President’s Letter 2015-16

On behalf of the Chicago Pathology Society, we welcome you to our 2015-2016 lecture series. Illinois Registry meetings take place at 7:00 P.M. at the Medical Examiner’s Office on the fourth Monday of the month from September through April, except as noted on the IRAP schedule. The regular meetings occur on the second Monday of the month at the UIC research building (909 S. Wolcott), except for the annual slide seminar on May 9 (presented by Dr. John Hart) which occurs in Room 500 at Rush.

Membership dues are $90 ($100 if paid after Sept 30) and free for emeritus members and trainees. Regular and emeritus members may receive slides from the Illinois Registry for an additional $90 ($100 if paid after Sept 30) or $50 for trainees, and you must complete the attached member update form. This will be your only dues notification. Please pay your dues online at our website, www.chicagopathology.org, clicking on Membership and then Payments (preferred method) or by mailing your check and updated member form to the Secretary, Dr. Ajit Paintal. IRAP and lecture handouts are also posted on our website.

Make sure to confirm that we have your correct e-mail address, as all correspondence is sent via e-mail. You will receive an email reminder if you have already paid for the upcoming year. If you have not paid your dues for the past 2 years, then your name will be removed from the CPS roster and email list.

Our first meeting will be on September 28th at the Medical Examiner’s office when Loyola University will present the Illinois Registry slide seminar. Please note that you need to sign in at the entrance of the ME office due to new security rules. (There will still be a separate attendance sheet.) Our second meeting will be at the University of Illinois on October 12; Dr. Archana Bargaje will present “Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma: Update”. The Pathology Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago will host a dinner reception prior to this meeting.

We are sponsoring a research competition for residents again this year. Please encourage any resident to enter. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2015. Cash prizes will be awarded and the winners will present their work on February 08, 2016.

PRA category I (CME) credits will be available; one hour for lectures at the University of Illinois and two hours for the IRAP slide seminars from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for a total of more than 20 hours. There is no better deal around. CME credit will only be given to members in good standing. Evaluations will be performed online through SurveyMonkey, per CAP procedures. This year, CPS has been approved by American Board of Pathology for SAM credits, details of which will follow in subsequent emails.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Chicago Pathology Society event.

Accessing digital slides for annual slide seminar

Courtesy of Dr. Wiley and UIC, virtual slides for Dr. Schnitt’s lecture on May 11 are now hosted by UIC and may be accessed with the instructions below. As of now, all CPS members may access these slides. We are still working on access for non members who have registered for the dinner.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO REGISTER FOR THE ANNUAL DINNER BY MAY 4

We have loaded the members of CPS into slidepath.
For members to access Stu Schnitt’s slides, go to
https://uic-dsb.slidepath.com

User name: complete member email address (given to CPS)
Password: cps2015

Click on folder labeled CPS-15-05
Five virtual slides displayed with histories
Click on thumbnail to open virtual slide.
Icon at bottom controls magnification and orientation
To go to another slide, click on square black arrow buttons in upper left hand corner
To go back to thumbnails and histories, click on round blue arrow button in upper left hand corner
Exit folder by logging out

Annual Slide Seminar

Chicago Pathology Society Seminar
In Conjunction with the Rush University Department of Pathology

The Donald West King and Mary E. King endowed lectureship
of Rush University Medical Center

Stuart Schnitt, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Diagnostic Problems in Breast Pathology

May 11, 2015 5:30 – 9:00 P.M.
Rush University, Searle Conference Center (Room 500)
Parking available in the Rush main parking structure
Cocktails 5:30-6:30; Dinner 6:30-7:15; Lecture 7:15-9:00.
1653 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612

Registration can be performed online by Paypal. Although we encourage online registration, a paper form is also available..

Chicago Pathology Society Seminar

Chicago Pathology Society Seminar
In Conjunction with the Rush University Department of Pathology
May 12, 2014

Donald W. and Mary E. King Endowed Lectureship at the
Annual Dinner Slide Seminar:

Diagnosing tumors of the pancreas in 2014: What’s new and what’s old (that works)?
Dr. Ralph Hruban
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
5:30 – 9:00 P.M.

Rush University, Searle Conference Center (Room 500)
1653 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612
Parking available in the Rush main parking structure
Cocktails 5:30-6:30; Dinner 6:30-7:15; Lecture 7:15-9:00.

Registration can be performed online by Paypal.  Although we encourage online registration, a paper form is also available.

Annual Slide Seminar

Chicago Pathology Society Seminar
In Conjunction with the Rush University Department of Pathology
May 13, 2013

Donald W. and Mary E. King Endowed Lectureship at the
Annual Dinner Slide Seminar: Pulmonary Pathology
Jeffrey Myers, MD
University of Michigan

5:30 – 9:00 P.M.
Rush University, Searle Conference Center (Room 500)
1653 W. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612
Parking available in the Rush main parking structure
Cocktails 5:30-6:30; Dinner 6:30-7:15; Lecture 7:15-9:00.

Registration can be performed online by Paypal.  Although we encourage online registration, a paper form is also available.

Membership eligibility for PAs and Senior Histotechnologists

New for the 2012-2013 academic year: Pathology Assistants and Senior
Level Histotechnologists are now eligible to join the Chicago
Pathology Society. The price of dues for these members will be the
same as for REGULAR members of the CPS, and they may join either by
paying dues on PayPal via the CPS website OR by downloading a
Membership form from the CPS website and snail-mailing it to Carey
August, along with their check.

Our non-Pathologist members, like our Pathologist members, will be
able to earn 2 hours of CE credit for each IRAP and 1 hour of CE
credit for each CPS lecture. Please share this information with your
Pathology Assistants and Senior Level Histotechnologists.

President’s Letter

On behalf of the Chicago Pathology Society, we welcome you to our 2012-2013
lecture series. Illinois Registry meetings take place at 7:00 P.M. at the Medical
Examiner’s Office on the fourth Monday of the month from September through
April, except as noted on the IRAP schedule. The regular meetings occur on the
second Monday of the month at the UIC research building (909 S. Wolcott), except
for the annual slide seminar on May 13 (presented by Dr. Jeffrey Myers) which
occurs in Room 500 at Rush.

Membership dues are $90 ($100 if paid after Sept 30) and free for emeritus
members and trainees. Regular and emeritus members may receive slides from the
Illinois Registry for an additional $90 ($100 if paid after Sept 30) or $50 for
trainees, and you must complete the attached member update form. This will be
your only dues notification. Please pay your dues online at our website, by clicking here or by mailing your check and updated member form to the Secretary, Dr.August. IRAP and lecture handouts are also posted on our website, here.

Make sure to confirm that we have your correct e-mail address, as all
correspondence is sent via e-mail. You will receive an email reminder if you have
already paid for the upcoming year. If you have not paid your dues for the past 2
years, then your name will be removed from the CPS roster and email list.
Our first meeting will be on September 24 at the Medical Examiner’s office when
University of Illinois will present the Illinois Registry slide seminar. Please note
that you need to sign in at the entrance of the ME office due to new security
rules. (There will still be a separate attendance sheet.) Our second meeting will be
at the University of Illinois on October 8; Dr. Kim Allison from the Stanford
University will present “Understanding the Clinical Impact of Your Diagnosis:
Lessons learned from the other side of the microscope, based on her personal fight
with stage 3 breast cancer.” For more info, visit her website (www.redsunshine.org
). The Pathology Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago will host a
dinner reception prior to this meeting.

We are sponsoring a research competition for residents again this year. An
announcement is included in this email. Please encourage any resident to enter.
The deadline for submission is December 15, 2012. Cash prizes will be awarded
and the winners will present their work on February 11, 2013.

PRA category I (CME) credits will be available; one hour for lectures at the
University of Illinois and two hours for the IRAP slide seminars from the College
of American Pathologists (CAP) for a total of more than 20 hours. There is no
better deal around. CME credit will only be given to members in good standing.
Evaluations will be performed online through SurveyMonkey, per CAP
procedures.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming Chicago Pathology
Society event.

Registration for Annual Meeting

Please note that you can NOW REGISTER EITHER USING A PAPER FORM OR VIA PAYPAL ON THE CHICAGO PATHOLOGY SOCIETY WEBSITE!  You must register by MAY 3.  To register online, click here.

ALSO…NEW THIS YEAR!  You can pay your 2012-2013 dues using PayPal on the Chicago Pathology Society website AT THE SAME TIME!  We encourage you to take advantage of this “one stop shopping” and avoid the higher dues rate for late payment!

For any questions, please contact Carey August, Chicago Pathology
Society secretary at: carey.august@advocatehealth.com or at 773-296-5416.