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The 2023 PPS meeting

Madrid - Spain

Madrid, Spain

Dear Collegues

We would like to invite you to 'SAVE THE DATE' for the 69th Annual Meeting of the Paediatric Pathology Society, which is being held in Madrid, Spain from the 14th to the 16th September 2023. 

Just to give you a flavour of Madrid, we have uploaded this timelapse for you to watch :)


Abstract submission for this meeting is now CLOSED

This years meeting has been awarded 11 European credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)



About this year's meeting



Madrid Center

novotel hotel

Located in the heart of the city, just 5 minutes walk fromEl Retiro park and 11km from the airport, it offers aprivileged location.
The nearest metro station is O'Donnell, located 450meters away. In addition, there is a selection of stores,bars, banks and restaurants within a 5-minute walk.Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport is a 10-minute driveaway. 790 rooms, restaurant, 24-hour Eat Bar and parkingcomplete the range of services.

To book your room, please get in touch with us before
September 1st at the following e-mail address:
Price: 230 euros per night
Price: 250 euros per night
Double room for single use, breakfast included
Double room for two people, breakfast included


Pez Volador, 11, Retiro, 28007 Madrid

Ayre Gran Hotel Colón is a 4-star designer hotel located in the centre of Madrid, very close to the Retiro Park, the Las Ventas Bull Ring and the Salamanca commercial district. It is well connected with the historic centre and the famous Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía Museums.

The hotel comprises two recently renovated buildings linked by a spectacular 1,200 square metre garden and an art gallery.


To book your room, please get in touch with us before September 1st at the following e-mail address: eventos@win2wingroup.es

Price: 176 euros per night
Double room for single use, breakfast included
Price: 198 euros per night
Double room for two people, breakfast included



Av. de Menéndez Pelayo, 65, 28009 Madrid

Location & Excursions


Friday 15th September


19.00hrs - Departure by bus to Reina Sofia Museum for a g uided tour of the museum.


The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art. Highlights of the museum include excellent collections of Spain's two greatest 20th-century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí. The most famous masterpiece in the museum is Picasso's 1937 painting Guernica. Along with its extensive collection, the museum offers a mixture of national and international temporary exhibitions in its many galleries, making it one of the world's largest museums for modern and contemporary art.


Argumosa, 43. 28012 – Madrid

The spectacular restaurant at the Reina Sofía Museum offers haute cuisine that includes everything from
signature cocktails to a menu fu ll of colours and fl avours from all corners of the world.

23.00hrs - Return by bus to the Ayre Gran Hotel Colón or Hospital Ni ño Jesús.

Saturday 16th September


Departure Point: 15.30hrs Hospital Niño Jesús

Duration: 3 hours

The panoramic bus tour will take us to discover the historical and modern must-see sights in Madrid, the
capital city of Spain. Entertaining and experienced live guides will offer us their exciting and educational
commentary throughout the tour.

The itinerary includes a complete historical, artistic and monumental circuit in which we will visit several
landmarks of the city: the Prado Museum, Puerta de Alcalá (old gateway and symbol of the city), Palacio de
Correos (Town Hall), Plaza de Cibeles and Plaza de Neptuno (where the Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid
celebrate their titles), Atocha Station, Retiro Park, Las Ventas Bullring, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (house
of the Real Madrid), the Four Towers and many others.

The panoramic bus tour will end at the Royal Palace, where we will take a guided tour to explore the place
where the Royal Family used t o live until the beginning of the 20th Century.

Price: 75 euros per person.

Note: Guaranteed tour departure for a minimum of 10 persons.


Dear PPS Members and Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to join us in Madrid to attend the 69th Meeting of the Paediatric Pathology Society held this year from September 14th to 16th. We will have the chance to gather face-to-face for the first time after the Covid Pandemic.

The scientific program will be comprehensive and focused on updating the widest array of paediatric and perinatal pathology topics through symposia; expert talks; discussion panels; case presentations by young pathologists; and paper presentations. This time we will have the honour to have our previous President, Professor Rita Alaggio, delivering the John Emmery Memorial Lecture. Besides the excellent scientific sessions, we are preparing for you a fantastic social program that we are sure you will enjoy the most.

For those unfamiliar with Spain, it will be an excellent occasion for a family holiday before or after the Meeting. Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a fantastic destination swiftly reachable from most cities across the globe. It is a cosmopolitan city that combines the most modern infrastructures, an extensive cultural and artistic heritage, and a legacy of centuries of exciting history. For dining and accommodation, Madrid can serve you the best restaurants, chefs, and hotels, many of them within walking distance from the venue.

The Hospital Niño Jesús will be the venue of the Meeting. The Hospital is in a vibrant city area, full of restaurants and amenities and just in front of the famous Retiro Park. It is well connected with the Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas International Airport by metro, bus or private transportation.

Apart from the fact that you will count on the hospitality of the Spanish people, you will have all the attention and disposition to help from the Meeting organization team.

All ingredients are present to make the 2023 PPS meeting an enjoyable, fruitful and unforgettable experience. We are confident that you'll take home many special memories.

We look forward to meeting you in Madrid!

Isabel Colmenero

Local Organizer


Download The Programme In PDF Format

Preliminary Program

69th PPS Annual Meeting – Madrid 2023

Hospital Niño Jesús

14th-16th September

Thursday 14th

15:30-16:30. Registration.

15:30-16:30. Committee Meeting.

16:30-16:40. Opening Ceremony. Paula Borralho & Isabel Colmenero.

16:40 – 19:15. Symposium: Hot Topics in Pediatric Pathology

16:40-17:05. Spitz Tumours in the Molecular Era - José Luis Rodríguez-Peralto, Spain

17:05-17:30. Transplant Pathology – Beyond Rejection - Marie-Anne Brundler, Canada

17:30-17.55. Update in Paediatric Lymphomas - María Rodríguez-Pinilla, Spain

17:55-18:25. Coffee Break

18:25-18:50. Emerging concepts in soft tissue tumours - Edmund Cheesman, UK

18:50-19:15. Pathology of Differences in Sex Development - Miguel Reyes-Múgica, USA

20.00. Welcome Cocktail at Hotel Novotel Madrid center


Friday 15th

9:00-10:00. Oral Presentations (pediatric) -Chairs: Edmund Cheesman & Marie-Anne Brundler

10:00-10:30. Digital Pathology or Molecular Pathology Session (Industry)

10:30-11:00. Coffee Break

11:00-12:00. Posters Session - Chairs: Aurore Coulomb & Claudia Salgado

12:00-13:00. John Emery Memorial Lecture by Prof. Rita Alaggio, Italy. - Chair: Paula Borralho

13:00-14:00. Lunch Break

14:00-16:00. Symposium: Perinatal Pathology - Chairs: Jelena Martinovic & Alfons Nadal

            14:00- 14:20.   Things we need to know in trophoblastic diseases - Sophie Patrier, France

            14:20-14:40.    Perinatal infections: New and old friends - Marta Cohen, UK

            14:40-15:00.    Things we need to think of in congentital anomalies: genetic or just misfortune? - Srinivas Annavarrapu, UK

            15:00-15:20.    Things we need to know in case of neonatal respiratory distres - Aurore Coulomb, France

            15:20-15:40.    Tips and tricks in fetal autopsies - Jelena Martinovic, France

            15:40-16:00. Q&A

16.00-16.30. Coffee Break

16:30-17:30. Meet the Expert - Chairs: Marta Cohen & Will Mifsud

16:30-17.00. Update on Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation. - Sara Vargas, USA

17.00-17:30. Cutaneous Mosaicisms. - Antonio Torrelo, Spain

17:30-18:30. Annual General Meeting.

19:00. Transfer to visit Reina Sofía Museum

21:00. Gala Dinner at NuBel Madrid, Reina Sofía Museum


Saturday 16th

09:00-10:30. Oral Presentations (perinatal) - Chairs: Sophie Patrier & Srinivas Annavarapu

10:30-11:00. Coffee Break

11:00-13:00. Young Pathologists Session - Chairs: Beata Hargitai & Marieke Hogenes

11:00-11:15. Case 1.

A case of sacrococcygeal teratoma with an unusual increased serum AFP level  - Laura Wise, Australia,

11:15-11:30. Case 2.

 A soft tissue tumor with a pseudovascular pattern - Luis Blasco, Spain

11:30-11:45. Case 3.

 A Case of Mediastinal NUT Carcinoma Clinically Masquerading as a Germ Cell Tumour - John Patrick O'Neill, Ireland

11:45-12:00. Case 4.

Clinical correlation in dermatopathology: An illustrative case - William Simmons, UK

12:00-12:15. Case 5.

Cutaneous lesions in a child with chromosomopathy - Isabel Torralba, Spain

12:15-12:30. Case 6.

A case of fetal intrapericardial teratoma - Mirthe Schoots, Netherlands

12:30-12:45. Case 7.

Non-sarcomeric hypertrophic cardiopathy - Claudia Salgado, USA

12:45-13.00. Case 8.

Acute liver failure of a preterm neonate - Zsofia Kramer, Hungary

13.00-13.15. Case 9.

Pleural nodules in an 8 year old girl - Alexia Gazeu, France

13:15-13:30. Closure and final remarks. Paula Borralho.

15:30-19:45. Optional Excursion: "Madrid Tour By Bus": Visit to the Royal Palace"