THE PAEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY SOCIETY (PPS)
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.
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.
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 30th June 2014.
EUCME accreditation for the meeting has been applied for.
Abstract submissions commenced on 1st March and will close on 31st May 2014.
The 2014 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby survival.
GLOBAL ACTION NEEDED!!
18-21 September, 2014. Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Dear Members and Colleagues,
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
The 59th Annual Meeting was held in St. Petersburg, Russia from 19th to 21st of September 2013. The local organisers were Elena Popova and Sergey Popov. The meeting website opened on the 1st of March 2013.
The meeting was accredited for 10 EACCME points.
Accepted abstracts can be viewed here (PPS member login not required).
PPS 2013 AGM Documents (PPS Member login required).