Welcome to the IPPA website

IPPA is an "umbrella" organisation, established in 1976, with a remit to bring together interested groups and individuals from around the world to increase knowledge of the diseases of the embryo, fetus, neonate and child and promote its application to the health needs of all countries.

The main means by which it pursues these goals are by facilitating contacts between paediatric pathologists; organising conferences and teaching programmes; and by encouraging publication in the fields of developmental, paediatric (also spelt: pediatric) and perinatal pathology.

Membership is drawn indirectly from Affiliated Societies (PPSSPPSLAPPEANZPPG and JSPP) and directly from individuals working in regions not covered by Affilliated Societies.

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The Paediatric Pathology Society (PPS), started in 1955 as the Paediatric Pathology Club. The Society exists to promote paediatric pathology in its widest sense.

The company is dedicated exclusively to scientists involved in the study of normal development and diseases of the embryo, placenta, fetus and children through adolescence inclusive and educational purposes.


The Australian & New Zealand Paediatric Pathology Group. Their objective is to promote training in paediatric pathology by instituting scientific discussions, demonstrations, lectures and seminars.

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The Society for Pediatric Pathology, founded in 1965, is an educational and scientific organization of physicians and scientists who share a common interest in this vital field.

Using IPPA’s Course Material for Training Purposes

Graduates & Members of other Pathology Organisations are free to use any of the material their password allows them to view within the IPPA website, for their own training & Continuing Professional Development (CPD) use.
All we ask is, never copy or try to pass any material from the IPPA website off as your own. Also, always give the appropriate acknowledgement to the originator of the material.


To Register for IPPA Advanced Courses

If you would like to attend the next IPPA Advanced course, please download, complete & return the IPPA COURSE WAITING LIST FORM

Obituary Ann Maes

Ann Maes

On Friday the 16th of June, we lost our valued colleague Ann Maes to the cancer she was diagnosed with in April of this year. She was only 62 years old.

Ann was a forensic paediatric pathologist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague and was also affiliated to the Amsterdam Medical Center as a clinical pathologist with paediatric subspecialisation. She was a pathologist with a unique knowledge of the field, IPPA graduate and was a long-time member of the Netherlands Working Group of Paediatric Pathology. We had the privilege of sharing in her knowledge through the cases she presented at our meetings and courses on many occasions. We will always remember her for her strong respect towards others and her profession. We are sad to lose our warm, kind and accessible colleague, always ready to help and advise.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and close colleagues. A special thought goes out to Vidija, a colleague who was very close to her and assisted her in a very meaningful way during the last months.

Condolences can be sent to the address below, to the attention of Vidija who will present them to the family. No flowers please at the request of Ann.

We will miss you Ann,

The Netherlands Working Group for Paediatric Pathology

Address condolences to:

  • Dr. V. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Nederlands Forensisch Instituut
  • Divisie Bijzondere Dienstverlening en Expertise
  • Postbus 24044, 2490 AA Den Haag
  • The Netherlands


XXXIX IPPA Advanced Course in Paediatric Pathology

The XXXIX IPPA Advanced Course in Paediatric Pathology will be held on the beautiful island of San Servolo, Venice, 30th September- 6th October 2017. The course will be organised in cooperation with the Venice International University

Images of San Servolo

Venice is shaped like a fish

Venice is a fish...

San Servolo from the sky

San Servolo from the sky

Old Benedictine monastery

old Benedictine monastery

San Servolo on a sunny day

San Servolo on a sunny day

San Servolo on a sunny day

Relaxing in the sun

Surrounding gardens

Surrounding Gardens

San Servolo Institute

San Servolo Institute

Photo of small boat

Hope to see you here!



Please download the 2017 Presentation for more information.

More Course information

Upcoming Events from Paediatric Pathology Organisations

Here we list events/meetings from all our colleagues organisations.


International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and baby survival

The International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death (ISPID), the International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) and the Scottish Cot Death Trust (SCDT) warmly invite you to the 2018 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival.

The Conference will take place on 7th-9th June 2018 in the vibrant city of Glasgow, Scotland.


Discover Lively Glasgow...

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Paediatric Pathology Society

2017 63rd Annual PPS Meeting will be in Lisbon, Portugal

September 7th to 9th, 2017

More Information & presentation

European Congress of PathologyLogo for the ESP

2017 29th Meeting of the European Congress of Pathology will be in Amsterdam

September 2nd to 6th, 2017

  • RAI Exhibition & Convention Centre
  • Europaplein 1078 GZ
  • Amsterdam
  • The Netherlands

APIAP 2017 10th Congress of Asia Pacific International Academy of Pathology & Asia Pacific Society for Molecular and Immunohistology.

Download report Here