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President's Message Donald Mackay, MD - President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

Preparations are well under way for the Spring meeting in Chicago. Joe Losee and the scientific program committee are putting the finishing touches to what promises to be another terrific meeting. Joe has a separate report in this newsletter. I want to address the evolving position that the Association has taken a lead in being as transparent as possible with our conflicts of interest. Last year we required that every presenter had to put up a slide that disclosed any financial interest over $2,500.00. This year we are requiring that everyone whose name is on a presentation, not just the presenter, list financial interests over $2,500.00. The amount and the entity involved must be on a slide at the beginning of the presentation. More...

Educational Webinar Educational Webinar
The American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) is pleased to continue its educational webinars. Participants on these webinars can hear from experts on various topics and will be able to engage with the presenters during the sessions. Webinars are available on the AAPS Website. Previous webinars are available in the Members-Only area for review at any time.

The next webinar will be on BIA-ALCL and will take place on Tuesday, March 3rd at 8:00PM (EST). Further details to come.

Cannon Society Update Cannon Society Update
Every year the Cannon Students are funded by a $500 donation by a Cannon member that, with some aid from the AAPS Board, covers the cost of the meeting, hotel and associated food. By donating at least $500 by the end of 2019, you will be privileged to rank the applicants, in January, to help determine who is awarded the Cannon Fellowship. This is an award that many students include in their CVs when applying to plastic surgery training programs. Once awarded, the students provide their own transportation. Not only are the donors acknowledged at the Sunday, May 3, 2020 Opening Ceremonies, but they are hosts to the students who are honored at a reception on that Sunday before the ceremonies. Last year we were able to fund 21 students through generous donations, which was four more than the first year. The hope is to make the 2020 Annual Meeting a banner year and fund 30 or more students. That means we need another $10,000 to fund at least 30 students. That would still only support half of the applicants that applied this year!
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Plastic Surgery Fellowship and Training Opportunities Directory Plastic Surgery Fellowship and Training Opportunities Directory
ASPS has developed a free listing service to simplify the listing and search for all types of fellowship and training opportunities within the specialty. The goal of this initiative is to provide plastic surgeons and plastic-surgeons-in-training with a searchable database of plastic surgery fellowships, observerships and internships/externship available in the United States and throughout the world.

You are invited to post your fellowships, internships and other post-graduate plastic surgery training opportunities in the new Plastic Surgery Fellowship and Training Opportunities Directory at https://www1.plasticsurgery.org/globaltraining.

ASPS believes this directory will help publicize existing opportunities and provide a broad ranging listing for residents and all plastic surgeons who are seeking additional training. The listings are free to post and free to search for everyone. The directory will be searchable by sub-specialty, duration, country and/or region, paid or unpaid, and more. The Plastic Surgery Fellowship and Training Opportunities Directory is open to private plastic surgeons, institutions, and training directors to post their short and long-term training options.

The ICON Project The ICON Project
View our newest ICONS videos of Paul Manson, Edward Luce, Foad Nahai, and many others.

Preserving the rich history of our specialty through the words of the pioneers, leaders, and renowned educators in Plastic Surgery. Read more.

Website to Highlight Member Videos Website to Highlight Member Videos
The AAPS is requesting videos from members to present on the website. The goal is to exhibit information that benefits the education of the membership. Please submit videos and any questions to AAPS.

2020 Grants 2020 Grants
We are pleased to announce the continuation of two grants which will be awarded on a biennial basis. The Awards are for Young Clinicians and Young Researchers, and are supported through the generosity of the Body Contouring Research Foundation (BCRF), through Dr. Gregory Hetter. These papers are to be submitted as annual meeting abstracts.

John D. Constable, M.D. 1928-2016 John D. Constable, M.D. 1928-2016
The world of plastic surgery lost one of its true inspirational mentors this past week with the passing of John D. Constable at the age of 88 years. For the past several years John has been suffering from Parkinsonís disease and at the time of his death was surrounded by his family at his farmhouse in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Johnís entire professional career was spent at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Read more.

Innovations Program Innovations Program
The American Association of Plastic Surgeons Issues Committee is pleased to announce a new "Innovations Program" which would allow Association members to travel to other institutions/offices for a 1 to 3 day visit during which they would observe a senior Association member or someone with expertise in specific clinical, research or educational topics. This is a voluntary traveling educational experience for practice enhancement initially for Association members only. Read more.

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Important Dates
May 2-5, 2020
AAPS 99th Annual Meeting
May 3, 2020
AAPS Cannon Dinner
Register  |  Donate
May 15-18, 2021
AAPS Centennial 2021 Meeting
Donate
Make a pledge to the 1-10-100 Campaign
$1K donated per year for 10 years with 100% Participation could mean $5 million to fully fund the Academic Scholar Awards! Pledge Now!
AAPS Newsletter
2019 Winter Newsletter Stay up to date on the latest news released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Current Issue | Archives
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal Stay up to date on the latest publication released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Current Issue | Archives
Annals of Plastic Surgery
Annals of Plastic Surgery Publication of peer-reviewed original articles, brief communications, case reports, and notes in all areas of interest to the practicing plastic surgeon.
Current Issue | Archives
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
ASAPS's official publication, this is an international journal focusing on scientific developments and clinical techniques in aesthetic surgery.
Current Issue
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