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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 OPEN and will close on 15th May 2023.

If you would like to submit an abstract please download the form below and email your completed form as an attachment to abstracts2023@paedpath.org (please remember to download the form to your computer before completing)

Abstract Form 2023

Full details of meeting, venue, costs etc. will follow shortly!


About this year's meeting


Isabel Colmenero


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

17:30-18:00. Coffee Break

18:00-18:25. Update in Paediatric Lymphomas

María Rodríguez-Pinilla, Spain

18:25-18:50. New Entities in Soft Tissue Pathology

Edmund Cheesman, UK

18:50-19:15. Pathology of Differences in Sex Development

Miguel Reyes-Múgica, USA

19:30. Welcome Cocktail


Friday 15th

9:00-10:00. Oral Presentations (pediatric)

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

10:30-11:00. Coffee Break

11:00-12:00. Posters Session

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

Chair: Paula Borralho, Portugal

13:00-14:00. Lunch Break

14:00-16:00. Symposium: Perinatal Pathology

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

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

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

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

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

            15:40-16:00. Q&A


16:00-17:00. Meet the Expert

16:00-16-30. Update on Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation.

Sara Vargas, USA

16:30-17:00. Cutaneous Mosaicisms.

Antonio Torrelo, Spain

17:00-18:00. Annual General Meeting.

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


Saturday 16th

09:00-10:30. Oral Presentations (perinatal).

10:30-11:00. Coffee Break

11:00-13:00. Young Pathologists Session.

11:00-11:15. Case 1.

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

11:15-11:30. Case 2.

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

11:30-11:45. Case 3.

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

11:45-12:00. Case 4.

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

12:00-12:15. Case 5.

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

12:15-12:30. Case 6.

Mirthe Schoots, Netherlands, A case of fetal intrapericardial teratoma

12:30-12:45. Case 7.

Claudia Salgado, USA, Non-sarcomeric hypertrophic cardiopathy

12:45-13.00. Case 8.

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

13.00-13.15. Case 9.

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

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

13:30-15:30. Lunch Break.

15:30-19:45. Optional Excursion: “Madrid Walking Tour: Visit to the Royal Palace and the Old Town.”