The Voice of Michigan Pathology

Dear Colleagues,


Hope your fall season is going well and we are pleased to renew our invitations to all of you to join us for the two remaining educational activities of 2017.


Next Monday, November 6, our second institutional based “MSP mini-symposium” ** will be held at the Wayne State University School of Medicine between 4-7 pm. The invitation is extended to all and the event is free of charge. With Southeast Michigan being home to 5 accredited pathology residency and fellowship programs we especially encourage our trainees and their teachers to join us!


Attached document will detail the program along with the directions and free parking instructions. We will start with a rolling dinner at 3:00 pm with the scientific program featuring three outstanding speakers to start at 4:00 pm sharp.


In response to your formal and informal evaluations and feedback, our winter MSP semi-annual meeting scheduled for Saturday Dec 2nd features selected, timely topics posing opportunities and challenges for our colleagues in practice and in training alike. These include an overview of recent developments and initiatives in computational pathology, optimizing the utilization of laboratory data for high quality patient care as well as an update on the growing role of informatics in laboratory medicine and pathology at large.


Furthermore, new regulations are on the horizons requiring pathologists as well as departments of pathology and lab medicine to be prepared for compliance with MACRA and adopting to ongoing changes in reimbursement. We also made room for popular areas in diagnostic surgical pathology, namely the significance of Goblet Cells in the GE junction and a presentation of a challenging kidney tumor in terms of diagnosis and classification. Our guest speakers are national leaders with established expertise in topics selected. A second attached document will detail the program along with the directions to the Inn at St John’s in Plymouth where the meeting will be held.


We look forward to seeing you on Monday November 6 at the MSP mini symposium at WSU and on Saturday December 2nd at the Inn at St John’s in Plymouth for our winter meeting!



On behalf of MSP Board


Wael Sakr, MD, President




** The first of this newly introduced educational activity was held at the William Beaumont Health System June 5th of this year and the mini symposium to follow the November 6th at WSU will be held at the University of Michigan February 26 of 2018.


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