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Pathology Today, May 22, 2019

A new lunch program titled The TRK to Tumor-Agnostic Care in Solid Tumors: A Pathology-Focused Guide to the Clinical Role of TRK Fusions in Personalizing Cancer Therapy has been added to the FSP Summer Conference taking place on Saturday, July 13, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. The session will explore how pathologists and oncologists can collaborate to apply precision oncology treatment tools in adult and pediatric patients across a wide range of TRK fusion-positive solid tumors. Experts will discuss the rationale for molecular testing for TRK fusions in a range of cancer settings, including head and neck cancer, GI cancers, breast cancer, and lung cancer, among others, as well as which patients may be candidates for treatment with TRK inhibitors. Other topics will include a guide to selecting and interpreting results of diagnostic testing techniques for confirming the presence of TRK fusions, as well as strategies for using this diagnostic information when making clinical decisions. Attendees will earn one additional hour of CME by attending this session. To reserve your seat for the lunch email exec@flpath.org.

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Pathology Today, May 8, 2019

The 2019 Florida legislative session officially concluded on Saturday, May 4th, a day later than originally scheduled due to delayed budget negotiations. The FSP was closely monitoring several issues impacting the practice of medicine and most importantly the pathology profession, but altogether the FSP came out unscathed this Session. A summary of the bills of most importance to our members is provided on the FSP website here.

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Pathology Today, April 25, 2019

Register now for the FSP’s Summer Pathology Conference taking place on July 13-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the beautiful, oceanfront Ritz Carlton Hotel. Our summer conference will feature both anatomic and clinical pathology topics, innovative read slides presentations, networking opportunities and so much more! Our expert faculty will take time to answer your questions during question and answer sessions at the end of their lectures, giving you the opportunity to interact with top thought leaders in an interactive and educational environment. Register online here before the early bird discount expires on June 1st.

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Pathology Today, April 10, 2019

FSP Members can renew their dues online now through the FSP website here. Members can use their FSP Member ID or email address to renew their dues. The entire process will take less than five minutes! If you have misplaced your member ID or have trouble accessing your member account, please contact the FSP Membership Department at membership@flpath.org.

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Pathology Today, March 27, 2019

We are completing week three of the Florida Legislative Session and this has been a very active time for FSP. Many bills have been filed impacting your practice of pathology. Most importantly, legislation was filed which would have capped pathology reimbursement at 200 percent of the Medicare rate. The FSP Executive Committee was alerted to this legislation, HB 1317 and SB 1790, the day it was filed and your FSP president addressed this in his update several weeks ago. 

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Pathology Today, March 13, 2019

It is an honor to serve as the next President of the Florida Society of Pathologists. I would like to thank our outgoing President, Dr. Antonio Martinez for his outstanding leadership and service to the FSP Board and the entire membership over the past two years. I look forward to serving alongside the new slate of Executive Committee Members and furthering our mission to provide valuable educational and networking opportunities and advocacy support for our members.

We just concluded another outstanding conference on Feb. 22-24 in Orlando, Florida where we saw over 230 of our colleagues join together to hear practical yet updated pathology topics from some of the brightest minds in our field. Educational topics spanned urology, dermatopathology, breast pathology, hematopathology, physician wellness, digital pathology and more. For the first time ever, attendees were given the opportunity to select from concurrent breakout sessions to choose a specialty read slide session of their choice. For a full rundown of the conference and to see event pictures be sure to check out the FSP website here.  READ MORE

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Pathology Today, February 28, 2019

The FSP’s 45th Annual Pathology Conference took place this past weekend in Orlando, Florida with over 230 pathologists in attendance and 43 exhibitors and supporters. The educational sessions were widely received, with riveting lectures from Dr. Mahul Amin, Dr. Eric Glassy, Dr. Steven Billings and Dr. Marilyn Bui. The breakout read slides sessions were well attended and attendees gave positive feedback about the additional educational opportunities the breakouts provided. A special lecture was given on Physician Wellness by Dr. Rebekah Bernard which equipped attendees with tools and techniques to reduce physician burnout and improve wellness. To all those that attended we thank you for joining us and to any members that could not attend we hope you will join us for our next conference, the Summer Pathology Conference taking place on July 13-14 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at the Ritz Carlton.

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Pathology Today, February 14, 2019

Join us in Orlando next weekend on Feb. 22-24 at the FSP’s 45th Annual Pathology Conference and explore the FSP Digital Poster Hall where over 40 digital posters will be on display. See the latest research and case studies and meet with the authors during the poster sessions taking place on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Make plans to stick around to hear who wins the Resident and Fellow Poster Competition. The top three posters will be presented with awards during the FSP Business Meeting taking place from 12:00 pm -12:45 pm on Saturday. It’s not too late to register and we hope you will consider joining us and registering online today!

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Pathology Today, January 16, 2019

Time is running out to register for the FSP Conference taking place on Feb. 22-24 in Orlando, Florida. If you haven’t experienced an FSP conference firsthand than let us list the many reasons you don’t want to miss out on this one. How about the opportunity to learn from national and local experts in clinical and anatomic pathology, practical yet timely educational updates that you can immediately put to practice, the opportunity to network with over 250 of your peers in a social yet educational environment, a chance to visit with over 40 exhibitors in the FSP Exhibit Hall, and the opportunity to explore the latest research projects and case studies in pathology being featured in the FSP Digital Poster Hall. Even more... Disney is rolling out the red carpet! Visit the custom FSP Disney website built exclusively for attendees of the 45th Annual Pathology Conference, where you can not only book your hotel room but also take advantage of special ticket options and discounted prices to Disney theme parks. Don't miss out on this great perk only for FSP Attendees.

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Pathology Today, January 2, 2019

Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

From Aug. 15: The last decade has seen a complete transformation of the diagnostic and treatment landscape in the management of non–small cell lung cancer. Following the initial discovery of recurrent epidermal growth factor receptor mutations and then anaplastic lymphoma kinase translocations marking key subsets of NSCLCs highly responsive to targeted therapy, up-front reflex molecular testing has become requisite, impacting the workflow of pathology departments around the world in major ways and calling for careful tissue stewardship and close attention to proper triaging/processing/turnaround times.

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