Society for Pediatric Pathology

Meetings and Events

The Society conducts a Spring Annual Meeting in conjunction with the U.S.-Canadian division of the International Academy of Pathology (USCAP), attracting large numbers of registrants from both organizations. In addition, the Society holds a Fall Meeting each year at various pediatric institutions throughout North America. The Fall Meeting includes the presentation of papers and a symposium that draws upon the expertise of local faculty. An informal atmosphere allows for interchange among colleagues and an opportunity to visit the institutions of peers. Since 1978 the Society has presented the Sidney Farber Lecture which features an in depth view of current topics in developmental pathology.

Society for Pediatric Pathology 2018 Spring Meeting
March 16-18, 2018 
Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
1133 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3, Canada



SPP Spring Pre-Registration Attendee List

SPP Meeting Registration Form

Spring Meeting Session Objectives

Spring Meeting App

Spring Meeting Program Book

Spring Meeting Abstract Book



Pre-registration for the Society for Pediatric Pathology 2018 Spring Meeting is closed however, you may register onsite.

To register, please visit the SPP registration desk, located in the Harbourfront Foyer at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront, during the following times:

Friday, March 2  12:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday, March 3  7:00am-6:00pm
Sunday, March 4 7:00am-2:00pm      

Payment Information

SPP accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover as well as cash and checks made payable to the Society of Pediatric Pathology, drawn on a U.S. bank account.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing. Cancellations received before March 1, 2018, will be refunded, less a $50 cancellation fee. Substitutions are allowed at any time, but must be submitted in writing and must be of the same member status. Cancellations will be honored, but money will not be refunded after March 1, 2018.

Hotel Accommodations

Please select this link to reserve your room: Book your group rate for SPP 2017 Spring Meeting. There are several hotels for attendees to select from, events during the meeting will be held at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront:

  • Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront Room Rates
  • $265.00 CAD
  • Single/Double/Triple/Quad

Airport Transportation Information

The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront is about 10 miles north from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The host hotel does not provide shuttle service. SuperShuttle is an option to alternate transportation from the airport to the hotel upon request. Estimated SuperShuttle fare is 95 CAD (one way). Estimated taxi fare is about 43 CAD (one way).

Delta Airlines Discount

Taking advantage of this discount is easy! Just click the “Advanced Search” link on and enter NMPN3 in the box that says “Meeting Event Code.” If your flight qualifies for a discount, it will automatically be applied to your search results. We suggest using this discount to book your SPP flight.


$7.50 CAD hourly or $26 CAD per night with in-out privileges (when you register your vehicle at the time of check-in).

Valet parking is available for $32 CAD Daily.

Vancouver Climate

The average daytime high temperature in Vancouver, BC in March is 50°F (10°C); the average low temperature is 38°F (3°C). Because people have varying sensitivities to temperatures in hotel meeting rooms, please bring a sweater or other warm clothing to wear inside the hotel.

Questions regarding the annual meeting may be directed to Amy Metzgar at or by phone +1-847-686-2290.


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