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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 1st, 2003 - Volume 112 - Issue 3 - p 943-945
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ASPS SPONSORED SYMPOSIA AND WORKSHOPS

The following meetings are either sponsored or co-sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and/or the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation and are current as of this printing. Unless otherwise noted, information on the following can be obtained by calling the ASPS/PSEF Products and Meetings Information Line toll free at 1-800-766-4955.

Meetings listed with an “image number” (in parentheses) allow members to access ASPS/PSEF sponsored or endorsed meeting brochures and registration forms by fax 24 hours a day. To obtain a copy of a meeting brochure/registration form by fax, simply call the toll-free Faxback number, 1-800-333-8835. Enter your fax number, followed by the number listed in the meeting information printed in this calendar.

Meeting information is subject to change. Please refer to the current calendar of plastic surgery meetings at http://www.plasticsurgery.org/meetings/meetings.cfm for the most up-to-date listings.

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PLASTIC SURGERY 2003 (ASPS/PSEF/ASMS 72nd ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING)

Plastic Surgery 2003 will be held October 25 through 29, 2003, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. The meeting is sponsored by ASPS/PSEF/ASMS.

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ASPS PLASTIC SURGERY CODING WORKSHOPS (#211)

The remaining schedule for the Plastic Surgery Coding Workshops for Plastic Surgeons and Office Staff for 2003 is as follows:

November 14 through 16

Grand Hyatt Atlanta

Atlanta, Ga.

December 5 through 7

Omni Chicago Hotel

Chicago, Ill.

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ASPS PRACTICE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS (#305)

The schedule for the Practice Management Workshops for 2003 is as follows.

September 13 and 14

Grand Hyatt Atlanta

Atlanta, Ga.

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2003 LEADERSHIP TOMORROW PROGRAM

The 2003 Leadership Tomorrow Program will be held September 5 through 7, 2003, at the Hilton Dallas/Park Cities in Dallas, Texas. The meeting is sponsored by the ASPS and the PSEF.

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EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: ENDOSCOPIC FOREHEAD LIFT, ENDOSCOPIC BREAST AUGMENTATION

The Educational Symposium: Endoscopic Forehead Lift, Endoscopic Breast Augmentation will be held September 18, 2003, at The Westin Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For further information, contact Pat Hewitt, tel. (905) 831-7750. The meeting is sponsored by the CSACPS, the ASPS, and the PSEF.

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30th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC (COSMETIC) PLASTIC SURGERY

The 30th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery will be held September 19 through 20, 2003, at the Westin Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. For further information contact Pat Hewitt, tel. (905) 831-7750. The meeting is sponsored by the CSACPS, the ASPS, and the PSEF.

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CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY OUTCOMES: 25 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE

Craniofacial Surgery Outcomes: 25 Years’ Experience will be held September 20, 2003, at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, Calif. The meeting is sponsored by the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, the PSEF, and the ASMS.

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10th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE SOCIETY OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY

The 10th International Congress of the Society of Craniofacial Surgery will be held September 21 through 24, 2003, at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, Calif. The meeting is sponsored by the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery, the PSEF, and the ASPS.

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NORTHEASTERN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS 20th ANNUAL MEETING

The Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons 20th Annual Meeting will be held October 2 through 4, 2003, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, in Baltimore, Md. For further information, contact the NESPS Executive Office, tel. (603) 643-2325. The meeting is sponsored by the NESPS, the ASPS, and the PSEF.

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47th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FLORIDA SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS

The 47th Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons will be held December 4 through 7, 2003, at the Turnberry Isle Resort & Club in Aventura, Fla. For further information, contact Wanda L. Callahan, tel. (904) 693-1799. The meeting is sponsored by the ASPS and the PSEF.

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PLASTIC SURGERY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION CLINICAL SYMPOSIA

The following meetings are sponsored, co-sponsored, or endorsed by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation. Unless otherwise noted, information on the following can be obtained by calling the ASPS/PSEF Products and Meetings Information Line toll free at 1-800-766-4955.

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INNOVATIONS IN FACIAL SHAPING: ADJUNCTS TO COSMETIC SURGERY

The Innovations in Facial Shaping: Adjuncts to Cosmetic Surgery symposium will be held October 25, 2003, at the San Diego Marriott, in San Diego, Calif. The symposium is sponsored by the ASPS, the PSEF, the ASAPS, and the ASERF.

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PERIORAL PLASTIC SURGERY SYMPOSIUM (#315)

The Perioral Plastic Surgery Symposium will be held October 24, 2003, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina in San Diego, Calif., immediately preceding Plastic Surgery 2003 (the ASPS/PSEF/ASMS 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting). The symposium is sponsored by the PSEF and ASMS.

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INNOVATIONS IN FACIAL AND PERIORBITAL REJUVENATION SYMPOSIUM (#316)

The Innovations in Facial and Periorbital Rejuventation Symposium will be held October 25, 2003, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina in San Diego, Calif., immediately preceding Plastic Surgery 2003 (the ASPS/PSEF/ASMS 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting). The symposium is sponsored by the PSEF and ASAPS.

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9th ANNUAL NEW HORIZONS IN COSMETIC SURGERY SYMPOSIUM

The 9th Annual New Horizons in Cosmetic Surgery Symposium will be held January 23 through 25, 2004, at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. The symposium is sponsored by the PSEF and the ASAPS.

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BIENNIAL MEETING OF THE HARRY BENJAMIN INTERNATIONAL GENDER DYSPHORIA ASSOCIATION

The Biennial Meeting of the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association will be held September 10 through 13, 2003, in Gent, Belgium. For further information, consult the Web site of the Harry Benjamin Association, www.hbigda.org.

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ADVANCES IN ANTI-AGEING: REVEALING NEW TECHNIQUES AND PUNCTURING FALSE CLAIMS

A program entitled Advances in Anti-Ageing: Revealing New Techniques and Puncturing False Claims will be presented on September 27, 2003, at Imperial College, School of Medicine, Charing Cross Campus, London, United Kingdom. The program will include an international guest faculty and is designed to provide the latest advances in anti-ageing and rejuvenation. The meeting is hosted by Drs. Percival, Davies, and Metaxotos. For further information, please contact the Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery; tel. +44 20 8735 6060; fax +44 20 8994 0801; e-mailenquiries@plasticsurgerypart.org.uk.

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34th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF GERMAN PLASTIC SURGEONS

The 34th Annual Meeting of the Association of German Plastic Surgeons and the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Association of German Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons will take place September 30 through October 1, 2003, at Konzerthaus Freiburg, Konrad Adenauer Platz 1, Freiburg, Germany. For further information, please contact Kongress + Kommunikation GmbH, tel. +49-(0)761-270-7316; fax +49-(0)761-270-7317; e-mailriegger@kongress-und-kommunikation.de; www.vdpc2003.de.

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THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS AND ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY

The Third International Symposium on Distraction Osteogenesis and Orthognathic Surgery will be presented October 17 and 18, 2003, at Marienhospital Stuttgart, Germany. For further information, please contact Mrs. Elfi Zieschang-Buck, Clinic for Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery, Marienhospital, Böheimstrasse 37, D-70199 Stuttgart, Germany; tel. +49(0)711 6489 8261; fax +49 (0)711 6489 8262; e-mail mkg@vinzenz.de.

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12th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON BREAST DISEASES

The 12th International Congress on Breast Diseases will be held November 2 through 6, 2003, in Jerusalem, Israel. For further information, contact the Secretariat, tel. 972 3 5140018; fax 972 3 5172484; e-mailbreast@kenes.com; www.kenes.com/breast.

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ANNUAL CONGRESS OF THE POLISH SOCIETY OF PLASTIC, RCONSTRUCTIVE, AND AESTHETIC SURGERY

The Annual Congress of the Polish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery will be held November 6 through 8, 2003, in Warsaw, Poland. For further information, contact Prof. Jozef Jethon, Department of Plastic Surgery, Medical Centre for Postgraduate Education, Szpital im. W. Orlowskiego, Czerniakowska 231 str., 00-000 Warsaw, Poland; tel./fax +4822 629 69 69.

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TEACHING SEMINAR: CRANIOFACIAL, ORTHOGNATHIC, AND AESTHETIC SURGERY

A program entitled Teaching Seminar: Craniofacial, Orthognathic, and Aesthetic Surgery, sponsored by the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, will be presented on November 7, 2003, in Ferrara, Italy. For information about this program, please contact Mrs. Vanessa Grotti, HT Divisione Congressi, tel. ++39 051 480826; fax ++39 051 480582; e-mail congrex@tin.it.

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35th ANNUAL CLEFT PALATE AND CRANIOFACIAL ANOMALIES SYMPOSIUM

The 35th Annual Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies Symposium, “Team Care: Reflections and Future Directions,” and a special workshop, “Cleft Palate Speech Therapy: What Can We REALLY Hope to Accomplish?,” will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2003, at Le Merigot, 1740 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, Calif. 90401. For further information about these programs, please contact Barbara E. Wasilewski, Program Coordinator, Saint John’s Cleft Palate Center, 1328 Twenty-Second Street, Santa Monica, Calif. 90404-2032; tel. (310) 829-8150.

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XLth BRAZILIAN CONGRESS OF PLASTIC SURGERY

The XLth Brazilian Congress of Plastic Surgery will be held November 19 through 22, 2003, at The Convention Center of Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, with simultaneous translation Portuguese/English/Portuguese. For further information about the Congress, please contact Walmor Feijó, M.D., International Relations Department, Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, Av. Pacaembu, 746 11° CEP 01244, São Paulo, SP, Brazil; tel. +55 11 3826-1499; fax. +55 11 3826-1710; e-mailsbcp@cirurgiaplastica.org.br; www.cirurgiaplastica.org.br

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SEVENTH EUROPEAN CRANIOFACIAL CONGRESS

The Seventh European Craniofacial Congress will take place November 20 through 22, 2003, in Bologna, Italy. The official language will be English. For further information, plase contact info@craniofacial2003.org.

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EUROPEAN BOARD EXAMINATION

The next examination by the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery will be presented November 22 and 23, 2003, in Groningen, The Netherlands. The process will include written multiple choice examinations and an oral examination based on slides (five cases). Only European Union nationals and those associated countries are eligible. For further information, contact Prof. A. Banic, Abt. Plastische Chirurgie, Inselspital, CH 3010 Bern, Switzerland; tel. +41 316328014; fax +41 313824496; e-mailadnrej.banic@insel.ch; www.ebopras.org.

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FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON HAND TRANSPLANTATION AND COMPOSITE TISSUE ALLOGRAFT

The Fifth International Symposium on Hand Transplantation and Composite Tissue Allograft will be held December 5 and 6, 2003, at the Museum of Medicine, Erasme University, Brussels, Belgium. The Symposium will address hand transplantation and composite tissue allotransplantation issues, including discussion of hand transplantation cases, review of data of the international registry, lectures by experts, invited presentations, and free papers. Round tables and debates will be organized. Much time will be preserved for the discussions. For further information, contact F. Schuind, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Orthopaedics, Erasme University Hospital, 808 route de Lennik, B-1070 Brussels, Belgium; tel. +32 2 555 68 44/36 45; fax +32 2 520 35 56; e-mailHand.congress@ulb.ac.be; http://www.ulb.ac.be/assoc/chorus/handtransplantation.

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