Welcome to the 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. This has been a challenging year with the COVID-19 crisis impacting us in so many ways including how we care for patients and share information. This year's meeting originally scheduled in April of 2020 in Tainan was postponed to November. But the previously planned in-person meeting has become impossible too. Therefore, we have changed the PAPS 2020 meeting format to VIRTUAL... with some fun and interesting elements unique to PAPS.
The dates of November 8-12th will stay the same and a new detailed schedule will be published soon. All presenters will still be able to count their hard work on the CV's and will be able to present. Presentations which have been awarded an oral podium presentation will be converted to live Zoom presentations. Moderators will invite each presenter show their paper live via slide shows or videos. Meanwhile the audience be invited to ask questions. All posters and quick-shot oral presentations will be converted to audio PDF's. All aspects of this new program are easy for both authors and attendees. All presentations will count on your CV's as a presentation at a major pediatric surgery international meeting. Presentations eligible for publication will still be published in Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Register for the 2020 PAPS Virtual Meeting HERE!
More details will be published on this website soon and we will be contacting presenters directly with instructions. Thanks for joining us virtually!
- John Meehan, MD FACS
- PAPS 2020 Program Chair
- Seattle Children's Hospital