Society News

2018 Legislative Recap

The 2018 Legislative Session proved to be another success for FSP.

FSP Board Member Dr. Lizardo Cerezo Honored with President's Service Award

Lizardo Cerezo, MD was presented with the FSP's Prestigious President's Service Award at the 44th Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference on February 17, 2018.

FSP Welcomes New Board Members

The Florida Society of Pathologists is pleased to welcome two new members to the Board of Directors effective February 17, 2018. Dr. Adrian Padurean of Fort Myers, Florida and Dr. Patricia Moody McNab of Tampa, Florida.

FSP 44th (2018) Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference Highlights

The 44th Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference was held on February 16 through 18 in Orlando at the Grand Floridian Hotel. The conference was well attended with approximately 260 pathologists and 42 vendors representing the best laboratories, products and services in pathology.

CAP House of Delegates: Florida seats open!

The CAP HOD acts as the voice of the membership of the CAP, articulating to the Board of Governors (BOG) the needs of constituents and articulating to constituents what the CAP is doing to meet those needs. Delegates and Alternate Delegates play a vital role in this process and the CAP HOD is an excellent path to leadership within the CAP. A new apportionment for the College of American Pathologists (CAP) House of Delegates (HOD) members and Florida means the Florida Delegation has twelve more seats. We plan to fill them all! If you are interested or have any suggestions of FSP/CAP members who you think will be good candidates, please contact House of Delegates Florida Chair, Marilyn M. Bui, MD, PhD, FCAP

FSP Nominating Committee Recommends Slate for 2018-2020 At-Large Members

The FSP Nominating Committee, chaired by Immediate Past President Margaret Neal MD, recommends the following slate of candidates for At-Large Member Board positions for the 2018-2020 term. The FSP membership will vote on this slate during the Annual Business Meeting to be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in conjunction with the FSP 2018 Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Florida Pathologists Engagement at CAP Fall 2017 House of Delegates (HOD) Meeting

The CAP Fall 2017 HOD Meeting took place on Saturday October 7 in National Harbor, MD. The meeting was well attended by approximately 200 CAP HOD members and 13 delegates from Florida many of which are FSP’s very own Board Members. The agenda included state of the HOD report, 2017 CAP Meritorious Service Awards, CAP Foundation awards, HOD strategic update, advocacy update, state society support, delegate chairs issue Q &A, CAP President & CEO panel, HOD liaisons to councils and action group updates, qualified clinical data registry & alternative payment model, and evidence based guidelines. The HOD members had the opportunity to interact with CAP leadership, fellow HOD members, resident forum members and CAP staff. The day ended with a CAP business meeting, the new CAP President inauguration and celebration. The detailed agenda book can be downloaded here.

The 2017 CAP Board of Governors Election is Underway – Make Plans to Vote

The 2017 CAP Board of Governors Election is underway. The election opened on August 8 and will close on September 7. The election will be conducted via electronic ballot. The CAP will send Fellows in good standing an email with instructions. Fellows who do not have an email address on file will receive a letter through mail. Get to know the CAP Board of Governors candidates on the CAP website here, keep an eye out for the electronic ballot and make an educated vote. Election results will be posted on the CAP website by September 13.

FSP 2017 Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference Highights

The FSP 2017 Summer Anatomic Conference was held on July 15-16 in Palm Beach at the Breakers Hotel. Approximately 100 attendees came to learn from the cadre of reputable faculty members as well as to network with their colleagues throughout the weekend.