2017 Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference


You are invited to attend the Florida Society of Pathologists 2017 Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference, July 15-16, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. The Summer Conference will feature innovative topics in pathology including epithelial kidney tumors, high-grade endometrial carcinomas, non-small cell carcinoma, and more! Back by popular demand, the interactive microscopy course will take place Saturday afternoon, 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. Attendees are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible to take advantage of the FSP room rate. Please visit the venue page for more information on The Breakers amenities and discounted rates.

Register today! We hope you will make plans to join us in Palm Beach this July!

Register for the 2017 FSP Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference

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After 5/15/17After 2/15/18
Society Member $495.00
Non-Member $700.00
Pathology Assistant $150.00
Industry $750.00
Medical Student//Resident/Fellow $150.00
Military (Active Duty) $100.00
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 June 16, 2017 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 June 17, 2017. 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 2017 Summer 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.




Pablo A. Bejarano, MD

Staff Pathologist, Cleveland Clinic

Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine

Professor, Ross University School of Medicine

Weston, Florida

Dr. Pablo Bejarano is a Staff Pathologist at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL. He holds academic appointments at the University of Miami and Ross University Schools of Medicine. He did his residency in Anatomic Pathology and Surgical Pathology fellowship at Washington University/ Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia.  Following the fellowship at Barnes, he was at University of Cincinnati as an Assistant Professor where Dr. Bejarano and colleagues published in Hybridoma and Modern Pathology the initial expression of TTF1 in surgical pathology series in 1996 demonstrating its clinical practical utility for the first time.  After seven years at the University of Cincinnati he moved to the University of Miami as a Full Professor where he carries the teaching duties of the pulmonary curriculum. He has published over 100 per-reviewed papers in addition to book chapters in several areas of surgical pathology and mainly in the fields of pulmonary and gastrointestinal pathology.


David J. Grignon, MD

Centennial Professor & Vice Chair

Department of Pathology

Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. David Grignon is Centennial Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Programs in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Indiana University. Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University in 2007, Dr. Grignon had served as the Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI (1999-2007). He obtained his MD degree and completed training in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada followed by a 2 year Fellowship in Surgical Pathology and Genitourinary Pathology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

Dr. Grignon is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise in the area of Urologic Pathology. He has published over 390 research/review articles and 36 book chapters. He is an author or editor of 5 books including the 4th Series AFIP fascicle on Tumors of the Kidney, Bladder, and Related Urinary Structures, and the recently released text, Urological Pathology. A major focus of Dr. Grignon’s career has been education and he has presented over 300 invited lectures and courses nationally and in more than 30 other countries. He has directed numerous courses for all the major organizations in pathology and currently directs the annual 4 day special course in Urologic Pathology sponsored by the ASCP. Dr. Grignon is a founding member of the International Society of Urologic Pathology and has served in various capacities for many organizations including the USCAP, ASCP, CAP, IAP, ISUP, WHO, Arthur Purdy Stout Society and the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group. He currently is the Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of the USCAP. He is a member of the editorial board of several journals including Modern Pathology. In 2016 Dr. Grignon was awarded the Koss medal by the ISUP for lifelong contributions to the field of urologic pathology.


Esther Oliva, MD

Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts

Esther Oliva is a member of the pathology department, associated director of the Gynecologic service at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Harvard Professor. Her research is mainly focused on neoplastic diseases involving the female genital tract (with a particular interest in mesenchymal tumors at morphologic, translational and molecular levels) and the genitourinary tract. She serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Human Pathology, International Journal of Gynecologic Pathology, Advances in Anatomic Pathology, and Pathology (Australia). She is very active member of the USCAP. She was a member of the USCAP council. She has recently been the codirector of the USCAP long course on gynecologic pathology and currently teaches a short course on endocervical pathology and another short course on sex cord stromal tumors of the ovary has been accepted. She is the secretary and member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Gynecological Pathology. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, is co-editor of the book "Gynecologic Pathology" (Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series), editor of the monograph "Current Concepts in Gynecologic Pathology: Mesenchymal Tumors of the Female Genital Tract" (part of Surgical Pathology Clinics) and co-editor of the upcoming book "Diagnostic Pathology Gynecologic" from Amirsys.


Shahla Masood, MD

Professor and Chair

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Florida College of Medicine

Jacksonville, FL


Ashwini Esnakula, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Gastrointestinal and Surgical Pathology

University of Florida College of Medicine

Gainesville, FL


Farah Khalil, MD, FCAP

Associate Professor

Director of Histology & Immunohistochemistry Laboratory

Department of Anatomic Pathology

Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL


Oleksandr Kryvenko, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Urology

University of Miami Health System

Miami, FL



Friday, July 14, 2017

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration Open

Saturday, July 15, 2017

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM
Welcome and Introductions
Antonio E. Martinez, MD
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Reporting on Prostatic Adenocarcinoma in Needle Biopsies
David J. Grignon, MD
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Epithelial Kidney Tumors: New Entities and Problem Diagnoses
David J. Grignon, MD
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Bladder Cancer: What’s New and Clinically Important?
David J. Grignon, MD
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Florida Society of Pathologists, Business Meeting
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Mesenchymal Tumors of the Uterus: Challenges and Clues
Esther Oliva, MD
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
High-Grade Endometrial Carcinomas: What Matters
Esther Oliva, MD
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Spectrum of In Situ and Invasive Cervical Adenocarcinoma
Esther Oliva, MD
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Interactive Microscopy Course and Case Presentations
Ashwini Esnakula, MD, MS; Farah Khalil, MD, FCAP; Oleksandr Kryvenko, MD
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Read Slides: Difficult to Diagnose Cases in Breast Pathology
Shahla Masood, MD
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Sunday, July 16, 2017

7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias and Their Clinico-Radiologic Correlation
Pablo A. Bejarano, MD
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Inflammatory Lung Diseases: Microanatomy and Distribution as Clues for Diagnosis
Pablo A. Bejarano, MD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pulmonary Non-Small Cell Carcinoma: Mostly Ancillary Testing
Pablo A. Bejarano, MD
12:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Antonio E. Martinez, MD


Breakers Hotel Room



The Breakers
One South County Road
Palm Beach, FL 33480
1-888-BREAKER (273-2537)

A spectacular destination on Florida's Atlantic coast, The Breakers in Palm Beach has something for everyone. With an array of amenities to choose from, you will find activities and services for all ages. Rejuvenate at the Italian-inspired spa or Mediterranean-style Beach Club featuring four pools, a private beach, luxury poolside bungalows, and a spectacular 6,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor Ocean Fitness center. Enjoy two championship golf courses, ten tennis courts, eleven on-site shopping boutiques, a family entertainment center, and more.

At this time, the Breakers has sold out of the FSP room block and the hotel is very close to selling out as well. If you are interested in putting your name on the waitlist at the Breakers if a room becomes available at the group rate, please contact Kasey Cleary at kcleary@flpath.org or at 904-309-6253.

FSP has also secured an overflow room block at the Brazilian Court Hotel which is 1.1 miles from the Breakers and located at 301 Australian Avenue | Palm Beach, FL 33480.  The FSP rate at the Brazilian Court is $179.00, not including applicable taxes and parking is complimentary. Please call 800-552-0335 to make your reservation and be sure to mention the Florida Society of Pathologists Room Block to secure the special rate. Rooms must be reserved by June 23rd.



FSP 2017 Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference

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

This activity is eligible for up to 9.0 hours of SAMs MOC credit through the American Board of Pathology.

Statements of credit 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.  If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact the FSP at 904-309-6219.


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.


  • Recognize the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the histology of interstitial lung disease at arriving at a histopathological diagnosis
  • Discuss the histopathology of interstitial lung diseases in a practical and simple manner
  • Discuss advances within molecular testing of non-small cell carcinomas
  • Summarize critical elements in a pathology report that enables the clinician to make treatment recommendations
  • Discuss accurate diagnoses and classification of kidney tumors
  • Describe morphologic features key to assisting in optimal patient management
  • Recognize variant morphologies of the most common mesenchymal tumors of the uterus
  • Discuss diagnostic criteria for the different subtypes of uterine leiomyosarcoma
  • Recognize emerging entities within the endometrial stromal category of tumors       
  • Identify immunohistochemical profiles of the different subtypes of high-grade endometrial cancers  
  • Assess different subtypes of in situ and invasive carcinoma of cervix.
  • Recognize these tumors from benign and malignant mimics.
  • Describe immunohistochemical profiles of different entities and caveats

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.

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


We invite you to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor in the Florida Society of Pathologists 2017 Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference taking place on July 15-16, 2017 in Palm Beach, FL. Interact and showcase your products and services with approximately 100 - 150 pathologists from the state of Florida.

For more information on exhibiting or sponsoring please contact Kasey Cleary at 904-309-6253 or by email at kcleary@flpath.org.

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus





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.


Agendia, Inc.

Agendia is committed to improving the quality of life for cancer patients through molecular diagnostics, one patient at a time.


Ascend Genomics

Ascend Genomics is a CLIA certified and CAP approved, high-complexity cancer reference laboratory dedicated to excellence, innovation and the highest level of service in hematopathology and solid tumor cancer testing.


Cleveland Clinic Laboratories

Cleveland Clinic Laboratories (CCL) is a full-service, national reference laboratory dedicated to providing world class care for over 25 years. Today, our staff of more than 100 board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologists paired with more than 1,100 medical technologists and laboratory technicians provide crucial pathology and laboratory testing services to clients around the corner, throughout the country, and around the world.


Discern Management Group, LLC

The goal of Discern Management Group is to provide you with an overall understanding of every aspect of the business side of your practice. We want to help you maximize the revenue for your practice and minimize the concern. Since Discern is not associated with any billing service, its independence allows an unbiased review of the entire practice. Discern will partner with you to maximize your income for services already being performed and help stop the trend of decreasing revenue. Partnering with Discern gives you the peace of mind that your practice is reaching its maximum potential allowing you to focus your efforts on patient care and 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.


General Data Healthcare

General Data Healthcare understands that each tissue specimen your lab processes has a life story behind it. Your critical mission is to ensure your lab has the best instruments, technology, and resources in order to deliver optimal clinical outcomes along with the best possible care. Our innovative and comprehensive histology lab solutions provide everything your lab needs for increased efficiency, reliability, safety, and accurate results. Stop by our booth and discover how we can help!


Genoptix Medical Laboratories

Genoptix, a Novartis company, is a leading CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified specialized laboratory focused on delivering diagnostic services to hematology/oncology patients and the physicians who treat them. Our team includes over 200 trained professionals with PhDs, clinical laboratory scientists and pathologists−including over 30 board-certified hematopathologists, molecular pathologists and geneticists. Genoptix is an established center of excellence for oncology testing, specializing in five disease areas: breast, hematology, lung, melanoma and colorectal cancer. Experience matters when interpreting oncology results.


GenPath Oncology, an OPKO Health Company

GenPath, a CLIA and CAP certified national oncology laboratory, offers unmatched expertise and a comprehensive test menu. From routine clinical to advanced genomic testing for tumor sequencing and hereditary cancers, the full testing spectrum for cancer patients is covered. GenPath is a division of BioReference Laboratories, an OPKO Health Company.


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.


Kellison & Company

For over 25 years, Kellison & Company has worked in partnership with physicians, labs and hospitals to deliver customized revenue cycle management services designed to optimize financial performance.


KEW, Inc.

KEW, Inc. provides comprehensive genomic testing services that enable oncologists to make evidence-driven personalized treatment decisions for cancer patients. Based out of Cambridge, MA, KEW was founded by pioneers of the precision medicine industry, including key contributors to the Human Genome and The Cancer Genome Atlas projects.


MedReceivables Advisor, LLC

MedReceivables is a full service medical billing company for the hospital based physician, specializing in the pathology arena in the state of Florida. Our expertise is in helping implement an economic and efficient receivables solution that will maximize your profitability along with the convenience of outsourced medical billing.


Merck & Co.

From developing new therapies that treat and prevent disease to helping people in need, we’re committed to improving health and well-being around the world.


MLabs - University of Michigan

Driving tomorrow’s health care solutions with today’s cutting edge personalized laboratory diagnostics. With 25+ years of reference laboratory experience, MLabs brings together advanced molecular testing and informatics capabilities in their fully accredited laboratories housed in one of the world’s most advanced medical facilities.  Nationally recognized and accessible faculty provides comprehensive testing and consultation service to physicians, hospitals and laboratories.  


NeoGenomics Laboratories

NeoGenomics Laboratories is a specialized oncology reference laboratory providing the latest testing technologies, global/tech-only options, and interactive education to the pathology community. NeoGenomics offers the complete spectrum of diagnostic services in immunohistochemistry, FISH, flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular testing through our nationwide network of laboratories. We are dedicated to providing superior service, faster turn-around times, and complete attention to the needs of our clients and their patients.


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.


Rosetta Genomics

Rosetta Genomics develops and commercializes a range of proprietary microRNA-based tests, including RosettaGX Reveal (Thyroid microRNA Classifier) and RosettaGX Cancer Origin, as well as other molecular diagnostic assays. The company also offers core FISH, IHC and PCR-based testing capabilities and partnerships in pathology, endocrinology, oncology and urology. Rosetta’s cancer testing services are commercially available through its Philadelphia, PA- and Lake Forest, CA-based CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified labs.


Stemline Therapeutics

Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics that target cancer stem cells (CSCs) and tumor bulk.


ThermoFisher Scientific

Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity.


Vachette Pathology

If your accounts receivable is up, collections are down, and you’re getting excuses from your billing company or personnel, it’s time call Vachette Pathology for an audit. We serve more than 100 clients nationwide and have audited every major pathology billing company, giving us unique insight into optimizing revenue strategy.  


Vachette Pathology is a revenue auditing and practice management firm working with pathology groups, independent labs, hospitals and universities nationwide. We also help protect your Medicare revenue while navigating CMS initiatives such as MIPS and PAMA. If you’re noticing discrepancies in your billing, call us at 517-486-4262 or visit vachettepathology.com.


Veracyte, Inc.

Veracyte is a pioneering genomic diagnostics company. Our tests are dramatically improving clinical outcomes for patients by resolving inconclusive results from traditional diagnostic methods. We ask the right questions to resolve ambiguity and bring assurance to light, rendering tens of thousands of costly and unnecessary surgeries truly unnecessary. We are giving patients a clearer path forward.


Vitro Molecular Laboratories

Over the last ten years, Vitro Molecular Laboratories has been providing esoteric services to academic institutions, biotechnology companies, community hospitals and major healthcare systems, nationally and internationally. Services include immunohistochemistry, FISH, cytogenetics, flow cytometry, PCR and technical only services in flow cytometry, FISH and IHC. Vitro has redefined the concept of anatomic pathology esoteric service offerings, considering service components such as comprehensive esoteric testing menu, fast turnaround time, and friendly customer support not the end objective of our services, but the beginning of a much more involved relationship with our clients.


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.