Conference Features & Benefits

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  • Interactive Zoom Oral Presentations

    The latest in pediatric surgery
  • Surgical Technique Video Sessions

    New Procedures/Techniques
  • Quick Shot and Poster Audio PDFs

    On-Demand Access
  • Publish in JPS

    The finest manuscripts will be selected

THE PAPS 2020 VIRTUAL MEETING HAS CONCLUDED. All 15 sessions plus 3 special sessions are RECORDED and available for viewing ON-DEMAND.

1. Sign up for your PAPS 2020 Virtual Meeting access HERE! We will send you a password. (If you registered for the meeting, you already have access).

2. Detailed install and login instructions are HERE! 

3. DOWNLOAD the EVENT PILOT APP. Enter code PAPS20 and login with your email and password.

4. Watch all 13 scientific sessions, 2 video technique sessions, and 3 special sessions. Over 20 hours of research and studies featuring the latest in pediatric surgery. Don't miss our special sessions including the Coe Medal Award to China Jin Zhe Zhang and Spencer Beasley's inspirational JPS Keynote about the Christchurch Mosque Shooting Massacre which happened the day after our 2019 PAPS meeting in Christchurch. 

5. Access includes On-Demand access to 170 Oral Presentations and their associated webinars, 105 Quick Shot Audio PDF presentations, 66 Poster Audio PDF presentations, and 23 Surgical Technique Videos.

John Meehan, MD

2020 PAPS Scientific Program Chair



Hong Shiee Lai


Hong Shiee Lai

Immediate Past President

Eric Webber

David Partick


David Partrick

Kuojen Tsao


Kuojen Tsao

John Meehan

Program Chair

John Meehan

Sherif Emil

GAP Co-Chair

Sherif Emil

Marilyn Butler

GAP Co-Chair

Marilyn Butler

Virtual Conference Highlights

 13 Scientific Sessions

The latest in pediatric surgery from all over the world

2 Video Sessions

See the latest surgical techniques and interesting cases over lunch

 Quick Shot and Poster Audio PDFs

Stimulating on-demand audio PDF presentations through our conference app

Exciting Virtual Engagement 

Exciting and interesting special talks, entertainment, and interactive on-line experiences


PAPS 2021 Tainan

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Quito - Future PAPS Meeting

Greetings from your Virtual Organizing Chair

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. This has been a challenging year with the COVID-19 crisis impacting all of us in so many ways including how we care for patients and share information. This year's meeting was originally scheduled in Tainan, Taiwan for April of 2020, then postponed to November, and now changed to virtual. The dates will stay the same as our must recent adjustment, specifically November 8-12th, and a full schedule will be published soon. The format will be new but we promise to make it educational and interesting with some added virtual excitement thrown in. Podium oral presentations will be converted to live Zoom presentations and the videos will be shown in real time. Moderators will bring in each presenter and the audience of hundreds will be invited to ask questions. All posters and quick-shot oral presentations will be converted to audio PDF's which is very easy for each presenter to do. These presentations will count for your CV's and presentations eligible for publication will still be published in Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

Register for the 2020 PAPS Virtual Meeting HERE!

More details will be published on this website soon and we will be contacting presenters directly with instructions. Thanks for joining us virtually!

  • John Meehan, MD FACS
  • PAPS 2020 Program Chair
  • Seattle Children's Hospital

Quick Links - Virtual

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Dates Nov 8-12, 2020
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Dates TBD
Melbourne, Australia

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Dates TBD
Quito, Ecuador


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!

Join PAPS to share ideas and meet great new friends.


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Contact Us - Virtual

For general information about the Virtual 2020 PAPS conference, contact our Local Organizing Office at:
Questions: john at papsmeeting.com 
Other Questions:
Abstracts: abstracts at papsmeeting.com 
[icon name="user”] Membership: membership at papsmeeting.com