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SAVE THE DATE! The 55th Annual PAPS meeting will be September 18-22 in Quito, Ecuador.


Local Organizer

Paul Astudillo

Hong Shiee Lai

Past President

Hong Shiee Lai


David Tuggle

David Partick


David Partrick

Kuojen Tsao


Kuojen Tsao

John Meehan

Scientific Chair, I.T.

John Meehan

Sherif Emil

GAP Co-Chair

Sherif Emil

Marilyn Butler

GAP Co-Chair

Marilyn Butler

Quito Videos

PAPS Conference Highlights

 13 Scientific Sessions

The latest in pediatric surgery from all over the world

Exciting Video Sessions

See the latest surgical techniques and interesting cases over lunch

 Quick Shot Oral Presentations and Posters

Stimulating short presentations and posters

Stimulating Engagement 

Exciting and interesting special talks, entertainment, and interactive experiences


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Greetings from your Local Organizing Chair

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. This event will be held for the first time in Quito, Ecuador, South America. The City of Quito, Luz de America is declared as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO. The organizers are working with great enthusiasm to make your stay in Ecuador an unforgettable one. You will attend an event which will include activities such as tourism, re-encountering after Covid 19, sharing and friendship. The attendants will enjoy various touristic wonders that our country offers such as The Center of the World, The Galapagos Islands, the subtropical forests, the Volcano Route and the colonial, cultural and historical cities, together with scientific activities and pleasant moments of relaxation. The great hospitality, we offer to all those who attend the Annual PAPS Scientific Meeting will guarantee the visit to be worthy.


Paul Astudillo
Local Organizing Chair

Quick Links - Quito 2022

  • Abstract Submission opens in April
  • Meeting Registration opens in May
  • Become a PAPS Member HERE!

Next Events

PAPS 2022
September 18-22, 2022
Quito, Ecuador

PAPS 2023
Dates TBD
Bali, Indonesia

PAPS 2024
Dates TBD
Hong Kong, China

PAPS 2025
Dates TBD
Melbourne, Australia



About Us

PAPS is one of the largest pediatric surgery associations in the world but quite unique with an uplifting and fun sense of family between all members and guests. We are much more relaxed than any other surgical society. We don't even allow neckties at any PAPS meeting....wear one and it will be quickly cut off!

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For information about the scientific program for the 2022 PAPS meeting, please contact:
john at papsmeeting.com

Other Questions:
Abstracts email address: abstracts @ papsmeeting.com
Membership email address: membership @ papsmeeting.com