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,, 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.

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