This is the second organization with the acronym EUPSA. The “old” EUPSA was a society in which all European Paediatric Associations were represented.
The full name was: EUropean Paediatric Surgeons Associations.
In 2002 Prof. Michael Höllwarth from Graz was elected as President of the “old” EUPSA.
He proposed the foundation of a new EUPSA in which individual Paediatric Surgeons would be the members, keeping the acronym which now means EUropean Paediatric Surgeons’ Association.
On the occasion of the 5th European Congress in Tours in 2003 the new EUPSA was constituted.
Since then EUPSA has become the largest Paediatric Surgical Organization worldwide with more than 800 members from over 50 countries.