Year Created: 2011

Section Executive (2022-2025)

Chair: Erica Schollenberg (IWK, Halifax, NS)
Vice Chair: Rose Chami (SickKids, Toronto, ON)
Treasurer: Alysa Poulin (Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital, Saskatoon, SK)


Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology is devoted to the study of disease affecting the fetus, neonate and child. This population displays a unique disease profile requiring pediatric and perinatal specific diagnostic skills, e.g. stillbirth autopsy for unexplained intra-uterine death, placental examination in high risk neonates, and tumor diagnostics for children with cancer.

The Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology Section (PPPS) of the CAP-ACP is devoted to improving the delivery of care, education, and advancement of knowledge for the many complex diseases that occur in infants and children.

The Canadian Pediatric/Perinatal Slide Club

In 2021, the PPPS launched the Canadian Pediatric/Perinatal Slide Club, with the founding organizing committee consisting Drs. Rose Chami (SickKids – founding chair), Anna Lee (Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC), and Erica Schollenberg (IWK).

The aim of the club sessions is to provide an opportunity to discuss classic, interesting and complex cases in different areas of pediatric/perinatal pathology, to share practical tips about diagnostic approaches, differential diagnosis and lessons learned.

Meetings are held virtually (online) on the second Monday of each month (except statutory holidays), 1400-1500 hours (EST). To join the e-mail list for the Slide Club, please email one of the section executives listed at the top of this page.

The Canadian Pediatric & Perinatal Pathology Slide Club is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology Associations

Grants and Awards in Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology

Considering a future in Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology?
Pediatric and perinatal pathology fellowships may be available at select sites across Canada including University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Toronto, and University of British Columbia.

As of July 2022, the Area of Focused Competence Diploma program in Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology has been approved by the Royal College, with local accreditation at multiple sites across Canada currently in progress.

Fellowship Opportunities in Pediatric and/or Perinatal Pathology in Canada:

Fellowship Opportunities in Pediatric and/or Perinatal Pathology Outside Canada:

American Board of Pathology certification is available after completing a fellowship of minimum one-year’s duration at an ACGME-accredited program in the United States. Unique to pediatric and perinatal pathology, fellowship trainees in this field are not required to have certification in AP or AP/CP from the ABP in order to take the pediatric pathology examination.

Note to program directors: Please email one of the section executives listed at the top of this page to have your fellowship program added to this website.

If you would like further information on the job description for a pediatric and perinatal pathologist, have questions about further training, or would like to inquire about potential elective rotation opportunities, the following pathologists have agreed to be contacted:
- Jonathan Bush, BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital, Vancouver BC.

Tool box Articles

  • Placental Pathology
    • Sampling and Definition of Placental Lesions: Amsterdam Placental Workshop Group Consensus Statement. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2016; 140(7): 698-713 (PMID: 27223167)

Past CAP-ACP Annual Meeting Pediatric and Perinatal Symposia

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