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 5 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 Sapporo. 

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

Poster Presentations

Abstracts which are not accepted for oral presentation may be awarded either Oral Poster or Display Only Poster format. The top posters will be awarded an Oral Poster format. You have an option to have your abstract be considered for POSTER only if you wish. Simply upload your abstract through our abstract submission portal and select POSTER.  Poster sessions started promptly at 6:45 AM each morning. Please arrive early to ensure adequate time to transition to the Scientific Sessions in the Main Ballroom. Oral poster presenters will have 2 minute presentations and 1 minute for questions.  Pins are provided. Please hang in your assigned room and position by the following schedule:

Assigned  Day Placement Removal
Mon, May 14 Sun, May 13 3-6 pm Mon, May 14 3-6 pm
Tues, May 15 Mon, May 14 3-6 pm Tues, May 15 5-7 pm
Wed, May 16 Tues, May 15 5-7 pm Wed, May 16 3-6 pm
Thur, May 17 Wed, May 16 3-6 pm Thurs, May 1710 am-12pm

Unclaimed posters will be discarded. 


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