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(s)

The 2020 IPPA Update Course in Paediatric Pathology

Rome, Italy

Due to the COVID-19 this years' IPPA UPDATE Course has been postponed to next year (2021).

The new details are as follows...
Via Aurelia Antica 415 00165, Rome
18 -24th September 2021

Crowne Plaza, Rome

The 2020 IPPA Advanced Course in Paediatric Pathology

Due to the COVID-19 epidemics this years' IPPA Advanced Course has been postponed to next year.

The Course will now be held next year from the 16th - 22nd October 2021

An Official letter with more information will be sent to all participants soon

The Netherlands

40 years' of the IPPA Course

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2018 saw the IPPA Advanced Course In Paediatric Pathology reach it's 40th Anniversary!

To mark this fantastic milestone we have put together a new section to celebrate IPPA's 40th anniversary. Within this new section we talk about the history of the IPPA course and the people behind it. We also have images from the 2018 course where we saw the unveiling of a special plaque to mark the occasion and speeches from guest speakers including Peter Emery - one of the sons of the late Professor John Emery

To view the new section please click the button below or simply hover over the 'About IPPA' tab and select from the dropdown.


  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
IPPA COURSE APPLICATION FORM please download the form to your computer before filling it in

Latest News Section

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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 Beautiful Brain

Mon, Feb, 8th, 2021

The Royal College Of Pathologists - The Beautiful Brain

15th and 16th April 2021 - VIRTUAL EVENT

A special course focused on the instrumental...

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Pre-term Birth Dialogues - March 2021

Mon, Feb, 8th, 2021

The PRE-TERM BIRTH Dialogues 2021 will be a VIRTUAL conference from 29 to 30th March. This is a network meeting organized by NIHR Global Health Research Group on the prevention...

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