FSP Summer Meeting 2021


Join us for an exciting and informative Summer Pathology Conference taking place on July 17-18, 2021 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Palm Beach. Hear interesting cases and learn new diagnostic strategies in breast pathology, genitourinary pathology and obstetric and gynecologic pathology to make an impact in your practice or organization.  

NEW IN 2021 attendees will be able to take part in an interactive roundtable discussion led by senior pathologists on medical malpractice. Attendees will hear how to respond to diagnostic errors and how to deal with the impact and stress of a malpractice situation. 

In addition to the educational offerings, attendees will have an opportunity to connect with colleagues and interact with industry leaders in the field of pathology during exhibit hall social functions.


2021 FSP Summer Conference

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Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD

Professor and Chair 

University of Mississippi Medical Center 

Jackson, Mississippi 

Topic: Malpractice 


Christopher P. Crum, MD

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Division of Women's and Perinatal Pathology

Department of Pathology

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts 

Topic: GYN Pathology


Merce Jorda, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor and Chair 

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Director of Genitourinary Pathology and Cytopathology

Chief of Pathology, Jackson Memorial Hospital

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Miami, Florida

Topic: GU Pathology


Aysegul A. Sahin, MD

Section Chief of Breast Pathology

Division of Pathology/Lab Medicine

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

Topic: Breast pathology


Stephen Vernon, MD

Emeritus Fellow, CAP

Miami, FL

At Large Member, Executive Committee

Florida Society of Pathologists

Topic: Malpractice 


Luis Villa Jr., MD

Pathologist and Clinical Oncologist

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Coral Gables, FL

Topic: Malpractice 


Jim Zhai, MD, FCAP

Professor of Lab Medicine and Pathology

Consultant Pathologist

Mayo Clinic Florida


Florida Society of Pathologists

Jacksonville, FL 

Topic: Malpractice 


Saturday, July 17, 2021

7:30 AM- 8:30 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 AM- 8:45 AM
Welcome and Introduction
8:45 AM- 9:45 AM
Update on WHO 2019 Classification of Breast Tumors
Aysegul A. Sahin, MD
9:45 AM- 10:45 AM
Specimen Handling and Reporting of Breast Specimens After Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy
Aysegul A. Sahin, MD
10:45 AM- 11:15 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
11:15 AM- 12:15 PM
Review of Interesting Breast Cases: Read Slides Session
Aysegul A. Sahin, MD
12:15 PM- 12:30 PM
FSP Business Meeting
12:30 PM- 1:45 PM
1:45 PM- 2:30 PM
Minimize the Damage by Actively Responding to Serious Diagnostic Errors: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach
Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD, FCAP
2:30 PM- 3:15 PM
How to Handle the Stress if You are Sued for a Mistake you Made
Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD
3:15 PM- 3:45 PM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:45 PM- 5:00 PM
Medical Malpractice Roundtable/Q&A Session
Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD; Stephen Vernon, MD; Luis Villa Jr., MD; Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD, FCAP
5:00 PM- 6:00 PM
GU Pathology Read Slides Session
Merce Jorda, MD, PhD, MBA
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Sunday, July 18, 2021

7:30 AM- 8:30 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 AM- 9:30 AM
Advances in Gynecologic Pathology Relevant to Practice
Christopher P. Crum, MD
9:30 AM- 10:30 AM
Challenging Cases in Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology
Christopher P. Crum, MD
10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Ten Challenging Cases in Consultative Practice: Read Slides Session
Christopher P. Crum, MD
12:00 PM- 12:15 PM
Closing Remarks



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Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa 
100 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan, FL 33462

FSP Discounted Room Rate: $219/night (plus tax)

Click here or call 855-388-0537 to reserve your hotel room at the FSP discounted room rate. The special rate is available until June 15, 2021 or until the block is filled. 

The health and safety of our hoteliers, guests and community remains Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s highest priority. By closely monitoring the latest guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the State of Florida and Palm Beach County Departments of Health, we’ve implemented the Safe Stay Program at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. This rigorous new protocol is intended to keep you safe and healthy during your visit so that you can focus on creating lasting memories at our Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond ocean retreat. 

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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 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 July 28, 2021.


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:

•  Recognize histopathologic changes in tumor and normal epithelium after neoadjuvant systemic therapy.

•  Review the reporting systems for breast specimens after neoadjuvant systemic therapy.

•  Identify residual carcinoma after systemic therapy.

•  Recognize diagnostic features of lesions of the breast.

•  Review of breast cases with squamous metaplasia and metaplastic changes.

•  Discuss changes in classifications of breast neoplasms from the 5th edition of WHO Classification of Breast Tumors

•  Recognize differential diagnosis for spindle cell proliferations of the breast

•  Identify the histopathologic and molecular correlates of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma precursor types.

•  Identify and properly grade squamo-columnar junction specific cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions. (SIL)

•  Recite the spectrum of non-HPV adenocarcinomas in the uterine cervix

•  Recognize categories of undifferentiated or poorly differentiated carcinomas of the endometrium.

•  Identify potential pitfalls in assessing glandular and squamous neoplasia of the vulva

•  Distinguish variants of verruciform proliferations of the vulva

•  Distinguish adenosarcoma from atypical endometrial polyp

•  Recognize criteria for aggressive variants of low grade ovarian serous neoplasia

•  Recognize unusual variants of epithelioid trophoblastic tumors

•  Recognize variants of endometrioid and undifferentiated carcinomas of the uterus

•  Recognize various pathologic and clinical features of Renal Cell Carcinoma subtypes

•  Identify morphology and immunohistochemical analysis tests to appropriately classify Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

•  Describe the basics of medical malpractice law and the specific legal criteria that determine medical liability

•  Recognize the typical timeline of a medical malpractice lawsuit 

•  Identify ways to minimize the emotional and psychological impact of a medical malpractice lawsuit on the pathologist and the pathologist's family

• Identify the origin and nature of “clear cell” neoplasia in the uterus and peritoneal cavity


This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca. This activity is supported by in-kind product from Olympus.  


The planners of this activity disclosed no financial relationships relevant to the content to be presented with the exception of Marilyn Bui, MD who disclosed the following Grant/Research Support: NCI/NIH Core Support Grant. Consultant: Epizyme, BMS, Hologic, ContexVision. Speaker's Bureau: Physicians Education Resource. Other Financial Support: Travel support to speak on behalf of Digital Pathology Associates


The faculty of this activity disclosed no financial relationships relevant to the content to be presented.


It is the policy of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to ensure independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all approved CME content. CME faculty must present evidence-based data, clarify off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships to the audience. The ideas and opinions expressed during jointly provided events do not necessarily reflect those of the FMA, and the FMA’s approval of course content for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. does not constitute an endorsement of the ideas, positions or statements contained therein.  Every effort has been made to ensure that all information provided by the joint provider is accurate and current. However, FMA does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions and accepts no liability for any resulting loss or damage. Attendees agree to participate in this CME activity with full knowledge and awareness that they waive any claim they may have against the FMA for injury or other damage that may result in any way from their participation in this activity.



Make plans to join us for the Florida Society of Pathologists’ Summer Pathology Conference on July 17-18, 2021 at Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa in Palm Beach, Florida. Connect with over 150 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 904-309-6220 or email exhibitor@flpath.org

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What is included in the live meeting?

  • Access to the educational sessions
  • Access to the exhibit hall to meet in person with industry partners
  • Access to industry supported sessions or special events
  • Meals including breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday, the Welcome Reception on Saturday evening, and breaks on Saturday and Sunday
  • The ability to claim CME/CE credit for the sessions you attended

How will FSP keep attendees safe at the live meeting?

The Florida Society of Pathologists is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for attendees of the live meeting. We are working diligently to comply with the recommendations and guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Florida and Palm Beach County Departments of Health to keep our attendees safe. The following protocols will be in place:

  • Wellness checks for all meeting attendees when they enter the meeting space to include temperature checks.
  • Attendees will be required to wear masks when attending any event associated with the FSP and while in the FSP meeting space.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the meeting space.
  • The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all public spaces in the hotel will be increased. All high traffic areas and key touch points-elevator landings, door handles, stairway handrails, lobby seating areas, will be frequently cleaned.
  • All meeting room equipment (tables, chairs, door handles, light switches, linen) will be cleaned, disinfected and/or replaced between each meeting or event.

We will continue to monitor guidelines as they are updated to ensure our policies evolve with any changing guidelines. As the situation with the pandemic evolves, we will evaluate and adjust our policies with safety as its top priority. Updates will be provided as we get closer to the meeting dates. Attendees must adhere to all infectious disease protocols in place during the event, including those imposed by FSP, the venue, the county health department, and any state directives, and if they fail to do so, they will be ejected from the conference and the venue with no refund.

What will the Eau Palm Beach Resort be doing to keep guests safe?

The health and safety of the hoteliers, guests and community remains Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s highest priority. By closely monitoring the latest guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the State of Florida and Palm Beach County Departments of Health, they have implemented the Safe Stay Program at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. The Safe Stay Program includes:

  • Physically distanced check-in protocols
  • Service options for your guestroom
  • Rigorous cleaning and sanitation processes for all guestrooms and meeting spaces
  • Physical distance protocols in all communal spaces including elevators, the pool and beach area, restaurants and bars, and the fitness facility

This rigorous new protocol is intended to keep you safe and healthy during your visit so that you can focus on creating lasting memories at our Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond ocean retreat.

Can I bring a guest to FSP?

Guests are not permitted to attend the educational sessions or special events because of capacity restrictions due to COVID-19. Guests are welcome to come and stay at the Eau Palm Beach Resort with attendees.

What is the cancellation policy for the Conference?

A written notice of cancellation must be received by June 18, 2021 to receive a refund. Cancellations received prior to this date will be honored minus a $100 administration fee. Refunds will not be honored after June 18, 2021. Telephone cancellations cannot be accepted. Cancellation refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conclusion of the Conference.

Who do I contact for help?