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Come to Beautiful Tainan for PAPS 2020

The 20200 PAPS meeting will be held in the coty of Tainan, Taiwan. Tainan was established in 1620. It was the first walled city in Taiwan and was also the place of origin of the name “Taiwan.” Tainan City is located south of the Tropic of Cancer; it has a sub-tropical monsoon climate, warm and with a small amount of rainfall though the year; Tainan enjoys more hours of sunshine per day that any other place in Taiwan, and has an average temperature of 24.1c. Today, Tainan has 34 districts; they were formerly under Tainan City and Tainan County under Tainan Provincial Government but came under Tainan City’s jurisdiction when Tainan was made a special municipality in 2010.

A walk around Tainan is like steeping back in time. As the first city in Taiwan, it was, of course, the source of the development of people’s livelihood; you can visit the first Confucius temple in Taiwan and marvel at the place where education in Taiwan originated; visit the various big temples and see traditional belief passed on to this day; take a trip to the ancient canal and witness the ebb and flow of civilization. In Tainan, turn a corner and you will encounter an ancient temple or historic site telling stories of the city from long ago.


Tainan is also famed for its many reasonably priced, and delicious must-try snacks; the city’s food was once recommended by the renowned travel guide the Michelin Green Guide; fresh and tasty beef soup, rice cake with dried fish and braised pork on top or aromatic steamed rice cake etc., are unique staple foods and old-time snacks that are part of the foundation of Tainan’s gastronomic culture and bear the historical memories of more than 300 years.

Gans Lecture


Peter Hillary is a powerful and dynamic speaker who takes his audience “with him” on one of his many extraordinary experiences: to the summit of Mt Everest twice; traversing Antarctica; feeding a pod of sharks; or making a terrifying descent of a vast vertical rock face in a vicious storm. He ably connects such dramatic achievements to the challenges faced by individuals and teams striving for excellence, coping with change, and overcoming obstacles in their own fields.

Like his father, Sir Edmund Hillary, Peter has climbed Mt Everest and has also reached the South Pole overland; widely recognized as two of the most significant accomplishments in the world of adventuring and exploration. Peter also assists his father in raising funds for the Himalayan Trust, which runs 42 schools and hospitals for the villages at the foot of Mt Everest.


On 26 May 2002, Peter reached the summit of Mt Everest for the second time, almost one year out from the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest.


Despite the high-risk nature of his expeditions, Peter’s survival is testament to one of his greatest strengths – his sound judgement. In his presentations he talks about developing skills of use in any field; of seeing excitement in uncertainty; of balancing risk with caution; and of achieving extraordinary goals through preparation and perseverance.


Peter's presentations combine humour and heart-stopping excitement with practical applications, relevant to the client’s requirements. They are supported by superb slide and / or video footage.

OA/TOF (EA/TEF) Workshop

Thoracoscopic Oesophageal Atresia and Tracheo-oesophageal (OA/TOF) Neonatal Simulator Workshop

This workshop offers delegates a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience using a new fully synthetic 3D modelled OA/TOF simulator to learn and develop their thoracoscopic skills. It also provides instruction in how simulators can be designed and validated to measure technical expertise. This course gives delegates access to experts in thoracoscopic surgery and is excellent value for money.

Venue: Manawa Simulation Centre, Christchurch Hospital Campus

Date & Time: Thursday 14 March 2019, 8.30am – 11.30am (Registration 8.00am)

Cost: NZD$250 per person

 

The Workshop is limited to 16 places. To register for the workshop, you do not need to register for the full PAPS Meeting.

Programme

This workshop will include lectures and group discussion on:

  • Role of 3D printing and computer modelling in simulator design
  • Principles of modelling and computer aided design (CAD)
  • Role of simulation in surgical training for Minimal Access Surgery
  • How to assess acquisition of technical skills in thoracoscopy
  • Recognising the critical components of OA/TOF repair that must be replicated in simulators

There will be a practical workshop, in pairs, on a locally developed 3D printed thoracoscopic OA/TOF repair simulator with expert feedback on performance.

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP HERE!

(Register for the general PAPS Meeting here)

Meeting Registration Information

Registration

Registration for the PAPS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting is now open. Please register via the online form Confirmation of your registration and a tax invoice will be sent upon receipt of your completed registration form and fees.

Register Now

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FULL REGISTRATION FEES

All amounts are listed in New Zealand dollars and include GST*

Earlybird
(payment before 4 February 2019)

Standard
(payment after 4 February 2019)

Onsite
(payment after 9 March 2019)

Member

$1095

$1245

$1395

Non-member

$1245

$1395

$1545

Trainee

$915

$1015

$1115

Student**

$457.50

$507.50

$507.50

Student (1 day only)** $205

$205

$205

Accompanying Person

$710

$710

$710

 

*Goods and Services Tax

** These rates are for medical students only, do not apply to postgraduate doctors even if you are still in surgical training

 

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS & TOURS

All amounts are listed in New Zealand dollars and include GST

Full Registration

Extra Guest Tickets

Welcome Reception
Sunday 10 March

Included

$65

Meeting Tour
Tuesday 12 March

Included

$150

Meeting Dinner
Wednesday 13 March

Included

$130

Optional Tour
Sunday 10 March

$65

$65

Accompanying Person Tour
Wednesday 13 March

Accompanying Person Registration

$65

 

Delegate Registration Fees include

  • Attendance at all meeting sessions
  • Name badge and official documentation
  • Arrival tea/coffee (3),
  • Morning Teas (3)
  • Lunches (2)
  • Welcome Reception
  • Meeting Dinner
  • Meeting Tour (includes boxed lunch)

Accompanying Person Registration Fees include

  • Name badge
  • Welcome Reception
  • Meeting Dinner
  • Meeting Tour (Includes boxed lunch)
  • Accompanying Person Tour

Student Full Registration Fees include

  • Attendance at all meeting sessions
  • Name badge and official documentation
  • Arrival tea/coffee (3)
  • Morning Teas (3)
  • Lunches (2)
  • Welcome Reception 

Student Day Registration Fees include

  • Attendance at all meeting sessions for the day registered
  • Name badge and official documentation
  • Arrival tea/coffee
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch (Monday and Wednesday only)

 

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you may reassign your registration to another person. Please notify The Conference Company of the replacement delegate's name and contact details.

Telephone (NZ): + 64 9 360 1240
Telephone (AUS): 1800 193 405
Facsimile: +64 9 360 1242
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If you are unable to arrange a replacement, a refund (less an administration charge of $100 will be made, providing notification is received by 7 February 2019. After that date no refunds will be made.

If, for reasons beyond the control of the Organising Committee, the PAPS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting is cancelled, registration fees will be refunded after the deduction of expenses already incurred. Click here to view the terms and conditions.

 

PAPS Social Functions

Welcome Reception

Catch up with friends and colleagues at this informal mix and mingle welcome event. Enjoy local New Zealand wines and delicious canapes. 

Venue:               Christchurch Art Gallery

Date & Time:      Sunday 10 March 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Dress Code:        Smart Casual

 

The Welcome reception is included in the Delegate and Accompanying Person registration, extra tickets $65 per person.  Please indicate your wish to participate for catering purposes. Your drink tickets will allow you to obtain a limited number of beverages after which time a cash bar will operate.

Conference Dinner

Join us for a night of fine food and for the much awaited annual PAPS Sing-Off.

Where: Atrium, The Tannery

When: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 7.00pm – 11.00pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Transport: Return coach transfers will be provided

 

The Meeting Dinner is included in the Delegate and Accompanying Person registration, extra tickets $130 per person.  Please indicate your wish to participate for catering purposes. Your drink tickets will allow you to obtain a limited number of beverages after which time a cash bar will operate.

 

Conference Tour – Southern Experience

Travel from Christchurch across the wide expanses of the Canterbury Plains deep into New Zealand's mighty Southern Alps, to the alpine village of Arthur's Pass, which is about 2 hours’ drive from Christchurch.  This is a day of excellent photo opportunities. On the way a stop is made to view the unique limestone rock formations at Castle Hill and a walk can be made to the top of the rocks for magnificent views.  Climbing to more than 900 metres through Arthur's Pass National Park, Arthur’s Pass is the highest and most spectacular pass across the Southern Alps. Take a short walk to the Devil’s Punchbowl Falls, wander through lush beech forest to one of New Zealand’s most stunning waterfall’s. Watch out for the cheeky and mischievous Kea, the world’s only alpine parrot. The return journey includes a visit to The International Antarctic Centre. This features a recreation of the atmosphere of Antarctica with a snow and ice experience, the blue penguin encounter and an exhilarating Hagglund ride.

When: Tuesday 12 March 2019, 8.30am – 6.30pm

Pick up: Town Hall

Please bring comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket. The Meeting Tour is Included in the Delegate and Accompanying Person registration, extra tickets $150 per person. Please indicate your wish to participate for transport and catering purposes.

 

Optional Tour – Welcome to Christchurch

Tour around and familiarize yourself with the central city and environs in a double decker bus. Explore the Canterbury Museum, world renowned for its natural and human history collections. Visit the unique Transitional Cathedral constructed in cardboard to resist earthquakes, and wander through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, renowned for its beautiful trees, exotic and indigenous plants.

When: Sunday 10 March 2019, 12.00pm – 3.00pm

Pick up: Christchurch Town Hall

Cost:NZD$65 per person

Minimum number 20 people

 

Accompanying Person Tour – Discover Christchurch

Tour around the central city and environs in a double-decker bus, including a walk-through the peaceful Mona Vale gardens. Drive out through the residential red zone where part of the city was abandoned after the 2010/2011 earthquakes and hear about the future plans for this area. You will then travel out to the picturesque seaside village of Sumner, and then to the Port Hills from where you can enjoy spectacular views overlooking the city, mountains and ocean.

When: Wednesday 13 March 2019, 9.00am – 12.30pm

Pick up: Christchurch Town Hall

The “Discover Christchurch” Tour is Included in the Accompanying Person registration, extra tickets $65 per person. Please indicate your wish to participate for transport and catering purposes.

 

Workshop

Thoracoscopic Oesophageal Atresia and Tracheo-oesophageal (OA/TOF) Neonatal Simulator Workshop

This workshop offers delegates a unique opportunity to gain hands on experience using a new fully synthetic 3D modelled OA/TOF simulator to learn and develop their thoracoscopic skills. It also provides instruction in how simulators can be designed and validated to measure technical expertise. This course gives delegates access to experts in thoracoscopic surgery and is excellent value for money.

Venue: Manawa Simulation Centre, Christchurch Hospital Campus

Date & Time: Thursday 14 March 2019, 8.30am – 11.30am (Registration 8.00am)

Cost: NZD$250 per person

The Workshop is limited to 16 places. To register for the workshop, you do not need to register for the full PAPS Meeting.

Programme

This workshop will include lectures and group discussion on:

  • Role of 3D printing and computer modelling in simulator design
  • Principles of modelling and computer aided design (CAD)
  • Role of simulation in surgical training for Minimal Access Surgery
  • How to assess acquisition of technical skills in thoracoscopy
  • Recognising the critical components of OA/TOF repair that must be replicated in simulators

There will be a practical workshop, in pairs, on a locally developed 3D printed thoracoscopic OA/TOF repair simulator with expert feedback on performance.

Next Events

PAPS 2020
April 19-23, 2020
Tainan, Taiwan

PAPS 2021
Dates TBD
Quito, Ecuador

 

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