Scientific Session Information

Educational Objectives

The PAPS Annual Meeting is designed to provide comprehensive continuing education in the field of pediatric surgery.  It is PAPS’ intent to bring together the world’s leading authorities to present and discuss the most recent clinical and research efforts. Our organization is focused on clinical pediatric surgery and the international, cross cultural sharing or clinically innovative surgical techniques. Surgeons at our meeting concentrate on learning the newest surgical techniques which may have initially been developed and popularized in one country and can now be applied on an international scale.

Oral Presentations 

Presenters will have 5 minute presentations and 3 minute discussion in Full Oral papers, or 3 minute presentation and 2 minute discussion in Short Oral papers as indicated in the program. No time extension or dual projection will be permitted. Oral presentations should be made in Windows PowerPoint and submitted to the technician in the speaker preparation room one day before your session. Please see Speaker Ready Room days and hours.

Speaker Ready Room

Executive Board Meeting Room (see map)

  • Sunday: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Monday: 6:30 am – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 6:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Wednesday: 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thursday: NOT AVAILABLE: Please load your talks on Wednesday or sooner

Poster Presentations

Oral poster sessions will begin promptly at 6:45 AM each morning.  Please arrive early to ensure adequate time to transition to the Scientific Sessions in the Main Ballroom. Oral poster presenters will have 2 minute presentations and 1 minute for questions.  Please make sure your poster is in proper orientation. Each poster will be allowed to take up a MAXIMUM space of 3.5 ft (H) x 7.5 ft (L) (105 cm x 170 cm) in a HORIZONTAL orientation.  Pins are provided. Please hang in your assigned room and position by the following schedule:

Assigned  Day Placement Removal
Mon, May 29 Sun, May 28 3-6 pm Mon, May 29 3-6 pm
Tues, May 30 Mon, May 29 3-6 pm Tues, May 30 5-7 pm
Wed, May 31 Tues, May 30 5-7 pm Wed, May 31 3-6 pm
Thur, June 1 Wed, May 31 3-6 pm Thurs, June 1 10 am-12pm

Unclaimed posters will be discarded. 


Next Event

PAPS 2018
13-17 May 2018
Sapporo, Japan

PAPS 2019
7-11 April 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand

PAPS 2020
Dates TBD
Bali, Indonesia

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For general information about the PAPS conference, including registration, please contact us at:
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