The Paediatric Pathology Society (PPS), started in 1955 as the Paediatric Pathology Club, is composed of pathologists who specialise in or have a major interest in the pathology of the fetus, neonate or child. The Society exists to promote paediatric pathology in its widest sense, embracing all the disciplines of pathology, but most members are now Histopathologists. Membership is largely European, reflecting the origins of the Society, but is open to those from anywhere in the world.

The Society runs an Annual Scientific Meeting, with meetings generally happening in Europe. Donations to the Society have enabled the institution of a guest lecture - The John Emery Lecture - at the annual meeting and the Norman Brown Award is given for the best presentation by a junior member or guest.

Please note that this site is www.paedpath.org, not to be confused with www.pedpath.org, which is our journal website.

Annual Meeting

61st PPS Annual Meeting Preliminary Announcement

-> Roger Malcomson on September 08 2014

The 61st Annual Meeting of the Paediatric Pathology Society will be held 19th to 21st November 2015 in Perth, Western Australia. The local organiser is Nick Smith.

 Provisional Programme

Immediately following the PPS meeting, the 2015 Paediatric Pathology Update Course will take place at the Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay, Western Australia, 22nd to 27th November. The website for the Update course is now open. Bookings for the course are now open and all paediatric / perinatal pathologists are welcome to attend. 

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Professor Jonathan Wigglesworth

-> Roger Malcomson on September 04 2014

 The PPS is saddened to report the death on 4th August 2014 of Professor Jonathan Wigglesworth, Honorary Member and one of the founders of the Society and a pioneer of Perinatal Pathology. He was a mentor and friend to many of us and he will be sadly missed. We send condolences to his wife and family.

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Announcement from the University of Chicago Center for Continuing Medical Education

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The 35th Annual Conference on Pediatric Disease entitled "Update on Pediatric Pathology:  Aspen Conference on Pediatric Disease Series" will be held at the Mountain Chalet Aspen, Aspen, CO, August 4th - August 8th, 2014.

Conference webpage and online registration

The first 20 SPP members to register will receive a reduced rate of $875 on or before July 3rd and $975 after July 3rd, 2014.

Please note that this conference is not sponsored by the Society for Pediatric Pathology.

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The 2014 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby survival.

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The 2014 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby survival.


18-21 September, 2014. Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

For more information download the flyer or email:congressen@bsl.nl

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Joint Meeting of PPS and SPP, Birmingham. 4-6 September 2014

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Joint meeting of The Paediatric Pathology Society and 

The Society for Paediatric Pathology, Birmingham UK, 4-6 September 2014

Local organisers: Phil Cox, Tamas Marton and Beata Hargitai.         Main Images: bham_2014_pic.jpg


Final Programme


    Flyer is now available in the download section.


                                                The meeting website (www.pps-spp2014.co.uk) is now open.

Registration for the meeting is now OPEN.
Reduced rate registration is available until 13th July 2014 (updated). 

This meeting has been accredited for 10 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). Event code: 10810.

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Abstract submissions commenced on 1st March and closed on 31st May 2014.

 Accepted Abstracts


Slide seminar (external link / 131MB download required - support requests to Dr. Marton)


PPS 2014 AGM Documents


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Call for topic proposals for the MBRRACE-UK 'perinatal' confidential enquiry in 2015- now open.Main Images: mbrrace-uk-logo.jpg

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Message from the President

-> Roger Malcomson on June 03 2013

Dear Members and Colleagues,Main Images: phil.jpg

  It is a great honour to have been elected President of the Paediatric Pathology Society, of which I have been a member for nearly 20 years. I have previously served on the general committee of the PPS and was Honorary Secretary for 6 years. I shall endeavour to acquit myself well in my new role.

  I am a Perinatal Pathologist in Birmingham, UK and have a range of interests, including fetal neuropathology and the pathology of fetal growth restriction. I am still amazed by the variety of conditions and difficult problems that my colleagues and I encounter every day. I am still a keen, if sometimes frustrated, researcher and hope that this sometimes rubs off on our trainees, who are ever more driven to tick boxes rather than follow their interests.

  This Society is unique in its multinational membership and outward looking attitude. The members are hugely supportive of one another, across national boundaries.

  Paediatric and Perinatal pathology faces many challenges in all of the countries in which we have members. We are all under significant, often severe financial pressures, that make it ever more challenging to maintain the excellent, specialist service that we are so committed to. Many of us have problems recruiting bright young pathologists into our specialty and we often receive limited support form colleagues in general pathology. It is vital therefore that the PPS continues to provide a focus for Paediatric and Perinatal pathologists across Europe and the wider world, supporting training and development where we can. We encourage pathologists with an interest in this important and ever-challenging field to become members of our Society and to draw on the network of like-minded colleagues.

  Our Annual meeting is a great opportunity to network with old friends, meet new people and learn something new in a convivial atmosphere. If you are interested in attending a meeting or joining the PPS, please contact myself or one of the other officers, whose details appear on this website.

With all best wishes

  Phil Cox

  President, PPS.

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