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Kuojen Tsao


Kuojen Tsao

Tainan Videos

Conference Summary

 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

 8 Quick Shot Podium and 4 Poster Sessions

Stimulating conversation over a nearby continental breakfast (included)

Exciting Conference Tour 

Scenic tour of Tainan and beautiful nearby sights included in your conference registration


Chimei Museum

Taijiang National Park

Fort Zeelandia (Anping Old Fort)

Tainan Salt Fields

Greetings from your Local Organizing Chair

Dear Colleagues

It is with great pleasure that I, Yun Chen, welcome you to the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Pacific Associaton of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS 2020) in Taiwan, also known as Formosa (named by Portuguese meaning Beautiful Island). We are all very excited to have you come joining us! Following the success of the previous conferences of PAPS in Taipei, the 2020 PAPS meeting will be held in the southern part of Taiwan, Tainan, which is the oldest city and also the oldest Capital here around 350 years ago. 

There are numerous amazing monuments in Tai-nan since it’s the oldest city, including the Confucian Temple, Fort Provintia (Chihkan Tower), An-Ping Castle, Eternal Golden Fortress, etc. On the other hands, it also has wonderful modern sightseeing spots such as the Chimei Museum, Salt-Mountain, Crystal Church and many many more. And the fun continues through the night, the night markets. 

Now, it is also named the city of gastronomy, especially famous for the Milk-Fish (Chanos fish) dishes. Other then that, you can try the assorted congee, Dan-Zai Noodle, salt rice pudding, oyster omelets, and a lot more interesting food waiting for you to discover. 

On the north part of Tai-nan, is the city of Jia-Yi, the 3rd largest city in Taiwan. It is famous for the turkey rice and Ali Mountain National Forest Recreation Area, where the conference tour will be. It is famous for its rich natural landscape including sunrise, sea of clouds, sunset, oldest tree and railway. 

The five-day conference will be held in the excellent 5-star Shangri-La’s Far-Eastern Plaza Hotel, located just across the Tai-nan train station, the heart of Tai-nan city. Please do let me know if there is anything me and my team can do to make your visit more comfortable and memorable. We are looking forward to seeing you in the conference in Tainan City.


Sincerely yours,


Yun Chen
Local Organizing Chair

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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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