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  • 08/14/2017 10:36 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    Raymond Zastrow Leadership Award

    • This award recognizes leadership to the Society for leadership, service and advocacy.
    • The board of directors will review nominations for the award and select the award winner.
    • The award winner is announced at the Annual Meeting.

    View more on Raymond C. Zastrow, MD | 1930–2016, here




    Nominations are being accepted August 18 - October 20th. Please submit your nomination through the link below.


  • 07/21/2017 10:17 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    Download a copy of the conference agenda today! (link)

    Make plans to join us on November 3 and 4 in Madison, WI!

    Registration link

  • 07/20/2017 11:32 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    Dear Colleagues,

    To encourage the support of professional development for pathology educators, the Group for Research in Pathology Education (GRIPE) is again offering the John H. Holliman Resident Scholarship to a pathology resident who is sincerely interested in pursuing undergraduate or graduate teaching of pathology as part of their career planning. GRIPE is a national/international organization of institutions, interest groups, and individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of pathology education in allopathic and osteopathic medical, nursing, dental and allied health schools.

    The scholarship covers registration expenses (travel and lodging are not included) for the annual GRIPE Winter meeting will be in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 25-27, 2018. Further details of the meeting can be found online at www.gripemeeting.org.

    Please encourage any of your residents who are interested in Pathology medical education to apply before October 31, 2017.

    Download the application here.

    E-mail the completed form along with the resident’s one-page statement emphasizing his/her interest in teaching along with a curriculum vita that demonstrates past teaching experiences to Danielle Inscoe at danielle@gripeadmin.org. You may also fax your completed forms to 304-523-9701.

    The resident will also be asked to prepare a poster on a topic of his/her choice and give a 10-minute presentation summarizing the poster at the 2018 meeting. The scholarship will be awarded by December 15, 2017 at which time the recipient and all applicants will be notified.

    Thank you,
    GRIPE Admin Team


  • 07/17/2017 4:48 PM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    Doctor Day 2018 has been set for Tuesday, January 30.  The event will again be held at the Monona Terrace in Madison and is hosted by over 20 medical societies.

    The event provides physicians an opportunity to meet with their legislators, and have input on important health care issues. The day will conclude with a reception in downtown Madison.

    Registration is available online (link).


  • 07/10/2017 9:20 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    July 6, Wisconsin Health News"I would call it 5 percent justice instead of 100 percent justice," he said. 

    An appeals court struck down a state law Wednesday capping the amount of money that injured patients can receive for some malpractice claims.

    The 1st District Court of Appeals ruled that a state law capping awards for noneconomic damages at $750,000 was unconstitutional. Noneconomic damages are intended to compensate for pain and suffering.

    Judge Joan Kessler, who penned the majority opinion, wrote that the law imposes "an unfair and illogical burden only on catastrophically injured patients, thus denying them the equal protection of the laws."

    The case involves Ascaris Mayo, who lost her limbs after she wasn't notified she had an infection after visiting a Milwaukee-area emergency room in May 2011. Mayo and her husband sued, and a jury awarded them $16.5 million for noneconomic damages. 

    The state's Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund, which is funded by hospitals and doctors and covers large medical malpractice claims, moved to reduce that amount to the $750,000 limit. The Mayos challenged that.

    Hospitals and doctors in the state were concerned about the Wednesday's ruling. Wisconsin Hospital Association CEO Eric Borgerding expects the state's Supreme Court to review the decision. 

    "We believe the court will uphold the well-supported and bipartisan public policy balance set by the Legislature to help ensure accessible healthcare in Wisconsin," he said in a statement.

    A spokeswoman for the Office of Commissioner of Insurance, which provides administrative staff to the 13-member board, didn't respond to a request for comment on whether the state would appeal the decision.

    Dr. Noel Deep, Wisconsin Medical Society president, said the decision"endangers the long-term solvency of the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund and its ability to adequately compensate patients." He warned that it could incentivize "attorneys to file questionable cases in hopes of astronomical jury awards seen in other states without caps."

    Dan Rottier, an attorney for the Mayos, called the society's claim regarding fund's solvency "ridiculous." The fund reported a net position of $879 million as of June 2016, according to an annual report.

    Rottier said that pursuing such cases are difficult because "they're extremely expensive...these cases are not taken lightly.

    Rottier said the court's decision has "implications for a few cases every year where there's horrendous injuries...it's those cases where the inequity is the most severe." He noted that applying a cap in this case would have reduced the jury award by more than 95 percent.

  • 06/27/2017 3:57 PM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    An IVM interpretation seminar designed for pathologists

    When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
    Where: The James Hotel, 55 E. Ontario Street

    Chicago, Illinois
    Sponsor: In Vivo Microscopy Committee

    This is a complimentary workshop but has limited space.To reserve your seat, register today at surveymonkey.com/r/IVMWorkshop17.

    For more information, click here

    Pathologists and pathology residents interested in establishing their presence in IVM and GI specialists wanting to collaborate with their pathology colleagues on IVM may want to attend.


  • 06/26/2017 11:09 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)
    Doctor Day 2018

    Doctor Day 2018 has been set for Tuesday, January 30.  The event will again be held at the Monona Terrace in Madison and is hosted by over 20 medical societies.

    The event provides physicians an opportunity to meet with their legislators, and have input on important health care issues. The day will conclude with a reception in downtown Madison.

    Registration is available online (link).


  • 06/05/2017 7:40 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    HEMATOPATHOLOGY FOR THE GENERAL PATHOLOGIST
    November 3-4, 2017
    Fluno Center, Madison, WI

    New Conference Details Now Available!

    EXHIBITING: $500

    • Exhibit space includes 8' skirted table with two chairs.
    • Non-competitive exhibitor viewing times.
    • Roster of attendees distributed at the time of the meeting.
    • Complimentary meals and refreshments during exhibit hours.
    • Inclusion in the exhibitor listing on the WSP website.
    REGISTRATION INFORMATION
    Register by October 4, 2017 to ensure that your company will be recognized in printed materials. Registrations received after October 4 are not guaranteed to be included in printed materials.

    Space is limited, Click here to register



  • 06/01/2017 10:48 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    Hi All –

    Attached, please find our current letter to HHS Secretary Price raising grave concerns about suggested changes to Medicare Part B that will harm patient access to medications or limit treatment options. A two-page background summary is also attached for your reference, with all current signers listed in the email below.

    The letter will remain open to signers through Monday, June 5, at COB Pacific time to accommodate our friends on the West Coast. The text and sign-on form can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/WFYYEsa8q7lp6FSG2

    Please let me know if you have any questions of or if you need any additional information.

    • ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+)
    • Advocates for Responsible Care (ARxC)
    • AIDS Response Seacoast
    • Alabama Society for the Rheumatic Diseases
    • Alliance for the Adoption of Innovations in Medicine ("Aimed Alliance")
    • Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)
    • American Behcet's Disease Association
    • American Urological Association
    • Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinics of Kansas
    • Association of Northern California Oncologists (ANCO)
    • Association of Women in Rheumatology (AWIR)
    • BioNJ
    • Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska
    • California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
    • California Life Sciences Association (CLSA)
    • Caregiver Action Network
    • Caregiver Voices United
    • Charleston Parkinson's Support Group
    • Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations (CSRO)
    • Community Access National Network (CANN)
    • Community Health Acton Network
    • Community Health Charities of Nebraska
    • Community Liver Alliance
    • Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation
    • Delaware BioScience Association
    • Easter Seals Massachusetts
    • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago
    • Health Coalition, Inc.
    • Hematology Oncology Associates, PC
    • Hepatitis Foundation International
    • iBio - Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization
    • Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF)
    • International Cancer Advocacy Network (ICAN)
    • International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis (IFAA)
    • Iowa Biotechnology Association
    • Kentucky Life Sciences Council
    • Life Sciences Pennsylvania
    • Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.
    • Lupus Foundation New England
    • Lupus Foundation of America
    • Lupus Foundation of Florida
    • Maryland Society for the Rheumatic Diseases (MSRD)
    • MassBio
    • Matthew25 AIDS Services
    • Medical Alley Association
    • Medical Oncology Association of Southern California, Inc. (MOASC)
    • Medical Society of the State of New York
    • Mental Health America of Louisiana
    • Metro Denver Oncology Nursing Society
    • Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
    • Michigan Biosciences Industry Association (MichBio)
    • Michigan Rheumatism Society
    • MidWest Rheumatology Society
    • Multiple Sclerosis Resources
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness New Mexico (NAMI)
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness North Carolina (NAMI)
    • National Association for Rural Mental Health
    • National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)
    • National Grange
    • National Infusion Center Association (NICA)
    • National Minority Quality Forum
    • New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA)
    • North Carolina Rheumatology Association
    • Ohio Association of Rheumatology
    • Ohio Hematology Oncology Society
    • One in Four Chronic Health
    • Prevent Blindness Texas
    • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association of New Mexico
    • RetireSafe
    • Rheumatology Association of Iowa (RAI)
    • Rocky Mountain Health Network
    • Rush To Live
    • South Carolina Rheumatism Society
    • StopAfib.org
    • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
    • Texas State Grange
    • The US Oncology Network
    • The Wisconsin Society of Pathologists
    • Veterans Health Council
    • Vietnam Veterans of America
    • Wisconsin Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons
    • Wisconsin Rheumatology Association
    • Wyoming Epilepsy Association
    Thank you for your continued support. We will be in touch as the list of signers grows over the next few days.

    Best,

    Shannon Finley
    The Part B Access for Seniors and Physicians (ASP) Coalition


  • 06/01/2017 8:36 AM | Ashley Monson (Administrator)

    The 2017 WSP Annual Meeting will feature a number of continuing education sessions, networking opportunities, vendors and more!

    Early conference registration is now available. Make sure your membership is in good standing so that you receive the member discount. 

    "HEMATOPATHOLOGY FOR THE GENERAL PATHOLOGIST"

    November 3-4, 2017

    The Fluno Center
    Madison, WI

    • CAP presentation and legislative updates;
    • Overview of WHO updates in Hematologic Disease;
    • New technologies in diagnosis of heme malignancies and how to use, focusing on molecular/next gen sequencing;
    • Approach to diagnosis of hematologic disease in small biopsies/FNA;
    • Talking with the clinical team – how the clinical story can drive the diagnosis, and how the diagnosis can drive treatment;
    • Resident presentations.
    Full conference details coming soon!

    Register today


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