FSP Annual Meeting 2021


The FSP’s 47th Annual Pathology Conference: Updates and Practical Approaches in Pathology will be held for the first-time ever as a virtual conference on February 12-14, 2021. Going virtual will allow us to educate our members as well as the larger pathology community on the latest scientific developments in pathology, while ensuring our attendees, faculty members, and supporters are staying safe and healthy from the comfort of their homes. The conference will 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. Specific topics being covered include pearls and pitfalls in gastrointestinal pathology, breast pathology and genitourinary pathology. 

Registration to the Virtual Conference Includes: 

  • Video presentations for all educational sessions
  • PDF presentations for the educational sessions
  • Live question and answer sessions and the ability to chat live with faculty members
  • Virtual Exhibit Hall to network with our industry partners and to schedule 1:1 private Zoom meetings  
  • Virtual Poster Hall with the opportunity to view all scientific posters
  • Industry sponsored sessions and additional downloadable resources from our industry partners
  • Access to the virtual platform for 60-days after the virtual conference for continued learning
  • The ability to earn up to 12 hours of CME credit

Accessing the Virtual Platform 
Attendees will receive an email from our virtual platform one week prior to the meeting with specific instructions on how to log in and access the virtual platform. If you do not receive your email with information to log in by February 10, 2021, please contact us at meetings@flpath.org.

Future Updates
The FSP will be communicating with attendees through email and through social media to provide updates on the virtual conference, so please be sure to check your email regularly and follow us on social media! 



FSP 47th Annual Pathology Conference Registration Form


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Abstract Poster Submission #1
Poster Title
Author Name(s)
Financial Disclosures
Disclosure of Funding Support
Choose one of the following Topics



Henry D. Appelman, MD

M.R. Abell Professor of Surgical Pathology

Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Topic: GI Pathology

Edi Brogi MD, PhD

Director of Breast Pathology and Attending Pathologist

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York City, NY 10065

Topic: Breast Pathology

Mark Edgar, MD

Senior Associate Consultant 

Mayo Clinic Florida

Jacksonville, FL

Topic: Liposarcoma and its Mimics 

Jonathan Epstein, MD

Professor of Pathology, Urology, Oncology

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Baltimore, MD

Topic: GU Pathology

Richard Gammon, MD

Medical Director 

One Blood

Orlando, FL

Topic: COVID-19 and its Effects on Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine 

Patrick E. Godbey, MD, FCAP


College of American Pathologists

CEO and Laboratory Director

Southeastern Pathology Associates

Laboratory Director

Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center

Brunswick, GA

Topic: CAP Update: Advancing Pathology Through Advocacy and Laboratory/Member Programs 

Elizabeth Anne Montgomery, MD

Professor of Pathology 

University of Miami

Miami, FL

Topic: A Wry View of Gastritis and Gastric Neuroendocrine Tumors 

Aziza Nassar, MD, MPH, MBA

Chair and Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 

Mayo Clinic and Foundation

Jacksonville, FL

Topic: Mayo Clinic Laboratory (MCL) Outreach 


Friday, February 12, 2021

8:45 am – 9:00 am
Opening Remarks from FSP President Dr. Morton Levitt
Morton Levitt, MD
9:00 am – 9:45 am
Papillary Neoplasms of the Breast
Edi Brogi, MD, PhD
9:45 am – 10:30 am
Lobular Carcinoma in Situ and Related Lesions
Edi Brogi MD, PhD
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Papillary Neoplasms and LCIS: Problematic Cases Microscopy Session
Edi Brogi MD, PhD
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Question and Answer Session with Dr. Brogi
Edi Brogi MD, PhD
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Virtual Exhibit Hall Hours, Poster Sessions, Entertainment Breaks
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
COVID-19 and its Effects on Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
Richard Gammon, MD
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Question and Answer Session with Dr. Gammon
Richard Gammon, MD
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Clinical Pathology Session/Blood Banking/COVID-19 Update Panel Discussion

Saturday, February 13, 2021

9:00 am – 9:45 am
Update in Prostate Cancer Grading
Jonathan Epstein, MD
9:45 am – 10:30 am
Mimickers of Prostate Cancer
Jonathan Epstein, MD
10:30 am – 11:15 am
Slide Seminar of Interesting GU Lesions Microscopy Session
Jonathan Epstein, MD
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Question and Answer Session with Dr. Epstein
Jonathan Epstein, MD
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Virtual Exhibit Hall Hours, Poster Sessions, Entertainment Breaks
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Academic Program Sponsored Symposium
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fellowship Fair Networking Event
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Resident Roundtable Networking Event

Sunday, February 14, 2021

9:00 am – 9:45 am
Annoying and Frustrating GI Biopsies- Part 1
Henry D. Appelman, MD
9:45 am – 10:30 am
Annoying and Frustrating GI Biopsies- Part 2
Henry D. Appelman, MD
10:30 am – 11:15 am
GI Biopsies That are fun and Hopefully Informative Microscopy Session
Henry D. Appelman, MD
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
A Wry View of Gastritis and Gastric Neuroendocrine Tumors
Elizabeth Anne Montgomery, MD
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Virtual Exhibit Hall Hours, Poster Sessions, Entertainment Breaks
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
FSP Business Meeting and Presentation of Awards
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
CAP Update: Advancing Pathology Through Advocacy and Laboratory/Member Programs
Patrick E. Godbey, MD, FCAP
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Resident Platform Presentations

*Agenda subject to change without notice.







Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club

1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd

Orlando, FL 32830


Room Rate: $329/night (plus tax)

Reserve your hotel room by clicking here. You can also call the Disney group reservations line at 407-939-4686 and mention the FSP rate to reserve your room. The group rate is available until January 20, 2021. Any reservations made after this date will be subject to availability.

About Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club

Delight in the formal grace of a grand New England-style yacht club at this lakeside hotel. Relax in the inviting elegance of a plush lobby replete with nautical touches, explore the whimsical Stormalong Bay and rent a variety of watercraft from Bayside Marina. Sharing many amenities with its pastel-toned sister, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is walking distance to Epcot and a convenient boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.






Join us for the 47th Annual Pathology Conference taking place virtually for the first-time ever on February 14-16, 2021.  Going virtual will allow us to educate our members on the latest scientific developments in pathology, while ensuring our attendees, faculty members, and supporters are staying safe and healthy from the comfort of their homes. Our virtual conference will provide many additional benefits to our sponsors that a live conference cannot offer, including:

  • Quality leads that are easier to capture in a virtual environment. As a supporter you will receive all contact information of the attendees that visit your company!
  • The opportunity to reach an even larger audience of pathologists, those that would not normally attend the FSP meeting due to travel.  
  • High-visibility options to incorporate your brand in our virtual spaces. Your logo and advertisements can be placed on our virtual platform and link out to your website or company's page in the virtual platform.
  • Extended exposure, as the platform will be open and accessible to attendees for 60 days after the virtual meeting!
  • Reduced out of pocket expenses, as there will be no travel and hotel expenses for your company!
  • Extra visibility on the virtual platform through our gamification and leaderboard challenge where attendees will win prizes for engaging with your company!

We thank you in advance for enabling us, through your support, to deliver our conference virtually so that we may continue to provide invaluable education to our attendees. 

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FSP Welcomes Submissions for Virtual Poster Hall and Poster Competition


The Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP) Poster Review Committee invites the submission of posters for inclusion in the Virtual Poster Hall during the FSP’s Annual Pathology Conference taking place virtually on February 12-14, 2021. 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 case-based posters or research-based posters for inclusion in the Virtual Poster Hall. Residents and fellows are eligible to compete in the FSP Poster Competition.

Poster Submission Deadline

January 8, 2021
5:00 pm EST

Poster Competition

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 are eligible to participate in the FSP Poster Competition.

Poster Competition Presentation Process and Awards
Posters 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 during the virtual 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 be a resident or fellow and you must submit your poster by the submission deadline.

Winners of the Poster Competition will be announced, and prizes will be awarded during the FSP Business Meeting on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Poster Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions below before preparing your poster:

  1. Submit your poster on this website through the online submission portal below
  2. Register for the Conference and pay the meeting registration fee (if applicable).

General Information and Policies:

  • Lead authors on all submissions are required to register for the conference and pay the applicable registration fee.
  • Residents and fellows participating in the Poster Competition are required to present their poster for judging in the Competition.
  • Up to four 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.


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

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 poster 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 Nicole Fortune at 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 poster. 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 Templates

Please note, you will be required to use the pre-approved poster template for your poster submission. To download the templates click on the links below:

Resident/Fellow Platform Presentations

Residents and fellows are invited to submit their poster to be considered for an oral podium presentation during a designated session on the conference agenda. If you wish to be considered for an oral podium presentation, you can indicate this on the conference registration form. If selected for an oral podium presentation, you must commit to presenting at the conference and will be contacted by the FSP with further details on the virtual presentation format. Please note this is a separate event from the Poster Competition and residents and fellows will still be required to present their poster as part of this competition to be eligible for the Poster Competition awards. 


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