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

PAPS 2020 will be VIRTUAL November 8th-12th. The exciting new program is on our schedule page and registration is OPEN!


John Meehan, MD

PAPS Scientific Program Chair


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

Shan Zheng

Past President

Shan Zheng

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

PAPS 2022 Bali

PAPS 2023 Melbourne

PAPS 2024 Quito

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

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Next Events

Dates Nov 8-12, 2020
Virtual...Anywhere and Everywhere
It's a Small World After All 

PAPS 2021
April 11-15 2021  (UNCONFIRMED)
Tainan, Taiwan

PAPS 2022
Dates TBD
Bali, Indonesia

PAPS 2023
Dates TBD
Melbourne, Australia

PAPS 2024
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!

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