APSA Committees

APSA Committees carry out a number of different critical functions for the association. To learn more about a specific committee, click on the name below. APSA members who are logged onto the site will also see committee chair contact information.

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Outcomes and Evidence-based Practice

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The Outcomes and Evidence-based Practice Committee (OEBPC) will facilitate the efforts of APSA members either individually or as an organization to develop clinical outcomes data and evidence-based recommendations relevant to the practice of pediatric surgery. At the request of the APSA membership and/or the BOG of APSA, the OEBPC will serve to identify important areas of clinical guidelines and research in order to formulate and disseminate appropriate recommendations to assist APSA members in their practices. The OEBPC will be a central resource for APSA members to help promote clinical and outcomes research in pediatric surgery. The OEBPC will work collaboratively with other existing APSA committees to identify and address educational and/or programmatic needs and opportunities for the APSA membership as they relate to clinical outcomes. At the request of the APSA membership and/or the BOG of APSA, the OCT Committee will serve to identify important areas of clinical guidelines and research in order to formulate and disseminate appropriate recommendations to assist APSA members in their practices. The OCT Committee will be a central resource for APSA members to help promote clinical and outcomes research in pediatric surgery. The OCT Committee will work collaboratively with other existing APSA committees to identify and address educational and/or programmatic needs and opportunities for the APSA membership as they relate to clinical outcomes.

APSA Education Day Evidence Reviews

Each year this committee presents evidence reviews during the APSA Annual Meeting. Meeting attendees and APSA members can access the slide presentations through the community area.  Log in and click on a meeting.

Systematic Reviews

Systematic reviews are summaries of the medical literature that are performed using a thorough literature search. Each review addresses a clearly formulated question. Note: Systematic reviews aid, but do not replace, sound clinical reasoning. View the systematic reviews.

OEBP Literature Reviews

This committee prepares monthly reviews of the scientific literature which is of interest to the pediatric surgeon’s practice, but which may be outside the usual literature sources that the pediatric surgeon surveys.  The selections are reviewed by the members of the OEBPC, but are not endorsed as definitive practice. These compilations are part of the committee's goal to help identify best-practice and appropriate standards for clinical management of pediatric surgical disease. Continuing medical education maintenance of certification self-assessment credit for the literature reviews is available through APSA's ExPERT CME Program. View the OEBP Literature Reviews

Surveys

This committee is dedicated to helping APSA membership identify best-practice and appropriate standards for clinical management of pediatric surgical disease. Often, the best evidence may consist of opinions and experiences of our membership. Correctly quantifying these experiences and opinions is of critical importance. One of the committee's responsibilities, as assigned by the APSA Board of Governors, is to examine and approve surveys requested for distribution to the general membership. View the guidelines and surveys (APSA members only).

ExPERT CME Program

The APSA ExPERT (Exam-based Pediatric surgery Educational Reference Tool) CME platform can be used to earn MOC CME credits, as an information resource, as a real-time, point-of-care knowledge reference or all of the above. Learn more.
 


Members

Roshni A. Dasgupta - Friend of Committee
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Med Ctr
John H. Waldhausen - Liaison
Seattle Children's Hospital
Adam Goldin - Chair
Seattle Childrens Hospital
Shawn D. St. Peter - Vice Chair
Children's Mercy Hosp
Meghan A. Arnold - Member
CS Mott Children's Hospital
L. Grier Arthur - Member
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Robert J. Baird - Member
BCCH - Surgery
Matthew Dellinger - Member
Karen A. Diefenbach - Member
Nationwide Childrens Hosp
Robert L. Gates - Member
Greenville Health System
Ankush Gosain - Member
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Julia E. Grabowski - Member
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Yigit S. Guner - Member
University of California Irvine Children's Hospital of Orange County
Tim Jancelewicz - Member
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Akemi L. Kawaguchi - Member
University of Texas HSC Houston
Lorraine Kelley-Quon - Member
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Dave R. Lal - Member
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Tolu Oyetunji - Member
Children's Mercy Hospital
Robert L. Ricca - Member
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Julia S. Shelton - Member
University of Iowa
Juan E. Sola - Member
Univ of Miami Sch of Med
Stig Somme - Member
The Children's Hospital Denver
Regan F. Williams - Member
LeBonheur Children's Hospital
Loren Berman - Ex Officio
Nemours - A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Cynthia D. Downard - Ex Officio
Norton Children's Hospital
KuoJen Tsao - Ex Officio
Univ of Texas Health Science Center at Houston