Sharing Knowledge,
Improving Care

Improving surgical care for children in the Pacific Rim
and throughout the world.

About PAPS

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.


2017 Annual Conference

Our 50th Annual Conference will be held in Seattle, May 28 - June 1.


WOFAPS meeting is October 8-11, 2016, in Washington, D.C., see


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.

Click on Membership tab to get more information.

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


First session - December 18, 2014 - Alberto Pena - Total urogenital mobilization in patients with cloaca and urogenital sinus 

Link to Dr. Pena's talk 

Second session - 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

Third session - Dr. Manuel Lopez-Paredes - Management of Wilms tumor by minimal invasive surgery 

Link to Dr. Lopez-Paredes' talk

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

Part 1:

Part 2:

Seventh Session - Dr. Marcelo Martinez Ferro - Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum: What's new?

Eighth Session - Dr. Antonio Gallardo - New perspectives of an old technique for choledocal cyst

Ninth Session - Dr. Jorge Godoy Lenz - Utility of laparoscopy in neonatal intestinal obstruction

Tenth Session -  Dr. Pablo Lezama -Actual surgical treatment of hepatic tumores in children and adolescent

Eleventh Session - Dr. Jorge Reyes - Intestinal Transplant Actualization

Twelfth Session - Dr. Juan Carlos Duarte - Gastroschisis - what is the best option?

First part:

Second part:

Thirteenth Session - Dr. Jose Peiro - Present and Future in Fetal Surgery

Fourteenth Session - Dr. Cynthia Reyes - Non-surgical management of complicated appendicitis

See for more information.