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APSA 2020 Annual Meeting

The APSA 2020 Annual Meeting virtual sessions begin Thursday, May 14, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. EDT, with sessions taking place every Tuesday and Thursday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. EDT. We plan to run sessions through the next few months; mark your calendar now!  Can't join us at that time? Registrants will be able to access the recordings. Learn More:

The virtual APSA 2020 Annual Meeting is free of charge; registration is required.



The APSA Annual Meeting offers a robust educational program covering the depth and breadth of the pediatric surgery field. You'll be inspired by the work and dedication of your colleagues and walk away with new ideas and fresh perspectives. The coronavirus can't stop APSA's dedication to serving the educational needs of the pediatric surgery community. While we may not be able to meet in person, you will still be able to:
  • Learn from experts in pediatric surgery through a series of live and prerecorded sessions – including the ability to ask questions
  • Find the latest tools, technologies and services through the Virtual Exhibit Hall
  • See – and hear about! – the innovative work of our poster presenters
  • Access the full abstracts. A meeting app and PDF will be available soon.


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 14
- Introduction from APSA President Joseph P. Vacanti, MD - Robert E. Gross Lecture "The Moral Compass" presented by Mary L. Brandt, MD - Case Debates and Controversies Part I presented by Carroll M. Harmon, MD, PhD, John R. Oishei Children's Hospital; Todd A. Ponsky, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, May 19
Plenary I Moderators: P. Stephen Almond, MD, and Kathleen van Leeuwen, MD
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 21
- TEC Talk: 2019 Review presented by Steven L. Lee, MD, Harbor - UCLA Medical Center - Outcomes and Quality Systematic Reviews and Toolkit: Intussusception presented by Lorraine Kelley-Quon, MD, Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Akemi L. Kawaguchi, MD, University of Texas, HSC Houston; Regan F. Williams, MD, LeBonheur Children's Hospital; L. Grier Arthur, III, MD, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children; Colleen M. Fitzpatrick, MD, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. Moderated by Shawn D. St. Peter, MD, Children's Mercy Hospital. - Introduction of New Members - Passing of the Presidential Gavel