Society for Pediatric Pathology

2020 SPP Spring Meeting
February 28 - March 1, 2020
Los Angeles, California, USA

Abstract Submissions

The Society for Pediatric Pathology is now soliciting abstracts for consideration for presentation at the upcoming 2020 SPP Spring meeting to be held February 28 –March 1, 2020, in Los Angeles, California, USA. 

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm CST on December 23, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding your abstract submission, please contact Patricia Ferchland-Bingham at, or call 847-686-2374.

NEW THIS SPRING:  Poster Blitz!

In response to your feedback to have time with the authors at their posters, we are introducing a Poster Blitz. The Blitz session is a rapid series of brief presentations where you have the opportunity to advertise your poster(s). You will be given 60 SECONDS to “sell” your scientific content and convince other participants to visit your poster.  This session will be paired with a cocktail reception and provide dedicated time for presenters to be at their posters.

*PLEASE NOTE: These images are samples for instructional use only*.

Click here for step-by-step instructions on abstract submission. Additional guidelines can be found at the submission site which can be accessed here. Any additional questions may be sent to Denise Riedl at or call 847-686-2326.

Please review the instructions below carefully.

Rules for Abstract Submission

  • Submission deadlines— The online abstract submission will open November 25, 2019. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Electronic submissions must be received by December 23, 2019, at 11:59 PM, CST.  Electronic submissions not received before the deadline will not be accepted for review. 
  • Disclosure Statement—Disclosures are collected once the program committee has selected abstracts for presentation.
  • Verification of receipt—Notification of receipt will be emailed to the contact author within 2 business days of abstract receipt. 
  • Abstract fee—There is a $45 processing fee for each abstract submission. Credit Card payment must be completed on the Submit Abstract page to complete the submission process.
  • Additional information—Additional information, including author instructions, will be available on the abstract submission site.

Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm CST on December 23, 2019.

Scientific and Educational Sessions – February 29 and March 1, 2020

Farber-Landing Lecture: David M. Parham, MD, Chief of Anatomic Pathology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


  • Bone Pathology symposium - more details to follow

Workshop Sessions:

  • A. Year 1/3: Discovering Cancer Predisposition in Children
  • B. Year 2/3: What Can the Placenta Tell Us?
  • C. Year 3/3: WHO Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System Pediatric Tumors
  • D. Year 1/3: Hirschsprung Disease: Diagnostic, Intra-operative, and Post-operative
  • E. Year 2/3: Role of Bias in Pediatric Pathology: Preventing Errors and Enhancing Patient Safety One Child at a Time
    • American Board of Pathology approved Patient Safety Course!
  • F. Year 3/3: Bone Dysplasias: A Systematic Diagnostic Approach  


All events are located at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown unless otherwise noted

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.  

Last Day to Book: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown ~ $199.00 USD per night

Book your group rate for SPP 2020 Spring Meeting


Delta Air Lines is offering special discounted* airfares for attendees traveling to Los Angeles, California. 

Discounts vary, depending on the class of ticket purchased, up to 10% off the fare. 
*Please note the following:

  • Not all fare codes are eligible for a discount; fare rules determine eligibility
  • Discounts vary, depending on the class of ticket purchased, and apply to round trip travel only.
  • Not valid with any other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers.
  • Name changes on the ticket are permitted at $200 USD/$200 CAD on select fares.

Delta Airlines Discount

Taking advantage of this discount is easy! Just click the “Advanced Search” link on and enter NMSE9 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.

Meeting Event Code: NMSE9
SkyBonus Points Member Number: US0084894


Carey is the world's leading provider of chauffeured services and ground transportation logistics management. Carey features a world-class fleet of late-model executive and luxury vehicles, best-in-class professional chauffeurs, and a full portfoloio of specialized transportation logistics. 

SPP is managed by The Kellen Company. Kellen is an Association Management Company with a portfolio of Trade Associations and Professional Societies. Kellen has partnered with Avis Budget Group as their primary car rental vendors and has extended their special discounts with SPP. Through this partnership, our company will be receiving significant savings and benefits, in addition to negotiated rates and outstanding personalized service. You can enroll in either Avis or Budget, or both!

First, create an Avis or Budget account. For this you'll need your driver's license and credit card ready. You can rent a car without an account, but you'll lose the benefit of skipping the counter. 

If you already have a profile, add Kellen's discount codes, D619101 for AVIS Wizard and D958401 for Budget Fastbreak, to your account to receive the rates and benefits Kellen has already negotiated on your behalf. Negotiated insurances are not included.