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Due to the ever evolving COVID-19 health crisis and the physical closure of the association offices, we are unable to accept payments by postal service at this time. Your association team is working virtually, and keeping society operations moving forward. We encourage and thank our members to continue their support of the Society by making their payments online.
AAPS 2020 Meeting Cancellation
Providing a safe and healthy environment for our members, guests, staff, and our industry partners at our meetings is always the top priority of the AAPS. The leadership of the AAPS has been closely monitoring the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and due to ongoing concerns, as well as the latest guidance from the CDC and our concern for our patients, colleagues and our hospital communities, the AAPS 99th Annual Meeting scheduled for May 2-5, 2020 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL has been cancelled. Communications regarding specific plans for alternative education options, refunds and next steps will be forthcoming.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This was an extremely difficult decision for the AAPS Board but one which we firmly believe is in the best interests of our members, attendees and patients. Our Program Committee put together an exciting Annual Meeting and our Board is meeting virtually this week to review future actions. In the meantime, we wish for health and recovery to all those affected.
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...
BIA-ALCL Tuesday, March 3, 2020
8:00PM - 9:00PM (Eastern Standard Time) Moderator: Donald R. Mackay, MD Featured Presenters:
Mark W. Clemens II, M.D.
Peter G. Cordeiro, M.D.
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
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.
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
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.
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.