This month we are excited to feature Jesse Kresak, MD, who has been a member of the Florida Society of Pathologists since 2014 and is on the Education Committee of FSP. Dr. Kresak currently serves as Associate Professor, Director of Surgical Pathology and Associate Program Director, Anatomic Pathology at the University of Florida.
The FSP attended the CAP 2019 Meeting in Orlando, Florida this past weekend and enjoyed a very informative and engaging meeting with pathologists from all over the country. The CAP House of Delegates Meeting on Saturday provided a comprehensive update from CAP with a leadership panel, roundtable on diversity and an advocacy update.
In the afternoon, FSP President Dr. Morton Levitt participated in a panel discussion moderated by the CAP Speaker of the House of Delegates Kathryn T. Knight, MD, FCAP with other state pathology society Presidents on the challenges and success of state pathology societies. The key takeaway message from the panel discussion was the importance of being involved in your state pathology society and how an engaged and motivated leadership and membership can build a strong society.
All delegates from the state of Florida were seated together during the House of Delegates meeting and many gathered together for a photo.
Congratulations are in order for two of FSP’s Board Members, Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD, and Nicole Riddle, MD, as they have been announced as one of the Top 100 pathologists in 2019. To view Dr. Bui and Dr. Riddle’s profiles and to see the full list of the industry’s top trailblazers in pathology visit The Pathologist’s website here.
FSP’s delegates to the Florida Medical Association, Dr. Harvey Feld, Dr. Antonio Martinez and Dr. Patricia Moody McNab attended the FMA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and House of Delegates Meeting on Aug. 9-11 in Orlando, Florida, to represent our membership and keep abreast of important issues affecting organized medicine in the state of Florida. Fellow FSP member and pathologist Dr. Ronald Giffler was officially installed as the next president of the FMA and our delegates had the pleasure of witnessing this significant moment. Read the full report from the FMA meeting provided by Dr. Antonio Martinez here.
With the CAP 2019 Annual Meeting taking place in our very own backyard in Orlando, Florida, the FSP is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Networking Reception in conjunction with the CAP meeting on Monday, Sept. 23 at 6 pm. All current and prospective new FSP members are invited to attend. If you know anyone that is interested in joining the FSP, please invite them to attend! More details will be announced about the reception and a pre-registration link will be available soon, but we hope you will save the date and join us.
The FSP Summer Pathology Conference is only three weeks away, taking place on July 13-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. It’s not too late to register for the premier pathology conference of the summer. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with over 100 of their pathology colleagues, ask questions and interact with our top-notch, expert faculty, and hear practical yet cutting-edge pathology topics in both clinical and anatomic pathology. The summer conference will feature 25 exhibiting companies, presenting the latest technologies, diagnostic tools and strategies to take back to your office. Get a preview of who will be exhibiting at the summer conference on the FSP website here and sign up to attend the conference now before the registration rates increase onsite.
Why not share the value of your FSP membership with your co-workers and friends? Help FSP grow our membership by referring new members to the society and win prizes while you are at it. For every member you refer, FSP will reward you with a prize. The member who refers the most membership candidates will receive a complimentary registration to the FSP 2020 Winter Conference taking place on February 14-16, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Learn more about our new Refer a Member Program on the FSP website here.
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 email@example.com.
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.