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.
Have you made your plans to attend the next Florida Society of Pathologists Conference? Join us Palm Beach, Florida for the Summer Anatomic Pathology Conference taking place on July 21-22. Hear practical and timely updates on breast pathology, gastrointestinal pathology and coagulation from an impressive cadre of both national and local faculty. The Summer Conference will provide pathology education at its finest with 11 hours of CME and SAMs credit in a beautiful and family friendly location at The Breakers Hotel. Learn more about our prestigious faculty and program agenda and register online now.
Dr. Lizardo Cerezo of Orlando Health in Orlando, Florida, was awarded the FSP President’s Service Award at the 44th Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference held in Orlando on Feb. 16-18. Dr. Cerezo was selected for this prestigious award by the current FSP President Dr. Antonio Martinez and presented with the honor during the FSP’s Business Meeting Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 17. Dr. Cerezo has been an active member of the Florida Society of Pathologists for many years. He currently serves as an at-large member of the Board of Directors and is an instrumental resource to the society, reporting on CAC issues and representing pathology and FSP’s behalf when attending CAC meetings. You can learn more about Dr. Cerezo, his career and why pathology holds a special place in his heart by visiting the FSP website here.
The Florida Society of Pathologists is pleased to welcome two new members to the Board of Directors. Dr. Adrian Padurean of Fort Myers, Florida and Dr. Patricia Moody McNab of Tampa, Florida were appointed to serve as At-Large Members of the Board by the FSP membership during the Annual Business Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 17 held in conjunction with the FSP’s 44th Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference in Orlando, Florida. In addition, the FSP membership reappointed the following At-Large Members for an additional two-year term: Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD, Carmen Gomez-Fernandez, MD, Oleskandr Kryvenko, MD and Marino Leon, MD. To read more about our new board members and to view the entire list of your FSP leadership please visit the website here.
The FSP’s 44th Annual Anatomic Pathology Conference was held on Feb. 16-18 in Orlando at the Grand Floridian Hotel. The conference was well attended with over 260 pathologists and 42 vendors representing the best laboratories, products and services in pathology. The conference touted an impressive compendium of speakers from across the country including Drs. John Goldblum, Lester D.R. Thompson, Marisa Nucci and Raouf E. Nakhleh. Local faculty members from Florida included Drs. Andre Pinto from the University of Miami, Juan Carlos Hernandez-Prera from Moffit Cancer Center and Dianne Torrence from the University of Florida who gave riveting microscopy cases that supplemented each of the keynote presentations. Read more and view pictures here.