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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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