A Message from the President
Fall Message of Pause and Reflection
Brisk mornings, falling leaves and shorter days are reminders that nature is slowly meandering toward the solace of winter. Autumn has always been a reminder to pause and reflect on the bounty of the past year. As an organization robust with talent, intellect and compassion we have weathered well during this pandemic.
As we eagerly anticipate the joys of the upcoming holiday season, I wish to express gratitude on behalf of our management company, executive committee, and myself to you—our membership—for your generosity of time, talent and treasure to our organization. You honor yourself. Embrace opportunities to robustly cascade your generosity through meaningful contributions in your local communities.
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
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APSA has a new phone number (309) PED-SURG / (309) 733-7874 and a new email email@example.com. While we move to our new management company transactions will be temporarily unavailable.
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APSA 2022 Annual Meeting
May 12-15, 2022
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