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

2019 IPPA Advanced Course

The 41st IPPA Advanced Course in Paediatric Pathology

Our next course in 'Advanced Paediatric Pathology' will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from the 21st - 27th September 2019.

Welcome To Lisbon 2019

This years IPPA advanced course will be held in the stunning city of Lisbon, Portugal

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

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.

Pre-term Birth Dialogues

Wed, Aug, 15th, 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to Cape Town and especially to the Pre-term Birth Dialogues. This is a network meeting funded by the Academy of...

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Mowat Labs Monothematic meeting


Wed, Aug, 15th, 2018

Mowat Labs Monothematic meeting: Clinico-pathological Correlation in the Diagnosis and Management of Paediatric Liver...

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XXXII International Academy of Pathology Congress

Wed, Aug, 15th, 2018

Welcome Note

by the President Chairman of the Congress, Past President, Arab Division of the International Academy of...

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9th International Conference on Birth Defects and Disabilities In The Developing World

Wed, Aug, 15th, 2018

About the conference

Recognizing the need to build capacity in lower-income countries for the prevention of birth defects...

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