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V Up-Date IPPA Course in Paediatric Pathology

  • 14 Feb 2022

Due to the COVID-19 epidemics we had to re-arrange the dates for the V Up-date IPPA Course twice. As It was agreed to move the dates whilst maintaining same contractual conditions (we are therefore not losing any incurred expense).

 I am delighted to invite you to attend the V update IPPA Course, which will take place in Rome, Italy, between 18th – 24th June 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

The Crown Plaza is a marvellous hotel, and we have SPA, Gym and Swimming pool included! In addition to a discounted fee for treatments.  Please visit their website


 The academic programme is well advanced and it will cover topics in foetal, perinatal, placental, and paediatric pathology. The following resident tutors have confirmed their participation: Linda Ernst (USA), John Choi (USA) and Fereztché Razavi (France), and Miguel Reyes- Múgica (US) as Technology Director.  Local speakers will address brain tumours and medicine in Roman times.

In addition to formal lectures we will have a tutors’ slide seminar, and participants’ slide seminar. You will receive details of how to contribute to the slide seminar session in a separate letter. We encourage participants to present interesting/unusual and/or difficult cases.

The Local organisers, Evelina Silvestri and Rita Alaggio, are working very hard on the social program. As usual, the course is planned to include a colourful opening lecture on Saturday evening, lectures during the morning sessions, slide seminars during evening sessions, nights at the bar and a Gala dinner on Thursday night. The social program will include a tour to Ostia Antica, that is the location of the harbour city of ancient Rome and noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaics

We will also be visiting San Clement 's Basilica, the ancient church which was transformed over the centuries from a private home that was the site of clandestine Christian worship in the 1st century to a grand public basilica by the 6th century, and to the  Roman Forum which for centuries was the center of the day-to day life in Rome.  Finally, we will too visit the Catacombs, underground galleries used for centuries as cemeteries. The catacombs began to take place in the 2nd century and were not finished until the 5th century. Here the pagan citizens, Jews and the first Christians of Rome were buried.

Professor Marta C Cohen                                           

V Up- Date IPPA Course Director