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The Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS) invites you to submit your application for membership and join one of the most unique and innovative pediatric surgical societies in the world. Benefits of membership include a significant lower meeting registration fee and direct access to hundreds of colleagues around the world. Please fill in the following form in its entirety including letters of support and your photo. Our membership director will be in touch with you soon. Annual Membership dues are $115 and will be due upon membership approval. APPROVAL IS AT THE NEXT ANNUAL MEETING BUT YOU WILL GET MEMBER MEETING REGISTRATION RATES AS SOON AS YOU APPLY.

READ THIS: Requirements and types of membership can be found HERE!

Basic Information

Type of degree (check all that apply):*
Current Hospital*
Home Address:*
Current Hospital Address:*
Office Phone:
Cell Phone:
Current Academic Affiliation:

Your Photo

Please upload your head shot photo. Size is limited to 2 MB. Files MUST be .jpg or .png only! Label your file Lastname-Firstname. 

Upload your photo (.jpg or .png only, 2 MB maximum):*

Education and Training

Medical School

Medical School:*
Medical School Address:*
Date of Medical School Graduation (leave blank if still in medical school):

General Surgery Training

General Surgery Program:
General Surgery Residency Program Address:
Date of General Surgery Residency Completion (leave blank if still in training):

Pediatric Surgery Training

Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program:
Pediatric Surgery Training Program Address:
Date of Pediatric Surgery Training Completion (leave blank if still in training):


Applicant's for membership must have a current PAPS member as a sponsor for their application. A letter of support from the sponsor is required plus two additional letters of recommendation from board certified pediatric surgeons. PDF ONLY. ALSO, LABEL THE FILE WITH YOUR LASTNAME-LETTER1.PDF, LASTNAME-LETTER2.PDF, ETC.

If you would like to join, but do not have a sponsor, please let us know and we will help*
Sponsoring PAPS Member's Name:
Your PAPS Sponsor E-mail address
Sponsor's Letter of Recommendation:
Additional Letter of Recommendation #1:*
Additional Letter of Recommendation #2*
Copy of Your Certification:*
APPLICANTS FROM JAPAN - Upload letter of Support from PAPS-Japan (not needed for all other nations):
Which recent PAPS Meetings have you attended?

Quick Links - Tainan 2021

  • Abstract Submission for the 2021 PAPS Meeting opens July 1, 2021
  • More information will be published here soon

Next Events

PAPS 2021
November 14-18, 2021

PAPS 2022
September 18-22, 2022
Quito, Ecuador

PAPS 2023
Dates TBD
Bali, Indonesia

PAPS 2024 - TBD

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!

Join PAPS to share ideas and meet great new friends.


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Contact Us - Tainan

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