APSA 2016 Annual Meeting

San Diego SkylineAdvance online registration for the APSA 2016 Annual Meeting and the APSA-IPSO Symposium ended April 21. You can still register on site in San Diego beginning Friday, May 13. View the Registration Desk Hours.

View or download the program book.

Plan to come to San Diego early for the APSA-IPSO Symposium, which only happens every four years. IPSO and the APSA Cancer Committee have planned a full day and a half of sessions exploring the latest developments in pediatric surgical oncology.

The Symposium leads straight into APSA 2016, which brings together the nation's pediatric surgery community Educational and scientific sessions, poster presentations, plus special presentations and the exhibit hall will showcase the latest techniques, advances, trends and equipment for pediatric surgery – helping you to better serve your young patients.


New and Noteworthy

  • It's an IPSO year! Plan to arrive early for the APSA-IPSO Symposium, May 14-15, 2016.
  • Engaging topics from the Keynote Speakers
    • Robert E. Gross Lecture presented by Mary E. Fallat, MD, Hirikati S. Nagaraj Professor and Chair, Div. of Pediatric Surgery, Dept. of Surgery, University of Louisville.
    • Journal of Pediatric Surgery Lecture presented by Michael W. Collins, PhDDirector, Concussion Program, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • Jay and Margie Grosfeld Lecture presented by Vinay Nadkarni, MD, MSProfessor and Endowed Chair, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
    • Plenary Lecture presented by Mary L. Brandt, MDProfessor of Surgery and Pediatrics and Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Scientific Sessions will run concurrently: Scientific Sessions I & II on May 16, and Scientific Sessions III & IV on May 17.
  • Town Hall Meeting to continue the discussion on the future of the profession, May 17 at 7:00 a.m.
  • The interactive and engaging Case Debates and Controversies session will be held on Education Day, May 15.
  • A tribute to APSA's Past Presidents, May 15.
  • Two Sheikh Zayed Institute Awards for Innovation in Pediatric Surgery will be given; each winner will receive $5,000.
  • Updates from two past grant recipients during the Health Policy Scholar update, May 15.
  • A hands-on Ultrasound for Pediatric Surgeons course will take place this year. This session is currently full; contact APSA Headquarters regarding a wait list.

Awards

All APSA Awards are presented at the annual meeting. Several awards are given for presentations and abstract presented during the annual meeting. In addition, the APSA Board of Governors has chosen recipients for the Distinguished Service Award, which has only been given a handful of times in APSA's history, and the Robert E. Gross Award for Excellence in Pediatric Research and Achievement. Learn about all of APSA's awards.

Manuscript Submission

The manuscript submission site was available February 16 – March 15, 2016.

Abstracts

The abstract deadline was October 5, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Central Time.


Important Dates

  • Early Registration Discount Deadline was March 17, 2016
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline wasApril 11, 2016
  • Advance Registration Deadline was April 21, 2016
  • Abstract submission deadline was October 5, 2015.

Past and Future Meetings


Accreditation

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 2016 Annual Meeting
APSA designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

APSA-IPSO Symposium
APSA designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Delegates attending all sessions of the APSA-IPSO Symposium and APSA 2016 Annual Meeting can claim a maximum of 27.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.