THE EDITOR'S DESK
Edwina J. Popek, DO
I am certainly sorry that I missed what
sounds like an excellent educational program and social event in
Minneapolis. As always it does appear that there was much “Networking”
of pathologists—some of it over cheese and beer. Despite all of the fun,
a lot of business was accomplished, moving the Society closer to the goals
established during the Long Range Planning Meeting only one year ago in
Houston. The raffle was very successful. A number of members have already
donated books for next year’s raffle, but let’s not limit it just to
text books and original art—use some imagination.
We are at a significant cross-roads with
the Society’s journal. I, and I am sure that others of you have received
a renewal notice from Taylor & Francis for their journal. Remember
that the SPP’s journal is Pediatric and Developmental Pathology,
published by Springer-Verlag, NY, and the subscription cost is included
with your Society membership. The first volume will be published in
Manuscripts should be sent to:
Denis R. Benjamin MB, BCh. BSc
Department of Laboratories
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
4800 Sandpoint Way, N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
James E. Dimmick, MD
The interim meeting was from all reports a
great success, with excellent scientific presentations and very enjoyable
socializing. To Susan Simonton and her colleagues a “thank you” from
The Council and Long Term Planning
Committee met in a new format prior to the meeting. We had a two hour
“early bird” session to update on the initiatives arising from the
Houston planning meeting. From this, issues went to the various committees
and then returned later in the day to Council for action. The process
worked so well that it was agreed to repeat this format at the interim
meetings in the future. The format also provided time for new issues to be
“brain stormed”, again a suggestion that was promoted at the planning
The Ad Hoc Committee initiatives are taking
form thanks to the work of the many involved. Membership was given the
mandate to put in place a plan to expand the membership, especially to
include pathologists who now must include an increasing amount of
pediatric pathology in their practice. Accordingly there will be a
mail-out to other societies’ members with a letter from the president
outlining the scope of pediatric pathology and the advantages of
membership, an updated brochure of our Society with its many excellent
education activities and an application form. The brochure is being
revamped by the Publications Committee (incoming chair - Bev Rogers), and
the whole process is being put in place by the Membership Committee (chair
- Virginia Baldwin) with the assistance of President-elect Tom Stocker.
The brochure, with its attached application form will be available to you
and will be distributed at meetings, etc.
The Practice Committee (chair - David Zwick)
has moved very smartly to put in place a plan to formalize the Slide
Survey as a CME sanctioned procedure that also can be more broadly
applied. The Society is indebted to Bob Novak for operating the survey,
since 1994. Bob will return to the Practice Committee to lend his
The Extracurricular Education Ad Hoc
Committee (chair - Joe Rutledge) deliberations will be taken up by the
Education Committee (chair - Henry Krous) that will expand its membership
specifically to define and plan what additional events will occur.
Electronic communications for consultation
and education will continue to expand. Paul Dickman chaired the ad hoc
committee on this subject and has outlined the direction we should take.
These directions will be acted upon by the Publications Committee. To
facilitate the process the Publications Committee will undertake to
formalize the editorship for electronic telecommunications.
Fellowship education in pediatric pathology
in the USA and Canada continues to be a matter of our concern because of
activities by the American Board of Pathology and the accrediting bodies
in the USA and Canada. Two issues at least demand our immediate attention.
The length of the fellowship program (one or two years) needs to be
addressed. Some of us favor the two year program within which there is
attention to research; some expect a one year program will suffice. Our
Society has had considerable input into fellowship programs and their
curricula and we expect to again have a strong voice. In addition,
accreditation of fellowship programs is an issue. There needs to be
bilateral, USA-Canada acceptance of each others' programs by the
accrediting bodies of both nations. Many of us, including myself, have
benefited significantly from being educated in pediatric pathology in both
countries. To deal with these two very important matters a Fellowship Ad
Hoc Committee has been established (actually re-established) and will be
chaired by Joe Rutledge. He will be assisted by members who were initially
involved in the fellowship and curriculum issues and there will be members
from both USA and Canada.
I continue to be impressed by the existing
and growing world presence of pediatric pathology. At the recent
Australian Pathology meeting in Singapore a full day of the four day
meeting was dedicated to pediatric pathology (organized by Dr. T. Bourne
of Adelaide), and was well attended by pathologists from Singapore,
Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia. A symposium on
metabolic disease was followed by a slide seminar. Equally impressive is
the very new Women’s and Children’s 800 bed hospital in Singapore,
where they have had sufficient concern for the unique medical requirements
of this segment of the population to aggregate their pediatric and
women’s care beds and clinics in one institution. The Head of Pathology
is Dr. H-K Ang, an SPP member. She has a large and busy department.
The Spring meeting in Boston will feature
among other presentations and good short courses, a symposium on molecular
pathology that promises to be very interesting for its basic and practical
Remember the arrival of our new journal is
imminent. Your contributions are important for its success.
AWARDS INTERIM MEETING
David Witte, MD
Chair, Committee on Distinctions & Awards
Gordon F. Vawter Award
The Gordon F. Vawter Award for trainees was
awarded to Dr. Anirban Maitra for his paper, Expression of the RNA
Component of Telomerase in Neuroblastic Tumors in Children. Coauthors are
Drs. Kazuo Yashima, Charles F. Timmons, Jerry W. Shay, and Adi F.Gazdar,
from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.
The Neustein award for work involving
electron microscopy was not presented.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE LOTTE STRAUSS
David Witte, MD
Chair, Awards Committee
The Awards Committee would like to remind
and encourage members of the Society to consider submitting nominations
for the Lotte Strauss Prize for the spring meeting in Boston. This award
recognizes meritorious work by an individual 40 years of age or younger in
a subject germane to pediatric pathology. The work to be recognized must
be published (or accepted for publication) during the year preceding the
annual meeting at which the award is presented.
Submit four copies of the completed paper
and of the nominee’s curriculum vitae by January 1, 1998. Nominations
(or inquires about the award) should be submitted to: David Witte MD,
Chair, Awards Committee, Department of Pathology, Children’s Hospital
Medical Center, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229. Phone: (513)
636-4261; FAX: (513) 636-3924 and E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERIM RAFFLE A GREAT SUCCESS
Edith P. Hawkins, M.D.
The first raffle to raise money for the
endowment fund for the Young Investigator Award was very successful
(raising over $1,800) and was also great fun - a least for the winners and
those of us collecting the money. We want to thank again the member donors
of books (Cheryl Coffin, Enid Gilbert-Barness, Hart Isaacs, David Parham)
and art (Art Weinberg). Their generosity was deeply appreciated and
allowed all the money collected to go directly into the fund. (There were
no administrative expenses). A last minute gift of an Atlas of Artifacts
donated by a friendly publisher’s rep was a welcome addition to the
prizes. The 6 winners were - Gloria Kohut, Glenn Taylor, Bruce Beckwith,
Henry Krous, Ed Ballard, and Cindy Kaplan.
A number of people indicated that they
would like to have another raffle (Raffle II) at the next interim meeting
in Toronto. In addition a couple of people have already offered to donate
prizes. But, a couple is not enough. Soooo, if there is anyone out there
who has written or collected a book (scientific or otherwise), painted a
picture, crafted a craft, etc. who would be willing to donate it for a
prize for Raffle II, please notify one of the members of the subcommittee
for raising money for the Young Investigator Award endowment fund (John
Buchino, Susan Simonton, Edith Hawkins). This year, all the winners got a
real bargain, and the rest of us had a good time and went home with a warm
fuzzy feeling that we had, at least, contributed to a good cause.
FROM THE RESEARCH COMMITTEE
David M. Parham, MD
Chair, Research Committee
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR RESEARCH GRANT
To obtain an application contact the SPP Executive Office, Degnon
Associates, Inc., 6728 Old McLean Village Drive, McLean, VA 22101, (703)
556-9222 or FAX (703) 556-8729, or E-Mail SocPedPath@degnon.org.
The guidelines for the award are as follows:
Purpose of Funding:
The funds are to be used to facilitate the research of a young
investigator. The following are appropriate expenditures: capital
equipment, reagents and supplies, travel to meetings to present data, and
salary supplements. Other appropriate expenditures include: fees required
to purchase specific services such as an electron microscope, scanning EM,
etc., or other specified techniques or tests. Animal care costs are also
- To foster research within the SPP by
providing seed money to young investigators.
- To fund a pilot project following which
the investigator can apply to other granting agencies.
Amount of Award:
There will be (1) award up to a maximum of $10,000. This is a
non-renewable, one term award.
Who May Apply:
Types of Projects that Will be Funded:
Research into any aspect of pediatric disease will be considered,
including morphologic, biochemical, genetic and epidemiologic studies.
- All applicants must have an MD, MD/PhD,
- Residents or fellows, full-time in an
accredited pathology training program.
- Faculty and staff who have been in
Pediatric Pathology less than 5 years and are regular members.
- The applicant must be a member of the
SPP or sponsored by a member.
Completed applications must be received by the Chair of the Research
Committee no later than February 2, 1998. They will be reviewed by the
Research Committee of the SPP, and awards will be announced at the
February SPP meeting. Award will begin on July 1, 1998.
Please submit a completed application form to Chairman of the Research
Committee, David M. Parham, MD, Chief of Pediatric Pathology, Arkansas
Children’s Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock AR 72202-3591. Be
sure to fill out all segments. In addition, an approval from either
Institutional Review Board (if human subjects are involved) and/or Animal
Care Committee should be included as appropriate.
It is expected that the recipient of this award will present the results
of the research at the meeting of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and
submit one or more manuscripts to Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
PROGRAM FOR THE ANNUAL
February 28 and March 1, 1998
Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA
MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS: A PEDIATRIC
Director: Beverly Rogers, MD
While the “bells and whistles” of the
molecular genetic revolution are fascinating the practical questions are
frequently left out of the discussion. With this symposium, we hope to
answer questions pediatric pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists
encounter in their day-to-day activities, with an emphasis on where
molecular diagnostics would be valuable and how to get the testing you
need. Examples would include: How do you obtain genetic testing on
macerated fetuses and when is it cost effective to do so? When faced with
an undifferentiated small cell tumor what tests, if any, should you do to
determine the diagnosis? When do you really need the PCR to diagnose
pediatric infectious diseases vs. other techniques? There will also be an
introductory discussion about molecular diagnostic techniques to establish
a glossary of terms and methods to which the audience can refer.
Molecular Diagnostics: What Tools are
Available Now? David Witte, MD
Molecular Diagnostic Testing and Fetal
Pathology: Raj Kapur, MD
Molecular Genetics in the Diagnosis of
Small Round Cell Tumors of Childhood:
Poul Sorensen, MD
Pediatric Infectious Diseases - The
Nucleic Acid Approach to Diagnosis:
Beverly Rogers, MD
Fine Needle Aspiration in Pediatrics:
Ricardo Drut, MD and John Buchino, MD
New Advances in Pediatric Muscle
Pathology: Harvey B. Sarnat, MD
Iatrogenic Pathology in the Neonatal
Period: Don Singer, MD and Halit
Pediatric Lung Biopsy Pathology:
Claire Langston, MD
Pediatric Bone Marrow Disorders:
Lila Penchansky, MD
Pediatric Surgical Neurosurgical
Pathology: Mark Cohen, MD and
Richard A. Prayson, MD
Entry into the Workshops will require an admission card which will be
collected by Convention Staff at the door. The Education Committee
requests that Society members respect this policy and not attempt to
“crash” attendance without paying.
A. JAMES MCADAMS SHORT TERM STUDY
The Society for Pediatric Pathology and
Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Ohio, has established the
A. James McAdams Short Term Study Stipend. The purpose is to honor A.
James McAdams, MD, by supporting and promoting opportunities for any
member of the SPP or fellow in training in an accredited program in
pediatric pathology and sponsored by a member of the SPP to learn specific
investigative techniques not available at their institution. This
opportunity may be used to learn and develop new research skills related
to either clinical or laboratory investigations from experts with the
Society or outside the Society. One annual award of up to $2,000 will be
made to support travel and living expenses of a pediatric pathologist for
study for up to one month. The application request should include the
Applications will be accepted up to January
31, 1998. Please be sure that your application is complete, as
applications lacking any of the above four items will not be considered.
- An abbreviated CV including name and
current position, training, and/or professional experience, and brief
description of current research interests and activities.
- A letter from the applicant’s chief in
support of the training experience.
- A letter from the chief or laboratory
director at the institution that the applicant wants to visit
indicating approval of the proposed training experience.
- A brief description (less than one-half
typed page) of the type of training to be pursued and how it will
promote the applicant’s investigative career in pediatric pathology
Interested parties should contact: David M.
Parham, MD, Chair, SPP Research Committee, Chief of Pediatric Pathology,
Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock AR
GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR
PREPARATION OF MATERIALS FOR PLATFORM AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS AT SPP
Henry Krous, M. D.
Chair Education Committee
- Maximal contrast between text and
background achieves the best results.
- Charter BT and Ariel are especially good
- Use the largest font available for
- Limit text to 6 or 7 lines.
- Background color should be very dark,
such as navy blue.
- Optimal text colors are white, yellow or
bright green; colors such as pink, magenta, pale blue project very
poorly, especially to the back of large rooms.
- The number of colors in a slide should
be limited to two or three; complex, multicolored slides are often
confusing and slow to read.
- Graph text legends and axes should be
labeled with letters of similar size and font to text slides.
- Text in tables should be comparable to
that used in other text slides.
- Simple, intuitive graphs are preferred
to complex ones. It is preferable to have no more than 3 or 4
lines/bars on graphs.
- Photographs showing gross and
microscopic findings should be simple. (Editor’s note: never
apologize for a bad photograph, we can all see that it is too light,
dark or poorly fo- cused. You are using it because it’s the best
you’ve got—or don’t use it at all. The same goes for typos;
don’t bring them to everyone’s attendion unless the typo changes
the meaning, many of us wouldn’t have even noticed.)
- Do not leave empty space around text and
objects; fill the frame.
- Poster board size must be provided to
presenters when notified of acceptance of their abstract. Confirm the
size of poster board prior to making poster layout.
- Posters may be prepared for individual
backed pieces or photo copies on a single sheet.
- Prepare a sign for the top of the poster
space and indicate title, authors and institutions with lettering at
least 1" high.
- Post a reproduction of your abstract in
the right upper corner or the board.
- Illustrations and text must be readable
from at least 3 feet.
- Text should be block letters in bold and
at least 3/8" high. Shade block letters where possible.
- Charts, drawings and illustrations
should be prepared in a manner similar to that described for slides.
Keep them simple.
- Mounting material for illustrations or
poster segments should be firm, but not so heavy that they will be
difficult to secure in place on the poster board. (Editor’s note:
most poster board mounting surfaces are a woven burlap type of
substance that is especially adherent to the hook portion of
Velcro-type tape. Small “dots” of only the hook portion can be
purchased at art supply stores. They often are self-sticking or can be
attached to the four corners of the back of the poster pieces with a
glue gun - larger pieces such as the headboard will need more hook
tape. This negates the need for pins and makes rearranging poster
- Paper tablet and felt marking pens
should be available.
- (Editor’s note: It is also nice to
provide copies of your card and a place where interested parties may
also drop off their cards).
Stephen A. Heifetz, MD
Mary M. Davis, MD
On October 18th the Society for Pediatric
Pathology lost one of its finest members, Dr. Stephen A. Heifetz, to lung
cancer. The speed at which it advanced was tremendous. He likened it to a
“juggernaut,” having only been diagnosed on September 26th. There was
too little time for him to contact all the people that he would have liked
to contact, and the extensive pulmonary lymphatic spread made talking on
the phone very difficult. He did appreciate all the cards and well wishes
that he received. Although a very stressful task, I was happy he asked me
to make phone calls for him and to inform him of the replies and read the
messages received. It was very moving to know that he made a true impact
on the lives of so many. Nothing could be a greater legacy. His life was
full, and he was brillant to the end.
Steve’s life journey began in Brooklyn,
New York where his boundless energy, endless curiosity and thirst for
knowledge was revealed. His mother and father taught him the importance of
education, tradition, patience and humility. He graduated from Bronx High
School of Science at age 16 and entered Swarthmore College where he
graduated from in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology. During this
time in college his interests broadened to include history, literature and
the theater arts. Although he had thoughts of pursuing an acting career,
medicine seemed the logical choice and he graduated from State University
of New York, Downstate Medical Center in 1971. During medical school he
married Phebe Wheeler, and together they were blessed with Jennifer Ruth
in 1970 and Joshua Barnett in 1972. With a known interest in pediatric
pathology, Steven did an internship in pediatrics, a short residency in
obstetrics and gynecology and then completed a residency in anatomical and
clinical pathology. This combination of training gave him an ideal
background for a distinguished career in pediatric pathology.
After completing his residency in 1977 he
was appointed chief, Department of Pathology at U.S. Army Hospitals in
Nuremberg, Germany. His next assignment was Chairman of the Department of
Pediatric Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. While in
Maryland he met Issac Bateman, his life partner for 18 years. Together
with son Joshua, they moved to Nova Scotia where Steve was Associate
Director of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Grace
Maternity Hospital and the Isaak Walton Killam Hospital for Children in
Halifax from 1985 to 1988. In October of 1988, Steve became the Director
of Pediatric Pathology at J. W. Riley Hospital for Children in
Indianapolis where he supervised renovation of the pediatric surgical
pathology laboratory that by his guidance contains an extraordinary
pediatric pathology library which will be names after him.
Throughout his professional career he
dedicated many hours to hospital, regional and national committees. He was
nationally known for his expertise in placental pathology and childhood
germ cell tumors. He was a founding member of the Mid-America Placental
Study Group and held many committee seats in the Children’s Cancer Study
Group, in additional to being the pathology reviewer for germ cell tumors.
Locally he was involved with the Indianapolis Campaign for Healthy Babies,
Marion County Fetal and Infant Mortiality Review, Indiana State SIDS Task
Force and Marion County SIDS Parental Support Group. His ability to
communicate both by the written and the spoken word was one of his
greatest talents, which is shown by his numerous papers, presentations and
membership on editorial boards and journal review panels. He gave so much
of himself in each task that he undertook. His methodical and thorough
approach yielded quality and his creativity and appreciation for the
dramatic added flair to his product. He had a passion for life and lived
it with such vigor that his energy became contagious not only in his
professional like, in the teaching of residents, but also in his personal
life. His love for family, art, music, theater and acting, stamps,
photography and gardening were pursued in the same single mindedness for
uncompromised quality. Last winter, he garnered rave reviews for his role
of the Jewish father in a local play, “The Destiny of Me.” Although
very giving of his talents, he was a very private person and let very few
people into his wonderfully brilliant soul. To those who loved him, he
will be forever missed, but having had their lives touched by his spirit
he will live on.
Steve wanted a Children’s Cancer Research
Fund set up in his name at J.W. Riley Hospital for Children.
Contribution’s can be made through The Riley Memorial Association, Riley
Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202, (317)
We hope to have a plaque dedicated to him
in the new Cancer Research Building, for his future grandchildren to
visit. In addition, we are dedicating the Division of Pediatric
Pathology’s library to him and placing his name upon a brick on the
“Riley Wall, “ which honors individuals and groups that have helped
make Riley Hospital fulfill its mission to help Indiana’s children and
families in their time of suffering.
NEXT MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL
PLACENTAL PATHOLOGY GROUP
Dr. Jorge Las Heras, Founder
As you probably know, in a new European
Journal (Annals of Diagnostic Paediatric Pathology) they published a one
page announcement of the International Placental Pathology Group. I also
have similar publications in Latin American journals. So far we have 68
members and I am sure that we will reach about a hundred people before the
end of the year. I still have to work the page in the web but I promise
you to have it before the Boston meeting.
We currently plan to have the next meeting
on Friday, February 27, 1998. Tentative time is 7:30-10:00. Suggestions
for a short Symposium of 2-3 speakers are being solicited. One suggestion
is the Placental Pathology of Intrauterine Growth Retardation. This will
be followed by a short Business Meeting, that may be followed by some type
of informal social event. The latter depends upon receiving some monetary
donation. Interested individuals, especially those who know where we might
find some financial support please contact: Dr. Jorge Las Heras Bonetto,
Vicedecano, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago - Chile,
Casilla 13898 Correo 21, Phone: 56-2-737-6655, Fax: 56-2-777-4890, E-mail:
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan, a
growing, free standing constituent of the Detroit Medical Center, is
seeking a third Pediatric Pathologist to complement its staff. The
applicant should be board certified (or qualified in anatomic pathology,
and pediatric pathology). Additional qualification in diagnostic renal
pathology is desirable. Responsibilities are primarily diagnostic anatomic
pathology service but include research appropriate to a university based
Children’s Hospital Laboratory, and teaching in the Department of
Pathology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The incumbent
will be appointed to the pathology faculty at an appropriate level. The
Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Wayne State University are equal
opportunity employers. For further information contact: Joel Haas, MD,
Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children’s Hospital
Michigan, 3901 Beaubien Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48201, (313) 745-5315, FAX
(313) 993-8754, E-mail: JEHAAS@med.wayne.edu
PEDIATRIC RESEARCH PATHOLOGIST
The Division of Pathology, Children’s
Hospital Research Foundation, Cincinnati, Ohio, has an open position for a
pathologist (75% research, 25% service) with faculty appointment at the
appropriate level in the Department of Pathology, University of
Cincinnati, to expand a three person staff responsible for 7,000 surgicals
plus 60 autopsies and pediatric pathology fellowship training (2 fellows).
We invite inquiries from persons who have or would like to develop a
strong research interest in normal or abnormal development and in a
corresponding area of disease. Substantial departmental resources,
including molecular technology are available to support traditional human
tissue based research. AP or AP-CP certification by the American Board of
Pathology is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have
completed a pediatric pathology fellowship or have equivalent experience,
Children’s Hospital Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. For
additional information please contact: Dr. Kevin E. Bove, Interim
Director, Department of Pathology, Children’s Hospital Medical Center,
3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039, (513) 636-4261, FAX (513)
636-3924, E-mail: email@example.com
FUTURE PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY MEETINGS
- Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, February 28-March 1
- 1998 - Interim Meeting, Toronto, ON,
The XXII International Congress of the
1998 - Nice, France, October 18 - 23
PPS Annual Meeting
44th Annual Meeting, Lorient, France,
September 17-19, 1998
IPPA Advanced Course in Paediatric
1998 - Guidel, France, September 19-25
(Local organizer, F. Labbe).
Pediatric Forensic Issues: Pathology,
Diagnosis, Imaging and Investigation
The Institute for Pediatric Medical
Education and the Society for Pediatric Pathology (SPP) will jointly
sponsor a course on the Pathology, Diagnosis, Imaging and Investigation of
Pediatric Forensic issues. The four day seminar will be held at the
Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL from December
1 - 4, 1997 under the direction of Drs. Henry F. Krous, Tracey Corey
Handy, and Roger W. Byard.
The course is designed primarily for
general and pediatric pathologists but will be of interest to forensic
pathologists/medical examiners, pediatricians, emergency room personnel,
pediatric nurses, attorneys and law enforcement officials. Presentations
will include discussions of scene investigation, child abuse, accidental,
unnatural and natural causes of sudden death in infancy and childhood,
poisoning and toxicology, concealment of birth infanticide, medical/legal
importance of the placenta, DNA analysis in pediatric forensic pathology,
and the “expert witness and court pitfalls.” The radiological aspects
of non-accidental injury will also be discussed along with a discussion on
how to establish a forensic medicine program. Daily case presentations
will be used to involve the participants in “real life” situations.
Faculty members include Drs. R. Alexander, R. W. Byard, M. Case, S. Cohle,
G. J. Davis, M. Fierro, R. C. Froede, T. C. Handy, R. L Hanzlick, C. G.
Kaplan, P. Kleinman, and H. F. Krous. Course participants will also
receive a 250-300 page syllabus including conference presentations and
case discussions. This course, through the SPP, is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The SPP
certifies that this CME activity meets the criteria for 29 credit hours in
category 1 for the Physician’s Recognition Award for the American
For further information, contact the
Institute for Pediatric Medical Education, 6604 Landon Lane, Bethesda, MD
20817. Telephone and FAX: 301/229-8338
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS
Carole Brathwaite, MD
Cooper City, FL
Wildredo Chamizo, MD
Barbara Jo Doss, MD
Marcus A. Erling, MD
Las Vegas, NV
Paula Kovarik, MD
Mark A. Lovell, MD
James M. Okamura, MD
Philippe Vielh, MD, PhD
Deirdre Bailey, MD
Elbio Martin Flores-Stadler, MD
Thomas S. Haas, DO
Ft. Thomas, KY
Dana Ashley Hill, MD
St. Louis, MO
Kristen Lancaster, MD
San Antonio, TX
Grael Marie O’Brien, MD, PhD
Cleveland Heights, OH
Judy Mae C. Pascasio, MD
Ranganathan Sarangarajan MBBS, MD,
Jacques Patrick Barbet, MD
Ann Maes MD
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Michael B. McDermott MB, MRCPI,
Stanislaw W. Sadowinski-Pine, MD
Mexico City, Mexico