APSA Supports ABS MOC Standards


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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In Memoriam - Samuel B. Rosser


Dr. Samuel Rosser died January 25, 2018, at the age of 83. He was a long-time APSA member and trained under Dr. Judson Randolph from 1970 – 1972. Read more about Rosser.
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In Memoriam - Aviva L. Katz


Aviva L. Katz, MD, died earlier this week. She was the director of the Consortium Ethics Program, corerFaculty in the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, and vice-chair of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Pittsburgh as well as the co-director of the Center of Advanced Fetal Diagnostics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Nationally, she was the chair of the Committee on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and past chair of APSA's Ethics and Advocacy and Family and Community Relations Committees. She was also active in the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, serving on multiple committees and task forces. Learn more about her accomplishments.
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In Memoriam: Dr. Eric W. Fonkalsrud


We are saddened by the loss of Dr. Eric Fonkalsrud, who was a Founding and Charter Member of APSA and APSA President 1989-1990. Learn more about his achievements.

A memorial service will be held at UCLA in June. 

Gifts can be made to the Eric W. Fonkalsrud, M.D. Endowed Chair in Pediatric Surgery at UCLA. Click here for more information.
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In Memoriam: Dr. Jay L. Grosfeld


APSA and pediatric surgery has lost one of its greatest leaders. Dr. Jay Grosfeld died October 18, 2016, at the age of 81.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Daniel Hays, APSA Charter Member


APSA Charter Member Dr. Daniel Hays passed away April 7, 2016, at the age of 97.  Hays was a renowned pediatric oncology specialist. Read the obituary.
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In Memoriam: Dr. Pieter de Vries, APSA Charter Member


Dr. Pieter de Vries, a pioneer of the field of pediatric surgery and a Charter Member of APSA, passed away March 26, 2016. Read his obituary.
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Meeting Details Available


The preliminary program is now available for the APSA-IPSO Symposium and APSA 2016 Annual Meeting. Details include presentation abstract titles and authors, APSA-IPSO Symposium sessions, Education Day sessions, learning objectives and more.
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In Memoriam - C. Dale Coln


Dr. C. Dale Coln, a longtime APSA member, died January 5, 2016. Coln established and was director of the Pediatric Trauma Unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital, the first trauma unit in the US designated solely for pediatric patients. He was a member of numerous societies and received many awards during his career, including being immortalized as a Giant of Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas. Learn more about Coln's achievements.
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In Memoriam - Hugh B. Lynn


Dr. Hugh B. Lynn passed away November 10, 2015, at the age of 101.  Lynn was a Charter Member of APSA.  
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