50th Anniversary Meeting

Schedule

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  • 7:00 a.m.

    • APSA Board of Governors Annual Meeting

      [Director Suite V] 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • 2:30 p.m.

    • Program Directors Meeting

      [Springs Ballroom C-E] 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • 3:00 p.m.

    • Registration Desk Open

      [Desert Ballroom Foyer] 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    • Speaker Ready Room Open

      [Springs Ballroom A] 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • 6:30 p.m.

    • Publications Committee Meeting

      [Director Suite IV] 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

  • 6:00 a.m.

    • Committee Meetings

      6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

    • Continental Breakfast

      [Desert Ballroom Foyer] 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

  • 6:30 a.m.

    • Poster Set-up

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    • Registration Desk Open

      [Desert Ballroom Foyer] 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    • Speaker Ready Room Open

      [Springs Ballroom A] 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • 7:30 a.m.

    • President's Welcome

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

  • 7:45 a.m.

    • Education Session I: Endocrine

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 7:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    • Companion Hospitality Open

      [Aquifer 65, Lobby Bar] 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • 10:45 a.m.

    • Refreshment Break

      [Desert Ballroom Foyer] 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • 11:00 a.m.

    • Outcomes and Evidence-based Practice Committee Systematic Reviews: Pilonidal Disease

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • 12:00 p.m.

    • Lunch Pick-up

      [Desert Ballroom Foyer] 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • 12:30 p.m.

    • Case Debates and Controversies

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • 2:00 p.m.

    • Education Session II: Pediatric Trauma
      Joint session with APSA Trauma Committee and APSNA; Mass Shooting in Las Vegas.

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    • Education Session III: Current Trends in Translational, Clinical and Outcomes Research; Educational Resources Showcase.
       

      [Springs Ballroom F] 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    • Exhibit Hall Open

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    • Poster Viewing

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • 4:15 p.m.

    • Wine and Cheese Reception

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

  • 4:45 p.m.

    • Oral Poster Presentations I: Basic Science

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    • Oral Poster Presentations II: Clinical Surgery

      [Springs Ballroom F] 4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • 7:00 p.m.

    • Welcome Reception

      [JW Pavilion/The Grove] 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

  • 6:00 a.m.

    • APSA Foundation Board Meeting

      [Director Suite V] 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

    • Committee Meetings

      6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

    • Continental Breakfast

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

    • Exhibit Hall Open

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    • Poster Viewing

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    • Registration Desk Open

      [Desert Ballroom Foyer] 6:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    • Speaker Ready Room Open

      [Springs Ballroom A] 6:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • 7:00 a.m.

    • Plenary Session I

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    • Companion Hospitality Open

      [Aquifer 65, Lobby Bar] 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • 8:30 a.m.

    • International Lecture
      Professor Miliard Derbew
      President, College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
      Pediatric Surgery in Eastern Africa: Unmet Needs

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

  • 8:45 a.m.

    • Jay and Margie Grosfeld Lecture
      Paul E. Farmer, MD PhD
      Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
      Department of Global Health & Social Medicine
      Harvard Medical School
      Watering the Desert: Addressing Surgical Disparities in an Age of Austerity
       

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

  • 9:15 a.m.

    • Refreshment Break

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

  • 9:45 a.m.

    • Scientific Session I: Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Short Gut, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    • Scientific Session II: Trauma, Appendicitis, Hernia, General Pediatric Surgery

      [Springs Ballroom F] 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

  • 11:30 a.m.

    • Presidential Address
      Henri R. Ford, MD MHA
      Senior Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
      Vice Chair and Professor of Surgery, Vice Dean of Medical Education, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
      APSA and the Quest for Significance: Addressing Health Disparities at Home and on the Global Scene
       

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

  • 12:15 p.m.

    • Scientific Session III: Fetal, Transplant, Basic Science

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    • Scientific Session IV: Anorectal Malformations, IBD, Thoracic

      [Springs Ballroom F] 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • 1:30 p.m.

    • Benjy Brooks Society Meeting and Luncheon

      [Santa Rosa (lower level)] 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • 2:00 p.m.

    • Essentials of Surgical Critical Care Course
      (by separate registration)

      [Springs Ballroom H-L] 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    • Pediatric Ultrasound Course
      (by separate registration)

      [Springs Ballroom G] 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • 4:30 p.m.

    • Residents Reception

      [Springs Ballroom D-E] 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • 5:00 p.m.

    • JPS Reception
      (by invitation)

      [Springs Ballroom B-C] 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

  • 5:30 p.m.

    • Baylor College of Medicine Reunion
      (by invitation)

      [Directors Suite V] 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    • Global Pediatric Surgery Networking Event
      (open to individuals interested in pediatric surgery efforts in low and middle-income countries)

      [Blue Star Lounge] 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    • New Member Rehearsal
      (by invitation)

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • 6:00 a.m.

    • Committee Meetings

      6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

    • Registration Desk Open

      [Desert Ballroom Foyer] 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    • Speaker Ready Room Open

      [Springs Ballroom A] 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • 6:30 a.m.

    • Continental Breakfast

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

    • Exhibit Hall Open

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    • Poster Viewing

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • 7:00 a.m.

    • Business Meeting - All are Welcome

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

  • 8:00 a.m.

    • Companion Hospitality Open

      [Aquifer 65, Lobby Bar] 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    • Innovation Session

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

  • 8:30 a.m.

    • Companion Book Swap

      [Aquifer 65, Lobby Bar] 8:30 a.m.

  • 9:00 a.m.

    • Refreshment Break

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

  • 9:45 a.m.

    • Robert E. Gross Lecture
      Tracy C. Grikscheit, MD
      Associate Professor of Surgery, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
      Stem Cells for Babies and their Surgeons: the Future is Now

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

  • 10:00 a.m.

    • Poster Dismantle

      [Desert Ballroom 1-7] 10:00 a.m.

  • 10:15 a.m.

    • Plenary Session II

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

  • 11:15 a.m.

    • Health Policy & Advocacy Committee Update - Marion C. Henry, MD MPH, Chair

      2017 Brandeis Scholar Report - Shawn D. St. Peter, MD

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • 11:30 a.m.

    • Journal of Pediatric Surgery Lecture
      Steven Stylianos, MD
      Surgeon-in-Chief, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York, NY
      To Save a Child’s Spleen: 50 Years from Toronto to ATOMAC
       

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • 12:00 p.m.

    • Lunch Pick-up

      [Desert Ballroom Foyer] 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • 12:30 p.m.

    • Travel Fellow Presentations
      Sohail Dogar, The Indus Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan
      Pediatric Surgery and the Healthcare System in Pakistan
       
      Oluwaseun Ladipo-Ajayi, University of Lagos College of Medicine, Lagos, Nigeria
      Giving Respite from the Bite; Neonatal Care Challenges in a Developing Country 

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • 1:00 p.m.

    • APSA Foundation Scholars
       

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • 1:30 p.m.

    • New Member Induction Ceremony

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

  • 2:00 p.m.

    • Scientific Session V: Quality

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • 3:00 p.m.

    • Scientific Session VI: Oncology

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • 4:00 p.m.

    • NaT Meeting and Reception
      (by invitation)

      [Springs Ballroom B-D] 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • 6:30 p.m.

    • President's Reception

      [Desert Ballroom Foyer] 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • 7:00 p.m.

    • President's Banquet

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

  • 6:00 a.m.

    • Committee Meetings

      6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

  • 6:30 a.m.

    • Continental Breakfast

      [Desert Ballroom Foyer] 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

  • 7:00 a.m.

    • Registration Desk Open

      [Desert Ballroom Foyer] 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    • Speaker Ready Room Open

      [Springs Ballroom A] 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • 7:30 a.m.

    • COG Update: Focus on Hepatoblastoma and Hepatocellular Carcinoma; COG Solid Tumor Studies Update
       

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

  • 9:00 a.m.

    • Town Hall

      [Desert Ballroom 8-14] 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    • AAP Delivery of Surgical Care Committee

      5/05 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Directors Suite V]

    • AAP Publications Committee

      5/03 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Directors Suite V]

    • AAP Section on Surgery Executive Council
       

      5/06 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Room [Directors Suite A]

    • ACS Pediatric Surgery Advisory Council

      5/04 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Room [Griffin]

    • Anniversary Celebration Committee

      5/03 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom E]

    • APSA Board of Directors Meeting

      5/02 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Room [Directors Suite V]

    • APSA Foundation Board Meeting

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Directors Suite V]

    • Baylor (BCM) Reunion

      5/04 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Room [Directors Suite V]

    • Benjy Brooks Luncheon

      5/04 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Room [Santa Rosa (lower level)]

    • Cancer Committee

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Directors Suite A]

    • Childhood Obesity Committee

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom I]

    • COG Research Collaborative Group

      5/06 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom B]

    • Collaborative CDH Research

      5/04 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Room [Directors Suite IV]

    • Collaborative CDH Research

      5/05 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Room [Directors Suite IV]

    • Consolidating Teaching Resources - Centralizing Patient Sheets

      5/02 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Room [Directors Suite V]

    • DHREAMS and CARE Studies
      (by invitation)

      5/05 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Room [Directors Suite V]

    • Doctors Without Borders - Informational Meet and Greet
      this informal gathering is open to all


       

      5/03 6:30 p.m. Room [Blue Star Lounge]

    • Education Committee

      5/03 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Room [Directors Suite A]

    • Ethics Committee

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom J]

    • Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Committee

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom B]

    • Florida Association of Pediatric Surgeons
       

      5/03 4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Room [Springs Ballroom B]

    • Global Pediatric Surgery Committee

      5/04 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Room [Directors Suite VII]

    • Global Surgery Networking Event
      (open to individuals interested in pediatric surgery efforts in low and middle-income countries)

      5/04 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Room [Blue Star Lounge]

    • Health Policy and Advocacy Committee

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom C]

    • Hirschsprung Disease Interest Group

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Directors Suite IV]

    • Industry and Institution Advisory Committee

      5/03 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom B]

    • Informatics and Telemedicine Committee

      5/03 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom I]

    • JPS Reception
      (by invitation)

      5/04 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Room [Springs Ballroom B-C]

    • Membership & Credentials Committee

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom D]

    • Networking & Special Interest Focus Group
      Research volunteer opportunity! Participate in a focus group to determine the clinical research training needs of junior pediatric surgery faculty. Facilitated by Rita Burke, PhD, MPH.  Space is limited, to reserve your spot contact Dr. Burke at riburke@chla.usc.edu  

      5/04 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Room [Directors Suite VII]

    • New Technology Committee

      5/03 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom K]

    • Outcomes and Evidence-based Practice Committee

      5/03 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom H]

    • Pediatric Surgery NaT Reception
      (by invitation)

      5/05 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Room [Springs Ballroom B-D]

    • Pediatric Surgery Research Collaborative (PedSRC)
      (by invitation)

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Directors Suite VII]

    • Practice Committee

      5/03 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom C]

    • Professional Development Committee

      5/03 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom J]

    • Program Committee

      5/03 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Directors Suite IV]

    • Program Directors Meeting

      5/02 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Room [Springs Ballroom C-E]

    • Publications Committee Meeting

      5/02 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Room [Directors Suite IV]

    • Research Committee

      5/04 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Room [Blue Star Lounge]

    • Residents Reception

      5/04 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Room [Springs Ballroom D-E]

    • Surgical Critical Care Committee

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom E]

    • Surgical Quality & Safety Committee

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom H]

    • Trauma Committee

      5/03 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom D]

    • Workforce Committee

      5/04 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. Room [Springs Ballroom K]