Special Events & Programs

Companion Program

Cost: $290 on or before March 19, 2020; $340 after March 19 and on site in Orlando

The Companion Program is specially designed to encourage companions of APSA 2020 Annual Meeting attendees to connect with others, reuniting with old friends and making new ones while enjoying a series of exciting events and activities. In addition to a complimentary ticket to the Welcome Reception and to the President’s Reception and Banquet, the Companion Program includes exclusive access to a Companion Hospitality Suite Thursday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served each day and a professional concierge will be available to assist companions with making plans in Orlando. Registered companions must present their badge for admittance.


Benjy Brooks Society Meeting 

Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Cypress Salons G-H
Cost: $65 USD per person with brunch included

Discuss issues that women are currently facing in the pediatric surgery arena and talk about the society’s future. All are welcome.


APSA Welcome Reception

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: One ticket is included in each APSA 2020 Annual Meeting attendee and companion registration. Additional tickets are $75 USD per person and are available during registration and on site in Orlando. 


Residents Reception

Date: Friday, May 15
Time: 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Cost: Complimentary for general surgery residents, fellows and students attending the APSA 2020 Annual Meeting

Build your network and get insider knowledge on the pediatric surgery field. Interact with current fellows, program directors and pediatric surgeons who are active in both academic and private practice. After, you will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with panel members to learn more about the presented topics. Light refreshments will be served.


President's Reception and Banquet

Date: Saturday, May 16
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: TBD
Cost: One ticket is included in each APSA 2020 Annual Meeting attendee and companion registration. Additional tickets are $150 USD per person and are available during registration and on site in Orlando.

Join us in a celebration of our profession with colleagues, friends and family, as we recap memories made over the last few days together and honor this year's award recipients.

Your ticket includes dinner and limited complimentary wine service during dinner. 


Post-Meeting Workshops

Date: Sunday, May 17
Time: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.