Whether you are a Society for Pediatric Pathology (SPP) member or a visitor, we are glad you came to explore our site. This home page will let you know what is currently going on at the SPP, what has been added to the site, what new Meetings and Events have been listed, and what new Position ads have been recently posted. The Paediatric Pathology Society (PPS) comprises our European colleagues.

What's New
NEW!!! Report from the SPP Secretary-Treasurer on the Pathology Workforce Summit held December 3, 2013, in Washington, D.C., is now online. Please click here to read more. (Updated 4/13/14)
NEW!!! 2014 SPP Spring Meeting Evaluations, SAM Post-tests, and CME/SAM Claim forms are now available. Please click here to log in. (Updated 3/2/14)
Latest SPP President's Message is now online. Please click here to read more.
Practice Committee Survey on Perinatal and Pediatric Autopsy, please click here to access.
Time to renew your SPP membership! If you haven't done so already, please click here to access.
Meeting evaluations, session materials, SAM post-tests, and CME/SAM claim forms for the 2013 SPP Fall Meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 26-29, 2013 are now available. Please click here to access.
Perspectives, Volume 28, Insights Into Pediatric Laboratory Medicine, and Volume 29, Soft Tissue Tumors in Children and Adolescents, can now be ordered online direct from Allen Press! Please click here to go to the Allen Press ordering page.

Joint Meeting of PPS and SPP
September 4-6, 2014
Birmingham UK

The Meeting Website and Meeting Registration are now OPEN.
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Final Meeting Programme

(Updated 5/1/14)

Local organisers: Phil Cox, Tamas Marton and Beata Hargitai

Society for Pediatric Pathology Spring Meeting
March 1 - 2, 2014
San Diego, CA

Final Meeting Program

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Journal Watch
An eclectic selection of two dozen potentially interesting articles from current journals*

*Click here for the current watch list of journals.

All articles are in print. Please click the PMID number at the end of each citation to see the abstract on PubMed.

DISCLAIMER: Articles are listed in this section for information purposes only. The SPP does not approve or endorse these articles, and the SPP is not responsible for their content.

June/July 2014 Update
This month's Journal Watch prepared by Jason A. Jarzembowski, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Click here to download June/July 2014 Journal Watch list.

  • Collins MN, Brawley CB, McCracken CE, et al. Risk factors for quantity not sufficient sweat collection in infants 3 months or younger. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Jul;142(1):72-5. PubMed PMID: 24926088.
  • Sehic D, Ciornei CD, Gisselsson D. Evaluation of CITED1, SIX1, and CD56 protein expression for identification of blastemal elements in wilms tumor. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 Jun;141(6):828-33. PubMed PMID: 24838327.
  • Galarreta CI, Grantham JJ, Forbes MS, et al. Tubular obstruction leads to progressive proximal tubular injury and atubular glomeruli in polycystic kidney disease. Am J Pathol. 2014 Jul;184(7):1957-66. PubMed PMID: 24815352.
  • Menon R, Boldogh I, Hawkins HK, et al. Histological evidence of oxidative stress and premature senescence in preterm premature rupture of the human fetal membranes recapitulated in vitro. Am J Pathol. 2014 Jun;184(6):1740-51. PubMed PMID: 24832021.
  • Spann KM, Loh Z, Lynch JP, et al. IRF-3, IRF-7, and IPS-1 promote host defense against acute human metapneumovirus infection in neonatal mice. Am J Pathol. 2014 Jun;184(6):1795-806. PubMed PMID: 24726644.
  • Akamatsu T, Dai H, Mizuguchi M, et al. LOX-1 is a novel therapeutic target in neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Am J Pathol. 2014 Jun;184(6):1843-52. PubMed PMID: 24731447.
  • Gerami P, Busam K, Cochran A, et al. Histomorphologic assessment and interobserver diagnostic reproducibility of atypical spitzoid melanocytic neoplasms with long-term follow-up. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jul;38(7):934-40. PubMed PMID: 24618612.
  • Yang P, Cornejo KM, Sadow PM, et al. Renal cell carcinoma in tuberous sclerosis complex. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jul;38(7):895-909. PubMed PMID: 24832166.
  • Schaefer IM, Fletcher CD. Myxoid variant of so-called angiomatoid "malignant fibrous histiocytoma": clinicopathologic characterization in a series of 21 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jun;38(6):816-23. PubMed PMID: 24503754.
  • Triot A, Järvinen PM, Arostegui JI, et al. Inherited biallelic CSF3R mutations in severe congenital neutropenia. Blood. 2014 Jun 12;123(24):3811-7. PubMed PMID: 24753537.
  • Kushner BH, Modak S, Kramer K, et al. Striking dichotomy in outcome of MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma in the contemporary era. Cancer. 2014 Jul 1;120(13):2050-9. PubMed PMID: 24691684.
  • Qiu Y, Nguyen KD, Odegaard JI, et al. Eosinophils and type 2 cytokine signaling in macrophages orchestrate development of functional beige fat. Cell. 2014 Jun 5;157(6):1292-308. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.03.066. PubMed PMID: 24906148.
  • Kumasaka T, Hayashi T, Mitani K, et al. Characterization of pulmonary cysts in Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome: histopathological and morphometric analysis of 229 pulmonary cysts from 50 unrelated patients. Histopathology. 2014 Jul;65(1):100-10. PubMed PMID: 24393238.
  • Wan Y, Zhao W, Jiang Y, et al. β-catenin is a valuable marker for differential diagnosis of osteoblastoma and osteosarcoma. Hum Pathol. 2014 Jul;45(7):1459-65. PubMed PMID: 24746516.
  • Matoso A, Allen D, Herzlinger M, et al. Correlation of ALOX15 expression with eosinophilic or reflux esophagitis in a cohort of pediatric patients with esophageal eosinophilia. Hum Pathol. 2014 Jun;45(6):1205-12. PubMed PMID: 24742828.
  • Gregory KE, Winston AB, Yamamoto HS, et al. Urinary intestinal fatty acid binding protein predicts necrotizing enterocolitis. J Pediatr. 2014 Jun;164(6):1486-8. PubMed PMID: 24636854.
  • Wang G, McCain ML, Yang L, et al. Modeling the mitochondrial cardiomyopathy of Barth syndrome with induced pluripotent stem cell and heart-on-chip technologies. Nat Med. 2014 Jun;20(6):616-23. PubMed PMID: 24813252.
  • Grafe I, Yang T, Alexander S, et al. Excessive transforming growth factor- β signaling is a common mechanism in osteogenesis imperfecta. Nat Med. 2014 Jun;20(6):670-5. PubMed PMID: 24793237.
  • Phillippe M. Cell-free fetal DNA - A trigger for parturition. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 26;370(26):2534-6. PubMed PMID: 24963574.
  • Studer J, Bartsch C, Haas C. Aquaporin-4 polymorphisms and brain/body weight ratio in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Pediatr Res. 2014 Jul;76(1):41-5. PubMed PMID: 24727946.
  • Zhang SC, Chen F, Jiang KL, et al. Comparative proteomic profiles of the normal and aganglionic hindgut in human Hirschsprung disease. Pediatr Res. 2014 Jun;75(6):754-61. PubMed PMID: 24608570.
  • Spector LG, Murphy SE, Wickham KM, et al. Prenatal tobacco exposure and cotinine in newborn dried blood spots. Pediatrics. 2014 Jun;133(6):e1632-8. PubMed PMID: 24819573.

May 2014 Update
This month's Journal Watch prepared by Jason A. Jarzembowski, MD, PhD, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Click here to download May 2014 Journal Watch list.

  • Anderson ST, Kaforou M, Brent AJ, et al. Diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis and host RNA expression in Africa. N Engl J Med. 2014 May 1;370(18):1712-23. PubMed PMID: 24785206.
  • Brunt EM, Gouw AS, Hubscher SG, et al. Pathology of the liver sinusoids. Histopathology. 2014 Jun;64(7):907-20. PubMed PMID: 24393125.
  • Cernada M, Serna E, Bauerl C, et al. Genome-Wide Expression Profiles in Very Low Birth Weight Infants With Neonatal Sepsis. Pediatrics. 2014 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24709930.
  • Chamberlain BK, McClain CM, Gonzalez RS, et al. Alveolar soft part sarcoma and granular cell tumor: an immunohistochemical comparison study. Hum Pathol. 2014 May;45(5):1039-44. PubMed PMID: 24746209.
  • Cortez D, Marin R, Toledo-Flores D, et al. Origins and functional evolution of Y chromosomes across mammals. Nature. 2014 Apr 24;508(7497):488-93. PubMed PMID: 24759410.
  • Deshmukh HS, Liu Y, Menkiti OR, et al. The microbiota regulates neutrophil homeostasis and host resistance to Escherichia coli K1 sepsis in neonatal mice. Nat Med. 2014 May;20(5):524-30. PubMed PMID: 24747744.
  • Gurda GT, Zhu Q, Bai H, et al. The use of Yes-associated protein expression in the diagnosis of persistent neonatal cholestatic liver disease. Hum Pathol. 2014 May;45(5):1057-64. PubMed PMID: 24746211.
  • Henke LE, Perkins SM, Pfeifer JD, et al. BRAF V600E mutational status in pediatric thyroid cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Jul;61(7):1168-72. PubMed PMID: 24677749.
  • Hoeller S, Bihl MP, Tzankov A, et al. Morphologic and GATA1 sequencing analysis of hematopoiesis in fetuses with trisomy 21. Hum Pathol. 2014 May;45(5):1003-9. PubMed PMID: 24746204.
  • Jeha S, Coustan-Smith E, Pei D, et al. Impact of tyrosine kinase inhibitors on minimal residual disease and outcome in childhood Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer. 2014 May 15;120(10):1514-9. PubMed PMID: 24501014.
  • Kerouanton A, Jimenez I, Cellier C, et al. Synovial sarcoma in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 May;36(4):257-62. PubMed PMID: 24633301.
  • Moffett A, Colucci F. Uterine NK cells: active regulators at the maternal-fetal interface. J Clin Invest. 2014 May 1;124(5):1872-9. PubMed PMID: 24789879.
  • Mosbech CH, Rechnitzer C, Brok JS, et al. Recent advances in understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of pediatric germ cell tumors. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 May;36(4):263-70. PubMed PMID: 24577549.
  • Procop GW, Yerian LM, Wyllie R, et al. Duplicate laboratory test reduction using a clinical decision support tool. Am J Clin Pathol. 2014 May;141(5):718-23. PubMed PMID: 24713745.
  • Ruchonnet-Metrailler I, Leroy-Terquem E, Stirnemann J, et al. Neonatal Outcomes of Prenatally Diagnosed Congenital Pulmonary Malformations. Pediatrics. 2014 Apr 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24777224.
  • Rudzinski ER, Anderson JR, Lyden ER, et al. Myogenin, AP2 β , NOS-1, and HMGA2 Are Surrogate Markers of Fusion Status in Rhabdomyosarcoma: A Report From the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee of the Children's Oncology Group. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 May;38(5):654-9. PubMed PMID: 24618610.
  • Russell LJ, Enshaei A, Jones L, et al. IGH-alpha Translocations Are Prevalent in Teenagers and Young Adults With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Are Associated With a Poor Outcome. J Clin Oncol. 2014 May 10;32(14):1453-62. PubMed PMID: 24711557.
  • Sarin S, Boivin F, Li A, et al. β -Catenin Overexpression in the Metanephric Mesenchyme Leads to Renal Dysplasia Genesis via Cell-Autonomous and Non-Cell-Autonomous Mechanisms. Am J Pathol. 2014 May;184(5):1395-410. PubMed PMID: 24637293.
  • Sim AY, Bowman M, Hopman W, et al. Predicting Operative Bleeding in Elective Pediatric Surgeries Using the Pediatric Bleeding Questionnaire (PBQ). J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 May;36(4):e246-7. PubMed PMID: 23774159.
  • Smith NE, Illei PB, Allaf M, et al. t(6;11) Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC): Expanded Immunohistochemical Profile Emphasizing Novel RCC Markers and Report of 10 New Genetically Confirmed Cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 May;38(5):604-14. PubMed PMID: 24618616.
  • Sun X, Olivier AK, Yi Y, et al. Gastrointestinal Pathology in Juvenile and Adult CFTR-Knockout Ferrets. Am J Pathol. 2014 May;184(5):1309-22. PubMed PMID: 24637292.
  • Zhang J, Ma X, Wang H, et al. Elevated methylation of the RXRA promoter region may be responsible for its downregulated expression in the myocardium of patients with TOF. Pediatr Res. 2014 May;75(5):588-94. PubMed PMID: 24513686.

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From the Editor's Desk

Dear Colleagues:

Salutations! The SPP Spring Meeting, to be held in San Diego, CA, on March 1 and 2, 2014, is approaching. Links to meeting registration, hotel and travel information, and the preliminary program are now available by clicking here.

Have you been using Journal Watch? It is a handy overview of recent literature prepared every month by members of the SPP Research Committee. Please see the latest Journal Watch by clicking here.

Robert E Ruiz
SPP Website Editor

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