Scientific Session Information

Educational Objectives

The PAPS Annual Meeting is designed to provide comprehensive continuing education in the field of pediatric surgery.  It is PAPS’ intent to bring together the world’s leading authorities to present and discuss the most recent clinical and research efforts. Our organization is focused on clinical pediatric surgery and the international, cross cultural sharing or clinically innovative surgical techniques. Surgeons at our meeting concentrate on learning the newest surgical techniques which may have initially been developed and popularized in one country and can now be applied on an international scale.

Oral Presentations 

Please upload your abstracts through our abstract submission portal and select ORAL. Fill in the standard format for all abstract submissions (Background, Method, Results, and Conclusion). Highest scored abstracts will be awarded a 5 minute presentation and 3 minute discussion as a Long Oral paper. Alternatively, you may be awarded a 3 minute presentation and 2 minute discussion in Short Oral papers as indicated in the program. No time extension or dual projection will be permitted. Oral presentations should be made in Windows PowerPoint and submitted to the technician in the speaker preparation room in plenty of time before your session. All oral papers, both Short and Long will be invited to submit a paper for publication. Details will follow.

Video Presentations 

Presenters will be allowed a 3 minute video presentations. A newly edited updated video can be used for the actual presentation but general content should not change. Upload your video with the technician in the speaker preparation room when you arrive in at the meeting venue. 

Speaker Ready Room

  • Sunday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:30 AM - 10:50 AM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Quick Shot Oral Presentations

Abstracts which are not accepted for short or long oral presentation may be awarded a Quick Shot Oral Presentation. This is a 2 minute oral presentation with 1 minute for questions. There will be two quick shot sessions running concurrently per day from 6:45 to 7:45 AM.  Please arrive early to ensure adequate time to transition to the Scientific Sessions in the Main Presentation Room. 

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are display only. Pins are provided. Please hang in your assigned room and position by the following schedule:

Assigned  Day Placement Removal
Mon, March 11 Sun, March 10 3-6 pm Mon, March 11 3-6 pm
Tues, March 12 Mon, March 11 3-6 pm Tues, March 12 5-7 pm
Wed, March 13 Tues, March 12 5-7 pm Wed, March 13 3-6 pm
Thur, March 14 Wed, March 13 3-6 pm Thurs, March 14 11 am - 1 pm

Unclaimed posters will be discarded. 


Christchurch Meeting Venue

Next Events

PAPS 2020
April 19-23, 2020
Tainan, Taiwan

PAPS 2021
Dates TBD
Quito, Ecuador


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