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The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Hosts the First North American World Congress of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons
Eleven Children’s National surgeons and physicians participate in specialized academic panels
October 10, 2016
Washington, DC– For the first time in North America, pediatric surgeons, physicians, and scientists from across the world are gathering in the nation’s capital for the World Congress of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) hosted by The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System. The 5th World Congress runs from October 8 through October 11 following the theme of “re-imagining children’s surgery through global innovation and integration.”
Destination DC, the lead organization that manages and markets Washington, DC as a premier global convention and special events destination, has estimated the economic impact of WOFAPS on the city to be upwards of $2.1 million, based on the location and nearly 800 attendees from hospitals and universities around the world who have registered to attend the week-long Congress.
The 5th World Congress includes many scientific and research plenary sessions by pediatric surgical experts from around the world including 11 Children’s National surgeons and physicians. This elite group of expert panelists will cover topics that include:
- Minimally Invasive Surgery: The Current State of Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery;
- The Current Standards of Management and Controversies in Pediatric Tumors: Neuroblastoma and Wilms Tumor;
- Per Oral Endoscopic Myotomy Techniques for Pediatric Achalasia: Approach, Techniques and Setting Up Programs; and
- Hot Topics in Pediatric Urology: Controversies and Advances.
Children’s is giving enormous financial consideration to attendees from developing countries as well as students and nurses to make this educational opportunity available to as many people as possible.
Contact: Hani Ukayli at 202-476-4500
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