PAPSA 2023

PAPSA 2023

Livingstone Zambia
  • Start: Sep 14th, 2023
  • End: Sep 15th, 2023
  • Time: TWO DAYS

The Zambia Association of Paediatric Surgeons (ZAPS) has the pleasure of inviting you to the 13 th Pan African Association of Paediatric Surgeons (PAPSA) Biennial conference to be held in Zambia from the 14th to the 15th of September 2023 in the Capital City Lusaka and preconference workshops are planned before the conference.

Zambia is home to one of the Wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls, one of the largest sheet of falling water in the world and is shared on the southern border with Zimbabwe along the Great Zambezi river. There are many other tourist atttractions that Zambia boast like the many national parks full of diverse wildlife and some of these places of interest are situated near the capital Lusaka.

September is a warm month in Zambia and just before the onset of the rains. The weather is generally fair to warm during this time.

On behalf of PAPSA we warmly welcome you to Zambia and look forward to seeing you in Lusaka.

President ZAPS : B C Bvulani President PAPSA: Emmanuel Ameh


The venue for the conference will be Taj Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia on 14th to 15th September 2023

Registration fees will be as follows:

Category Early bird (before 31st August 2023)-USD Late registration USD
PAPSA Members (Africa based) 200 225
Out of Africa Members 400 425
Surgical trainees 50 75
Medical students and Nurses 20 25

Kindly complete this form to complete your registration.

Pre-Conference Workshop details

The following workshops will be conducted. All work shops will take place in the Department of surgery at the University teaching hospital in Lusaka, Zambia registration fee for each workshop is 30USD

  • Colorectal workshop (Nationwide): 12 th September 2023
  • Basic laparoscopic skills (Leeds): 12 th September 2023
  • Neonatal surgery Workshop (BAPS): 13 th September 2023

Kindly get in touch with Seith on or whatsapp 260977580549 to register for the workshops


We recommend for accommodation booking that suits your budget.
The following hotels/Lodges are recommended and transport to the venue will be provided from these accommodation facilities.

Hotel/Lodge Distance from UTH-workshop Venue/ KM Distance from Taj Pamodzi-conference venue/KM Approximate cost/night USD
Taj Pamodzi 3.2 0 150
Southern Sun ridgeway 2.6 0.4 150
Protea Hotel by Marriot 6.5 4.4 130
Asmara Hotel 7 4.8 65
Mika Lodge 9.7 7.6 40

Travel/ airport transfer

Average cost of a Taxi transfer from airport to the recommended lodges is approximately 20 USD
Please get in touch with Azad on or whatsapp 260976153559 if you need assistance with airport pickup or travel to the conference venue.

Visa requirements

Average Visa cost for Zambia is USD25.
Kindly visit  this website to know if you require a Visa to visit Zambia.

Those that require a visa can create an account and apply online here.

Kindly get in touch with Patricia on or whatsapp 260965757450 if you need a letter of invitation to apply for a visa stating your full names, nationality and passport number.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

PAPSA 2023 conference Abstract submission guidelines

Paediatric Surgery in Africa- the next pacesetter for global paediatric surgery

1. The abstract should be no longer than 250 words (not including the title). It is your responsibility to ensure that you keep to the word
limit. Unless it is a case report, abstracts should be formatted in four sections as follows: Aim, Method, Results, Conclusions
2. Abstracts are to be submitted as text ( word Document). No graphics or tables are allowed. Font 12 in Times new romans, Single spacing.
3. Abstracts are welcome on any subject in the field of surgery.  Please use a spell checker on your abstract before submitting it.
4. Author details or institutional affiliation must not be identifiable in the abstract text. Failure to do so will result in the abstract being rejected
5. It is your responsibility to ensure the information you provide is correct and to check the content of your abstract and especially contact information. We cannot be held responsible for abstracts not being graded due to missing content or for failure to notify successful authors of abstract acceptance if forms are filled incorrectly.
6. Once completed and submitted electronically you cannot submit the same abstract again – make sure the first one is correct
7. Please ensure your e-mail address is correct as you will be notified by e-mail if your abstract has been accepted.

Please visit or get in touch with Chizoma on or whatsapp 260974120082 for clarifications on abstract submission.

Use this link to submit your abstract.

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