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President's Message - Robert Havlik, MD
Robert Havlik, MD
AAPS President

A Message from your AAPS President

President's Message - Robert Havlik, MD

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

First and foremost I must congratulate Dr. Linda Phillips on a very successful Centennial Meeting in San Diego. The venue was amazing, seeing over 700 attendees come out to celebrate the association, hosting over 60 Cannon Students and providing the highest in scientific research within our program, it was an honor to be in attendance. I encourage you to visit the meeting archive page where you can not only read the papers presented, you can view all the pictures from the social gatherings and presentations as well.

It is an incredible honor to have been elected President of the Association and I hope to continue the projects and proposals initiated by my predecessors and ensure that the AAPS continues to foster the highest standards of plastic surgery.

Now we look ahead to the next 100 years starting in Chicago! Our annual meeting continues to attract the highest caliber presentations and we anticipate that the 2023 meeting will provide even more opportunities for scientific debate and collegiality and I urge you to join us in Chicago, Illinois from April 29 – May 2 for our 101st Annual Meeting. The beginning of the second century in the second city – where the AAPS all began 101 years ago.

As we move forward we must remember the students of plastic surgery are the future of the Association and I want to encourage our members to donate to the newly developed Cannon Fund. In 2021 the Cannon Student Scholarship received a generous donation to create a corpus and this will ensure a minimum number of students are able to attend the Annual meeting each year. I continue to encourage your donations to the yearly scholarship but will also encourage any additional donations to the Cannon Fund as we continue on the theme in looking towards the next 100 years.

If you have any issues or concerns that you would like to bring to the attention of the AAPS leadership at its next meeting in November, please contact me via the Association’s Administrative Office, (978) 927-8330. I urge all AAPS members to stay involved in your organization and let us know what we can do to better assist and serve you.


Robert Havlik, MD

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