The European Paediatric Surgeons’ Association (EUPSA) history dates back to 1995 when the former Organization named “European Pediatric Surgical Associations” organized the 1st European Congress in Pediatric Surgery in Graz, Austria.

In 2002, Michael Höllwarth was elected as first President of the “European Pediatric Surgical Associations” and proposed on the occasion of the 5th Congress in Tours, France in 2003 the foundation of a new “European Paediatric Surgeons’ Association” as it exists today.

Although the acronym EUPSA remained the same, the past Organization of Associations is now an Association of individual members. After the 6th Congress in Gdansk, Poland in 2005, EUPSA Congresses have become Annual events.