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Welcome to Tainan

Dear Colleagues


It is with great pleasure that I, Yun Chen, welcome you to the 54th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons hosting 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 2021 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.

Tai-nan 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

Quick Links - Tainan 2021

  • Abstract Submission for the 2021 PAPS Meeting opens July 1, 2021
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