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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

APSA Foundation Partners with AmazonSmile

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with AmazonSmile to make it easier than ever to donate to the organization that has furthered the groundbreaking work of so many young scientific investigators. More

In Memoriam: Dr. Frank Guttman

Dr. Frank Guttman died August 26, 2020 at the age of 89. He was a pioneer of  Canadian pediatric surgery, a founder of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, an icon of pediatric surgery at McGill, a healer of children, and a father figure and mentor to many.  Learn more about his accomplishments. More

APSA enters new leadership under John H.T. Waldhausen, MD

The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) proudly welcomes John H.T. Waldhausen, MD, as its new president, succeeding Immediate Past President Joseph P. Vacanti, MD.

APSA Events

Event Calendar

AAP Experience 2020

October 2, 2020 - October 6, 2020


ACS Clinical Congress 2020

October 4, 2020 - October 8, 2020


8th International Tuebingen Symposium on Pediatric Solid Tumors

November 6, 2020 - November 7, 2020