Society for Pediatric Pathology
Society for Pediatric Pathology

2020 SPP Perinatal Course

Apr 17, 2020 08:00am -
Apr 20, 2020 12:00pm
Embassy Suites Downtown/Lakefront, 511 N Columbus Drive, Chicago IL 60611 USA

Event Description


The Perinatal Pathology Course is the only course of its kind and is sponsored by the Society for Pediatric Pathology. The last offering of this course was in 2015 at the same location. This is a three-day course designed to provide training in topics in Perinatal Pathology, which is the study of diseases of the fetus, placenta and infant. The course is designed to cover Perinatal Autopsy topics on the first day (Friday) and Placental Pathology topics on the second and third days (Saturday and Sunday). The breadth of topics is ideal for trainees in Pathology, Neonatology or Obstetrics and Gynecology. The course is taught by many well-known experts in the field and should also appeal to practicing pathologists who work with these fascinating specimens.


Registration is available as a single topic (Perinatal Autopsy/Placenta I and II) or for the full course and is open to anyone interested in learning more about Perinatal Pathology. Registration will include a reception, dinner and lecture on Friday night. Only those registered for the full course or Friday only will receive access to Friday night's lecture. 

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 17, 2020 – FOCUS ON PERINATAL AUTOPSY

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.           Approach to Perinatal Autopsy, Michael K. Fritsch M.D., PhD and Linda Ernst, M.D., M.H.S.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.         Normal Fetal Histology, Linda Ernst, M.D., M.H.S.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.         Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.       Pathology of Stillbirth/Intrauterine Stress, Michael K. Fritsch M.D., PhD

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.       Evaluation of the Hydropic Fetus/Infant, Ona Faye-Petersen, M.D.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.         Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.           Skeletal Evaluation & Skeletal Dysplasia, Linda Ernst, M.D., M.H.S.

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.           Evaluation of Congenital Heart Disease, Chrystalle Carreon, M.D.

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.             Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.           Perinatal Neuropathology, John M. Lee, M.D., PhD

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.           Reception

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.         Dinner and Lecture, Don Singer, M.D., – A Historical View of Perinatal Pathology (Must be registered for Friday courses to attend)

Saturday April 18, 2020 – FOCUS ON PLACENTA I 

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.           Normal Placenta Development & Function, Ona Faye-Petersen, M.D.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.         Gross Placental Pathology, Rebecca Baergen, M.D.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.          Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.        Maternal Vascular Pathology, Raymond W. Redline, M.D.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.       Fetal Vascular Lesions, Sanjita Ravishankar, M.D.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.         Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.           Acute and Chronic Placental Infections, Jason Jarzembowski, M.D., PhD

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.              Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.           Miscellaneous Placental Lesions, Linda Ernst, M.D., M.H.S.

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.           Case Presentations/Panel Discussion: Controversies in Placenta Pathology and Medical Legal Issues, Ona Faye-Petersen, M.D., Rebecca Baergen, M.D., Raymond W. Redline, M.D. 

Sunday, April 19, 2020– FOCUS ON PLACENTA II

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.           Evaluation of the Twin Placenta, Monique DePaepe, M.D.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.           Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.       Accreta Spectrum Disorders, Jonathan Hecht, M.D., PhD

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m       Molar Pregnancy, Debra Heller, M.D.



SPP Member, Practicing

$625 USD

Non-Member, Practicing

$675 USD

SPP Member, Trainee

$225 USD

Non-Member, Trainee

$275 USD



SPP Member, Practicing - Friday


Non-Member, Practicing - Friday


SPP Member, Trainee - Friday


Non-Member, Trainee - Friday

$175 USD


FOCUS ON PLACENTA - I and II REGISTRATION (Saturday - Sunday 4/18/2020 - 4/19/2020)

SPP Member, Practicing - Saturday/Sunday


Non-Member, Practicing - Saturday/Sunday


SPP Member, Trainee - Saturday/Sunday


Non-Member, Trainee - Saturday/Sunday

$225 USD

Event Type:SPP Meetings
Early registration ends on Feb 29, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Mar 01, 2020 and ends on Apr 07, 2020.
Late registration starts on Apr 08, 2020.
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