2015 IPPA Advanced Course in Paediatric Pathology

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The IPPA Advanced Course in Paediatric Pathology

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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.

Local Organiser's welcome letter

2015 IPPA advanced Course

September 12th?18th, 2015

NOVOTEL Fontainebleau-URY, France


On behalf of the IPPA, we are very pleased to welcome you at the XXXVII IPPA Advanced Course in  Paediatric Pathology, to be held in Fontainebleau, France, September 12th-18th 2015.

The academic programme will cover a range of topics in foetal, perinatal, paediatric and placental pathology with a team of tutors and some French expert tutors, internationally recognized.

Fontainebleau is a charming and historical city, 70 km (43 miles) south of Paris within a forest where kings hunted and where you will wander. The venue is located in a small village called URY. The address is: NOVOTEL Fontainebleau-Ury , Route Nationale 152, Chemin de Melun, Ile-de-France, 77 760 URY, GPS :N 48° 20' 57.70'' E 2° 36' 27.44'', Phone + 33 (0) 1 60 71 24 24, mail:

Fontainebleau is located about 1 hour away from the arrivals at Gare du Nord (Eurostar, Thalys, etc) or Orly Airport (ORY), and 1.30 hours from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Please note that there are three possible arrival places (Gare du Nord train station, Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport) to be picked up.  Shuttles from these three points will be organised to join the venue. We will contact you soon regarding the organisation of the shuttles. 

It still should be late summer time in Fontainebleau, generally sunny with a temperature between 18°C and 27°C. But weather can be capricious, and rain is a possibility. Nights are colder (10° -12°C) especially in the middle of the forest where we shall be. In the hotel you will find an outdoor swimming pool heated to 30 degrees, an outdoor tennis court, badminton, volleyball, Bowles/Pétanque, Fitness centre, so bring your swimsuit, your sportswear and sports shoes. 

Social activities will balance scientific sessions to meet, network, discover Fontainebleau palace of the kings of France (XII-XIXth centuries), the middle age village of Moret-sur-Loing, the painters’ village of Barbizon and of course walks in the 25 000 hectares wonderful royal forest recognized by UNESCO. For accompanying persons or for vacations before or after the courses, there will be plenty of other possible activities such as canoe/Kayak on the river Loing, rock climbing, horse riding, visits of Vaux-le-Vicomte palace, other castles and of course visits of Paris.

The social dinner will take place in a pleasant restaurant, Le Troubadour, in front of the Fontainebleau palace in Fontainebleau, on Thursday 17th September.

We hope that you will join us. We shall do our best to welcome you to Fontainebleau ; do not hesitate to contact us for any special information you may need. 

Looking forward to seeing you in Fontainebleau in 2015, we wish you a wonderful 2015 new year and an exciting XXXVII IPPA Advanced Course.


Local Organisers:

Aurore Coulomb

Charlotte Mechler

Course Director:

Marta Cohen

Resident Tutor:

Cheryl Coffin

Technology Director:

Miguel Reyes-Mugica

Announcement presentation and Programme

presentation IPPA 2015 def V11 sept (3.5M)
Program web site February 2015 (559.7K)
draft program France web site V2 (121.5K)

Course tutors


Cheryl Coffin (USA)

Catherine Cullinane (UK)

Alex Knisely (UK)

Anastasia Konstantinidou (Greece)

Raymond Redline (USA)

Sara Vargas (USA)


Local Guest Tutors:

Sophie Collardeau-Frachon

Marie-Claire Gubler

Ferechte Razavi

Registration Process

To register for future courses please download & complete IPPA COURSE WAITING LIST FORM.pdf or get in touch for further information.


Course Hotel

Novotel Fontainebleau Convention & SPA
Route Nationale 152
Chemin de Melun
77760 URY

Tel: (+33) 1/60712424
Fax:(+33) 1/60712400

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Course Venue

Novotel Fontainebleau Convention & SPA
Route Nationale 152
Chemin de Melun
77760 URY

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Please find below, all registered IPPA course Graduates from 2015




MŁELLER  Annette Germany 2015
HOOK  Liz United Kingdom 2015
GOEDHALS  Jacqueline South Africa 2015
GONDA  Peter United Kingdom 2015
BOUVIER  Raymonde France 2015
BODE  Peter Switzerland 2015
BITETTI  Stefania United Kingdom 2015
ARAD Ayala Israel 2015
AL-ADNANI Mudher United Kingdom 2015
MURPHY  Amanda United Kingdom 2015
ORHAN  Diclehan Turkey 2015


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If you would like to attend the next IPPA Advanced course, please download & complete the
IPPA COURSE WAITING LIST FORM.pdf, or contact the Course Director, Dr. Marta Cohen