Program

program bookThe APSA Annual Meeting offers a robust educational program covering the depth and breadth of the pediatric surgery field. Whether you're exploring the poster hall, attending a scientific session or sitting in a keynote lecture, you'll be inspired by the work and dedication of your colleagues and walk away with new ideas and fresh perspectives.
  • Check out the program book for full details including abstracts.
  • The program will begin Sunday, May 19, at Noon and concludes with the President's Banquet on Wednesday, May 22.
  • Add special programs and events to your meeting plans. 
  • View the preliminary schedule. Check the "Ancillary Meetings" tab for committee and auxillary meetings.
  • Plan to attend these new sessions
    • Monday, 5/20 
      • JPS TEC Talks — top educational content covering topics of particular interest
      • PED Talks – Pediatric surgery, Education, Disruption: #1 Artificial Intelligence — a TED-type talk presented by Michael Muelly, MD
      • Roundtable and Lunch - History of APSA and North American Pediatric Surgery — hear from surgeons who helped shape our profession
      • PED Talks – Pediatric surgery, Education, Disruption: #2 Robotics — a TED-type talk presented by Marc Raibert, PhD
    • Tuesday, 5/21
      • Jay and Margie Grosfeld Presidential Symposium — a series of presenters who shine a light on the patients and communities we serve
      • Tour of the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum — explore the legacy of President Kennedy during this optional afternoon event. Due to the popularity of this event pre-registration is required.
    • Wednesday, 5/22
      • Industry Symposium — cutting-edge medicine for pediatric surgeons
      • Future of APSA: Future of Research, Education and Clinical Surgery — how do we evolve and continue to best serve our patients
      • Robert Gross Debate — a lively debate with Dan Ostlie, Andrea Hayes-Jordan, Doug Barnhart and Cathy Burnweit
      • PED Talks – Pediatric surgery, Education, Disruption: #3 Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue — a TED-type talk presented by Joseph Sakran, MD