Special Events & Programs

Companion Program

Cost: $290 on or before March 77, 2017; $340 after March 30 and on site in Hollywood, Florida.

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 and a professional concierge will be on hand to assist companions with making plans in the Hollywood area. Registered companions must present their badge for admittance.

New in 2017!  Companion registration is now a separate transaction and is no longer part of the APSA attendee registration. Get help on how to register a companion.
 


APSA Welcome Reception

Date: Thursday, May 4
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Lagoon Poolside, Lobby Level, Diplomat Beach Resort
Cost: One ticket is included in each APSA 2017 full and companion registration. Additional tickets are $75 USD per person and are available during registration and on site in Hollywood.

Attendees of the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting can catch up with colleagues they may only see a few times a year while enjoying a buffet dinner.


Benjy Brooks Society Meeting 

Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 307, 3rd Floor, Diplomat Beach Resort
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.


Resident’s Reception

Date: Friday, May 5
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Room 320, 3rd Floor, Diplomat Beach Resort
Cost: Complimentary for general surgery residents and students attending the APSA 2017 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 6
Time: 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Location:  Reception is in the South Palm Court, Lobby Level, and the Banquet is in Great Hall 4, 3rd Floor, Diplomat Beach Resort.
Cost: One ticket is included in each APSA 2017 full and companion registration. Additional tickets are $150 USD per person and are available during registration and on site in Hollywood.

Celebrate your profession and honor the year's award recipients. Attendees will savor a wonderful dinner customized by the Diplomat Beach Resort 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.


Simulation Learning Center

Location: Great Hall 2, 3rd Fl.
Dates and times:  Friday, May 5 · 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Saturday, May 6 · 6:30 – 10:00 a.m.

All attendees are welcome to walk up to one of the two skills areas and practice advanced laparoscopic skills.  No registration is required.


Simulation Courses

Location: Great Hall 2, 3rd Fl.
Cost: $100 per course
Three Simulation Courses offer a more intimate and focused opportunity to practice hands-on skills. Course size is limited. Registration is required and available online only. If you have already registered for APSA 2017, go to your account and add the course(s).

Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Date:
Friday, May 5
Time: 7:15 – 8:45 a.m.
This 90-minute mini-course is an intensive hands-on educational event focused solely on advanced skills and techniques for minimally invasive pulmonary lobectomy in infants and children. The course will have a 2:1 faculty ratio, with no more than two participants per station. The educational models used in the course are real-tissue, anatomically-correct simulation models that replicate a left lower lobe lobectomy in a three-month old infant.

Thoracoscopic TEF Repair
Date:
Friday, May 5
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
This 90-minute mini-course is and intensive hands-on educational event focused solely on advanced skills and techniques for a minimally invasive approach to repair neonatal esophageal atresia with and without associated fistulae.  The course will have a 2:1 faculty ratio, with no more than two participants per station. The educational model used in the course are real-tissue, anatomically-correct simulation models that replicate a C-type esophageal atresia with fistula in a 3.4 kg infant.

Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
This 90-minute mini-course is an intensive hands-on educational event focused solely on advanced skills and techniques for minimally invasive pulmonary lobectomy in infants and children. The course will have a 2:1 faculty ratio, with no more than two participants per station. The educational models used in the course are real-tissue, anatomically-correct simulation models that replicate a left lower lobe lobectomy in a three-month old infant.