About the NPPS

About the North Pacific Pediatric Society

About the North Pacific Pediatric Society

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 other medical professionals with a primary interest in the health of children.

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 care.


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 that care.

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).


  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 health care.
  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. Spring 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. Summer/Fall 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.