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November 6-7, 2020

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To register, click HERE. There are various rates for members, non members, abstract presenters. Presentations will be recorded and available for registered attendees for several months after the event. 


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A total of 31 abstracts will be presented as pre-recorded presentations with a live moderated Q & A session of three minutes following each abstract.  Abstracts are grouped into five sessions.

A total of 16 e-posters will be accepted and viewable ON DEMAND online. For presenter instructions, click HERE.




1. Recognize the issues and challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic with focus on surgical services in particular.

2. Examine aspects of diversity and inclusion in surgical practices and hospital environments.

3. Examine historic response to pandemics to appreciate challenges faced in the past and present.

4. Compare current recommendations for pediatric surgery, Covid-19 response, breast cancer surgery, colorectal surgery and cancer, and melanoma with current practice and distinguish areas of divergence

5. Evaluate current recommendations and propose method for implementation in your own practice.


CME Statement:  The American College of Surgeons designates this live for a maximum of 8.25 AMA Category 1 CreditsTM.  See CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION below.

Disclosure List, 2020 NPSA Virtual Meeting:  Click HERE

Program Objectives: This program is designed for general surgeons, support staff, surgical residents and medical students. 

Disclosure Information: In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest: The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Commercial Promotion Acknowledgement: The North Pacific Surgical Association wishes to recognize and thank the following companies for their commercial promotion towards this educational activity:

Allergan Aesthetics
Ethicon / Johnson & Johnson
Gore & Associates, Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Disclosure List, 2020 NPSA Virtual Meeting:  Click HERE

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