lauwers, MD; Thoracic Pathology- Theresa Boyle, MD, PhD
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Morton Levitt, MD
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Thyroid Pathology Update
Ricardo V. Lloyd, MD, PhD
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Recent Updates in Neuroendocrine Tumor Diagnosis
Ricardo V. Lloyd, MD, PhD
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors and Poster Sessions  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Interactive Microscopy: Thyroid Pathology
Ricardo V. Lloyd, MD, PhD
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Read Slides Breakout: Endometrium
Andre Pinto, MD
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Read Slides Breakout: Cytology Potpourri and Pitfalls: Lymph Node and Exfoliative Cytology
Diane D. Davey, MD
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors  

Saturday, February 15, 2020

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors and Poster Sessions   
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Morning Notes and Overview
Morton Levitt, MD
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Sorting out Immune-Mediated Enterocolitis: Clues to a specific diagnosis
Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
The Many Faces of Ischemic Enterocolitis
Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors and Poster Sessions  
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Interactive Microscopy Session: Gastrointestinal Pathology
Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
FSP Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon
College of American Pathologists-Advocacy Update: Patrick E. Godbey, MD, President of CAP; Florida Medical Association Update: Ronald F. Giffler, MD, President of the FMA
2:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Resident Platform Presentation: Pathology Residents' Perceptions and Attitudes toward Breast Pathology- A National Survey
Erika Baardsen, DO (Moffitt Cancer Center)
2:10 pm- 2:20 pm
Resident Platform Presentation: Primary Histiocytic Sarcoma in APKD
Ruben Delgado, MD (Mt. Sinai)
2:20 pm- 2:30 pm
Resident Platform Presentation:Prostatic ductal adenocarcinoma is not an independent predictor of adverse radical prostatectomy outcomes and biochemical recurrence
Luiz Paulo De Lima Guido, MD (University of Miami)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Read Slides Breakout: Frozen Section Neuropathology for the General Surgical Pathologist
Jesse Lee Kresak, MD
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Read Slides Breakout: HPV-related Carcinoma of the Head and Neck in a Nutshell: Testing Methods, Histological Variants and Pitfalls
Juan C. Hernandez-Prera, MD
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Resident Reception and Roundtable Discussions   
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
CAP Florida Delegation Reception  

Sunday, February 16, 2020

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors   
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Morning Notes and Overview
Morton Levitt, MD
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Diagnostic Pitfalls in Lung Pathology
Jeffrey L. Myers, MD
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Molecular Biomarkers for Lung Pathology
Jeffrey L. Myers, MD
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors  
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Interactive Microscopy: Lung Pathology
Jeffrey L. Myers, MD
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Morton Levitt, MD


Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
4401 Floridian Way
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

Room Rate: $310/night (plus tax)

There are two ways you can make your hotel reservation:

  1. To make a reservation online please click here.
  2. Call the Disney Group Reservations Phone Team at 407-939-4686.  

Rooms and the special group room rate cannot be guaranteed after January 24, 2020 so make your reservations as soon as possible as the hotel will sell out. 

The FSP special group rate is SOLD OUT. To be placed on a waiting list if rooms become available at the Grand Floridian, please email meetings@flpath.org with your preferred stay dates.

The FSP has arranged an overflow hotel option at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, located 10 minutes from Disney's Grand Floridian Resort at the group rate of $310/night plus tax. Daily drive in parking is complimentary at the Grand Floridian if you are an FSP attendee. Please note that the Coronado Springs Resort has KING BED ROOMS ONLY at the group discount and the hotel only allows two adults per room in king bed rooms. You can book your room at Coronado Springs Resort using the existing reservations link

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
1000 W. Buena Vista Drive
Orlando, FL 32830

If you are planning to have more than two people in your room, the Caribe Royale Orlando, located 12 minutes from the Grand Floridian, has similarly-priced rooms available. The FSP does not have an official room block at Caribe Royale Orlando. 

Caribe Royale Orlando
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

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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 8 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.

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.

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:

  • Discuss molecular features and diagnostic criteria for various types of thyroid carcinomas
  • Discuss applications and limitations for both traditional neuroendocrine markers and new neuroendocrine markers such as INSM1
  • Review criteria for grading low- and high-grade neuroendocrine tumors
  • Recognize diagnostic features of endometrial cancer
  • Apply criteria to classification of small bowel diseases that cause a malabsorptive pattern of injury
  • Recognize different patterns of ischemic injury in mucosal biopsy samples including those related to specific medications
  • Identify histologic features of common neuropathologic specimens on squash and frozen section slides
  • Recognize various pathologic and clinical features of various head and neck entities
  • Discuss diagnostic pitfalls in lung pathology and how to best resolve them when encountered
  • Identify immunohistochemical stains and molecular tests appropriate to diagnose non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC)
  • Discuss diagnostic pitfalls in cytology and how to best resolve them when encountered
  • Describe applications of genetic testing, including liquid biopsy, to care of patients with lung cancer
  • Recognize improvements in precision medicine through collaboration and communication
  • Discuss efficient, cost effective strategies for the work up of known and previously undiagnosed hematologic malignancies
  • Recognize common pitfalls and artifacts that may prevent the rendering of an accurate interpretation
  • Describe the concept of tumor heterogeneity in breast cancer
  • Identify the broad differential diagnosis of gastric polyps                                                                                              

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 exhibitor@flpath.org

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FSP Business Luncheon
Saturday, February 15 from 12:15-1:45 pm

This luncheon will provide important society updates including reports from the finance, legislative, membership and nominating committees. The FSP will also welcome Dr. Patrick Godbey, current President of the College of American Pathologists as he provides an important advocacy update from CAP. In addition, attendees will hear from Ronald Giffler, MD, current President of the Florida Medical Association as he provides an update on the FMA’s advocacy efforts and his diligent work representing organized medicine in the state of Florida. This luncheon is complimentary to FSP members. Non-members and guests can purchase a ticket for $75 on the registration page. 

Fellowship Fair and Roundtable Discussion
Saturday, February 15 from 4:00-5:30 pm 

The FSP will hold a fellowship fair and 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:

  1. H.L . Moffitt Cancer Center
  2. University of Miami, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  3. Mt. Sinai Medical Center
  4. Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville
  5. University of Florida-Gainesville

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:

  1. Transition from Training to Practice: Part 1 – How to Network, the Interview Process and Preparing Resume
  2. Transition from Training to Practice: Part 2 – Negotiation Tactics and What to Look for in an Employment Contract
  3. Private Practice vs. Academic Practice
  4. Digital Pathology and Artificial Intelligence: What Does the Future Hold for Pathologists

Confirmed table leaders for each topic are:

  1. Marilyn Bui, MD 
  2. Patrick Godbey, MD 
  3. Stephen Vernon, MD 
  4. Nicole Riddle, MD 
  5. Adrian Padurean Palmer, MD 
  6. Robert Poppiti, MD 
  7. Vatsal Patel, MD 

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.   

CAP Florida Delegation Reception
Saturday, February 15 from 6:00-7:30 pm

This reception is open to all pathologist and their guests.  Enjoy appetizers and cocktails in an informal atmosphere with CAP leadership and the Florida Delegation to the CAP House of Delegates. 


FSP Welcomes Abstract Submissions for Poster Hall and Poster Competition

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:

  1. Register for the Conference and pay the meeting registration and $50 poster fee. If you wish to submit more than 1 poster, you can indicate this on the meeting registration form. 
  2. Submit your e-poster on this website through the online submission portal located here: https://eposterboards.submittable.com/submit/152642/fsp-annual-meeting 

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.

E-Poster Resources
eposter PowerPoint Template 1
eposter PowerPoint Template 2
ePoster Upload Instructions
ePoster FAQs
ePoster Kiosk Formatting Guidelines

General Information and Policies:

  • Lead authors on all submissions are required to register for the conference and pay the applicable registration and poster fee.
  • Residents, fellows and students participating in the Poster Competition are required to present their poster in the Poster Hall on either Friday, February 14 or Saturday, February 15. All other pathologists submitting posters are not required to present their poster but are encouraged to be participate during poster viewing hours to answer questions from conference attendees.
  • Lead authors on all submissions are required to pay a $50 submission fee for each poster. Multiple posters may be submitted.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure that his/her poster is submitted correctly.
  • Full disclosure of all authors must be provided by the time of submission. Any failure to fully comply with this requirement may result in the poster being withdrawn.
  • If judges deem that a poster must be edited or updated to be eligible for presentation, lead authors will be contacted by email.

Content Guidelines
Poster entries can only be accepted electronically and must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Posters must have one central theme, include essential data and test, and be visually appealing.
  • Posters must be proofread carefully to avoid errors before submission.
  • Posters must contain generic drug names only.
  • Posters must be submitted in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of quality suitable for publication.
  • Lead and secondary authors must disclose all financial relationships.
  • Any funding support for the research must be disclosed.
  • Encore research is not eligible for submission.
  • A maximum of 4 references are allowed.
  • Posters must not contain hyperlinks, videos, GIF files, and must be one slide only.

You will be asked for the following:

  • Short poster title (40-character title for use on onsite signage)
  • Author name(s)
  • Financial disclosures
  • Disclosure of funding support
  • Topic
  • Payment of registration and submission fee

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 poster@flpath.org or call 904-309-6261.

Poster Topics
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:

  • Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Cytopathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Hematopathology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Pediatric Pathology
  • Selective Pathology
  • Case Study
  • Other

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 poster@flpath.org 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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