ABOUT THE SECTION
Year Created: 2011
Section Executive (2019-2022)
Chair: Anna Lee (Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia)
Vice Chair: Erica Schollenberg (IWK Health Centre)
Secretary: Rose Chami (Hospital for Sick Children)
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.
This Section is devoted to improving the delivery of care, education, and advancement of knowledge for the many complex diseases that occur in infants and children.
Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology Associations
- Society for Pediatric Pathology
- Paediatric Pathology Society
- International Paediatric Pathology Association
- Children's Oncology Group
- International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP)
Grants and Awards in Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology
Considering a future in Pediatric and Perinatal Pathology?
Pediatric and perinatal fellowships may be available at select sites across Canada including University of Alberta, Mount Sinai, and University of Toronto. These are not recognized at this time through the Royal College American Board of Pathology certification is available after completing a minimum of one-year fellowship at one of the below listed programs. Unique to pediatric and perinatal pathology, trainees are not required to have certification in AP or AP/CP from the ABP in order to write the pediatric pathology examination.
Information on Fellowship Opportunities in Pediatric and/or Perinatal Pathology
- University of Alberta
- University of Calgary
- Mt. Sinai (Perinatal)
- American Fellowship Programs by State (Society for Pediatric Pathology)
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
- Sampling and Definition of Placental Lesions: Amsterdam Placental Workshop Group Consensus Statement. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2016; 140(7): 698-713 (pubmed ID: 27223167)
CAP-ACP Annual Meeting Pediatric and Perinatal Symposia
- 2018 Symposium - Precision Medicine and Molecular Diagnostics: the Integral Role of Paediatric Pathology
- 2017 Symposium - Newborn Metabolic Screening
- 2016 Symposium - The Placenta: Diagnosis, Research and Impact on Women
- 2015 Symposium – An Approach to the Diagnosis of Metabolic Diseases in the Perinate for the Pathologists