PAPS is the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. Founded in 1967 by a small group of pediatric surgeons from Pacific Rim countries, the objective of the association is to promote both educational and social ties among its members.
There are currently 530 surgeons who are members of PAPS, residing in 23 countries.
2015 Annual Conference
Our 49th Annual Conference will be held in Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kauai, Hawaii, April 24-28, 2016.
Guest Assistance Program (GAP)
James Warden MD was responsible for establishing the James Warden Guest Assistance Program for the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. Dr. Warden realized the need for young pediatric surgeons in developing countries to be exposed to the current science and art of pediatric surgery. He conceived of the idea that the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons could sponsor young surgeons to attend the annual meeting. The program began in 1989 assisting surgeons from Pacific Rim countries and continues today through the generosity of donations from PAPS members and most recently with assistance from the Scinto Foundation.
Pediatric surgeons in developing countries of the Pacific Rim with limited financial resources are eligible for this program. The program provides registration, accommodation, meals and travel expenses to a PAPS conference and externship to the local children's hospital. A five-year PAPS membership and a pediatric surgery textbook are included. Expenses for family members is not provided.
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Nomination and application forms should be forwarded to:
Marilyn Butler, MD
501 N. Graham Street, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97227-2008
Sherif Emil, MD
2300 Tupper, C-818
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1P3
PAPS LATINO WEBINAR SERIES
First session - December 18, 2014 - Alberto Pena - Total urogenital mobilization in patients with cloaca and urogenital sinus
Link to Dr. Pena's talk https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=d9c880475e65858aa2955be2d01f411b
Second session - January 22, 2015 - Luis de la Torre - What does a pediatric surgeon need to know when operating in patients with Hirschsprung and anorectal malformations
Link to Dr. de la Torre's talk https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=a0939927d7267f91de4d6eedc9a23d35
Third session - February 26, 2015 - Dr. Manuel Lopez-Paredes - Management of Wilms tumor by minimal invasive surgery
Link to Dr. Lopez-Paredes' talk https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=23bde85b937b6ffb204333b5d86cd01f
Fourth Session - Dr. Juan Carlos de Agustin - Actual diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux
Fifth Session - Dr. Patricio Gargollo - Hidronephrosis: When its the right time for intervention?
Sixth Session - Dr. Mario Riquelma - Laparoscopic management of inguinal canal pathology: cryptorchidism and inguinal hernia
Visit the webinar link paps.webex.com for more information.