The Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS) invites you to submit your membership application to join one of the most unique and innovative pediatric surgical societies in the world. Benefits of membership include a significantly discounted meeting registration rate and direct access to hundreds of colleagues around the world. Please complete the application form below, including letters of support and your photo. Our Membership Committee Chair will be in touch with you soon!

Requirements of each membership category can be found HERE.  Membership dues are as follows:

Active Member: USD$110

Senior Member (>65 y.o. or retired): free

Honorary Member: free

Philip King Member: free

Trainee Member - Fellows and Residents: USD$55; Medical Students: free

Annual membership fees are due upon membership approval at the next annual meeting. HOWEVER, discounted meeting registration rates apply as soon as your application is submitted!

Basic Information

Current Hospital*
Other Academic Affiliations
Current Hospital Address*
Preferred Mailing Address*
Office Phone
Cell Phone
Year of Birth (to determine eligibility for Senior Membership)*
Membership Category Requested*
PAPS Membership Certificate Number (if known)

Your Photo

Please upload your head shot photo. Size is limited to 2 MB. JPG or PNG format only. Label the file Surname_GivenName_Photo. 

Upload your photo*

Your CV

Please upload your CV. PDF format only.  Label the file Surname_GivenName_CV. 

Upload your CV*

Education and Training

Medical School

Medical School
Medical School Address
Date of Medical School Completion (leave blank if still in training)

General Surgery Training

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

Pediatric Surgery Training

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

Supporting Documents

Applicants must have a current PAPS member sponsor their application. A letter of support from the sponsor is required, plus one additional letter of recommendation from another board certified pediatric surgeon.  Proof of pediatric surgery training qualification (training program certificate OR letter from program director OR board certificate) is also required. PDF format only. Label the files as Surname_GivenName_Letter1.pdf, Surname_GivenName_Letter2.pdf, Surname_GivenName_Proof.pdf.

If you would like to join, but do not have a sponsor, please let us know and we will help*
PAPS Sponsor Name
PAPS Sponsor E-mail
PAPS Sponsor's Letter of Recommendation
Additional Letter of Recommendation*
Proof of Pediatric Surgery Training Qualification (training program certificate OR letter from program director OR board certificate)*
Which recent PAPS Meetings have you attended?
Today's Date*

Quick Links - Bali 2023

  • Abstract Submission OPENS in April, 2023
  • Meeting Registration is OPENS April, 2023
  • Become a PAPS Member HERE!

Next Events

PAPS 2023
September 10-14, 2023
Bali, Indonesia

PAPS 2024
Dates TBD
Hong Kong, China

PAPS 2025
Dates TBD
Melbourne, Australia

PAPS 2026
Dates TBD
Houston, Texas, USA



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

For information about the scientific program for the 2023 PAPS meeting, please contact:
john at papsmeeting.com

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