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