New Technology Committee

Introduction

The mission of the New Technology Committee is to update, inform, promote dialogue and critically assess novel techniques and technologies in pediatric surgery so that our members can continue to provide the highest standards of care for infants and children. Mechanisms by which this committee shall achieve these tasks will include but not be limited to

  • critical review and evaluation of current and future approaches to pediatric surgical problems by systematic reviews
  • sponsoring surgical innovation and technology sessions within the APSA meetings
  • updating membership on new and evolving techniques within our field.

The production and publication of periodic reviews in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, when relevant, is another method by which this committee will provide up to date analysis of technologies, devices, and surgical approaches for the entire APSA membership which is unlikely to be aware of the most current knowledge in these areas. Our committee hopes to provide a venue for review of these areas to the members so that our organization may be involved in the development and monitoring of potentially useful new technologies.

New Technology page link on eapsa.org

Resources

Innovative Therapy White Paper

The APSA New Technology Committee has provided a set of opinions/guidelines that can be used by APSA members and their institutions to inform and advice decision making related to the introduction and establishment of new technology into surgical practice.

Last updated: May 7, 2019