American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS)
Winter 2021 Newsletter

Linda G. Phillips, MD, AAPS President
Linda G. Phillips, MD
AAPS President

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As we prepare to celebrate our year-end holidays, I want to thank you all for your active membership in the oldest plastic surgery organization, and for the many gifts you have given of your talent and time to the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Your hard work in committees and on the Board of Directors is making the Association stronger and more reflective of our patient populations and practices. You are contributing to a landmark year as we celebrate our Centennial. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about our new developments and accomplishments.

The Program Committee, with Co-Chairs Julie Park and Warren Garner, has worked tirelessly and quickly to review an outstanding array of abstracts - more than 600 - to bring together our usual high standard of programming for the annual meeting. Acceptance notices have gone out; invitations to moderators and new-member secretaries are in process. The program has many innovations for our Centennial. The top-ranked abstracts will be presented in a special President's Panel on Sunday afternoon, with invited discussants. In recognition of our theme "Honoring the Past, Anticipating the Future," the main body of our program will include ten-minute talks from Giants in our field, people who are synonymous with excellence in our subspecialties. They will discuss the many innovations that have occurred in our discipline, including their own contributions, and then will assist the moderators with the question and answer period of grouped papers in that area. More


100th Annual Meeting

Program & Abstracts
Registration Information
Early Bird Registration:
Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Housing Information
Housing Deadline:
March 2, 2022

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.

Previous webinars are available in the Members-Only area for review at any time.


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David Larson, MD
To the Cannon Brothers & Sisters,

I am looking forward to seeing you all in-person in San Diego, California for the AAPS 100th Celebration! We are anticipating a wonderful dinner and appreciate your continued support of the Canon Student Scholarship.

The dinner this year will be at Mister A's Restaurant in downtown San Diego. The patio will be the site of our reception of cocktails, champagne, and passed hors d'oerves of prime beef sliders, lobster salad spoons, and chicken dumplings. With the salad of garden greens and seasonal vegetables with a choice of prime beef Chateaubriand or a Seafood Paella. For dessert there is a chocolate blackout cake. This wonderful meal is an all-inclusive $125/person. More


100th Annual Meeting

AAPS is once again delighted to continue co-sponsorship of the ACAPS Winter Meeting taking place February 25 - 27, 2022 at the Austin Marriott Downtown in Austin, Texas.

The workshop is intended to improve the skills of and increase the resources for Program Directors and Surgical Educators in Plastic Surgery. This year’s meeting is focused on “Tools for Teaching Residency.”


AAPS encourages all members to consider service on an AAPS committee. Please take a look at the committee list and contact the Administrative office if you are interested in serving on a committee next year. View 2021-2022 Committees