Special Events & Programs

Companion Program

Cost: $290 on or before March 2, 2018; $340 after March 2 and on site in Palm Springs, California.

The Companion Program offers activities designed to encourage connecting with others, seeing old friends and making new ones. In addition to a complimentary ticket to the Welcome Reception and to the President’s Reception and Banquet, the Companion Program includes exclusive access to a Companion Hospitality Room Thursday through Saturday, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served each day (a $45/day value!) and a professional concierge will be on hand to assist companions with making plans in the Palm Desert area. Registered companions must present their badge for admittance.
 


APSA Welcome Reception

Date: Thursday, May 3
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: JW Pavilion/The Grove
Cost: One ticket is included in each APSA 2018 full and companion registration. Additional tickets are $75 USD per person and are available during registration and on site in Palm Springs.

Catch up with colleagues you may only see a few times a year and use this time to expand your network. A buffet dinner will be served.


Benjy Brooks Society Meeting 

Date: Friday, May 4
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Springs Ballroom B
Cost: $75 USD per person; lunch is included

Discuss issues that women are currently facing in the pediatric surgery arena and talk about the society’s future. All are welcome.


Ultrasound Course

Date: Friday, May 4
Time: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Details and registration information will soon be available.


Critical Care Course

Date: Friday, May 4
Time: 2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Details and registration information will soon be available.


Resident’s Reception

Date: Friday, May 4
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Springs Ballroom D
Cost: Complimentary for general surgery residents and students attending the APSA 2018 Annual Meeting

Build your network and get insider knowledge on the pediatric surgery field. Interact with current fellows, program directors and pediatric surgeons who practice in both academic and private practice. Light refreshments will be served.
 

President's Reception and Banquet

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Location:  Reception is in the Desert Ballroom Foyer, and the Banquet is in Desert Ballroom 8.
Cost: One ticket is included in each APSA 2018 full and companion registration. Additional tickets are $150 USD per person and are available during registration and on site in Palm Desert.

Celebrate your profession and honor the year's award recipients. Attendees will savor a wonderful dinner customized by the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa chef especially for the President’s Banquet.

Your ticket includes dinner and limited complimentary wine service during dinner. Cash bar service will be available during the reception and will continue throughout the President’s Banquet.


Town Hall Meeting

Date: Sunday, May 6
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Weigh in on APSA's new strategic goals and the future and direction of your Association and the profession.