Calendar of Events
SPP Spring Virtual Meeting
March 12-14, 2021
Perinatal Pathology Course is Going Virtual!
April 8-11, 2021
SPP 2021 Fall Meeting
October 5-10, 2021, Portland, Oregon, USA
2022 Spring Meeting
March 16-21, 2022, Los Angeles, California, USA
Editorial TeamDr. David Parham, Editor-in-Chief
Membership TestimonialNovember 1, 2020
Testimonials: Why did you become a pathologist? What does SPP membership mean to you?
Why did I become a pediatric pathologist? I discovered pediatric pathologists are “my people.” My mentor encouraged me to present at SPP Meeting when in residency. After a nerve-wracking presentation, I was met with completely open arms by every single pediatric pathologist there, and it seemed like I had come home to my family. Since then, I have found so much joy in pediatric pathology both in providing answers to families and watching many of them succeed with treatment! I’m presently five years out of training, in a private group serving practicing a mix of adult and pediatric pathology, and have become the liaison for our pediatric clinical colleagues.
– Elizabeth M. Williams, MD, MS; Pathologist, St. Luke’s Health System
I first became a member of SPP as a Fellow and my relationship with SPP has continued to evolve over the last 7 years. As a fellow, joining SPP felt like taking the first steps into the wider world of pediatric pathology. After fellowship, SPP has helped me maintain my connections to pediatric pathology and further strengthen them. I currently practice at an academic institution where the vast majority of my clinical cases are from adults. Yet as only one of two board-certified pediatric pathologists at my institution of greater than 50 faculty, I have become more and more involved in the education and triage/handling of critical and challenging pediatric cases. As my responsibilities for pediatric pathology have increased, so has my appreciation for SPP and the opportunities it offers for continuing education as well as networking. The first couple of years after fellowship were challenging for many reasons, but also felt rather isolating as I tried to find my footing and strike the balance between adult and pediatric pathology. Becoming more involved with SPP has provided me with a critical means of maintaining my ties to the greater pediatric pathology community and feeling supported in my career choice. It has also facilitated valuable collaborations with other pediatric pathologists. I feel like SPP has made a concerted effort in recent years to reach out to those practicing in widely varied settings, including my own, and I hope that others will also be active participants in this dynamic relationship and take advantage of all that SPP has to offer.
– Soo-Jin Cho, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor, Pathology, UCSF
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