Global Alliance Partnership Application Form

The James Warden Global Alliance Partnership is a unique collaborative program supported by PAPS members designed to assist colleagues in underserved areas with a unique educational experience. This webpage is the application form for candidates who wish to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Candidates must reside and practice in a low- or middle-income country, as defined annually by the World Bank.  They must have completed their pediatric surgery training prior to applying.

PAPS prefers that candidates seek a PAPS member to nominate them for the GAP program. Nominations of candidates can be made to the GAP Committee Chair by any PAPS member in good standing. Candidates can also directly ask the GAP Committee Chair to nominate them if they do not know any PAPS members. The deadline for nominations is October 1 of the year preceding the PAPS meeting.

The candidate should not have the resources to provide his/her own funding to attend the meeting.

PAPS shall provide to the GAP Fellow(s) the following:   Registration for the annual meeting, roundtrip economy airfare to the meeting and any arranged observership sponsored by the Local Arrangements Chair either before or after the meeting, hotel room and meal expenses for the meeting and observership, US$300 for miscellaneous expenses, and a textbook of choice.  In addition, membership to PAPS shall be granted without fees for a period of five (5) years following the meeting.

Each GAP Fellow shall be expected to deliver a presentation at the Annual Meeting. He/she shall be asked to submit the title and short summary of his/her presentation to the GAP Committee Chair and the Program Committee Chair one month prior to the Annual Meeting. He/she shall also be encouraged to submit an abstract to the scientific program if he/she so wishes; however, such abstract shall be judged using similar criteria as all submitted abstracts.

Expenses for family members are not provided.

There are TWO forms on this website required before an application is complete. You must fill out BOTH forms.

1) GAP Application Form (this page)
2) GAP Nomination Form

Email questions to Marilyn Butler: mwbutler @ gmail.com

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PAPS 2023
September 10-14, 2023
Bali, Indonesia

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Hong Kong, China

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Melbourne, Australia

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Houston, Texas, USA



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

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