AAPS, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
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David L. Larson, M.D.
David L. Larson, M.D.

President's Message
David L. Larson, M.D.

As I write this message for the spring AAPS Newsletter, it is only another month or so (at least in Wisconsin) before the cold and winter will be gone and spring and the annual meeting of the AAPS will be upon us. I hope this note finds you all in good health and anxious for (arguably) the academic highlight of the year, the annual meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, April 20-23.
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A Message from Your Executive Director

I join with Dr. Larson and the AAPS leadership in urging you to finalize your plans to join us at the beautiful Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans for the Association's 92nd Annual Meeting. This year’s meeting promises the highest quality science, stimulating panels, and a top-quality poster session with a very select Resident Poster Competition. The Association had a record-breaking number of abstracts submitted this year, and the caliber of the submissions is reflected in each scientific presentation you will see in New Orleans.
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Last chance to get your name on the 1/10/100 Wall of Fame!

As the Association enters the second year of its 5-year Development Campaign to fully fund the Academic Scholar Awards, the AAPS will once again feature a Development Booth where members can make pledges and donations to the ongoing campaign. All members who have previously committed to the Association, as well as those who have made pledges, donations and bequests over the past year will be recognized on signage throughout the booth.
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AAPS 2013 Annual Business Meeting

Please plan to attend the 2013 Annual Business Meeting which will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd, at 12:45 pm in Roosevelt Ballrooms 2-5. The minutes of last year's Annual Business Meeting are available here for your reference.

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We Want Your Active Involvement in Developing and Achieving the Goals of AAPS!

In an effort to ensure all interested members are considered in the committee appointment process, we are soliciting self-nominations from members interested in potentially serving on one of the committees which have openings in 2013.
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Annual Meeting 2013 – Program Highlights

Sunday, 5:40 PM
Murray Lecturer
Alzheimer's Disease: What's New and What's True

Piero Antuono, M.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Monday, 9:25 AM
Presidential Address
Building a Legacy

David L. Larson, M.D.
Introduced by: Kenna S. Given, M.D.

Monday 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Tips from the Masters

Monday 4:15 - 5:00 PM
Innovations in Education

Tuesday 12:45 - 1:30 PM
Young Faculty Forum

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Aesthetic Symposium

The Aesthetic Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 20th from 7:25 AM – 6:30 PM and a reception will be held in the exhibit hall immediately following the program.
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Reconstructive Symposium

Based on the remarkable success of the AAPS’s first Reconstructive Symposium last year, developed and chaired by Chuck Butler and Paul Cederna, it will be continued this year and expanded to a full day of activities on Sunday, April 21 in advance of our formal Opening Ceremonies at 4 PM. The Reconstructive Symposium is been designed to be a unique opportunity to explore "real life" reconstructive challenges in Plastic Surgery like “Practical Advances in Lower Extremity Reconstruction” and "Craniomaxillofacial Contributions to Plastic Surgery Practice".
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Panel Presentations

The AAPS Annual Meeting will feature 3 Panel Presentations:
See the complete list.

Social Programs

In addition to an outstanding scientific program, the AAPS Annual Meeting would not be complete without an entertaining and inviting social program.
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Award Presentations

The AAPS continues to encourage the advancement of our specialty and the recognition of our colleagues by presenting a number of awards and scholarships.
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The AAPS is pleased to welcome our industry colleagues and encourage all attendees to visit with these supporters.

About the Roosevelt Hotel – AAPS Host Hotel
The venue for this year's Annual Meeting is the historic Roosevelt Hotel, built in 1893 as the Grunewald, renamed the Roosevelt in 1923, again renamed the Fairmont in 1965, and now a member of the legendary Waldorf Astoria Collection.
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