The Missouri Society of Pathologists (MSP) was originally formed in 1969 as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation. It has been fulfilling its mission as the only statewide organization dedicated to representing Missouri Pathologists.
MSP leadership hails from many different areas of Missouri to create liaisons between local Pathologists and the MSP. Education, scholarship, advocacy, membership participation and interactions with local, state and national societies are important blocks in the MSP’s current structure.
Most insurance and regulatory issues affecting the practice of pathology are state issues. All pathologists, including those in academia and in an employment-model are eventually affected, and lately our profession is coming under intense attack from a variety of forces.
The MSP takes an active role in Missouri politics trying to assure that Pathologists’ interests are kept in appropriate regard. As the only statewide group for Pathologists, the MSP monitors the bills introduced into the State Legislature to look for any conflicts with Pathologists’ concerns. It has also filed its own bills with support from Pathologists around the Missouri.
The Society has always had a strong educational focus with lectures on anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, pathology practice management and government affairs at Annual Meetings. The Annual Meetings have typically been held together with the Missouri State Medical Association Annual Meetings that rotate annually between Kansas City and St. Louis to facilitate attendance from Pathologists from around the entire state.
Charitable work is an important activity for the MSP. The William R. Bynum, M.D. Education Fund was established by a large donation from Dr. Bynum, a Pathologist who saw great value in and need for the education of laboratory personnel. Many other donations were made over a couple decades and the Fund grew to the size where the MSP could start giving two $1000 scholarships to graduating Medical Technologists. Further donations are always welcome; see the Scholarship Tab for more details.
If you would like to support the MSP by volunteering for a leadership position as an Officer, Director, Delegate/Alternate to the CAP House of Delegates or Annual Meeting Coordinator, please indicate that on your membership renewal form or Contact Us.