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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000361170.78136.9d
Announcements

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS AND SYMPOSIA

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VIIth INTERNATIONAL COURSE: ADVANCES IN PLASTIC AND AESTHETIC SURGERY

The VIIth International Course: Advances in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery will be held October 1 through 3, 2009, in Barcelona, Spain. The course will be chaired by Javier de Benito, M.D., and Thomas M. Biggs, M.D. For more information, contact Juan Aguiar, M.D., Course Coordinator, e-mail: drjaguiar@institutodebenito.com, Web site: www.institutodebenito.com.

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5th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY AND DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS

The 5th International Symposium on Orthognathic Surgery and Distraction Osteogenesis will be held October 15 through 17, 2009, in Stuttgart, Germany, under medical director Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Dr. h.c. Konrad Wangerin. For more information, contact Ms. Elfi Zieschang-Buck, Marienhospital, Böheimstr.37, D-70199 Stuttgart, Germany; tel.: +49-711-6489-8261; fax: +49-711-6489-8262; e-mail: mkg@vinzenz.de; Web site: www.mundkiefergesicht-klinik.de.

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IPRAS 2009: 15th WORLD CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION FOR PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE, AND AESTHETIC SURGERY

The 15th World Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery will be held November 28 through December 3, 2009 in New Delhi, India. For more information, contact B-18, Swasthya Vihar, Vikas Marg, New Delhi-110092; tel.: +91-11-23231871; fax: +91-11-23222756; email: desk@ipras2009.org; Web site: www.ipras2009.org.

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1st EUROPEAN CONFERENCE IN SUPRA-MICROSURGERY

The 1st European Conference in Supra-Microsurgery will be held March 4 through 5, 2010, at the Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau, in Barcelona, Spain. This conference will cover specific topics in reconstructive and aesthetic supra-microsurgery, including anatomy, techniques, and instrumentation. The meeting will be chaired by Isao Koshima, M.D., Jaume Masià, M.D., and T. C. Teo, M.D. For more information, contact Web site: www.uab.es/barcelonaplasticsurgery; e-mail: joana.dalmau@uab.es.

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40th ARGENTINE CONGRESS OF PLASTIC SURGERY

The 40th Argentine Congress of Plastic Surgery will be held May 13 through 16, 2010, at the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information, contact Comisión organizadora del 40° Congreso Argentino de Cirugía Plástica, Av. Santa Fe 1611 3° - 1060 Capital Federal - Argentina; tel.: 011 4816-3757/4816-0346; fax: 011 4816-0342; e-mail: congreso@sacper.rg.ar; Web site: www.sacper.org.ar.

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6th INTERNATIONAL MUSCLE SYMPOSIUM

The 6th International Muscle Symposium will be held September 2 through 4, 2010, in Vienna, Austria. Almost 30 years ago, the first Vienna Muscle Symposium, held in 1980, brought together basic scientists and clinicians dedicated to the field of neuromuscular reconstruction for the first time. The intention to provide an open-minded platform for exchange of knowledge, ideas, and innovations was widely accepted. The symposium has evolved into a prosperous international scientific interface. Chaired by Manfred Frey, M.D., the upcoming symposium shall revive this valuable chance of open and unlimited discussion, the heartbeat of the “muscle family.” For more information, contact Administrative and Scientific Secretariat, Vienna Medical Academy, Attn: Hedwig Schulz, Alserstrasse 4, A-1090 Vienna, Austria; tel.: +43 1 405 13 83 19; fax: +43 1 407 82 74; e-mail: office@musclesymposium2010.at.

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2010 TANNER-VANDEPUT-BOSWICK BURN PRIZE

The International Burn Foundation of the United States invites applications for the 2010 Tanner-Vandeput-Boswick Burn Prize to be awarded at the September 2010 ISBI Congress, in Istanbul, Turkey. The prize was conceived and established to promote the aims of the International Society for Burn Injuries and to motivate individual investigators to perform research, undertake patient care and treatment, and attempt to solve other aspects of the burn problem. The prize will be awarded to a person or persons who have made an outstanding contribution to any aspect of burn treatment. This could be a specific achievement or might represent a body of work over a period of years. The recipient does not have to be a member of the ISBI nor a physician, but be responsible for major advancement in the field of burn care. The prize consists of a gold pin and a cash payment in the amount of approximately $100,000. A candidate may make application on his own behalf or nominations may be submitted by colleagues. The deadline for receipt of applications is January 30, 2010. For more information on how to apply and application material, visit International Burn Foundation, P.O. Box 24386, Denver, Colo. 80224; e-mail: intlburnfndn@yahoo.com; Web site: internationalburnfoundation.org.

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