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About PAPS

PAPS is the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons.  Founded in 1967 by a small group of pediatric surgeons from Pacific Rim countries, the objective of the association is to promote both educational and social ties among its members.

There are currently 530 surgeons who are members of PAPS, residing in 23 countries.

For meeting information, go to www.papsmeeting.com

 

GLOBAL ALLIANCE PARTNERSHIP (GAP)

James Warden MD was responsible for establishing the Global Alliance Partnership for the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. Dr. Warden realized the need for young pediatric surgeons in developing countries to be exposed to the current science and art of pediatric surgery. He conceived of the idea that the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons could sponsor young surgeons to attend the annual meeting. The program began in 1989 assisting surgeons from Pacific Rim countries and now invites pediatric surgeons from any low or middle-income country to apply.  The GAP program is provided through the generosity of donations from PAPS members and, most recently, with assistance from the Scinto Foundation.  Please go to the GAP tab under Membership to see program details and application forms.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1


How To Become an Active Member

  1. Membership Eligibility – All applicants must devote at least 90% of their professional time to pediatric surgery.
    1. Geographic- The member must currently practice pediatric surgery in a country bordering the Pacific Ocean. If a member moves out of the Pacific area, membership may be retained by fulfilling the other membership requirements. The geographic member applicant must have practiced pediatric surgery for a minimum of one (1) year prior to applying for membership. He/She must continue to practice in the area in order to become a member.
    2. Invited –  The member must have attended at least three (3) PAPS meetings after completion of training in the past 10 years and be an active participant in the PAPS meetings. While not required, the Board will consider persons who have trained in the Pacific area more favorably.  
  2. The Application Process:
    1. Any member, by letter to the Secretary, may sponsor a candidate for geographic membership
    2. A board member must sponsor applicants for invited membership.
    3. The  Membership Application Form may be obtained from the PAPS website or from the secretary.
    4. The completed application and accompanying documentation must be submitted to the membership committee chair 2 weeks before the annual meeting to be considered at the Board meeting.
    5. The application must be accompanied by the following:
      1. Curriculum Vitae
      2. Certification of training from his/her training director (if possible), of the current training director.
      3. A letter from the sponsoring active member of PAPS.
      4. Supporting letters from two active members of PAPS.
      5. Invited member applicants must list the PAPS meetings attended (following completion of training) in the preceding ten years.
  3. Election to Membership:
    1. Candidates must first be approved by the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting, and must then be elected by a membership vote.
    2. Membership for successful candidates begins on September 1st of the year in which they are elected.
  4. Contact information:
    1. Membership Committee Chair: Cynthia Reyes, Cynthia.Reyes-Ferral@nemours.org
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PAPS LATINO WEBINAR SERIES

First session - December 18, 2014 - Alberto Pena - Total urogenital mobilization in patients with cloaca and urogenital sinus
https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=d9c880475e65858aa2955be2d01f411b 

Second session - Luis de la Torre - What does a pediatric surgeon need to know when operating in patients with Hirschsprung and anorectal malformations
https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=a0939927d7267f91de4d6eedc9a23d35

Third session - Dr. Manuel Lopez-Paredes - Management of Wilms tumor by minimal invasive surgery
https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=23bde85b937b6ffb204333b5d86cd01f

Fourth Session - Dr. Juan Carlos de Agustin - Actual diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux
https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=b0ab1550da8f28e8e70b05c5a146c5da

Fifth Session - Dr. Patricio Gargollo - Hidronephrosis: When its the right time for intervention?
https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=403f3528d5da29039304cfae2d61aacd

Sixth Session - Dr. Mario Riquelma - Laparoscopic management of inguinal canal pathology: cryptorchidism and inguinal hernia
Part 1: https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=29d50d3ca9015b3edda78eabbb202596
Part 2: https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=3ac345dc996f22788ac97dc68aaf7ea5

Seventh Session - Dr. Marcelo Martinez Ferro - Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum: What's new?
https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=0ee4f65def0b195f293a3ad886cf2c5b

Eighth Session - Dr. Antonio Gallardo - New perspectives of an old technique for choledocal cyst
https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=f20cc9b2f8635f622b30ca66b20ed647

Ninth Session - Dr. Jorge Godoy Lenz - Utility of laparoscopy in neonatal intestinal obstruction
https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=cc4aa1a27e913d3ac6d285427ddac051

Tenth Session -  Dr. Pablo Lezama -Actual surgical treatment of hepatic tumores in children and adolescent
https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=606b139c2f3b08b844260180a9c4272e

Eleventh Session - Dr. Jorge Reyes - Intestinal Transplant Actualization
https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=3233294a63270b069d8b3d52eb0dd7cb

Twelfth Session - Dr. Juan Carlos Duarte - Gastroschisis - what is the best option?
First part: https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=4f77051409f5f1bc45160d091d8094d0
Second part: https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=79b6620bc3d8f1a050331174f61a4f16

Thirteenth Session - Dr. Jose Peiro - Present and Future in Fetal Surgery
 https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=18eafb1114f2df3b436dafcb217377b3

Fourteenth Session - Dr. Cynthia Reyes - Non-surgical management of complicated appendicitis
https://paps.webex.com/paps/lsr.php?RCID=ffede5196a9f6de5bc1b34ccf53c42a2

See paps.webex.com for more information.