The North Pacific Pediatric Society began in 1919 and is one
of the oldest international pediatric associations in America,
antedating even the American Academy of Pediatrics. The
NPPS membership is composed of northwest pediatricians and
medical professionals with a primary interest in the health
As NPPS members, we feel very strongly about the health,
safety, and welfare of all children. The NPPS, since 1919,
has been on the forefront of advocating for children of all
economic, ethnic, and social backgrounds. As a result, the
bi-annual Scientific Medical Education Conferences of the North
Pacific Pediatric Society are a first choice for all academicians,
clinicians, and residents nationwide involved in pediatric
With a long history of success since 1919, the North Pacific
Pediatric Society has a rich tradition of caring about the
health of our children; and about the professionals who provide
The NPPS membership is composed of medical personnel from
all over the United States and Canada, with the majority being
from the North Pacific area (the Provinces of British Columbia,
Alberta, and Saskatchewan; and, from the States of Alaska,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington).
History of the NPPS
History of the NPPS Meeting
1.) Promote a higher quality of pediatric medical care
to children of all ages.
2.) Provide up to date, cutting-edge continuing medical
education for all the professionals that deliver pediatric
3.) Provide a valuable forum for the sharing, discussing,
and dissemination of the ideas, concepts, and concerns, of
the pediatric health care provider.
4.) Provide an on-going, effective bridge between the local
health care provider and the regional Medical Institutions
and their Residency Training Programs.
The purpose of this non-profit society is the advancement
of pediatrics in all its phases. The North Pacific Pediatric
Society's motto is "Salus Liberorum Sit Maximae Curae Nobis" which means, "The
health of children is our greatest concern."
To further this purpose, the society holds two scientific conferences each year.
March conferences are held in Portland, Seattle and Vancouver on a rotating basis
and feature all-day scientific sessions in cooperation with the medical centers
in those communities. September conferences are less formal and feature half-day
scientific sessions at a prominent northwest resort. This allows ample time to
enjoy the local area and to partake in golf, tennis, hiking, and other recreational
activities with friends and family. Evening social events for the members and
spouses are an important part of all conferences.
The North Pacific Pediatric Society invites internationally prominent speakers
to every conference. Physicians from our own areas contribute generously to the
programs. The society encourages the participation of pediatric residents and
fellows. The meetings provide a congenial setting for both academicians and practitioners
and their families. Membership is open to all physicians who share an interest
in the health of children.