Virtual Meeting Greeting

OK its happened again....we are virtual for 2021.


Welcome to the 54th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. This has been a challenging year and a half with the COVID-19 crisis impacting  us in so many ways including how we care for patients and share information. This year's meeting originally scheduled in November of 2021 in Tainan. But in-person meetings continue to be impossible  so we have changed the PAPS 2021 meeting format to VIRTUAL. The format will be similar to last year.


The dates of November 14-18 will stay the same and a new tentative schedule is now on our SCHEDULE page. Some schedule changes are likely so please return to the schedule page until it is finalized. The App will be CRITICAL to the meeting so be sure to download it in either the smartphone or desktop form (or both). All APP information can be found HERE, but please be aware the app will not be available for download until about 2-3 weeks before the meeting.


Presentations awarded an oral podium presentation are will be done via Zoom webinar with all presenters on the webinar and available for questions during their presentation. Moderators will play each presenter's pre-recorded presentation and each presenter will answer questions from the audience. You must be on the live presentation as the presenter. If an abstract is not awarded an oral presentation, it may be awarded a Quick Shot Oral presentation which will be a shorter presentation. All posters will be converted to on-demand audio PDF's available to guests on our conference app. Manuscript decisions will be made at the meeting and the authors notified soon thereafter. All accepted manuscripts will be published in Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Register for the 2021 PAPS Virtual Meeting HERE!


More details and instructions for presenters are available HERE. Thanks for joining us virtually!

  • John Meehan, MD FACS
  • PAPS 2021 Program Chair
  • PAPS 2021 Virtual Meeting Chair
  • Seattle Children's Hospital


Quick Links - Virtual 2021

  • Abstract Submission is CLOSED.
  • 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!

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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