President’s Letter 2016-17

On behalf of the Chicago Pathology Society, we welcome you to our 2016-2017 lecture series. Illinois Registry meetings take place at 7:00 P.M. at the Medical Examiner’s Office on the second or 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 (268 CMET 808 S. Wood St.), except for the annual slide seminar on May 8 (presented by Dr. Esther Oliva) which occurs in Room 500 at Rush University.

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 26, 2016 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 for CME). Our second meeting will be at the University of Illinois on October 10; Dr. Nicole Cipriani will present “Updates in Thyroid Pathology: The Newly Benign (NIFT-P) and The Covertly Aggressive (Poorly Differentiated)”. A dinner reception will be hosted prior to this event.

We are sponsoring a research competition for residents again this year. Please encourage any resident to enter. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2016. Cash prizes will be awarded (1st: $750; 2nd: $600; 3rd: $450) and the winners will present their work on February 13, 2017 at UIC.

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 22 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. CPS has been approved by American Board of Pathology for SAM credits corresponding to CME credits. SAM questions will be sent through SurveyMonkey. You will get a SAM transcript at the end of academic year.

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

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