International Paediatric
Pathology Association

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Welcome to the International Paediatric Pathology Association (IPPA)

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 and directly from individuals working in regions not covered by Affilliated Societies.

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Paediatric Pathology Society


Australian & New Zealand Paediatric Pathology Group


Sociedad Latinoamerica de Pathologia Pediatrica

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Society for Pediatric Pathology

  IPPA Advanced Courses in Paediatric Pathology

Started by Professor John Emery in 1979, the 6-day annual course consists of lectures, discussions, practical sessions and slide seminars, offered at a variety of European venues and featuring international and local experts. The annual course is limited to about 50 participants, and there is a waiting list for admission. Once admitted, a participant can complete a rolling program of 5 annual courses, considered an informal rite of passage for European paediatric pathologists.

Upcoming Course

2018 IPPA Advanced Course

XXXX IPPA Advanced Course in Paediatric Pathology

Our next course in 'Advanced Paediatric Pathology' will be held in Sheffield, UK from the 22nd - 28th September 2018.

Sheffield 2018

In 1979 IPPA's very first course was held in Sheffield, with less than 17 participants. Today the IPPA advanced course in paediatric pathology has grown to having 77 participants per year with a three year waiting list. In 2018, we are returning back to Sheffield.

  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.

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

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Here you will find all the latest news concerning IPPA and other pathology organisations from around the world, simply click on the article you wish to view.

The 64th PPS Meeting - Paris

Sun, Jan, 14th, 2018

Dear Collegues

We would like to invite you to the 64th Annual Meeting of the Paediatric Pathology Society, which is being held in...

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Join SPP in Vancouver

Sun, Jan, 14th, 2018

FEATURING FARBER-LANDING LECTURER, ELIEZER MASLIAH, MD, Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIH) speaking on “The spectrum of...

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