WELCOME MESSAGE FROM PROFESSOR GUPTA
With planning well underway and an invigorating agenda taking shape, I believe the 2016 World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons’ World Congress promises to attract thousands of pediatric surgeons and thought leaders from around the world. Our theme, “Re-Imagining Children’s Surgery through Global Innovation and Integration,” will be focused on collaborations and the latest research and methodologies in the highest standards of pediatric surgeries.
Taking place for the first time in the United States, the World Congress will be uniquely located in Washington, DC, home to a leading pediatric hospital as well as medical U.S. government agencies and research institutions. Our host, the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System will also be holding its Fourth Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium immediately following the WOFAPS World Congress. Both events will bring together key leaders from industry, government, top-tier research universities, healthcare institutions and venture capitalists to improve the state of pediatric surgical and device innovation.
Each meeting provides a unique opportunity for organizations seeking to engage interested and like-minded thought leaders and to showcase their latest contributions to pediatric surgery. Included in this packet you will find options for how to get involved in the World Congress.
It is the mission and vision of WOFAPS, and everyone attending the World Congress, to ensure that every infant and child who suffers from illness and disease receives the best care by a pediatric medical or surgical specialist. I hope you will be able to join us in October 2016.