The North Pacific Surgical Association was organized in 1912. The first meeting for the purpose of organization was held in Portland on March 6, 1912, and the second meeting at which organization was completed, was held in Seattle on May 12 of the same year. Since then, NPSA has held an annual scientific meeting nearly every year, rotating between different cities in the Pacific Northwest.
The NPSA's council members are dedicated surgeons from the Pacific Northwest on the US and Canada. NPSA's council members represent the caucus regions as described in the bylaws.
The office of President rotates through these caucus regions at the time when the annual meeting is in that area. To view the NPSA council, click HERE.
In order to provide transparency of our organization. We provided access to our constitution and bylaws.
Download Bylaws: Bylaws and Constitution REV Nov 2020 Official.pdf
Scientific Contributions, American Journal of Surgery
NPSA annually submits scientific abstracts to the American Journal of Surgery. Through a robust process managed by our recorder, abstracts are selected and authors present them at the NPSA annual meeting held in November. During the presentations a volunteer member of NPSA serves as a discussant. Other NPSA members offer peer review of manuscripts.
The latest set of papers has been published in the AJS, click HERE.