The Section on Surgery provides programming on state-of-the-art techniques and information for pediatric surgeons and makes recommendations for educational programs, policy statements and other matters relating to the surgical care of pediatric patients.

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AAP policy statements authored by the Section on Surgery
Surgical Educators Workshop (SEW)
The Surgical Educator’s Workshop is a one-half-day symposium offered by the AAP SoSu Education Committee designed to provide surgeons with the knowledge and skills to be effective teachers in modern surgical training programs. The course utilizes interactive sessions to disseminate the principles of adult learning, operative teaching strategies and productive feedback.

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