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!

Register for the 44th Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference 2018

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Until 12/15/17 12/16/17 - 2/15/18 Onsite
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Resident Digital Poster Competition

I would like to compete in the Resident Digital Poster Competition at the Florida Society of Pathologists 2017 Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference. I agree to pay the $50 poster competition fee. 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 jthomas@flpath.org or 904-309-6225.

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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
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
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 - 2:30 PM
FSP Business Luncheon and Legislative Session
2:30 - 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
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


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.

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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





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



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



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.


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.



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



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 Solutions

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



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

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


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


Quantum Medical



Roche Diagnostics




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.



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