The PAPS Prize

The PAPS Prize is given to a trainee under the age of 35 years who gives the best oral presentation at the Annual PAPS Meeting.  The recipient must submit a publication for the PAPS edition of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery that is accepted by the Publications Committee.


Recent PAPS Prize Winners


Jamie Harris - Manipulation of variables in controlled release vincristine treatment in Neuroblastoma - a predictive model of survival.

Erin Ward - Prophylactic Ladd procedure is associated with increased risk of subsequent volvulus in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia and abdominal wall defects. 


Kathryn Anderson - Too much of a bad thing: discharge opioid prescriptions in pediatric appendectomy patients. 

Xiangqi Liu - Circulating tumor cells detection in neuroblastoma patients by EpCAM-independent enrichment and immunostaining-fluorescence in situ hybridization.


James Prieto - Premenarchal patients present differently: a twist on the typical patient presenting with ovarian torsion.

Jordan Taylor - Replicating and identifying large cell neuroblastoma using high-dose intra-tumoral chemotherapy and automated digital analysis.


Seyed Arshad - Cryoanalgesia enhances recovery from minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum resulting in reduced length of stay: a case-matched analysis of NSQIP-pediatric patients.

You-Sheng Lin - Graphene quantum dots as a novel bio-targed nano gene carrier for neuroblastoma in vivo.
Lauren Wood - Combining inhibitors of BRD4 and cyclin-dependent kinase can decrease tumor growth in neuroblastoma with MYCN amplification and TERT overexpression.


Sophie Carr - Optimizing skin antisepsis for neonatal surgery 
Isabel Hageman - Perioperative opioid use in paediatric inguinal hernia patients: a systematic review and retrospective audit of practice.

Robert Rettig - Cryoablation is associated with shorter length-of-stay and reduced opioid use after the Ravitch procedure.

Zuopeng Wang - Rapamycin induces autophagy and apoptosis in kaposiform hemangioendothelioma primary cells in vitro.


Brittany Hegde - Impact of cryoanalgesia use for pain control in minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair on hospital days and costs.

Fereshteh Salimi Jazi - Increasing amount of hair reduction using laser correlates with lower probability of recurrence in patients with pilonidal disease.

Jamie Schnuck - Chest tube management following lung resection in pediatric patients: a retrospective analysis.


Special Recognition

Hannah Cockrell, presented by Jamie Schnuck - Implementation of a cryoablation-based pain management protocol for pectus excavatum.

Asia Smith - Importance of ileum and colon in patients with short bowel syndrome.

Quick Links - Bali 2023

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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, USA



About Us

Despite PAPS being one of the largest pediatric surgery associations in the world, we share a strong sense of family with fellow members and guests.  We have a lot of fun at meetings, and 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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