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SAVE THE DATE! The 55th Annual PAPS meeting is September 18-22 in Quito, Ecuador. Registration opens May 5th! Abstract submission is OPEN!

NOTICE: The PAPS 2022 meeting is IN-PERSON.  We understand some individuals may not be able to attend because their nation has strict COVID protocols and quarantine procedures for people leaving their country. PAPS respects the policies of those nations and will offer a virtual presentation and registration option, BUT the virtual option will be offered ONLY to individuals residing in countries where the quarantine restrictions of that nation are prohibitive for in-person attendance. The exemption will be based entirely on the restrictions imposed by the national policy of a given country and will NOT be granted based on personal preferences of an individual or their hospital's decisions. Only participants who reside in the countries on PAPS Remote Exemption List will be allowed to register and present remotely. Remote attendees will be able to see all sessions and ask questions via zoom. Remote presenters will deliver their presentations during specific virtual sessions. All attendees, whether in-person or virtual, will have access to all presentations..

Currently Approved Nations for the PAPS Remote Exemption List


The first list will be posted on 5-30-2022 and updated on Mondays each week. China and Taiwan have a high probability to be granted this exemption but no decisions have been made as of 5-2-2022.

Local Organizer

Paul Astudillo

Hong Shiee Lai

Past President

Hong Shiee Lai


David Tuggle

David Partick


David Partrick

Kuojen Tsao


Kuojen Tsao

John Meehan

Scientific Chair, I.T.

John Meehan

Sherif Emil

GAP Co-Chair

Sherif Emil

Marilyn Butler

GAP Co-Chair

Marilyn Butler

Quito Videos

PAPS Conference Highlights

 13 Scientific Sessions

The latest in pediatric surgery from all over the world

Exciting Video Sessions

See the latest surgical techniques and interesting cases over lunch

 Quick Shot Oral Presentations and Posters

Stimulating short presentations and posters

Stimulating Engagement 

Exciting and interesting special talks, entertainment, and interactive experiences


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Greetings from your Local Organizing Chair

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. This event will be held for the first time in Quito, Ecuador, South America. The City of Quito, Luz de America is declared as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO. The organizers are working with great enthusiasm to make your stay in Ecuador an unforgettable one. You will attend an event which will include activities such as tourism, re-encountering after Covid 19, sharing and friendship. The attendants will enjoy various touristic wonders that our country offers such as The Center of the World, The Galapagos Islands, the subtropical forests, the Volcano Route and the colonial, cultural and historical cities, together with scientific activities and pleasant moments of relaxation. The great hospitality, we offer to all those who attend the Annual PAPS Scientific Meeting will guarantee the visit to be worthy.


Paul Astudillo
Local Organizing Chair

Quick Links - Quito 2022

  • Abstract Submission is OPEN HERE!
  • Meeting Registration opens in May
  • Become a PAPS Member HERE!

Next Events

PAPS 2022
September 18-22, 2022
Quito, Ecuador

PAPS 2023
September 10-14, 2023
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!

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For information about the scientific program for the 2022 PAPS meeting, please contact:
john at papsmeeting.com

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