Society for Pediatric Pathology

Meetings and Events

The Society conducts a Spring Annual Meeting in conjunction with the U.S.-Canadian division of the International Academy of Pathology (USCAP), attracting large numbers of registrants from both organizations. In addition, the Society holds a Fall Meeting each year at various pediatric institutions throughout North America. The Fall Meeting includes the presentation of papers and a symposium that draws upon the expertise of local faculty. An informal atmosphere allows for interchange among colleagues and an opportunity to visit the institutions of peers. Since 1978 the Society has presented the Sidney Farber Lecture which features an in depth view of current topics in developmental pathology.

Society for Pediatric Pathology Fall Meeting 2018
October 25-28, 2018 
Graduate Hotel Ann Arbor
615 E Huron St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

SPP Fall 2018 Meeting

**Preliminary Agenda - Subject to Change**

Perinatal Symposium, ‘Updates on Congenital Malformations’

Symposium Director:  Amer Heider, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Recognize the appropriate use of genetic testing in congenital malformation cases, including the financial and technical aspects and limitations for the tests, such as sequencing.
  2. Describe perinatal imaging characteristics in malformation cases and discuss the complementary nature of fetal MRI and obstetric ultrasound. 
  3. Identify the utility of fragmented fetal examination in congenital malformations, including the technical challenges and importance of recognizing relevant clinical information.

Course Outline:

Thursday, October 25, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Committee Meetings

2:00 – 6:00 PM


Friday, October 26, 2018

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM


8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Scientific Program

8:05 – 8:50 AM

COG Update

10:20 – 10:45 AM

Break and Poster Viewing

5:00 – 5:45 PM

Lotte Strauss Lecture

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Perinatal Business Meeting

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Perinatal Slide Session

Saturday, October 27, 2018

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Symposium – Amer Heider, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan


“Prenatal Imaging” - Lori J Day, MD and Maria Ladino-Torres, MD 


“The Fragmented Fetus” - Linda M Ernst, MD, MHS – Perinatal Pathologist, Northshore University Healthsystem


"Genetic Testing Update: single gene, panels, banking (who orders what, when, and how")? - Marcie Treadwell, MD and Beth Dugan, MS, CGC


“Update on Whole Exome Sequencing in Fetal Demise and Malformations - Marcie Treadwell, MD and Beth Dugan, MS, CGC 


Perinatal Symposium discussion and conclusion



Sunday, October 28, 2018

7:30 AM – 12:00 PM


8:00 – 8:10 AM



Symposium:  ‘Quality, patient safety, and value creation from a pathology platform.


Combined SPP - PPS Meeting
October 10-13, 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania