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 351 surgeons who are members of PAPS, residing in 19 countries.


2014 Annual Conference

Our 47th Annual Conference will be held May 24-29, 2014 at the Fairmont Banff Springs, in Banff, Alberta, Canada. . For more details about the conference, including registration information, please visit the event website at


About the GAP Program

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.