Message from the WSSP President

May 20, 2020

Fellow Pathologist,

The Washington State Society of Pathologists Board of Directors thanks you for your membership and respectfully asks that you renew your membership for 2020. The WSSP is committed to providing both education and advocacy for our members.


WSSP is committed to providing resources to our members as we navigate the SARSCoV2 pandemic. On May 29th we will be hosting an online challenging cases conference (3 category 1 and SAM credits available) which will feature autopsy findings in Seattle area COVID-19 patients and also challenging cases in gynecologic pathology.

In addition, we have scheduled a 2nd no-cost, informative Q&A session on June 19th. During the session entitled Navigating the Digital Pathology Landscape in the COVID-19 Era Dr. Eric Glassy, former president of the Digital Pathology Association will answer questions regarding digital pathology and remote pathology sign out. Register Today

Our May 1st Q&A session with Dr. Geoffrey Baird regarding COVID-19 testing had the highest attendance of any WSSP session to date.  Please find the recorded talk and links to resources highlighted during Dr. Baird’s talk below.

COVID informational links:


In the 2020 Washington State legislative session, WSSP focused on addressing policy regarding benefit managers.  Working with the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA), WSSP addressed policy around benefit managers, who dictate or limit health care provider decisions regarding the use of medical services (e.g. preauthorization and medical necessity).

WSSP will also continue to monitor the rules making and implementation process for the Balance Billing Law (HB 1065) and the business and occupation (B&O) tax increase on health care, both which go into effect in 2020.

Your continued participation in the Washington State Society of Pathologists is essential.


Suzanne Dintzis, MD, PhD
President, Chair of Board of Directors