Congress start date: November 12, 2025

Congress end date: November 16, 2025


Dear Colleagues and friends,

As Congress Chairman and on behalf of The Turkish Association of Pediatric Surgeons (TAPS), it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 8th World Congress of Pediatric Surgery which will be held at Titanic Mardan Palace Hotel in Antalya, Türkiye between 12-15th November 2025.  

It is an honor and a privilege to have guests, mutual friends and distinguished faculty from all over the world joining us. We all work, share information and knowledge to ensure that every infant and child who suffers from a surgical disease receives the best care by a pediatric surgeon. This event will bring together key speakers from top-tier centers for this purpose. Undoubtedly, pre-congress courses moderated by distinguished trainers and faculty will be as attractive as always been, followed by the Congress sessions with inspiring keynote lectures, panel discussions and presentations.

In this Congress, we will be sharing the luxury, convenience, and contentment of the exceptional venue with all-inclusive system, and benefit from being under the same roof at post-meeting hours to establish communication among colleagues as well as catching-up with each other. In the meantime, enjoying the amenities of the facility with friends and family members who wish to join us will be possible for those who chose to accommodate at the resort during the Congress dates.

I would like to give special thanks to all the speakers and moderators, who have generously donated their time, resource and expertise to enrich the program. Of course, a Congress of this immensity and importance would not be possible without your participation and the support and generosity of our hard-working organization team.

I personally hope this meeting provides a unique opportunity for both, updating our medical knowledge as well as setting a ground for future collaborations.

Prof. Dr. Orkan Ergun
Congress Chairman

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is a great pleasure and honour for me to extend you a warm welcome to the 8th World Congress of the World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS), Antalya, TURKIYE. 

World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgeons, with over 100 National Paediatric Surgery Associations as its members, meet every 3 years at the world congress. We are delighted to have our next meeting in Antalya, Türkiye between 12-16 November 2025.

WORLD congress brings together paediatric surgeons from every continent, and it is an opportunity to discuss new developments in our field, from state-of-the-art research studies to high impact solutions to problems faced in resource limited settings.
WOFAPS World congress is one of the main highlights of Paediatric Surgery meetings, and we thank our host, Turkish Association of Paediatric Surgeons, organising it in 2025.

Congress will be held in Antalya, which is a world-renowned destination for international congresses. History, culture and the beautiful nature awaiting us at this magnificent Mediterranean city.

We look forward to seeing you there what is promising to be an outstanding scientific congress.

Alp Numanoglu
WOFAPS President