Virtual Meeting Greeting

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


Quick Links - Virtual

  • Abstract Submission has CLOSED
  • Virtual Meeting Registration - OPEN SOON!
  • Virtual Meeting Schedule - COMING SOON!

Next Events

Dates Nov 8-12, 2020
Virtual...Anywhere and Everywhere
It's a Small World After All 

PAPS 2021
April 11-15 2021  (UNCONFIRMED)
Tainan, Taiwan

PAPS 2022
Dates TBD
Bali, Indonesia

PAPS 2023
Dates TBD
Melbourne, Australia

PAPS 2024
Dates TBD
Quito, Ecuador


About Us

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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