FSP 2018 Summer Conference Highlights

There was record attendance at the FSP's 2018 Summer Conference held on July 21-22 in Palm Beach, Fla. at the Breakers Hotel with 135 attendees from not only Florida but all over the United States! Our nationally recognized faculty shared diagnostic strategies and practical, yet up-to-date educational pearls on breast and gastrointestinal pathology, and for the first time in years, we heard enlightening presentations on clinical pathology. Esteemed faculty members included Dr. Laura Collins, Dr. Laura Lamps, Dr. David Andrews and Dr. Hadi Yaziji. We also heard from our own local faculty Dr. Stacy Beal from University of Florida, Dr. Ozlen Saglam from Moffit Cancer Center and Dr. Monica Garcia-Buitrago from University of Miami on interesting and unusual cases in pathology.

David M. Andrews, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL


Laura C. Collins, MD
Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology
Director of Breast Pathology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA


Laura W. Lamps, MD
Professor, Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Pathology
Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology
Chief Patient Safety Officer
Anatomic Pathology
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI


Hadi Yaziji, MD
Medical Director & CEO
Vitro Molecular Laboratories
Miami, FL


Stacy G. Beal, MD
Associate Medical Director, Microbiology and Core Laboratories
Assistant Professor
UF Health
Gainesville, FL


Monica T. Garcia-Buitrago, MD
Professor of Clinical Pathology
University of Miami
Miami, FL


Ozlen Saglam, MD
Associate Member, Gynecologic Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Pathology
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL


Dr. Laura Collins kicked off the Summer conference on Saturday with three interesting presentations on breast pathology entitled ADH Vs. Low Grade DCIS: Diagnostic Pearls, Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast: Types & Management Implications and Recently Described New Entities in Breast Pathology.


In the afternoon, Dr. Laura Lamps gave attendees practical updates in GI pathology with three lectures entitled Barrett’s Esophagus and Barrett’s-Related Dysplasia: Challenges & Controversies, A Practical Approach to Small Bowel Biopsies and Biopsy Evaluation of Non-Neoplastic Diseases of the Large Intestine: An Algorithmic Approach. Afterward, moderator Dr. Pablo Bejarano presented Dr. Lamps with a faculty appreciation award.


On Saturday evening, FSP hosted a welcome reception with attendees and exhibitors, which gave attendees an opportunity to network with the 28 sponsoring companies and fellow colleagues. We are very grateful to our dedicated exhibitors and sponsors for their support of the meeting!


The conference concluded on Sunday with a focus on clinical pathology. Dr. David Andrews gave three presentations entitled: Clinical Coagulation & Platelet Function Testing: From Point of Care to Whole Blood Visco-Elastography to Core Lab Systems, Why Test? Blood Utilization? Perioperative Decisions? Anticoagulant/Platelet Therapy?, Inherited Disease Risk/Prognosis and Illustrative Case Scenarios and Examples of System-Wide Decision-Making Challenges.