From Sept. 30: Lung injury associated with vaping — the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) — has been recognized in the medical literature, and a case series of such injuries is now published in the Journal. If vaping is the proximal cause of lung injury, the mechanism leading to such injury is not certain. Unlike traditional cigarettes, ENDS use solvents to heat and aerosolize the flavorants (known as “juices”), which consist of various aldehydes and alcohols, and complications can arise as the mixing and aerosolization of these components create new compounds. Moreover, ENDS are increasingly used to deliver cannabis oils and concentrates. READ MORE
If you are interested in earning 11 hours of CME and networking with over 250 of your pathology colleagues at the FSP’s Annual Pathology Conference than you only have a few more days to take advantage of the early bird rate for the conference and save $50. Register by Friday, Dec. 20 to receive the lowest registration fee. Register online now!
The FSP’s 46th Annual Pathology Conference: Updates and Practical Approaches in Pathology will be here before you know it. Register for the conference taking place on February 14-16, 2020 in Orlando, Florida at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort before the early bird rate expires on December 20th. The educational agenda will feature a wide spectrum of advanced, yet practical pathology topics in the areas of thyroid pathology, gastrointestinal pathology and lung pathology. In addition, there will be supplemental education on subspecialty topics in pathology covering a wide range of diseases during interactive read slides and microscopy sessions. Choose from breakout sessions to customize your educational experience and gain even more education. Register online now before the early-bird deadline on to save $50 on the registration fee.
New this year, residents and fellows are invited to submit their poster to be considered for an oral platform presentation to take place on Saturday, Feb. 15 during the main educational sessions on the FSP conference agenda. If you wish to be considered for a platform presentation, you can indicate this on the conference registration form. This is a separate event from the Poster Competition and you will present your poster as part of the competition in the Digital Poster Hall as well. Learn More and Register Now.
Do you have a case study or exciting research to present? All pathologists are invited to submit a poster for inclusion in the FSP Digital Poster Hall. If you are a resident or fellow in a pathology training program then you are invited to submit your poster for inclusion in the FSP Digital Poster Competition. The top three presenters of the Digital Poster Competition will receive recognition during the FSP Conference and a cash prize. New this year, the FSP is offering Platform Presentations for residents and fellows. Through this opportunity residents and fellows will gain valuable speaking experience by presenting their research from the stage in front of the entire FSP audience! To learn more and to submit your research, visit the FSP website here.
Register and attend a webcast training course on Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. ET. This course is designed for pathologists and lab personnel interested in learning how to score and implement the PD-L1 biomarker test in TNBC with the PD-L1 (SP142) Assay. This course includes case slide review, interactive knowledge-check, Q&A, and a completion certificate (upon request). The webcast training is provided by Roche Medical and Scientific Affairs Pathologists Dr. Michael Lynch and Dr. Bharathi Vennapusa. To register to attend, please visit this link here.
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.