May 29 - June 1, 2014

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

Phoenix, Arizona, USA


ImageThe APSA Annual Meeting offers the latest techniques, advances, trends and equipment for pediatric surgery, plus opportunities to network and downtime to spend with your family. Plan now to join the pediatric surgery community for another stellar educational program featuring the latest advances in the field.

Browse the abstract titles and get the most up-do-date meeting information. Download the Preliminary Program. (PDF).

Advance registration is available until May 13.  After May 13, you must register on site in Phoenix.


Keynote Speakers

How well do you know this year's keynote speakers? Test your knowledge of their inspiring accomplishments with this fun Keynote Quiz.

Learn more about the Keynote Speakers.

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Jay and Margie Grosfeld Lecture
Gail E. Besner, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH USA

"A Pain in the NEC: Research
Challenges and Opportunities"

International Guest Lecture
Prof. Jacques Marescaux
IRCAD/IHU Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France

"Next Step in Minimally Invasive
Surgery: Hybrid Image-Guided Surgery"

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Robert E. Gross Lecture
Diana L. Farmer, MD
UC Davis Health System
Sacramento, CA USA
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Lecture
Eric A. Rose, MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center/SIGA Technologies/
MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
New York City, NY USA
Presidential Address
Thomas M. Krummel, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine/
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford
Palo Alto, CA USA






















Abstract Submission

Abstract submission ended October 1, 2013.  An impressive 394 abstracts were submitted – almost 100 more than in 2012.  Thank you for giving us so much to discuss at the Annual Meeting!

2013 Annual Meeting Roundup

See what happened at the 2013 APSA Annual Meeting – overview, images, the final program and a link to claim your MOC and CME credits. NEW! Listen to the Keynote Presentations from Jessica Kandel, Jorge Reyes, Agostino Pierro, David Hoyt, Keith Oldham and the Travel Fellow Presentation from Omolara Williams.


Important Dates

Abstract Submission Period Aug. 19 - Oct. 1, 2013
Registration Now available
Early Registration Discount Deadline April 3, 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline Apiril 25, 2014
Advance Registration Deadline May 13, 2014


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The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This live CME activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). APSA designates this live activity for 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.