Voting for the 2018 CAP Board of Governors Election is currently underway and is being conducted via electronic ballot. If you are a Fellow of CAP in good standing, you should have received an email from the CAP with instructions on how to vote. FSP strongly encourages all members of FSP that are good standing members of CAP to participate in the election. Voting is open and will close on Sept. 20. To view the candidates, please visit the CAP website here.
Save the date for FSP’s educational conferences in 2019! It’s never too early to plan your travel and CME for next year. The FSP’s Winter Conference will take place on Feb. 22-24, 2019 at Disney’s Contemporary Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Registration is open and online here. Take a sneak peek at the presenting faculty and stay tuned for the full agenda that will be announced in a few short weeks! Don’t forget to save the date for our Summer Conference too taking place on July 13-14, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
There was record attendance at the FSP's 2018 Summer Conference held on July 21-22 in Palm Beach, Florida, at the Breakers Hotel with 135 attendees from not only Florida but all over the United States in addition to 28 sponsoring companies! Our nationally recognized faculty shared diagnostic strategies and practical, yet up-to-date educational pearls on breast and gastrointestinal pathology, and for the first time in years, we heard presentations on clinical pathology. We sincerely hope our members and attendees enjoyed the meeting and can bring back new knowledge that will be useful in daily practice. Did you miss the meeting? See event pictures here.
The 2018 FSP Summer Conference starts this weekend in Palm Beach, Florida, at the Breakers Hotel! If you have already made plans to join us, we are looking forward to seeing you there. If you have not signed up yet there is still time! Our faculty will share diagnostic pearls that will be valuable when encountering common cases in daily practice. The conference will feature practical, yet up-to-date educational sessions on breast and gastrointestinal pathology from nationally recognized faculty members, Dr. Laura Collins and Dr. Laura Lamps. Dr. Hadi Yaziji will serve as our expert read slides faculty member and will take a deeper dive into breast pathology through a review of HER2 IHC, HER2 FISH Equivocal cases and the brand new 2018 ASCO/CAP Guidelines. For the first time in years, the summer conference will feature clinical pathology topics with a riveting discussion on coagulation led by South Florida expert, Dr. David Andrews, associate professor of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Andrews will also present illustrative case scenarios on system wide decision-making challenges. Most importantly, there will also be ample time to network with the 28 vendors and 120 of your fellow colleagues during our social events. We guarantee you will leave this meeting refreshed and re-energized from the time you spent with us, learning from your colleagues in this beautiful and family-friendly location. Don’t miss out, register online now.
The Florida Society of Pathologists is committed to protecting the pathology profession and consequently the patient community through the efforts of the FSP Political Committee. The FSP has its very own lobbyist, Amy Young, who represents the FSP throughout the year and most prominently during legislative session in Tallahassee. To be successful in our efforts, we need you to contribute to the FSP Pathology-PAC. The FSP Pathology-PAC provides supportive candidates, political parties and other political organizations with contributions to achieving our advocacy goals and ultimately to protecting our medical practice. You can donate at any time through the FSP website here or annually when renewing your membership dues online. There is also an option to provide a convenient, monthly contribution through the FSP website. We urge you to join our cause in protecting the pathology profession and contribute today.
The FSP’s next Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference is only ONE MONTH away! Make plans to join over 125 of your colleagues in Palm Beach, Florida, on July 21 and 22 at the oceanfront Breakers Hotel and earn up to 11 hours of CME credit. Featured topics include breast pathology, gastrointestinal pathology and new this year, clinical pathology topics including an informative discussion on coagulation. Hear from our expert faculty as they present timely and practical updates all while offering attendees the opportunity to address questions during question and answer sessions after each session. Register online now to guarantee your seat today!
Did you know that as a member of the Florida Society of Pathologists, the FSP supports your professional development and offers a Career Corner on the society website? Whether you are actively looking for a new job or simply keeping your options open, posting your CV or resume on our Career Corner is an ideal way to reach employers in the field of pathology. If you are an employer and looking to fill a position within your organization the FSP can be an additional resource to finding suitable candidates.
Recently, one of our own resident members credited finding her new employment opportunity to her involvement in the FSP. Dr. Yaohong Tan, a recent graduate of the University of Miami, found her new employment opportunity by posting her CV on the FSP’s Career Corner and networking with attendees at the FSP’s most recent conference in February of 2018. Dr. Tan contributed the following testimonial: “I am very excited about my new job, and I really appreciate that FSP provided me this opportunity to find my dream job!” Learn more here.
Are you interested in getting involved and serving as a leader in the FSP? The FSP offers several committees for members to work together to better the society providing not only a valuable leadership opportunity but an opportunity to network and build lasting relationships with your colleagues. Are you interested in planning the next FSP conference or providing your expertise in communications? Then the education committee or communications committee are looking for your contribution! Participation in the committees is completely voluntary. For more information and to volunteer for a committee please visit the FSP website here or contact the FSP office at 904-309-6204.
The early-bird rate for the FSP’s Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference ends on Tuesday, May 15. Register now to ensure the lowest registration rate possible for the conference taking place on July 21-22 at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. Attendees can earn up to 11 hours of CME and SAMs credit towards the American Board of Pathology MOC requirement. This year’s summer conference will feature both anatomic and clinical pathology topics. South Florida expert, Dr. David Andrews, Associate Professor of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine will give an overview of coagulation and platelet function testing and will present illustrative case scenarios on system wide decision-making challenges.
Calling all members of the FSP, it’s time to renew your dues! Members can easily renew their dues online through the FSP website here. If you are not a member of the FSP and are interested in joining YOUR pathology state society you can learn more and complete the online application here. The FSP promotes and protects the medical specialty of pathology through actively participating in legislative advocacy, providing continuing medical education, and offering multiple avenues to enhance your career through networking opportunities and professional resources. Members of the FSP receive many benefits such as discounted rates to the two FSP educational conferences held each year, Self-Assessment Modules that count towards the American Board of Pathology maintenance of certification, and a complimentary CE Broker professional account making your CE renewal process seamless.