Special Events & Programs

Companion Program

Cost: $290 on or before March 23, 2020; $340 after March 23 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. 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 the Companion Hospitality Area, 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.


APSA-IPSO Reception

Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: One ticket is included in each APSA-IPSO Symposium registration. Additional tickets are $50 USD per person and are available during registration and on site in Orlando. 
 


Benjy Brooks Society Meeting and Lunch

Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $80 USD per person with lunch included

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


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. 

A rustic ambience in the middle of a contemporary city . . .

Take a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of modernity and get back to nature at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress' Wilderness Area. Catch up with friends and colleagues, reconnect with acquaintances and mingle with new faces, as we officially kick off this year's Annual Meeting with an appetizing dinner and celebrate the beginning of another half-century together!

Your ticket includes dinner and refreshments. One drink ticket will be given to each attendee for beer or wine. 


Residents Reception

Date: Friday, May 15
Time: 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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. Light refreshments will be served.


President's Reception and Banquet

Date: Saturday, May 16
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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. – 12:30 p.m.

Stay another day and take a deeper dive into topics presented at the Post-Meeting Workshops Sunday, May 17.

Topics:

  • Avoiding Implicit Bias
  • Global Pediatric Surgery
  • Visual Abstracts
  • Essentials of Surgical Critical Care Course
  • Assessing Your Learners with Multiple Choice Questions
  • Peer Support
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Pediatric Surgery Minimally Invasive Hi-Fidelity Simulation Course

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