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Want to Join PAPS?

There are many types of PAPS Members

 

Active Members

Membership Eligibility

  • Geographic Active Member - The member must currently practice pediatric surgery in a country bordering the Pacific Ocean. If a member moves out of the Pacific area, membership may be retained by fulfilling the other membership requirements. The geographic member applicant must have practiced pediatric surgery in the Pacific area for a minimum of 1 year prior to applying for membership.
  • Invited Active Member - Applicants that do not live in a country bordering the Pacific Ocean can apply if they have attended at least 1 PAPS meeting after completion of training in the past 10 years and be an active participant in PAPS meetings. The invited member applicant must have practiced pediatric surgery for a minimum of 1 year prior to applying for membership.
  • The member must devote at least 90% of their professional time to pediatric surgery.
  • The member must pay dues on an annual basis.
  • The member should attempt to attend at least 1 out of 3 annual scientific meetings.

 

Senior Members

Membership Eligibility

  • Any Active Member >65 years old or retired from pediatric surgery.
  • The member is exempt from paying dues.

  

Honorary Members

Membership Eligibility

  • The member is an outstanding individual in pediatric surgery or a related field, proposed by a Board member and elected in the same way as an Active Member.
  • The member may attend all general meetings, but is not permitted to vote at business meetings.
  • The member is exempt from paying dues.

 

Philip King Members

Membership Eligibility

  • The member is a spouse of a deceased PAPS member who was in good standing at the time of his/her death.
  • The member may attend all general meetings at an Accompanying Person's rate, but is not permitted to attend or vote at business meetings.
  • The member is exempt from paying dues.
  • Application is by letter to the PAPS secretary, with approval by the Board of Directors.

 

Trainee Members

Membership Eligibility

  • Trainee Fellow/Resident Members - The member must be a pediatric surgery fellow or surgical resident in good standing.
  • Trainee Medical Student Members - The member must be a medical student interested in pediatric surgery in good standing.
  • The member must have written sponsorship of a PAPS member.
  • The member must be no more than 1 year after completion of pediatric surgery training.
  • The member may attend all general meetings, but is not permitted to attend or vote at business meetings.
  • The member may participate as members of PAPS committees, but are not eligible to hold elected office.
  • The member must pay dues on an annual basis. Dues are reduced by 50% for fellow and resident members.  Medical student members are exempt from paying dues.

 

 

Application Requirements

Complete the Membership Application Form with the following supporting documentation:

  1. Current photo
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Proof of training qualification in Pediatric Surgery.  One of the following:
    • Certification of successful completion of a formal training program in Pediatric Surgery, recognized as such by the national health-governing body in the country where such training took place. The duration of required training will be for at least one year.
    • A letter from the Training Director of that program directly responsible for the training of the candidate or from the current Training Director, who shall have access to and have approved the candidate’s training record as acceptable for successful completion of the training program.
    • A certificate from your jurisdictional authority (eg. Medical Council or Board) confirming your recognition as a specialist pediatric surgeon or equivalent.
  4. A letter from the sponsoring active member of PAPS.
  5. A letter from a pediatric surgeon stating that the applicant is a pediatric surgeon in good standing.

 

 

Application Deadline

  • Applications must be complete and received by the Membership Committee Secretary at least 6 weeks prior to the annual meeting to be considered for membership at the annual Board of Directors meeting.
  • Membership for successful candidates begins on January 1st, the year after they are elected.

  

 

 

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Quick Links - Virtual 2021

  • Abstract Submission is open HERE!
  • Meeting Registration is open HERE!
  • Become a PAPS Member HERE!

Next Events

PAPS 2021
November 14-18, 2021
Virtual

PAPS 2022
September 18-22, 2022
Quito, Ecuador

PAPS 2023
Dates TBD
Bali, Indonesia

PAPS 2024
Dates TBD
Hong Kong, China

PAPS 2025
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!

Join PAPS to share ideas and meet great new friends.

 

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Contact Us

For general information about the 2021 PAPS meeting, please contact:
john at papsmeeting.com

 
Other Questions:
Abstracts email address: abstracts @ papsmeeting.com
Membership email address: membership @ papsmeeting.com