The 32nd International Symposium on Paediatric Surgical Research
On behalf of the Scientific Committee of the International Board of Pediatric Surgical Research:
The 32nd International Symposium on Paediatric Surgical Research (ISPSR) was held at the Hilton Fukuoka Seahawk Hotel, Fukuoka, Japan from 6 to 8 September 2019. This was a highly successful meeting in which 144 papers on paediatric surgical research were presented. As always, the highlight of the symposium was the Prize Session. There were ten excellent papers presented at this session. The Prem Puri Basic Science Research Prize was awarded to Ms Eimear Kirby from Winnipeg, Canada, for her presentation on “First steps in the development of a liquid biopsy in situ hybridization protocol to determine circular RNA biomarkers in rat biofluids’’. The Michael Höllwarth Clinical Research Prize was awarded to Dr Hiromu Miyake from Toronto, Canada, for his presentation on “Endothelin receptor B affects the perfusion of newborn intestine: possible mechanism of necrotising enterocolitis development”.
The International Board of Paediatric Surgical Research thanks Professor Tomoaki Taguchi and his team for a highly successful meeting in Fukuoka.