FSP Summer Meeting 2021


Please join us for the FSP 2021 Annual Meeting taking place July 17-18, 2021 at the Eau Palm Beach in Palm Beach, FL. We hope to see you then!



Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD

Professor and Chair 

University of Mississippi Medical Center 

Jackson, Mississippi 

Topic: Malpractice 


Rebekah Bernard, MD

Gulf Coast Direct Primary Care

Fort Myers, Florida

Topic: Malpractice 


Christopher P. Crum, MD

Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

Division of Women's and Perinatal Pathology

Department of Pathology

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts 

Topic: GYN Pathology


Julia V. Hegert, MD

Director of Autopsy Pathology, Orlando Health

Pathology Specialists

Orlando, Florida

Topic: COVID-19 Autopsies: Aide to the Living through Proper Examination of the Dead


Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD

Director of Surgical Pathology and Immunohistochemistry

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Professor of Pathology 

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts


1.      Recently established IHC biomarkers: Practical applications and an update

2.      Vascular lesions: Morphologic spectrum, molecular profile, and clinical significance

3.      Read Slides with Master Session: Interesting cases (including spindle cell lesions of the GI tract)


Merce Jorda, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor and Chair 

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Director of Genitourinary Pathology and Cytopathology

Chief of Pathology, Jackson Memorial Hospital

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Miami, Florida

Topic: GU Pathology



Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD, FCAP


Florida Society of Pathologists

Professor of Lab Medicine and Pathology

Consultant Pathologist

Mayo Clinic Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Topic: Malpractice 


Saturday, July 17, 2021

7:00 AM-7:45 AM
Sponsored Breakfast Session
7:30 AM- 8:30 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 AM- 8:45 AM
Welcome and Introduction
Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD, FCAP
8:45 AM- 9:30 AM
Recently established IHC biomarkers: Practical applications and an update
Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD
9:30 AM- 10:15 AM
Vascular lesions: Morphologic spectrum, molecular profile and clinical significance
Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD
10:15 AM- 10:45 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:45 AM- 11:45 AM
Interesting Soft Tissue Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Other Visceral Sites
Jason L. Hornick, MD, PhD
11:45 AM- 12:05 PM
FSP Business Meeting
12:05 PM- 12:30 PM
12:30 PM- 1:15 PM
Sponsored Lunch Session
1:15 PM- 2:00 PM
Dessert Break with Exhibitors
2:00 PM- 2:20 PM
Minimize the Damage by Actively Responding to Serious Diagnostic Errors: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach
Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD, FCAP
2:20 PM- 3:00 PM
How to Handle the Stress if You are Sued for a Mistake you Made
Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD
3:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
3:30 PM- 4:15 PM
Medical Malpractice Roundtable/Q&A Session
Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD; Rebekah Bernard, MD; Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD, FCAP
4:15 PM- 5:00 PM
COVID-19 Autopsies: Aide to the Living through Proper Examination of the Dead
Julia V. Hegert, MD
5:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Urine Cytology and Bladder Tissue Samples: Reasons for Discordant Results: Read Slides Session
Merce Jorda, MD, PhD, MBA
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Sunday, July 18, 2021

7:30 AM- 8:30 AM
Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 AM- 9:30 AM
Advances in Gynecologic Pathology Relevant to Practice
Christopher P. Crum, MD
9:30 AM- 10:30 AM
Challenging Cases in Diagnostic Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology
Christopher P. Crum, MD
10:30 AM- 11:00 AM
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
11:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Ten Challenging Cases in Consultative Practice: Read Slides Session
Christopher P. Crum, MD - View Cases Here
12:00 PM- 12:15 PM
Closing Remarks
Qihui "Jim" Zhai, MD, FCAP


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FSP Discounted Room Rate: $219/night (plus tax)

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The health and safety of our hoteliers, guests and community remains Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s highest priority. By closely monitoring the latest guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the State of Florida and Palm Beach County Departments of Health, we’ve implemented the Safe Stay Program at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. This rigorous new protocol is intended to keep you safe and healthy during your visit so that you can focus on creating lasting memories at our Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond ocean retreat. 

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Society of Pathologists. The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Florida Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Statements of credit/participation will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance at each session and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claim credit form at www.flpath.org/claimcme.  If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact the FSP at 904-309-6261. Credit must be claimed by July 28, 2021.


This activity is designed to meet the needs of practicing physicians, pathologists, and other specialists involved with pathology.

The field of pathology is constantly changing, and many of the most important advances in the field. In the setting of new technology, techniques and advancements in the field, practice gaps are inevitable. As such, pathologists require ongoing educational opportunities to stay current in order to maintain and improve their knowledge and competence in the field.


At the conclusion of this activity, all participants should be able to:

•  Describe how to apply immunohistochemistry using novel antibodies directed against the protein correlates of molecular genetic alterations to aid in differential diagnosis

•  Discuss the role of immunohistochemistry in screening for familial cancer predisposition syndromes

•  Recognize the key histologic features that distinguish among various vascular neoplasms

•  Identify how to apply immunohistochemistry using novel markers to aid in the differential diagnosis of challenging vascular lesions

•  Identify an appropriate differential diagnosis for spindle cell lesions of the gastrointestinal tract and other organs

•  Describe how immunohistochemistry is used to aid in the diagnosis of mesenchymal neoplasms of visceral sites

•  Identify the histopathologic and molecular correlates of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma precursor types.

•  Identify and properly grade squamo-columnar junction specific cervical squamous intraepithelial lesions. (SIL)

•  Recite the spectrum of non-HPV adenocarcinomas in the uterine cervix

•  Recognize categories of undifferentiated or poorly differentiated carcinomas of the endometrium.

•  Identify potential pitfalls in assessing glandular and squamous neoplasia of the vulva

•  Distinguish variants of verruciform proliferations of the vulva

•  Distinguish adenosarcoma from atypical endometrial polyp

•  Recognize criteria for aggressive variants of low grade ovarian serous neoplasia

•  Recognize unusual variants of epithelioid trophoblastic tumors

•  Recognize variants of endometrioid and undifferentiated carcinomas of the uterus

•  Recognize various pathologic and clinical features of Renal Cell Carcinoma subtypes

•  Identify morphology and immunohistochemical analysis tests to appropriately classify Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

•  Describe the basics of medical malpractice law and the specific legal criteria that determine medical liability

•  Recognize the typical timeline of a medical malpractice lawsuit 

•  Identify ways to minimize the emotional and psychological impact of a medical malpractice lawsuit on the pathologist and the pathologist's family

• Identify the origin and nature of “clear cell” neoplasia in the uterus and peritoneal cavity

• Recognize differences in acute versus prolonged treatment pathological findings in tissues



This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca. This activity is supported by in-kind product from Olympus.  


The planners of this activity disclosed no financial relationships relevant to the content to be presented with the exception of Marilyn Bui, MD who disclosed the following Grant/Research Support: NCI/NIH Core Support Grant. Consultant: Epizyme, BMS, Hologic, ContexVision. Speaker's Bureau: Physicians Education Resource. Other Financial Support: Travel support to speak on behalf of Digital Pathology Associates


The faculty of this activity disclosed no financial relationships relevant to the content to be presented.


It is the policy of the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to ensure independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all approved CME content. CME faculty must present evidence-based data, clarify off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships to the audience. The ideas and opinions expressed during jointly provided events do not necessarily reflect those of the FMA, and the FMA’s approval of course content for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. does not constitute an endorsement of the ideas, positions or statements contained therein.  Every effort has been made to ensure that all information provided by the joint provider is accurate and current. However, FMA does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions and accepts no liability for any resulting loss or damage. Attendees agree to participate in this CME activity with full knowledge and awareness that they waive any claim they may have against the FMA for injury or other damage that may result in any way from their participation in this activity.










Agendia is a leading precision oncology company that develops genomic tests to help support physicians faced with complex treatment decisions. MammaPrint®, the 70-gene signature is an FDA-cleared breast cancer recurrence assay, backed by peer-reviewed, prospective outcome data and is included in many national and international guidelines. BluePrint®️, the 80-gene molecular subtyping assay looks beyond the cell surface to identify Luminal-type, Basal-type and HER2-type breast cancer. Learn more at: www.agendia.com





Aiforia equips pathologists and scientists in preclinical, academic, and clinical labs with the most powerful deep learning artificial intelligence and cloud-based technology to increase the speed, accuracy and consistency of analyzing large and complex medical images across a variety of fields from oncology to neuroscience. Aiforia is composed of an ideal mix of scientists experienced in a variety of medical areas from pathology to cancer diagnostics, software developers who collectively hold over 100 years’ experience in artificial intelligence, and a business team with backgrounds in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.





APS Medical Billing is a premier billing firm that provides expert billing and practice management solutions to pathology and laboratory practices nationwide. APS' clients range in size from a single-physician practice to large, multi-site academic departments, reference and independent labs. The scope of our billing services and proven strategies allow APS to effectively bill for professional, technical and global components of anatomic and clinical pathology services. Please visit our website at www.apsmedbill.com.




Our ambition is to push the boundaries of science to change the practice of medicine and transform the lives of cancer patients. We target the underlying biology of cancer in Immuno-Oncology, Tumor Drivers/Resistance, DNA Damage Response and Antibody Drug Conjugates. Utilizing precision medicine and biomarker-driven indications we look to dramatically improve five-year survival. Our focus on early disease stages and relapsed patients is to 1) identify and treat patients earlier with curative intent; and 2) support relapsed and refractory patients by tackling primary or acquired resistance.





Caris Life Sciences® is a leading innovator in molecular science and artificial intelligence focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine through quality and innovation. The company’s suite of market-leading molecular profiling offerings assesses DNA, RNA and proteins to reveal a molecular blueprint that helps physicians and cancer patients make more precise and personalized treatment decisions. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Caris Life Sciences offers services throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and other international markets. To learn more, please visit www.CarisLifeSciences.com or follow us on Twitter (@CarisLS).







Cleveland Clinic Laboratories is dedicated to providing high-quality, clinically impactful pathology and laboratory diagnostic services combined with readily available consultation from experienced pathologists and laboratory scientists. Our laboratories offer excellence in coagulation, flow cytometry, hematopathology, molecular testing and cytogenomics, and microbiology as well as subspecialty services in anatomic pathology. This approach ensures that every specimen submitted will be evaluated by a pathologist with a high level of diagnostic expertise in that specific field of pathology.






CSI Laboratories is a leading cancer testing and diagnostics laboratory trusted by pathologists, oncologists, and community hospitals throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean. For more than 24 years, our laboratories have employed advanced testing methods and a collaborative approach to deliver insightful results and rapid turnaround times. CSI provides a full complement of cancer testing under one roof, including flow cytometry, cytogenetic analysis, fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH), immunohistochemistry, molecular genetics, and consultations in the areas of hematopathology and surgical pathology. For more information, please visit www.csilaboratories.com.







Considered the founder of the industry, Genentech, now a member of the Roche Group, has been delivering on the promise of biotechnology for more than 40 years. Genentech is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.






With over 12 years’ experience in laser cassette printing technology, General Data Healthcare is an industry leader in providing barcode identification and tracking solutions. Our LaserTrack™ cassette printers consistently produce sharp, crisp readable text and barcodes that deliver nearly 100% scan rates. SlideTrack ESPO™ delivers automated direct to slide printing and worry-free control slides. We offer a wide variety of high quality Made-in-the-USA small instruments, such as precision waterbaths/flotation workstations, paraffin dispensers, slide dryers, fume hoods, and much more. Visit www.general-data.com/healthcare to schedule a live interactive demo of any instrument in the comfort of your home or lab!





GenPath Oncology provides leading expertise in cancer diagnostics and offers a comprehensive portfolio to provide a single source solution laboratory for cancer patients' needs. GenPath is backed by a team of specialized pathologists and has experience in providing diagnostic oncology solutions, from routine clinical and special coagulation testing to complex genomic testing for tumor sequencing and hereditary cancer syndromes. GenPath offers oncologists and pathologists a variety of diagnostic solutions including morphological analysis, immunohistochemistry, FISH, flow cytometry, karyotyping, molecular analysis, and next generation sequencing. https://www.genpathdiagnostics.com/





Innovative Science Press is an organization dedicated to the advancement of physicians of all specialties by producing and disseminating educational text books. Innovative Science Press provides steep discounts to resident and fellow pathologists and donates frequently to the under-served countries. It is also dedicated to increasing women's awareness of maternal health and reproductive rights by targeted campaigns, funding and supporting their education, and by building partnerships with other health organizations.





Molecular testing for indeterminate thyroid nodules are not all the same. ThyGeNEXT / ThyraMIR is the only testing platform that utilizes both mutational and microRNA markers to aid patient management.  MicroRNA classification complements cytology and mutational analysis as well as risk-stratified patients with weak driver mutations, including RAS.




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Labcorp Oncology believes in harnessing science to improve health and the lives of people with cancer. And so we work day and night, around the world, to support the delivery of more treatment options - whether you're a healthcare provider, pharmaceutical company, hospital, medical researcher or patient.







MedReceivables Advisor, LLC is a full service outsourcing medical billing company for the hospital based physician. Our company provides complete accounts receivable management services for hospital-based physicians.https://www.medreceivables.com/







For more than a century, Merck has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, Merck continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.






As a CLIA-certified/CAP accredited full-service reference laboratory of over 30 years, Michigan Medicine Laboratories (MLabs) combines the scientific rigor and infrastructure investment of a top academic research institution with the efficiency, flexibility, and responsiveness of a private reference lab. Our menu consists of over 1,800 tests, and 60 expert consultants within 18 subspecialties available across the country. Partnering with MLabs means gaining access to one of the largest, most productive pathology enterprises in academic medicine, with faculty equally passionate about scientific discovery and service excellence. By making nationally recognized faculty and state-of-the-science technology easily accessible, we help you meet your practice’s needs for on-time, accurate pathology results. Visit us at:  http://mlabs.umich.edu






Myriad Genetics is a leading genetic testing and precision medicine company dedicated to advancing health and wellbeing for all, empowering individuals with vital genetic insights and enabling healthcare providers to better detect, treat and prevent disease






NeoGenomics is a Florida-based premier cancer diagnostics and pharma services company serving oncologists, pathologists, pharmaceutical companies, academic centers, and others with innovative diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive testing. Our vision embodies uncompromising quality, exceptional service, and innovative solutions. We have a network of CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified facilities in the US and offer global capabilities with laboratories in Switzerland and Singapore.






At ProAssurance, we work to protect medical professionals and support their patient safety efforts with custom healthcare professional liability insurance solutions. If a malpractice claim is made, we listen and provide experienced counsel, bringing clarity and fair treatment to the claims process. ProAssurance Group is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best.







Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes.  Derived from the world’s largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management.  We serve half of the physicians and hospitals in the United States.







Stemline is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to applying our scientific leadership and commercial expertise to transform the lives of patients with cancer.






Veracyte is a pioneering genomic diagnostics company. Our tests provide trustworthy and actionable ANSWERS that improve care throughout the patient journey. We ask the right questions and provide answers that give physicians and patients a clearer path forward.


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What is included in the live meeting?

  • Access to the educational sessions
  • Access to the exhibit hall to meet in person with industry partners
  • Access to industry supported sessions or special events
  • Meals including breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday, the Welcome Reception on Saturday evening, and breaks on Saturday and Sunday
  • The ability to claim CME/CE credit for the sessions you attended

How will FSP keep attendees safe at the live meeting?

The FSP is looking forward to returning to in-person educational events and is taking the health and wellbeing of our participants as our top priority. While participating in-person at the FSP Summer Pathology Conference on July 16-18, the FSP and the host hotel will follow suggested federal, state, and local preventive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the FSP cannot guarantee that participants, attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff, or others in attendance (“participants”) will not become infected with COVID-19. All participants will be asked to:

  1. Wear masks when and where required
  2. Practice social distancing when and where required
  3. Follow any pathway signage
  4. Follow good personal hygiene practices
  5. Practice self-monitoring & self-reporting
  6. Follow the requirements of the host hotel that are in place at the time of the meeting
  7. Not travel to or attend the FSP meeting if you are sick or become sick
  8. Take reasonable precautions to ensure your own comfort

 The following additional safety protocols will be in place:

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the meeting space.
  • The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of all public spaces in the hotel will be increased. All high traffic areas and key touch points-elevator landings, door handles, stairway handrails, lobby seating areas, will be frequently cleaned.
  • All meeting room equipment (tables, chairs, door handles, light switches, linen) will be cleaned, disinfected and/or replaced between each meeting or event.

Attendees must adhere to all infectious disease protocols in place during the event, including those imposed by FSP, the venue, the county health department, and any state directives, and if they fail to do so, they will be ejected from the conference and the venue with no refund.

What will the Eau Palm Beach Resort be doing to keep guests safe?

The health and safety of the hoteliers, guests and community remains Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s highest priority. By closely monitoring the latest guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the State of Florida and Palm Beach County Departments of Health, they have implemented the Safe Stay Program at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. The Safe Stay Program includes:

  • Physically distanced check-in protocols
  • Service options for your guestroom
  • Rigorous cleaning and sanitation processes for all guestrooms and meeting spaces
  • Physical distance protocols in all communal spaces including elevators, the pool and beach area, restaurants and bars, and the fitness facility

This rigorous new protocol is intended to keep you safe and healthy during your visit so that you can focus on creating lasting memories at our Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond ocean retreat.

Can I bring a guest to FSP?

Guests are not permitted to attend the educational sessions or special events because of capacity restrictions due to COVID-19. Guests are welcome to come and stay at the Eau Palm Beach Resort with attendees.

What is the cancellation policy for the Conference?

A written notice of cancellation must be received by June 18, 2021 to receive a refund. Cancellations received prior to this date will be honored minus a $100 administration fee. Refunds will not be honored after June 18, 2021. Telephone cancellations cannot be accepted. Cancellation refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conclusion of the Conference.

Who do I contact for help?