50th Anniversary Meeting

May 19-22, 2019
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA USA


A record number of attendees – more than 1,000! – came to celebrate the 50th APSA annual meeting. "There were so many exciting changes and it was definitely noticed," noted one meeting survey respondent. We introduced a new format and new sessions, honored our past and engendered excitement for the future; it was #notyourparentsAPSA:
  • Art and music. APSA members showed they're talented not only in the OR
  • Tributes. Short videos of the pioneers and innovators who paved the way 
  • Committee sessions. Instead of Education Day, sessions developed and presented by APSA committees were peppered throughout the meeting
  • JPS TEC Talks. Top educational content covered topics of particular interest
  • PED Talks – Pediatric surgery, Education, Disruption. Three TED-like sessions: #1 Artificial Intelligence presented by Michael Muelly, MD, #2 Robotics presented by Marc Raibert, PhD, and #3 Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue presented by Joseph Sakran, MD
  • Industry Symposium. Our first collaboration with industry, presented by Biostage to showcase cutting-edge medicine for pediatric surgeons
  • Robert Gross Debate. A Munk-style debate where you agreed "Be it resolved that I would not encourage my daughter or son to become a pediatric surgeon."
  • Inaugural Humanitarian Award. In addition to our various awards for excellence, Dr. Donald Meier was honored with our first Humanitarian award. View all the winners.
  • Social Determinants of Health Workshop: APSA Can Do More - Broadening Our Approaches to Bringing Health and Prosperity to All Children. A thought-provoking, interactive workshop with Adam J. Foss, Victor F. Garcia, Marion C.W. Henry and John K. Petty

Presentations and Photos

Annual meeting attendees and APSA members can view the meeting presentations and tributes and photographs here, including pics from the photo booth.

Claiming CME Credits for the APSA 50th Annivesary Meeting

2019 Attendance CME
Access CME Platform Here. Use your regular APSA passcodes.
Attendees may claim a maximum of 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™