Detailed Program at a Glance

OCTOBER 23-24, 2020

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Schedule at a Glance:

Friday, October 23, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 – Thursday, October 22, 2020
Committee meetings, arrangements to be made by committee chairs and members
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
SPP Membership Committee Meeting
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Thursday, October 15, 2020
SPP Informatics & Communications Committee Meeting
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
SPP Research & Awards Committee Meeting (closed)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
SPP Perinatal Committee Meeting
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

SPP Education Committee Meeting (closed)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
SPP Slide Survey Subcommittee (closed)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
Thursday, October 22, 2020
SPP Fellowship Committee Meeting
11:00 AM – 12 Noon ET
SPP Practice Committee Meeting
11:00 AM – 12 Noon ET

SPP Finance Committee Meeting
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET
SPP Strategic Planning/Executive Committee Meeting (closed)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

SPP Board Meeting (closed)
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET

Friday, October 23, 2020

Posters Available for Viewing on app 24/7

10:30 AM-10:40 AM ET

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Gino Somers, Hospital for Sick Kids, SPP President
10:40 AM-11:40 AM ET
COG Update (1.0 CME)
Dr. Erin Rudzinski, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Dr. Jason Jarzembowski, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
At the end of this symposium, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the organizational structure of COG and the role of each committees in advancing its mission
  2. Describe the steps required to enroll and treat a patient on a COG protocol
  3. Identify ways in which pathologists can participate in COG committees, research protocols, and educational activities

11:40 AM-12 Noon ET
Poster Viewing and Coffee Break
12 Noon-1:15 PM ET
Perinatal Platform Session I (1.25 CME)
1:15 PM-2:15 PM ET
Networking & Poster Viewing
2:15 PM-3:30 PM ET
Perinatal Platform Session II (1.25 CME)
3:30 PM-4:30 PM ET
Lotte Strauss Lecture: Expanding the Spectrum of Pediatric NTRK-Rearranged Mesenchymal Tumors (1.0 CME)
Dr. Jessica Davis, Oregon Health & Science University
At the end of this symposium, participants should be able to:

  1. Interpret and critique new discoveries and literature on NTRK-rearranged mesenchymal tumors within the historical context of infantile fibrosarcoma
  2. Recognize recurrent clinicopathologic features of NTRK-rearrangement mesenchymal tumors
  3. Select appropriate testing strategies to identify genetic alterations in infantile fibrosarcoma

6:30 PM-8:00 PM ET
Jeopardy! with the Executive Committee/Social Event

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Posters Available for Viewing on app 24/7              
10:45 AM-10:50 AM ET
Opening Remarks & Announcements
Dr. Gino Somers, Hospital for Sick Kids, SPP President
10:50 AM-12:05 PM ET
Platform Session III: Pediatric (1.25 CME)
12:05 PM-1:00 PM ET
Poster Viewing and Coffee Break
1:00 PM-4:15 PM ET           
COVID-19 Symposium (3.0 CME)
COVID-19: A New Viral Pathogen - Pathologic Approach and Findings,
Dr. Cristina Pacheco, Symposium Director; Seattle Children’s Hospital
At the end of this symposium, participants should be able to:

  1. List pathologic findings associated with COVID-19 in the lung, nervous system, skin, and placenta.
  2. Describe the manifestations of COVID-19 associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in pediatric patients.
  3. Describe the special features of autopsy in COVID-19 patients as it relates to performing the autopsy and special collections taken at autopsy.
  • Opening Remarks (Dr. Cristina Pacheco, Seattle Children's Hospital)

  • Multisystem Inflammatory Disorder (Dr. Edward Behrens, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

  • Dermatopathological Findings in COVID-19 (Dr. Isabel Colmenero, Hospital Nino Jesus)

  • Neuropathology in COVID-19 (Dr. Isaac Solomon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital)

  • Placental Findings in Mothers with COVID-19 (Dr. Rebecca Baergen, Cornell University, & Dr. Jeff Goldstein, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital)

  • Autopsy and Lung Pathology in COVID-19; Testing Protocols for COVID-19 (Dr. Desiree Marshall and Dr. Ben Bradley, University of Washington School of Medicine)

  • Closing Remarks (Dr. Gino Somers, President, SPP, Hospital for Sick Kids

4:15 PM-4:30 PM ET
Awards Presentation, Future Meetings, & Closing Remarks
Dr. Jefferson Terry, Children & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, Dr. Ben Wilkins, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Karen Chisholm, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Dr. Jessica Davis & Dr. Terry Morgan, Oregon Health & Science University (Fall 2021 hosts)
Dr. Phil Katzmann & Dr. Leon Metlay, University of Rochester Medical Center
Dr. Gino Somers, SPP President, Hospital for Sick Kids
4:30 PM-5:00 PM ET
Poster Viewing and Coffee Break
5:00 PM-7:00 PM ET
Perinatal Slide Seminar
Dr. Eumenia Castro, Perinatal Slide Seminar Moderator, Texas Children’s Hospital


COG Update: 1.0 CME
Lotte Strauss: 1.0 CME
15 Platforms: 3.75 CME
Poster Viewing: 2.5 CME
COVID-19 Symposium: 3.0 CME

Accreditation Totals: 11.25 CME