Join us in Washington, DC Saturday, October 8th through Tuesday, October 11th for the 5th World Congress. Enjoy pre-conference workshops, welcome reception, keynote presentations, plenary sessions, networking opportunities, poster session, gala dinner and tours of the District, Virginia, and Maryland.


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Organizer of WOFAPS 2016 Washington D.C. Tours


There are many options in the Washington, D.C. area to see and visit! We have selected some of the best customized tours for you and your family to enjoy.

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Joint Providership Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Medical Society of Virginia through the joint providership of Inova and Childrens National Medical Center. Inova is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


ORAL: Total 5-minute presentations
3-minute presentation + 2-minute discussion


VIDEO: Total 8-minute presentations
6-minute presentation + 2-minute discussion


POSTER: Total 2-minute presentation per poster
4 feet x 4 feet; 1.22m x 1.22m | poster walk


If you are interested in purchasing a printed copy of the abstract book, please send an email to with subject title – “Abstract Purchase” and your contact information in the body of the email. We will then get back to you with price and a link to purchase.


With the effort to go green, a free online version (pdf) of the abstracts will be available to all authors and registrants.


Don’t forget to submit your manuscript to be considered for publication in Pediatric Surgery International to Professor Prem Puri at by September 26, 2016.


Please contact Professor Puri directly if you have any questions.

Packed with inspiring keynote lectures, scientific and research plenary sessions, and ample opportunity to network with pediatric surgical colleagues from around the world, the 5th WOFAPS congress will be held on October 8-11, 2016 in Washington, DC, a national center for patient care and medical research.


Whether you are an established pediatric surgeon or a trainee, one thing is true: the industry is changing and evolving, creating an ever-changing landscape. The WOFAPS 2016 will bring together pediatric surgery professionals from around the world to provide key perspectives to advance discussion through the many well designed sessions.

*The date for WOFAPS 2016 Congress is October 8 - 11.

The WOFAPS 2016 Congress is hosted by The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington, DC. The Sheikh Zayed Institute, a part of Children’s National, redefines what is possible in pediatric surgery through innovative, integrated research development. Institute physicians, scientists, and engineers purse a shared goal to make pediatric surgery more precise, less invasive, and pain free for children in the national capital region, across the country, and around the world. For more information, visit