Society News

Announcing Proposed Changes to FSP Bylaws

The Officers of the FSP have made recommendations for a revision of the current bylaws.

FSP Endorses Rebecca L. Johnson, MD and Ronald Giffler, MD in upcoming election at FMA

FSP is proud to announce that it will endorse Rebecca L. Johnson, MD as candidate for delegate for AMA House of Delegates and Ronald F. Giffler, MD as candidate for delegate for FMA Vice President.

In Memory of the Late Dr. Gerald E. Byrne, Jr.

It is with profound sadness that we share with you the news of our beloved professor and friend Dr. Byrne, who passed away in his sleep on May 17.  Services were held this past weekend in Chicago, where as most of you know, Dr. Byrne and his family called home for many years.  As alumni of our UM Department of Pathology, you either trained under him, worked with him, or consulted him for assistance on Hematopathology cases.  Dr. Byrne was truly very special and will be deeply missed.  We remain grateful for having had the opportunity to know him and to call him our friend.

Florida Pathologists Engage on Critical Issues with Congress at CAP Policy Meeting

On May 2-4, 2016, we saw first-hand that the College of American Pathologists (CAP)’s Policy Meeting (2016 CAP Policy Meeting - College of American Pathologists) is a must-attend event for pathologists. Seven Florida pathologists who are members of the CAP House of Delegates and the Florida Society of Pathologists attended this meeting. These included Drs. Marilyn Bui, Prudence Smith, Anne Champeaux, Jim Zhai, Jeffrey Smith, Oleksandr Kryvenko, and Peter Johnson. The meeting provided our Florida delegation with a unique opportunity to advocate for pathology and laboratory medicine, while also briefing us on key regulatory issues impacting the specialty and how to best advocate for legislative solutions to the problems that we all face.

FSP Holds Resident Poster Competition

FSP Awards top three winners of Resident Poster Competition at the Annual Conference.

FSP 2016 Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference Highlights

The attendees of the 2016 Annual Meeting were delighted with the high caliber of the faculty, the ability to network and socialize with their peers, to view the cutting-edge poster displays and to have the ability to gain from the tremendous knowledge on the latest information and services provided in the Vendor Hall!

FSP 2016 Resident & Fellow Poster Competition

A list of all submissions for the 216 Resident & Fellow Poster Competition

'Balance Billing' Proposal Clears House Panel

In an issue watched closely by doctors, hospitals and insurers, a House panel Tuesday approved a proposal aimed at protecting patients from surprise charges when they need emergency care. The bill (HB 221), approved by the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, deals with an issue known as "balance billing."

Balance Billing Hot Issue for 2016

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation will support efforts to limit what physicians can charge insured patients who seek emergency medical care from out-of-network providers.

Letter to FCSO on Special Histochemical Stains and Immunohistochemical Stains

The Florida Society of Pathologists (FSP), representing more than 350 pathologists in the state of Florida, appreciates this opportunity to comment on the draft Local Coverage Determination: Special Histochemical Stains and Immunohistochemical Stains (DL36324).