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PAPS 2020 New Dates

PAPS MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 8th-12th, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation the 53rd Annual PAPS meeting in Tainan, Taiwan has been POSTPONED November 8th-12th, 2020.

All abstracts are still ACCEPTED! All presentations can still be PRESENTED! All eligible manuscripts will still get PUBLISHED. And every country will still SING!  

An abstract confirmation email with your new presentation date was emailed on March 5th. There is a new CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE task which must be answered through the Cadmium CD submission site. Please log in to the Cadmium Submission site and confirm your plans to attend. For any questions regarding your abstract, please contact Scientific Program Chair John Meehan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The manuscript submission deadline has been extended to May 1st, 2020. 

For those who already paid a registration fee, your fee is still valid for the 2020 PAPS meeting and you are still registered. For those that have not registered, the EARLY BIRD DEADLINE has been extended to September 15th, 2020.  

Can't go and you already paid?

A full refund will be issued to anyone who already paid but can not attend the meeting during the new dates. Please contact Yun Chen and the Local Organizing committee for refunds or any questions regarding registration (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  

Thanks and, yes, we will see you in Tainan in November!

John Meehan, MD

PAPS Scientific Program Chair

 

Getting to Tainan

Most overseas flights arrive Taiwan at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). It is a 4-5 hour drive from TPE to Shangri-la’s Far Eastern Hotel but only 1 hour and 30 minutes by the Taiwan High Speed Railway (THSR). You can also find taxis, minibuses, and limousine services on the ground floor of the international arrival halls but these are quite expensive.

Here are some recommended connection from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) to the venue:

 

 

 

Traveling to Taiwan

Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is a major hub in Asia and located just south of Taipei. Overseas PAPS attendees should plan their reservations around this easy to reach airport. 

Taipei to Tainan

One you get to TPE, you have a several options for the next leg of your journey.  The train is the most efficient and easiest mode of transportation. 

 

Train 

The most efficient and cost effective may be the train. There are two major rail operators in Taiwan – Taiwan High Speed Rail (HSR) and Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA). They are independent of each other with their own set of tracks and train stations.

  1. Most HSR train stations are located outside the city, so you’ll need to take a TRA train from TPE to the HSR station near the airport and another TRA train from Tainan HSR to the city center
  2. You can check the Taiwan High Speed Rail website for a schedule of trains to Tainan from wherever you are. You can then purchase your ticket as early as four weeks in advance via their 24 hour booking system. Like TRA train tickets, it’s a good idea to get your ticket as early as you can. Check out the online ticketing page of the HSR website for more information.

Important Details getting from TPE to the venue Hotel via HSRs

  • Take Taoyuan Airport MRT to Taoyuan HSR station (Stop No. A18) (about 20min, 25 NTD).
  • From there, take HSR to Tainan HSR Station  (about 90 min, 1190 NTD)
  • In-station Transfer to  Shalun Train station (TRA) (3 min by walk)
  • Take the TRA train to Tainan station  (about 22 min, 25 NTD)
  • Total time: ~135 min
  • Total expense: ~ 1240 NTD

Bus

Traveling by bus may be the cheapest option but it can take quite a long time. Fares may vary depending on the bus company, so please check the Taiwan Highway Bus website for information on fares, routes, and traveling times.

Hotel Limousine Pick-up

Please refer to the hotel webpage (http://www.shangri-la.com/tainan/fareasternplazashangrila/about/map-directions/) and make your reservation when booking your room.

Comparisons

Example: Taipei to Tainan Fares ( fares subject to change)

From Taipei Fare Travel Time Website
HSR TRAIN NTD 1,160 1 hr 30 mins HSR
TRA TRAIN NTD 569 4 hrs TRA
BUS NTD 460 8 hrs Bus
Taxi NTD 7000 4-6 Hrs N/A
Rental NTD 7500 4-6 hrs By rental car agency

Conference Tour Tainan

Tainan City is know for its historical and cultural atmosphere and delicious Taiwan foods. Our tour includes Ali Mountain Recreational Area with beautiful cherry  blossoms, forest railway and our stunning 2000 year old Red Cypress trees.

PAPS Membership Dues

PAPS Membership Dues

Please read below concerning dues invoices from PAPS. Please pay your dues using the dues invoice if possible. Otherwise, please contact David Partrick MD, Treasurer,  for other ways to pay your dues. 

Active members: 

Please note dues for 2019 will be requested in November of 2018 to comply with the bylaws.

Dues are now $110 (US dollars) plus $5 credit card usage fee, for a total of $115.00. Members should receive an invoice from PAPS and can pay with their credit card using the link off the invoice. Other ways to pay your dues should be requested from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or from the Treasurer, David Partrick MD, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

If you would like to pay by check, please send it in the amount of $110, made out to "PAPS" to 

David Partrick M.D.

Department of Pediatric Surgery 

Children’s Hospital Colorado 

13123 East 16th Avenue, B-323 

Aurora, CO  80045 

Phone: 720-777-6571 

Retired members:

Retired members are 65 years of age or older and/or retired from active practice and are exempt from paying dues. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know if you are retired and we will change your status and exempt you from dues payment. Retired members can make a donation to the GAP program if desired. Please contact the Treasurer for donations. 

If you have problems using your credit card for dues payment, please let us know by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Next Events

PAPS 2020 (NEW DATES!)
November 8-12, 2020
Tainan, Taiwan

PAPS 2021
April 25-29, 2021
Quito, Ecuador

PAPS 2022
Dates TBD
Bali, Indonesia

PAPS 2023
Dates TBD
Melbourne, Australia

 

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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For general information about the 2020 PAPS conference in Tainan please contact our Local Organizing Office at:
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  Tainan, Taiwan
 
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