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Spring 2014 Newsletter
John A. Persing, M.D.

John A. Persing, M.D.
John A. Persing, M.D.
Dear Colleagues:

We look forward to welcoming you to Miami and the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. We are very pleased to be at the historic Eden Roc Hotel on Miami Beach for what we anticipate being an exceptionally good educational program and social event.

We had a record number of abstract submissions for presentations at this meeting, 494, representing approximately a 20% increase over the previous high. This affords us a selection among the very best papers available in Plastic Surgery today for your review and discussion.


Have you pledged yet?

As the Association enters the third 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. More

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 2014. More

Annual Meeting 2014 – Program Highlights

Presidential Address
5:45 PM

John A. Persing, M.D.
Yale Plastic Surgery
New Haven, CT

Introduced by: Joseph H. Shin, M.D.

Kiskadden Lecturer
9:25 AM

Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D.
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

Introduced by: John A. Persing, MD
The Masters Breakouts
7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
Innovations and Libations
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

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

"Mentoring: What is it? Why do I need it? How do I get it?"

Saturday, April 5, 7:15 am - 6:30 pm
Chairs: J. William Little, MD; J. Peter Rubin, MD

The Eighth Annual Aesthetic Surgery Symposium will be held on the Saturday preceding Sunday's Reconstructive Symposium and Opening Ceremonies. This outstanding full day educational event will feature nine in-depth technical presentations of 45 to 60 minutes duration by recognized experts. The curriculum will cover five facial topics (face, orbit, and nose) and four on the remaining body (breasts, torso, and limbs). Three of the faculty will present at the Symposium for the first time, while four return after a respite. Beyond the standard panel discussions with questions and answers, there will be two arenas this year for point-counterpoint debate, addressing three areas of current clinical controversy. The session on the orbit (featuring two plastic surgeons and one oculo-plastic surgeon) will contrast philosophies and technical approaches for volumization of the orbit, as well as support for the lower eyelid. The breast session will debate round versus shaped implants. This popular event will be of interest to surgeons-in-training, those recently out-of-training, and seasoned clinicians alike.

Reconstructive Symposium

Sunday, April 6, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chairs: Charles Butler, MD; Paul Cederna, MD

This Year's Symposium Features:

The AAPS Annual Meeting will feature one Panel and one Great Debate:

ACAPS Panel: Walking the Line: Balancing Clinical Productivity vs. Academic Scholarship
Moderator: Jeffrey Janis, MD

Great Debate: Are We Doing Too Many Free Flaps? More

Social Programs

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

Saturday, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Aesthetic Symposium Reception

Sunday, 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Welcome Reception & Poster Competition
Featuring Cuban-themed music and a little Latin flair!

Monday, 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
President's Cocktail Reception & Banquet
Join us as we move to the sounds of Miami with "Cachet" one of Southern Forida's most popular bands reflecting the multicultural aspects of Miami as well as the top music of the past decades.
Suggested attire: Latin Black Tie

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.

Sunday 4:00 pm


The AAPS is pleased to welcome our industry colleagues and encourage all attendees to visit with these supporters.

Advance Biologics
Canfield Imaging Systems
Cloud 8 Sixteen, Inc.
KLS Martin, LP
Lifecell Corporation
Medical Modeling Inc.
Mentor Worldwide
Merz Aesthetics, Inc.
Pacira Pharmaceuticals
PMT/Permark Corporation
Synovis Micro Companies Alliance, Inc.
TEI Biosciences Inc.
ViOptix, Inc.

Eden Roc Miami Beach

For more than 50 years, the Eden Roc Miami Beach has graced Miami Beach's pristine Golden Mile at 45th Street and Collins Avenue. Its 1950s and 60s heyday established it not only as a legendary landmark, but as South Florida's premier resort property sought by many of the nation’s top entertainers and celebrities. More


American Association of Plastic Surgeons

The American Association of Plastic Surgeons, founded in 1921, is the oldest organized Plastic Surgery organization in the world. Its Annual Meeting is the academic highlight of... [ more ]

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