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  • 09/16/2017 2:13 PM | Deleted user

    Make plans to join WSP this fall!

    CAP President, Dr. R Bruce Williams, will speak on Triple Aim & Public Health: The Role Of The Pathologist and provide a CAP Legislative Update, at the 2017 WSP Conference taking place November 3-4, 2017 in Madison, WI

    To view more conference information and to register, click here


  • 09/16/2017 2:12 PM | Deleted user


    • 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.

    Nomination link


  • 09/11/2017 8:50 AM | Deleted user

    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).


  • 08/23/2017 10:46 AM | Deleted user

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

    "HEMATOPATHOLOGY FOR THE GENERAL PATHOLOGIST"

    November 3-4, 2017
    The Fluno Center
    Madison, WI

    View the Conference Brochure and register today (link).

    Hear from the CAP President-Elect at the November 3rd reception! Dr. R. Bruce Williams will be joining us just a month after he takes on his new role of CAP President.


  • 07/20/2017 11:32 AM | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user

    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 | Deleted user
    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 | Deleted user

    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



 
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