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


XXXVIIIth IPPA Advanced Course in Paediatric Pathology

The XXXVIIIth IPPA Advanced Course in Paediatric Pathology will be held in Barcelona, Spain, 15th - 21st October 2016. Venue will be the MonStBenet Hotel & Conference Centre, Barcelona, Spain.

Images of Hotel


Room Lounge Area

One of the bathrooms

The Monastery

One of the Restaurants

Outside Area

Reception Area

Double Room



Please download the IPPA 2016 PDF file for more information.

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Upcoming Events from Paediatric Pathology Organisations

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



Meeting of the EuroPedPathLungNet

Pre-Course to the ESP Congress at Cologne - Saturday 24th September 2016 - 9.15am to 5.00pm

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The XXXI International Congress of the International Academy of Pathology and the 28th Congress of the European Society of Pathology will for the first time be organised as a joint venture.

It will be held, from 25 September to 30 September 2016, in the KölnMesse in Cologne, Germany

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Lund Sweeden

The PPS 62nd Annual Meeting

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Paediatric Pathology Society will be held 15th to 17th September 2016 in Lund Sweden. The local organiser is Barbara Guertl-Lacker.

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The 2016 International Conference on Stillbirth, SIDS and Baby Survival - Montevideo, Uruguay - September 7-10

Please save the dates for the ISPID/ISA international conference.

The information website is now live and full information regarding conference can be found here!

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SIDS conference flyer


  • Safe and friendly
  • Economically sound & politically progressive
  • Exciting nightlife & world class museums
  • First-class hotels & top rated restaurants
  • Mild climate
  • Beautiful beaches
  • A short ferry ride to Buenos Aires, Argentina

More conference information will be sent soon including abstract submission guidelines.

Plan now to be a part of this exciting conference.

2016 Conference Info.


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Society for Pediatric Pathology Spring Meeting

2016 Society for Pediatric Pathology Fall Meeting will be held in Honolulu, HI, October 5th - 9th
Waikiki Beach Marriott
2552 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815