There wasn’t an empty seat in the room for the FSP 2016 Summer Anatomic Conference which was held on July 23-24 in Palm Beach at the Four Seasons. With a record breaking attendance of 115 attendees, the Summer Conference delivered a jam packed weekend of education, networking and a little bit of fun as well.
Sylvia Asa, MD
Terminology Changes on Thyroid Pathology: NIFTP
Update in Paragangliomas and Thoracic NETs
Robert Petras, MD
Emerging Issues in Lower GI Pathology including: Serrated Polyps, IBD Biopsy
Dysplasia and Update on Upper GI Pathology including: Small Bowel Biopsy, Barrett’s, and Gastritis
Andrew Renshaw, MD
Renal Fine Needle Aspiration
10 Ways to Improve Urine Cytology Performance
Dr. Robert Petras kicked off the meeting with two separate lectures, the first on emerging issues in lower GI pathology and the second on dysplasia and an update on upper GI. In the picture, Margaret Neal, MD, President of FSP, presents Dr. Petras with an appreciation award for his contribution to the meeting.
New to the conference this Summer was an Interactive Microscopy Course which took place on Saturday afternoon and featured three interactive cases on urine cytology, GI pathology and thyroid pathology presented by junior faculty from academic institutions around the state of Florida.
Dr. Sylvia Asa, an endocrine pathologist at University Health Network and professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto, presented attendees with the latest hot topics in thyroid pathology including: the controversies, diagnostic criteria, and terminology changes.
Throughout the weekend, attendees were able to interact with faculty during their presentations. Faculty incorporated audience response questions into their presentations and attendees were able to respond via text message from their mobile devices to submit their answers.
The welcome reception on Saturday evening was the perfect opportunity for the attendees to network with the 22 exhibitors and sponsors of the meeting as well as fellow conference attendees.
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