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SPP Spring Virtual Meeting
March 12-14, 2021
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Perinatal Pathology Course is Going Virtual!
April 8-11, 2021
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SPP 2021 Fall Meeting
October 5-10, 2021, Portland, Oregon, USA
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2022 Spring Meeting
March 16-21, 2022, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Editorial Team

Dr. David Parham, Editor-in-Chief
Interested in submitting an article? Email your draft to spp@kellencompany.com for consideration!

Summer 2020

Volume 25| Issue 3

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Have you or your practice been directly impacted by COVID-19? We would love to hear from you about your experience to share in a future newsletter. Please contact Jordan Burghardt, SPP Administrator, if you'd like to share!
From the Editor's Desk
David Parham, MD
Well, it’s been three long months since the last Newsletter, and I am still sequestered away because of the surge in COVID-19 cases.  However, that is not completely bad for a Newsletter editor, and our new trainees are on my mind.   
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A note from the President, Dr. Gino Somers:

June 9, 2020

Dear SPP family,

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its fourth month, many of you continue to have disruptions in your clinical work, research and home lives. We are now faced with another series of tragedies, this time centered upon racialized violence.

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Interview with the President by Editor D. Parham
Gino Somers, MBBS, PhD, FRCPA, David Parham, MD
From your reception speech, I note that you were born in Antwerp, Belgium.  
What was your life like in Antwerp?  Did your parents work as physicians? 
I only lived there during my early life from 1966 to 1969, so I only remember bits and pieces.  I remember a lot of cobblestone roads.  The only time I have been back was in 2003, when I visited with extended family.  I have 3 siblings: 2 brothers and 1 sister.
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What I Did on Quarantine Vacation
Jennifer Kasten, MD, MSc
I’m Jennifer Kasten, an assistant professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and I’ve been in practice as a pediatric pathologist for less than 2 years. I don’t run a laboratory, I’m no pulmonary pathology expert, nor am I employed as an epidemiologist. So, in the world of academic medicine and COVID-19 decision-making, I’m absolutely nobody (my parents are proud of me, though).
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30th Anniversary of Board Certification in Pediatric Pathology
Jeff Goldstein, MD, MSc
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the first certification examination in Pediatric Pathology. A full history is planned for a forthcoming issue of Pediatric and Developmental Pathology. The following time line provides the highlights of events leading to American Board of Pathology (ABPath) certification of our subspecialty.
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Fellowship Committee
Raja Rabah, MD
Updated pediatric pathology program requirements were sent to SPP members prior to the ACGME meetings. The requirements were posted for comments, approved by ACGME, and became effective July 2020.
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Membership Committee
Erin Rudzinski, MD
Thanks to all SPP members who participated in the 2020 Member Needs Survey!
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Informatics & Communications Committee
Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD
Months of planning and work have come to fruition! Visit the new SPP website. We hope you enjoy your new user experience! Please contact spp@kellencompany.com to provide feedback.
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Practice Committee
Delores Lopez Terrada, MD, PhD
The Practice Committee was pleased welcome two new members to the SPP Practice Committee, Sherri Besmer and Veena Rajaram and thank them for their interest.
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Publications Committee
Monique De Paepe, MD
At the Spring 2020 meeting in LA, the PubCom membership was updated and a warm welcome was extended to the new members (Drs. Senger and Kashoor). Dr. Poulik was thanked for her past service and willingness to extend her service for at least one more year.
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Pediatric Pathology Around the World
Miguel Reyes-Mugica, MD
For the first time ever, the WHO will be publishing a volume on the Classification of Paediatric Tumours, which is now being actively prepared.  The volume will be written by people recognized by our community as Pediatric Pathologists. 
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