President’s Summer Wellness Message
We trust that the summer weather and the emergence from the pandemic that vaccination has afforded in our families, workplaces and communities is allowing you to return to a greater sense of normalcy and wholeness. However, for some the last 14-16 months may have taken a lingering toll on our identities, purpose and resilience. From a loss of energy and enthusiasm to moral injury to clinical depression, some of us may be suffering in perceived isolation.
We recognize that these are often very private issues. We would first encourage all to consider boldly reaching out to your friends, families and professionals for needed personal support and/or medical care. There are also valuable resources available that may allow us, with other strategies, to grow through these difficulties. We must all take care of our physical, mental and spiritual health to effectively do the work we do for others.
Edward “Ed” M. Barksdale, Jr., MD
APSA President and the Board of Governors
American Pediatric Surgical Association
More than 1,600 members strong, the American Pediatric Surgical Association is dedicated to saving lifetimes. APSA helps patients and families every day by:
- Developing and sharing surgical standards and quality of care through influencing public policy around surgical care of children and the children’s surgery verification project
- Supporting our members through initiatives on diversity, wellness, and educational resources such as the annual meeting, handbooks, and the Pediatric Surgery NaT, which was written by nearly 500 APSA volunteers
- Advocating for the well-being and safety of children related to societal issues such as child abuse and gun violence.
Thank you to those APSA members that have contributed to the APSA Sustainability Fund
In the News
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