Education Committee

Introduction

Chair/Co-Chair: Eunice Huang/Grace Mak

The APSA Education Committee optimizes the surgical care of children through effective knowledge delivery to the pediatric surgical community and translation of knowledge into practice. We support the development of Pediatric Surgeons by providing resources for educating medical students, surgical residents, patients, families, and practicing surgeons.

At the annual APSA meeting, the Education Committee produces sessions addressing Variations of Care for salient pediatric surgical conditions. The most recent topics included gastroesophageal reflux disease, choledocholithiasis, ECMO access, and inguinal hernias. We also host the Medical Student/Resident/Fellow reception for aspiring pediatric surgeons to hear from Pediatric Surgery Program Directors and fellows as well as to meet and network with program directors, associate program directors and fellows.

Through our subcommittees, we provide a variety of educational opportunities for the different communities we serve. Our social media subcommittee helps to publicize new content as they are added to the website and provides tips on how to navigate the PedSurgLibrary website.

Vision

The APSA Education Committee will optimize surgical care to children through effective knowledge delivery to its community and translation of knowledge into practice.

Mission

The APSA Education Committee will support the development of Pediatric Surgeons by providing resources for educating students, trainees, patients, families, and practicing surgeons.

Sub-Committees

Patient/Family

Chair/Co-Chair: Janice Taylor/Laura Hollinger

Provide easy-to-access, easy-to-understand educational resources to patients and families that complement discussions with their pediatric surgeon. Works collaboratively with the AAP Section on Surgery and the ACS on educational material development and dissemination.

Patient and Parent Education on common conditions (selected topics developed in collaboration with AAP and ACS)

https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/PedSurg%20Resource/1884007/all/

Common fetal conditions (in collaboration with the Fetal Committee) (in development)

Common fetal conditions (in collaboration with the Fetal Committee) https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/ub?cmd=repview&type=682-105&name=106_1884007_PDF

Practicing Surgeons

Chair/Co-Chair: Mike Livingston/Benjamin Zendejas-Mummert

Enhance lifelong learning through the creation and dissemination of accessible, relevant, and evidence-based educational materials.

Practicing Surgeons’ Curriculum (Visual abstracts on practice gap topics, Top Educational Content (TEC) talks, and articles of interest)

https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/PedSurg%20Resource/1884036/all/Practicing_Surgeons’_Curriculum

Resident/Student

Chair/Co-Chair: Jill Whitehouse/Jonathan Meisel

Disseminate knowledge of pediatric surgery topics to medical students and residents in a concise, learner-friendly manner as well as provide guidance for those interested in pursuing a career in pediatric surgery.

Resident and Student Handbook

https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/PedSurg%20Resource/1884019/all/Re...

Standardized Toolbox of Education for Pediatric Surgery (STEPS)

https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/PedSurg%20Resource/1884020/all/S...

Rural Surgery/Military

Chair/Co-Chair: Mary Edwards/Maggie Gallagher

Development of educational resources to optimize pediatric surgical delivery in remote and austere environments.

Rural and military practice handbook (in development)

Social Media/Distribution

Chair/Co-Chair: Chris Turner/Justin Wagner

Spread educational information and communicate available resources and materials through various digital platforms.

Video posted on twitter for the choledocholithiasis break out session at APSA meeting 2022

https://twitter.com/APSASurgeons/status/1527331493772550146...

Telehealth

Chair/Co-Chair: Francois Luks/Raquel Gonzalez

Lead the development and dissemination of health informatics within the pediatric surgery community.

Telehealth primers and information

https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/PedSurg%20Resource/1884026/all/Telehealth_in_Pediatric_Surgery__Guidelines...

Last updated: August 24, 2022