2015 Annual Meeting Overview

APSA 2015 Annual Meeting – Fort Lauderdale, FL

APSA 46th Annual Meeting
April 30 - May 3, 2015
Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA

A record 840 pediatric surgery professionals attended APSA 2015, April 30 - May 3, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The meeting started strong with the first Education Day session from the APSA Trauma Committee and finished with Dr. Mac Harmon's Case Debates and Controversies. Workforce issues were an overarching theme, culminating in a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the future of pediatric surgery.

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New in 2015.

  • Learning Center –  in lieu of hands-on simulation courses, the Learning Center let you talk to experts and try your hand at minimally invasive techniques for pediatric surgery. Special presentations took place during the meeting breaks.

  • Workforce Abstracts – A special session devoted to the workforce issues that are a hot topic in pediatric surgery

  • Town Hall Meeting – An opportunity to voice your opinions on the direction and future of your profession

  • Residents Meeting – An opportunity for residents and student who have not yet started in pediatric surgical fellowships to network and gain expert advice on the application process what it's like working in various types of practice

Keynote Speakers.

  • Jay & Margie Grosfeld Lecture: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, Vice President & Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

  • Robert E. Gross Lecture: Robert S. Langer,ScD, David H. Koch Institute Professor, MIT

  • International Guest Lecture: Paul K.H. Tam, MBBS, ChM, Li Shu Pu Professor In Surgery & Chair Professor of Pediatric Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

  • Journal of Pediatric Surgery Lecture: Robert W. Block, MD, Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Tulsa

  • Presidential Address: Michael D. Klein, MD, Arvin I. Philippart MD Endowed Chair of Pediatric Surgical Research Professor of Surgery, Children's Hospital of Michigan

Ronald McDonald House Charities© of Ft. Lauderdale.
RMHC of Ft. Lauderdale was the beneficiary of our annual APSA fundraiser. We raised $2,000 to help the families staying at the facilty.