This article constitutes the joint statement from the plastic surgery societies of Australia, Belgium, Brazil, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United States. It reviews the background, history, and participants of the First Global Summit of National Plastic Surgery Societies, held on October 1, 2010, in Toronto, Canada. In addition, it documents the highlights of the meeting, focuses on areas of agreement among the representative societies, and looks forward to future actions of the participating societies.
Melbourne, Australia; Gent, Belgium; and Englewood, N.J.
From the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons; the Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Gent; and the Department of Plastic Surgery, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.
Received for publication January 26, 2011; accepted January 28, 2011.
Disclosure:None of the authors has any financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.
Richard A. D'Amico, M.D., 180 N. Dean Street, Suite 3-N, Englewood, N.J. 07631-2541, email@example.com