Farber-Landing Lecture

Inaugurated in 1980 as the Sidney Farber Lecture, and renamed in 2002 as the Farber-Landing Lecture, this lecture is a tribute to two of the Society for Pediatric Pathology’s Founders, and is a highlight of the annual meeting. The lecture honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the understanding of diseases of children and pediatric pathology, or to child health advocacy. The Farber-Landing Lecturer is chosen by the Society’s president, in consultation with the Executive Committee, and is approved by the Executive Committee and Education Committee chairperson. Lecture topics are not necessarily scientific, but may also address historical perspectives, ethical, societal or political issues, and systems-based practice. The lecture is intended to help attendees to relate aspects of their practice to the broader contexts of recent advances in medical sciences or to child health within their respective communities and the world at large.

Farber-Landing Lecturers

Year Name Title
1980 Robert J Lukes Functional Approach to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Related Leukemia
1981 Josef Warkany Prevention of Congenital Malformations
1982 Jay Bernstein Developmental Pathology of the Kidney
1983 Robert W Miller The Origins of Cancer in Childhood or Before
1984 Benjamin Landing Tubulo-Interstitial and Medullary Cystic Diseases of Children – Current Concepts
1985 Robert P Bolande Creative Ideation and Inquiry in Developmental Pathology
1986 Charles R Scriver Genetic Syndromes
1987 John M Opitz The Future of Developmental Pathology
1988 Fred Rosen The Pathogenesis of Angioedema
1989 Kurt Benirschke Biology of Twinning
1990 Harvey S Rosenberg Pediatric Pathology in the Time of AIDS
1991 Louise C Strong Genetics in Childhood Cancer: Windows Along the Carcinogenic Pathway
1992 Jorge Yunis Genes and Chromosomes in Medicine
1993 Charles J Scher Growth Factor Regulated Cell Cycle Progression
1994 Daniel Callahan Health Care Rationing and the Goals of Medicine
1995 Dagmar Kalousek The Fetus and its Placenta: Do They Talk to Each Other
1996 Lynne Reid Building A Lung: Frontiers on the Information Highway
1997 Lucy B Rorke Virchow’s Great, Great Granddaughter
1998 David Hardwick Directing and Managing in a Professional System
1999 Bruce Beckwith Life in the Gray Zone: Dealing with Uncertainty in Diagnostic Pathology
2000 Frank Gonzalez-Crussi Idle Thoughts on Human Generation
2001 Louis P Dehner Some Reflections on Solid Tumors in Children
2002 Ronald O C Kuschula Paediatric Pathology in Africa: Current and Future Potentials
2003 Milton Finegold To the Future and Back: Molecules and Microscopy
2004 Brian O’Connell The Socioeconomic Aspect of AIDS in Children in Africa
2005 Jem Berry Paediatric Pathology in the Public Eye
2006 James Dimmick Pediatric Liver Pathology – A Perspective
2007 Henry Krous SIDS and SUDC: A Personal Odyssey
2008 Claire Langston Pediatric Pulmonary Pathology – How I Learned to Love the Lung
2009 Richard van Praagh Pediatric Pathology: The Clinician’s Open Sesame
2010 Ronald Jaffe Hitch a Ride on the Histiocyte
2011 Kurt Benirschke The Different Outcomes in the Monozygotic Twinning Process
2012 John J Buchino The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2013 Peter C Burger Medulloblastomas – Past and Present
2014 Kevin E Bove Infant Cholestasis: 50 Years of Progress and Frustration
2015 Don B Singer Little Babies, Big Babies, and the Pancreatic Beta Cell
2016 Louis P Dehner Pleuropulmonary Blastoma
2017 Cheryl M Coffin Gardner Fibroma: A Diagnosis at the Confluence of Perception, Reason and Intuition
2018 Eliezer Masliah The Spectrum of Neurodevelopmental and Neurodegenerative Disorders: Lessons from Down Syndrome and Gaucher Disease
2019 Elizabeth Perlman The Developmental Origins of Wilms Tumor
2020 David Parham Rhabdomyosarcoma: From Obscurity to Clarity in Diagnosis, but with Ongoing Challenges in Management
2021 Raj Kapur The Dynamic Nature of the Enteric Nervous System
2022 Cynthia Kaplan  Precision Medicine in Perinatal/Neonatal Pathology
2023 Douglas S. Hawkins It Takes a Village: Progress Through Multi-Disciplinary Pediatric Cancer Research
2024 Hiroyuki Shimada, MD, PhD, FRCPA  Neuroblastoma Pathology: 40 Years of Experience