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  • The Latest in Clinical and Basic Science

    The latest in pediatric surgery
  • Surgical Technique Video Sessions

    New Procedures/Techniques
  • Quick Shot and Poster Presentations

    On-Demand Access
  • Publish in JPS

    The finest manuscripts will be selected

Due to the pandemic, we cannot hold an in person international meeting this year, The 54th Annual PAPS meeting will be Virtual and held November 14-18, 2021

Abstract submission is OPEN here!


Hong Shiee Lai


Hong Shiee Lai

Past President

Eric Webber

David Partick


David Partrick

Kuojen Tsao


Kuojen Tsao

John Meehan

Scientific Chair, Virtual Organizer

John Meehan

Sherif Emil

GAP Co-Chair

Sherif Emil

Marilyn Butler

GAP Co-Chair

Marilyn Butler

Virtual Conference Highlights

 13 Scientific Sessions

The latest in pediatric surgery from all over the world

2 Video Sessions

See the latest surgical techniques and interesting cases over lunch

 Quick Shot and Audio PDF Posters

Stimulating short presentations and posters

Exciting Engagement 

Exciting and interesting special talks, entertainment, and interactive experiences


Quito - PAPS 2022

Bali - PAPS 2023

Hong Kong - PAPS 2024

Melbourne - PAPS 2025

Greetings from your Virtual Organizing Chair

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the 54th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. Once again, we have a challenging year with the COVID-19 crisis impacting all of us in so many ways including how we care for patients and share information. The meeting cannot be held in Tainan and we do not have enough time to organize an in person meeting anywhere else. Moreover, we do not anticipate travel opportunities for most of our colleagues. So we have decided to go VIRTUAL again! The dates will stay the same , specifically November 14th to the 18th depending on where you are in the world. We will announce a full schedule soon. Abstract submission is open HERE!. The format will be similar to last year with all presentations expected to submit a video of their talk and then be available for the presentation and live discussion. Once again, we promise to make it educational and interesting with some added virtual excitement thrown in. Podium oral presentations will be Zoom prerecorded presentations. Moderators will bring in each presenter and the audience of hundreds will be invited to ask questions. All posters and quick-shot oral presentations will be converted to audio PDF's which is very easy for each presenter to do. These presentations will count for your CV's and presentations eligible for publication will still be published in Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

Register for the 2021 PAPS Virtual Meeting opens soon!

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 2021 Program Chair
  • Seattle Children's Hospital

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

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 - Tainan

For general information about the 2021 PAPS meeting, please contact:
john at papsmeeting.com
  Phone: pending
Other Questions:
Abstracts email address: abstracts at papsmeeting.com
Membership email address: membership at papsmeeting.com