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American Pediatric Surgical Association

More than 1,200 members strong, the American Pediatric Surgical Association is dedicated to saving lifetimes. APSA helps patients and families every day by:

Developing and sharing surgical standards and quality of care through guidelines and the children’s surgery verification project
Supporting our members through initiatives on diversity and wellness and educational resources such as the annual meeting, handbooks and the Pediatric Surgery NaT, which was written by nearly 500 APSA volunteers
Advocating for the well-being and safety of children related to societal issues such as child abuse and gun violence



In the News

Pain Management Resources

APSA has collaborated with the American College of Surgeons to create a variety of resources on safe and effective pain management for children. They are intended to create an open dialog between medical professionals and patients and their families.  More

In Memoriam: Dr. Jean Desjardins

We are sad to share that APSA has lost another Charter Member, Dr. Jean G. Desjardins who died October 6, 2019 at the age of 87. Dr. Desjardins was one of six Canadians who were APSA Charter Members. Learn more about his career and accomplishmentsMore

New! TTTS Brochure

APSA's Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Committee has created some really great resources over the past year.  Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome is the latest addition to the Prenatal Counseling series. Check it out! More

APSA Events

Event Calendar


December 10, 2019 - December 10, 2019


CDH 2020

February 10, 2020 - February 12, 2020


65th Peña Course: The Surgical Treatment of Colorectal Problems in Children

April 1, 2020 - April 3, 2020

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