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APSA Mission

The mission of the American Pediatric Surgical Association is: to ensure optimal pediatric surgical care of patients and their families, to promote excellence in the field, and to foster a vibrant and viable community of pediatric surgeons.

We do this by:

  • Developing and advocating for standards of care for infants and children and influencing public policy around the surgical care of children
  • Encouraging discovery, innovation and improvement of care
  • Providing rich user-friendly venues for the dissemination of up-to-date knowledge
  • Offering high-quality continuing education to members
  • Creating identity and community among pediatric surgeons
  • Promoting a supportive health care environment for patients, staff, and surgeons and ensuring that it is sustained by economic health

APSA Pillars

APSA’s current strategic goals are focused on:

  1. Quality of care
  2. Access to care
  3. National healthcare agenda
  4. Organizational health
  5. Equity and social justice

These are all supported by inclusion, representation and participation for all.