Dear Members,

The unprecedented scale of the present crisis has changed our priorities as we all struggle to offer our services under severe constraints to our young patients. This uncertainty has also led to the cancellation of the 2020 Joint Congress in Vienna.

We would prefer that our members adhere to their national guidelines with regards to their pediatric surgical practice, as various countries in Europe have implemented their laws based on the crisis level in their respective populations.

Participants who have received abstract acceptances this year are invited to submit full length manuscripts that will be considered for publication as a EUPSA in the European Journal of Pediatric Surgery or European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports before 15th of May. Please indicate with submission that your manuscript is destined for the EUPSA issue of the journals. Participants may submit the abstracts of this Congress for presentation elsewhere, since the event of this year is cancelled.

Once the situation improves in Europe, educational activities of EUPSA will resume and events will be posted on the website.

Please keep yourself and your families safe!

Best wishes

EUPSA Executive Board