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New SCT Resource Available

4/15/2019

SCT is the latest topic addition to APSA's Prenatal Counseling Series from the Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy Committee. Bookmark it for a quick reference on SCT differential diagnosis, evaluation, prenatal counseling and considerations and postnatal considerations. View the brochure.
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In Memoriam: Charles Peter Crowe, Jr.

2/8/2019

We have lost another of APSA's Charter Members, Dr. Charles Peter Crowe, Jr. Read more about his accomplishments.
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Register Now for #APSA50

2/2/2019

We're shaking things up for APSA's 50th Anniversary Meeting - new formats, new sessions and more than 400 different presenters. Register now!
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In Memoriam: Patrick F. Jewell

1/3/2019

Dr. Jewell died December 12, 2018 at the age of 84. Read more about his accomplishments.
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APSA Statement on Children and US Immigration Policy

6/20/2018

The American Pediatric Surgical Association joins our colleagues in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the American Nurses Association in a unified condemnation of the inhumane treatment of children occurring on our borders. APSA’s statement on the treatment of children at our borders can be found here.
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In Memoriam: J. Alex Haller, Jr.

6/15/2018

We have lost another one of APSA's Founding Members and a past President, Dr. J. Alex Haller, Jr., who died June 13 surrounded by his family.

Haller was the Children's-Surgeon-in-Charge of Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1964 until 1997. He had a special focus on the treatment of congenital chest wall deformities, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery and systems of care for children with serious injuries. He established the regional trauma center for children at Johns Hopkins, the first such program of its kind in the United States, and also established one of the early pediatric surgery training programs. Haller was one of 24 pediatric surgeons who founded APSA via three organizing meetings in 1969. He was APSA President in 1986. Learn more about his accomplishments from the AAP Oral History Project interview between Haller and Dr. Kurt Newman.  See also the press release from Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The funeral will be held Saturday, June 23, 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 University Parkway, Baltimore, Maryland.

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In Memoriam - E. Thomas Boles, Jr.

6/14/2018

Dr. Boles was a founding member of APSA. In 1969, he and Dr. Lucian Leape determined that pediatric surgery was sufficiently mature to have its own professional society. Within a year, they had organized a group of pediatric surgeons to create APSA.  Dr. Boles served as president of APSA in 1977Learn more about his accomplishments.

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APSA and Unbound Medicine Launch ExPERT CME Platform

6/12/2018

PRESS RELEASE - CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, and OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, June 12, 2018 —
Unbound Medicine, a leader in knowledge management solutions for health care, and the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), the nation’s largest professional organization serving the pediatric surgical specialty, today launched a trailblazing Continuing Medical Education (CME) platform for pediatric surgeons.  Dubbed ExPERT —  the Exam-based Pediatric surgery Educational Reference Tool — this resource allows surgeons to both stay up to date and obtain Continuous Certification credits anytime, anywhere on their device of choice.
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New Surgical Oncology Resources

3/9/2018

APSA's Cancer Committee has added a new page to the website intended to facilitate ready access to frequently used references for common pediatric malignancies. In addition, the Renal Tumors handbook has been updated and a Germ Cell Tumors handbook has been added. These resources are only available to APSA members. Bookmark this page for quick and easy access.
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APSA Supports ABS MOC Standards

2/28/2018

APSA has issued a position statement supporting the Maintenance of Certification Standards of the American Board of Surgery. "The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) fully embraces MOC and is strongly opposed to any legislation prohibiting MOC." Read the statement.
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