Join the FSP at 7 p.m. EDT, July 15 for a special Town Hall Webinar where FSP leadership and experts from the billing, legal and legislative sectors will discuss the organization’s response to the 2020 Practitioner Laboratory Fee Schedule published by the Agency for Health Care Administration, the agency responsible for Florida’s Medicaid program. The Town Hall will be your opportunity to hear from our experts, understand the financial and legal implications, ask questions, and share your experiences. Register Now.
The FSP hosted Nicole Riddle, MD and moderator Stefanie Grewe, MD, for an educational webcast slide review on Soft Tissue and Bone Pathology. During the slide review, Dr. Riddle reviewed eight high yield diagnoses for soft tissue and bone pathology. The webcast is not only an excellent resource for residents preparing for the boards, but also serves as a practical slide review for pathologists interested in soft tissue and bone pathology. Watch the webcast on-demand here on the FSP website .
The FSP Member of the Month is Sherri Flax, MD, the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Outreach, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida. Dr. Flax first became involved with the FSP when her UF colleagues invited her to an FSP conference. After attending, she realized that being involved in the FSP is a great way to support the pathology profession, as well as meet some phenomenal pathologists. To read Dr. Flax’s full member profile visit the FSP website here.
Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the very difficult but necessary decision to cancel the FSP Summer Conference. The health and safety of our attendees, faculty members, staff, and supporters are our highest priority and we realize this is the best decision to keep everyone safe and happy. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to deliver the exceptional educational agenda we had hoped to deliver this summer, we are happy to announce that all faculty will be able to join us next year for the 2021 Summer Pathology Conference which will take place on July 17-18, 2021 at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. In the meantime, please mark your calendars for the FSP 2021 Annual Meeting taking place on February 12-14, 2021 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club. Registration will be available soon on the FSP website. We hope to see you there! READ MORE
FSP Membership dues are due May 1, 2020. We understand many of you may be experiencing temporary financial setbacks; therefore, the FSP will be offering all members special accommodations on dues payments. We are committed to partnering with you to sustain your membership; therefore, the society will offer members a discount on their membership dues and the option to pay dues in installments. As a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the interests of Florida pathologists through professional enrichment and advocacy, we can only sustain ourselves through the support of our members and partners. If you are a member that has not been impacted financially and are able to pay your full membership dues, we hope you will consider supporting your society in this way. To renew your dues online now, please visit the website here.
Did you know FSP has its own virtual Career Center on its website? If you are a pathologist looking for a job in Florida, the FSP is here to support you. Visit the FSP Career Corner on the website here. FSP Members can post job openings through the website and members are also able to post their CVs for potential employers as well. If you are interested in posting a job or posting your CV and need assistance please reach out to the FSP Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month our member spotlight is Patricia Moody McNab, MD, an FSP board member specializing in Dermatopathology. Dr. Moody McNab completed her Dermatopathology fellowship training at UTMB, Galveston, Texas, and a surgical pathology fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. She has been serving many dermatology practices both locally and internationally and has developed a solid reputation for excellent quality and service. She has given several lectures and is actively involved with meetings and updating dermatologists with the newest and latest changes in Dermatopathology. To read Dr. Moody McNab’s full member spotlight visit FSP website here.
The 2020 Legislative Session adjourned Sine Die on Thursday, March 19 after extending the Session for purposes of passing a budget.
This was indeed a rough and tumble Session with many issues addressed including attempts to, once again, tie your reimbursement for pathology services to a percentage of Medicare which ultimately failed passage. However, one of the most significant issues that House Leadership has pushed unsuccessfully for eight years, the autonomous practice of APRN’s and test and treat allowances for pharmacists, was ultimately passed and immediately signed by the governor.
We are particularly excited to spotlight Margaret "Meg" Neal, MD, who won the President’s Service award at the FSP's 46th Annual Pathology Conference in Orlando, Florida. President Morton H. Levitt, MD awarded Dr. Neal for her many contributions to the advancement and continued success of the FSP over the last decade under her service. Dr. Neal is quoted saying “The best part of being a pathologist is the requirement for broad ever-changing knowledge base dealing with many unique conditions, the work with many clinical specialties and colleagues, and the close association with other pathologists I work with, all for the best care of our patients.” To read Dr. Neal’s full member spotlight visit the FSP website here.