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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The Section on Surgery publishes “Operative Notes” a monthly newsletter for our members, including SOSU activities and pediatric surgical history.





About SOSu

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Message from the Chair
A Welcome message from Saleem Islam MD, MPH, FAAP
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Benefits & Criteria


SOSu Membership
Why Should I Join?
Find out what valuable guidance and resources SOSu can provide for you.
How to Join
Learn about membership criteria and different ways to be part of the section.

Initiatives & Events

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.

Surgeons and Advocacy

2024 AAP Advocacy Conference (April 14-16)

New AAP Digital Advocacy Guide (log-in required)

Surgeons Voice Advocacy Guide 

2024 Pediatric Surgical Trainees Workshop

2024 Surgical Educators Workshop 

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Invest in your future, and the future of all children. Gain immediate access to all our latest news, guidance and education – plus, develop connections with peers who share your passion for helping children. Become an engaged member of our Section today.

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