FSP Annual Meeting 2018


Register now for the Florida Society of Pathologists 44th Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference, February 16-18, 2018 at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, Florida. The Annual Conference will feature innovative topics in pathology including the interactive microscopy course, featuring case presentations related to topics featured throughout the conference.

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.

We hope to see you there!


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12/16/17 - 2/15/18
Society Member $550.00
Non-Member $700.00
Pathology Assistant $345.00
Medical Student//Resident/Fellow $200.00
Military (Active Duty) $200.00

Resident Digital Poster Competition

I would like to compete in the Resident Digital Poster Competition at the Florida Society of Pathologists 2018 Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference. Open to Medical Student/Resident/Fellow of the FSP Only

The resident digital poster competition is only available to Florida residents who are member of the FSP. If you are not a member yet, JOIN NOW. Resident membership is complimentary! If you have questions or need help, please contact Judith Thomas at dmcmichael@flpath.org or 904-309-6203.

Fellowship Fair and Resident Forum

I will attend the Fellowship Fair and Resident Forum on Saturday evening.


I will attend the Business Luncheon on Saturday
Non-Members $75

I will NOT attend the Business Luncheon on Saturday
The Business Luncheon is included in the Member registration fee however you must pre-register to attend.

Guest Tickets

Guest Pass - Reception $75 x
One welcome reception ticket is provided with each registration. Additional spouse/guest tickets available for purchase.



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Cancellation Policy:
A written notice of cancellation must be received by January 16, 2018 in order to receive a refund. Cancellations received prior to this date will be honored minus a $100 administration fee. Refunds will not be honored after January 16, 2018. Telephone cancellations cannot be accepted. Cancellation refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conclusion of the Conference.

By registering for the Florida Society of Pathologists 44th Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference, attendee understands and agrees that attendee's name, city, and state may be shared with other attendees and exhibitors. By allowing an exhibitor to scan the conference badge, attendee understands, agrees and consents to the sharing of attendee's contact information with the company that scanned the conference badge.

By registering for this Conference, I also give FSP the right to publish all photos, videos, etc. taken at this Conference.


John R. Goldblum, MD

Chairman, Department of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic

Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, OH

  • Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA
  • BS, MD, AP residency, Chief Resident, Fellowship (with Dr Sharon Weiss) all at University of Michigan -moved to Cleveland Clinic in 1993 and have been doing GI and soft tissue pathology there since
  • Became Chairman of the Department of Pathology in 2002: department is one of the busiest of its kind in the country with approximately 190,000 surgicals and 120,000 cytology specimens, 65 staff members, completely subspecialized department
  • Became Chairman of the Department of Pathology in 2002: department is one of the busiest of its kind in the country with approximately 190,000 surgicals and 120,000 cytology specimens, 65 staff members, completely subspecialized department
  • Coeditor (with Dr Robert Odze) of textbook entitled, "Odze and Goldblum's Surgical Pathology of the GI tract, liver, biliary tract and pancreas" (co-edited 1st, 2nd and 3rd editions)
  • Series Editor of FOUNDATIONS IN DIAGNOSTIC PATHOLOGY series for Elsevier, now in their second edition
  • Series Editor for series of books called "SURGICAL PATHOLOGY CLINICS" (Elsevier)
  • Author of over 330 peer-reviewed articles, mostly on GI and soft tissue pathology
  • Many short courses in both GI and soft tissue pathology for ASCP, CAP and USCAP
  • Served as Short Course Coordinator for USCAP; served as Chair of the Education Committee for the USCAP (longest tenure as member and Chair of EC in history of USCAP); served as President of the USCAP and currently a member of the USCAP Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Editorial boards of AJSP, Human Pathology, among others
  • Interesting family! Cousin Jeff Goldblum (actor), Aaron Krickstein (formerly ranked number 6 in world in tennis) and uncle to Morgan Pressel, youngest person to ever win an LPGA major
  • Have seen Bruce Springsteen in concert 73 times!
  • Most important achievement is successfully raising 4 children, Drew, Ryan, Janavi and Raedan (ages 16-24) and married to wonderful woman (Asmita) for 26 years!


Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Consultant Pathologist

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

Woodland Hills, CA

With more than 24 years of experience in Head and Neck and Endocrine Pathology, Dr. Lester D.R. Thompson worked for a decade at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (Washington, DC), continuing as a consultant and research pathologist in the ensuing years. He has maintained a prodigious research effort (over 250 papers); serves on the editorial boards of many peer reviewed scientific journals; teaches at national and international conferences; serves as an active member of a number of national and international societies (including President of the North American Society of Head and Neck Pathology); is an active member of the College of American Pathologists Protocol Committee (among others); and collaborated on the two most recent editions (2003; 2017) of the World Health Organization’s classifications for Head and Neck Tumors and Endocrine Organ Tumors. He has published 7 books, considered excellent texts in the field. In his free time he enjoys weight lifting, cufflink making, museum visiting, wine tasting and travel.


Marisa R. Nucci, MD

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Associate Pathologist, Women's and Perinatal Pathology

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

Dr. Nucci is an Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Pathology Residency Training Program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, USA and an Associate Pathologist in the Division of Women’s and Perinatal Pathology. She also serves as a Consultant Pathologist for the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center where she is an Associate Member of the Gynecologic Cancer and Sarcoma Programs.

Dr. Nucci was born in Newark, NJ. She did her undergraduate training at Haverford College and medical training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and completed an AP residency as well as the Women’s and Perinatal Pathology Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has been on staff at the Brigham and Women's Hospital since 1996.

She is past president of the New England Society of Pathologists and serves on the editorial boards of The International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology, Human Pathology, and Advances in Anatomic Pathology. She is an active member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, where she serves on the Education Committee (2011-2017), is Chair of the Subcommittee for Unique Live Course Offerings (2012-2017) and is a member of the Board of Directors (2016-). She is also the Chair of the Membership Committee for the Arthur Purdy Stout Society and is a member of the Surgical Pathology Committee of the College of American Pathology. She is the co-editor of three widely read major gynecologic pathology textbooks: Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology edited by Drs. Crum, Nucci and Lee; Gynecologic Pathology. A Volume in the Series Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology edited by Drs. Nucci and Oliva; and Diagnostic Pathology Gynecological edited by Drs. Nucci and Oliva.



Raouf E. Nakhleh, MD

Professor of Pathology, Consultant

Mayo Clinic

Jacksonville, FL


Andre Pinto, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Miami, FL


Juan Carlos Hernandez-Prera, MD

Assistant Member, Anatomic Pathology

Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL


Dianne Torrence, MD


University of Florida

Gainesville, FL


Friday, February 16, 2018

1:00 - 1:15 PM
Antonio E. Martinez, MD
1:15 - 2:15 PM
The Trouble with Fat
John R. Goldblum, MD
2:15 - 3:15 PM
Common Morphologic Patterns in Soft Tissue Tumors Part 1
John R. Goldblum, MD
3:15 - 3:45 PM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:45 - 4:45 PM
Common Morphologic Patterns in Soft Tissue Tumors Part 2
John R. Goldblum, MD
4:45 - 5:00 PM
Interactive Microscopy Case Presentation: Soft Tissue Pathology
Dianne Torrence, MD
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Saturday, February 17, 2018

8:00 - 8:45 AM
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors and Poster Sessions
8:45 - 9:00 AM
Morning Notes and Overview
Antonio E. Martinez, MD
9:00 - 10:30 AM
What is New in the Head and Neck WHO?
Lester D.R. Thompson, MD
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors and Poster Sessions
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
How to Interpret the Nuclear Features of Papillary Carcinoma
Lester D.R. Thompson, MD
12:45 - 1:00 PM
Interactive Microscopy Case Presentation: Head/Neck Pathology
Juan C. Hernandez-Prera, MD
1:00 - 2:45 PM
FSP Business Luncheon and Legislative Session
2:45 - 3:00 PM
Refreshment Break
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Expert Read Slides: Challenging Cases in Liver and GI Pathology
Raouf E. Nakhleh, MD
4:00 - 5:15 PM
Fellowship Fair and Resident Forum

Sunday, February 18, 2018

7:45 - 8:25 AM
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:25 - 8:30 AM
Morning Notes and Overview
Antonio E. Martinez, MD
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Practical Approach to the Endometrial Biopsy
Marisa Nucci, MD
9:30 - 10:30 AM
Practical Approach to Cervical Biopsy
Marisa Nucci, MD
10:30 - 11:00 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Update on Ovarian Neoplasia
Marisa Nucci, MD
12:00 - 12:15 PM
Interactive Microscopy Case Presentation: GYN Pathology
Andre Pinto, MD
12:15 - 12:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Antonio E. Martinez, MD


Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

4401 Floridian Way

Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Victorian elegance meets modern sophistication at this lavish Disney Resort hotel. Relax in the sumptuous lobby as the live orchestra plays ragtime, jazz and popular Disney tunes. Unwind outdoors, indulge in a luxurious massage and watch evening fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella Castle. Just one stop to Magic Kingdom park on the complimentary Resort Monorail, this timeless Victorian-style marvel evokes Palm Beach’s golden era. 

To make your reservations, please call 407-824-3000 and ask for the FSP room rate that starts at $302/night or click here to book online.  The special group rate is available until January 17, 2018 or until the room block is filled.



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 10.5 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/claimed 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 28, 2018.




This activity is designed to meet the needs of practicing physicians, pathologists, and other specialists involved with anatomic pathology.


The field of anatomic 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 new approaches to the evaluation of uterine abnormalities from benign to premalignant endometrium
  • Discuss diagnostic issues in identification of lipomatous tumors
  • Describe the use of new biomarkers in the identification of lipomatous tumor
  • Examine approaches to common morphologic patterns seen in soft tissue tumors
  • Analyze diagnostic techniques in the approach to difficult soft tissue tumors including immunohistochemistry and molecular diagnostics
  • Recognize new terminology for the diagnosis of upper aerodigestive tract lesions based on the new WHO classification
  • Explain reproducible histologic criteria for diagnostic challenging lesions of the head and neck
  • Compare and contrast the selected and targeted use of molecular testing when it is used for diagnostic versus prognostic consideration
  • Differentiate between the inclusion and exclusion criteria for noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features
  • Discuss the classification of squamous lesions of cervix and role of biomarkers in their diagnosis
  • Examine the new WHO classification of ovarian cancer and role of biomarkers in diagnosis


At the time of this printing, a complete listing of commercial supporters (financial or in-kind) was not available. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the meeting.


The planners of this activity disclosed no ­financial relationships relevant to the content to be presented with the exception of Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD who disclosed that he received Grant/Research Support from Springer, LLW and as a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for USCAP, CAP.


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


We invite you to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor at the Florida Society of Pathologist 44th Annual Anatomic Conference on February 16-18, 2018 in Orlando, FL. Interact and showcase your products and services to over 250 pathologists from Florida and the surrounding states.

Sign Up to Exhibit 

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Exhibit Hall Hours

Friday, February 16

Exhibitors Set Up: 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open: 3:15 – 6:00 pm


Saturday, February 17

Exhibit Hall Open: 8:00 – 11:15 am


Sunday, February 18

Exhibit Hall Open: 7:45 – 11:00 am

Exhibitors Tear Down: 11:00 – 3:00 pm


For questions contact Vivian Grifantini at 904-309-6212 or by email at vgrifantini@flpath.org





Alexion Pharmaceuticals



APS Medical Billing

APS Medical Billing is a premier billing company that provides expert billing and practice management solutions to practices nationwide.  Some of the services provided include expert ICD-10 and CPT coding, contract management, and comprehensive charge capture systems to ensure its client’s financial success. Visit us at: www.apsmedbill.com.


ARUP Laboratories

A nonprofit, academic enterprise of the University of Utah, ARUP Laboratories offers more than 3,000 tests and test combinations. ARUP’s Anatomic Pathology Division consists of more than 40 expert pathologists who provide a full range of consultative and diagnostic services, ranging from flow cytometry and molecular diagnostics to surgical pathology. For more information, visit: http://www.aruplab.com/ap


Cancer Genetics Inc - CGI



Change Healthcare (formerly McKesson Business Performance Services)

Processing more than 87 million procedures annually for 3,800+ pathologists, Change Healthcare is uniquely qualified to take your financial performance to the next level. Reimbursement cuts, coding changes and tougher compliance rules significantly undermine revenue. We have been addressing these issues for nearly 40 years with our market-leading revenue cycle and practice management solutions for pathologists and laboratories. Pathologists understand that our solutions can help them grow revenue, control costs, improve coding and documentation, produce clean claims, optimize reimbursement and minimize regulatory risks. Accelerate the flow of funds and strategize for future growth opportunities with Change Healthcare.



Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories is a national reference laboratory based in Cleveland, Ohio that specializes in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as Subspecialty Consultative Services.



College of American Pathologists

As the world’s largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. Our physician members are involved in a broad range of specialty and subspecialty disciplines.



CSI Laboratories

CSI Laboratories is a specialized cancer diagnostics laboratory focused on meeting the unique needs and challenges of pathologists. Independently owned and operated by medical professionals, CSI has offered expert diagnostic testing to pathologists across the U.S. since 1997. Testing offered by CSI includes flow cytometry, cytogenetics, FISH, IHC, and molecular diagnostics.



Dako, Agilent Pathology Solutions

Agilent (NYSE: A), a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, is the premier laboratory partner for a better world. Agilent works with customers in more than 100 countries, providing instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. The company generated revenues of $4.0 billion in fiscal 2014 and employs about 12,000 people worldwide. Agilent marks its 50th anniversary in analytical instrumentation this year. In 2012, Agilent acquired Dako, a well-known provider of reagents, instruments, software and expertise to make accurate diagnoses and determine the most effective treatment for cancer patients. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com and information about Dako products is available here.


Foundation Medicine 



Gator Medical Books

Gator medical books provides the medical community with the latest titles from Elsevier, Mc Graw Hill and other publishers.  We offer books journals and electronic media at a discounted price. 




Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. We are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.



Healthpac Computer Systems, Inc.

Healthpac is an EHNAC accredited national developer of Laboratory Billing Software. Powerful software scrubbers and error checking processes sets Healthpac software apart from competitors! Bi-directional, HL7 messaging provides seamless communication to any LIS provider and Healthpac offers cloud or server based options and outsource solutions. Private clinical laboratories throughout the country and the state labs of Texas, South Dakota and Florida utilize the software for claims processing, patient and client billing. For more than 36 years, the experts at Healthpac have made it their mission to deliver breakthrough technologies to eliminate healthcare revenue leakage.



Integrated Oncology - LabCorp

Integrated Oncology is driven by its commitment to patients and offers a broad array of pathology and oncology testing services. More than 25 years of testing expertise utilizing sophisticated technologies has made Integrated Oncology a leading provider of high-quality testing services for physicians and their patients. With an extensive network of laboratories across the United States, Integrated Oncology assists thousands of clinicians in providing the best care possible to patients. Integrated Oncology understands that a multidisciplinary approach is required to evaluate specific types of cancer and help guide treatment decisions. With experienced pathologists, cytogeneticists, and molecular geneticists, we ensure that the most appropriate and clinically relevant technologies are employed to provide the answers you need. 



MagMutual Insurance Company

MagMutual offers comprehensive risk management and patient safety programs and is committed to an unwavering defense of our policyholders’ personal and professional reputations. 



MedReceivables Advisor, LLC

MedReceivables is a full service medical billing company for the hospital based physician in the Pathology arena. Our expertise is in helping implement an economic and efficient receivables solution with the convenience of outsourced medical billing.




Medusind is committed to the success of Florida pathology groups. Our revenue cycle management, coding and billing services are supported by our proprietary MedClarity billing platform and experienced staff. We become an integral part of your team ensuring that you remain compliant and profitable in this ever-changing healthcare environment. Our customized reports offer deep insights and put you back in control your revenue cycle. With 2,500 employees, nine operation centers and unmatched expertise, our capabilities and responsiveness are second to none.  Visit us at www.medusind.com



For more than a century, Merck has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, Merck continues be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.



Mikroscan Technologies, Inc.



MLabs – University of Michigan

MLabs is a full-service reference laboratory and part of one of largest health care complexes in the world, Michigan Medicine. With 30+ years of reference laboratory experience, MLabs is CLIA-certified/CAP accredited, committing to delivering the highest quality laboratory results to meet the needs of today’s patients in a cost effective and personalized manner. Our nationally recognized faculty comprise one of the strongest groups of diagnostic pathologists in the world.  Consultations and second opinions are provided in all subspecialties. MLabs is a recognized leader for advance molecular diagnostic testing, continuously adding new molecular assays. Expertise Delivered Personally. Visit us at:  http://mlabs.umich.edu


NeoGenomics Laboratories

NeoGenomics is a premier cancer diagnostics and pharma services company serving oncologists, pathologists, pharmaceutical companies, academic centers, and others with innovative diagnostic, prognostic and predictive testing. Our vision embodies uncompromising quality, exceptional service, and innovative solutions. We have a network of CAP-accredited, CLIA-licensed facilities across the U.S., but work hard to maintain easy access and all the efficiencies of a smaller operation. NeoGenomics has been serving the cancer community for over 12 years. We welcomed the expertise of our peers at Clarient Diagnostic Services through acquisition of that company in December 2015.



Physicians Independent Management Services (PIMS)

Physicians Independent Management Services (PIMS) is a pathology specialized medical billing/ practice revenue company founded by pathologists, for pathologists. Our operations, located solely within the US, are led by a highly experienced team of senior health care professionals certified in coding, billing, compliance, IT, and accounting. For information, visit www.pims-inc.com or contact us at 813-490-7206


Professional Casualty Corporation

Professional Casualty Corporation is a full service, multi-solution insurance broker dedicated to helping physicians find affordable Malpractice Insurance with reliable insurance providers.  They have over 30 years of experience serving the professional liability insurance needs of the healthcare community. PCC has negotiated additional discounts specifically for FSP members for their Medical Malpractice Insurance, through NORCAL Mutual.



Quantum Medical

Quantum Medical is a privately owned physician practice management company specializing in medical billing and management services for hospital-based physicians. Beginning its practice management in 1987, with a solo physician practice who is still a valued client today, Quantum Medical has helped physician practices with one goal in mind—“To optimize reimbursement through efficient practice management and billing procedures.” Quantum Medical continues to develop and excel in all phases of practice management and medical billing that result in “Putting Good Management into Practice!”



Roche Diagnostics

Roche Tissue Diagnostics is one of the world’s leaders in medical diagnostic instrument and reagent systems providing leading-edge automation for use in the diagnosis of cancer and infectious disease.



SEO Enterprises, Inc.

Pathology microscope sales and on-site microscope service for the state of Florida since 1969. - Your authorized Nikon pathology microscope dealer for the sunshine state.




TELCOR is the leader of revenue cycle management software solutions empowering laboratories to improve back office processes by streamlining revenue cycle workflow, reducing labor-intensive processes and operating costs. TELCOR RCM provides visibility to business operations. Reducing labor costs, increasing efficiencies and improving metrics helps laboratories increase collections and improve profitability.



UF Health Pathology Laboratories



Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer Health is a global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Major brands include Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (the publisher of JONA, Official Leadership Journal of the Magnet Recognition Program® and Lippincott’s Nursing Solutions) and Ovid, online information search, discovery and management solutions.


FSP 2018 Digital Poster Competition

The 2018 Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP) Poster Review Committee invites the submission of posters for the Resident Digital Poster Competition at the Florida Society of Pathologists 2018 Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference, February 16-18, at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. Residents, fellows, trainees and students who are resident members of the FSP and enrolled in a full time approved training program in pathology or sub-specialty of pathology in the state of Florida are welcome to participate.

Submitted posters that follow the guidelines below will be entered for the digital poster competition. The FSP Poster Review Committee will pre-judge posters on content. During the conference, the poster presentations will also be judged. The top three presenters (combined scores) will receive awards.

All posters must be submitted online via the ePosterBoards submission website, and authors must register for the FSP 2018 Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference and pay the poster fee. Please be sure to read all instructions, information, and policies closely before submitting your poster. The online poster submission does not allow you to save and return to resume at a later time. Before starting your submission, have all materials and information ready.

Poster Submission Deadline

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
5:00 p.m. EST


The three top posters will be awarded prizes. The first-place winner will receive $500, the second-place winner will win $250, and the third-place winner will receive $150.

To be considered for the competition, you must submit your poster by the submission deadline.


The purpose of the poster competition is to stimulate research, provide a venue to share innovative and effective educational programs, showcase unique research projects, and to encourage networking among residents.

Poster Submission Instructions

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

  1. Read the general information and policies for the submission of a poster (this page).
  2. Register for the 2018 Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference and pay the meeting registration fee.
  3. Check your registration confirmation email for poster submission instructions.
  4. Go to the E-posters website to create your poster by following the poster guidelines below.
  5. Submit your poster(s) online by January 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
  6. Pay the poster fee of $50/per poster upon notification by FSP staff of acceptance. Please add @flpath.org to your email “safe senders” or whitelist to ensure you receive these and other important notifications.

General Information and Policies

  • Lead authors must be a resident member of FSP to submit a poster. Resident members are residents, fellows, trainees and students in the State of Florida who are in a full time approved training program in pathology or sub-specialty of pathology. If you are not a member yet, please click here to become a member today. Membership is complimentary while you are in training.
  • You must register for the 2018 Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference at the resident rate.
  • You must pay a $50 submission fee for submission of each poster. You may submit multiple posters.
  • It is the responsibility of the submitter to ensure that his/her poster is submitted correctly.
  • Posters submitted not for the competition, are accepted, but authors must still register for the meeting, pay the fee and attend the meeting to present their poster. Please email the FSP at poster@flpath.org if you do not want to be entered in the competition before January 17.
  • Posters submitted by the deadline will be judged by the Poster Review Committee. Posters will be judged twice and are subject to a preliminary review to determine eligibility. If judges deem that changes need to be made in order 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 session will be live at the conference in the digital poster hall. If your poster is submitted after the deadline, your poster will be displayed in the digital poster hall but will NOT be entered into the competition.
  • 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 from the poster hall and competition.
  • Faxed, emailed or mailed hard-copy posters or posters sent on a CD/disc WILL NOT be accepted. If you are unable to submit via the website, please contact the FSP Communications Staff:

    Contact: Deanna McMichael
    Phone: (904) 309-6203
    Fax: (904) 998-0855
    Email: poster@flpath.org

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.

Poster Guidelines

Content Guidelines

  • Poster entries submitted for competition 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.
  • 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

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 for the 2018 Resident Digital Poster Competition 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

If you do not see an appropriate topic listed above that best relates to your poster, please contact the FSP office at poster@flpath.org or call 904-309-6203.

Acceptance and Presentation Process

After submission, 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. Poster grading is blinded and posters are pre-judged and selected by FSP judges based on quality, innovation, approach/design, and visuals. If judges deem that a poster must be edited or updated to be eligible for presentation, lead authors will be contacted by email. All lead poster authors are required to register for the 2018 Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference* February 16-18, 2018 at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando to present their poster to judges.

Onsite judging times will be assigned by Thursday, February 8, and authors will be notified of their presentation time. Presentation times will occur on Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 so please make plans to be available on both days.

Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded during the business luncheon on Saturday, February 17.

*Expenses related to registration, airfare, lodging, and social events/guest fees are the responsibility of the presenter.

Questions? Contact the FSP office at poster@flpath.org or call 904-309-6203

Calling all Residents and Fellows! FSP to host a Fellowship Fair and Resident Forum

The Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP) will hold a fellowship fair and resident forum showcasing the various fellowship programs in Florida and the southeast area. The fair will take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 4:00-5:15 pm. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the fellowship programs available to pathology residents and fellows.

After meeting with the fellowship programs, FSP will host a resident forum with FSP board members and prominent pathology thought leaders representing the various fields of pathology practice including clinical, laboratory, hospital based and academic. Residents will be able to ask their most pressing questions and receive career advice from the various thought leaders in attendance.

We hope you will join us!

Cocktails and light hors d ‘oeuvres will be served.

fellowship students

FSP exhibitor