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Thank you to all who attended the WSP Annual Conference!

The Wisconsin Society of Pathologists held their 2023 Annual Conference virtually on April 29, 2023. The conference included talks from speakers from all over the United States, speaking on topics such as Challenges and Best Practices in Head and Neck Frozens, Application of Ancillary Studies to Hematolymphoid Diagnoses: Reflections of a Born-Again Pragmatist, and more! The Annual Business meeting celebrated WSP's accomplishments for the year and thanked the board members for their service to WSP. The conference ended with Dr. Donald Karcher from the College of American Pathologists giving an update on the CAP's advocacy work. 

Thank you to all of our presenters, attendees, and exhibitors that were able to join us!

7:50 AM

Conference Welcome
Stephanie McGregor, MD, PhD - WSP President

8:00- 9:00 AM

Resident Case Reports
Levi Endelman, MD - University of Wisconsin Madison 
Abhinav Grover, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin
Clement Ugwu, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin
Qiong Zhang, MD - University of Wisconsin Madison

9:00- 10:00 AM

Application of Ancillary Studies to Hematolymphoid Diagnoses: Reflections of a Born-Again Pragmatist
Steven Kroft, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin

10:00- 10:20 AM Interpace Diagnostics 

 10:20- 10:30 AM Break 

10:30- 11:30 AM

Using Your Electronic Medical Record to Optimize Patient Blood Management
Joseph Connor, MD - UW Madison Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

11:30- 11:45 AM Break & WSP Annual Business Meeting

11:45- 12:45 PM

Challenges and Best Practices in Head & Neck Frozens
Nicole Ciprani, MD - University of Chicago

12:45- 1:00 PM


 1:00- 1:30 PM

The CAP: Your Professional and Advocacy Home
Donald Karcher, MD, FCAP - College of American Pathologists

1:30 PM Closing


Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Describe unique case reports and identify solutions based on research findings.
  • Discuss the reasoning behind using an algorithmic approach to diagnosis of hematolymphoid tissues and explain the pros and cons of common ancillary tests in typical diagnostic scenarios.
  • Describe the role of restrictive transfusion in effective blood management and define transfusion thresholds and targets.
  • Determine best practices for gross handling, sectioning, and sampling of mucosal resection specimens sent for intraoperative examination for squamous cell carcinoma.

Joint Providership Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation Statement

The College of American Pathologists designates this live (or internet live) educational activity for a maximum of 4.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The content of this accredited CE (CME) activity does not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the College of American Pathologists.

Disclosure Information

Below you will find the financial disclosure relationships for anyone who was able to affect the content of this educational activity.

The CAP mitigates all the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals.  

The following speakers/planners have no financial relationships to disclose:

  • Isabelle DeVooght Blaney, Planner
  • Dr. Shelly Cook, Planner
  • Dr. Stephanie McGregor, Planner
  • Dr. Steven Kroft, Faculty
  • Dr. Joseph Connor, Faculty
  • Dr. Nicole Cipriani, Faculty
  • Dr. Donald Karcher, Faculty

Resident Speakers:

  • Dr. Zhang
  • Dr. Grover
  • Dr. Ugwu
  • Dr. Edelman

The following speakers/planners have the following financial relationships to disclose:

Name, credentials of planner/speaker

Name of Ineligible company

For what role

Alexander Gallan

Vector Surgical LLC


The following In-Kind Support has been received for this activity: None

The following Commercial Support has been received for this activity: None

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