Announcements of meetings and symposia should be sent to the Editor at least 9 months before they are to take place.
ASPS/PSEF 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 Member Services Center toll free at 1-800-766-4955 or 847-228-9900, ext. 471 (outside the United States).
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 www.plasticsurgery.org (Meetings and Education) for the most up-to-date listings.
Residents Examination: March 2, 2006 (#319)
Surgeons In Practice Examination: March 6 to 31, 2006 (#318)
New for 2006, the In-Service/Self-Assessment Examinations will be administered only in a Web-based format in place of traditional paper and pencil. For more information, contact the ASPS/PSEF, tel.: 800-766-4955. The examinations are sponsored by the ASPS/PSEF.
DALLAS RHINOPLASTY SYMPOSIUM
The Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium will be held March 10 to 12, 2006, in Dallas, Texas. It will be chaired by Jack Gunter, M.D., and Rod J. Rohrich, M,D. For more information, contact Jennifer Leedy, tel.: 214-648-3138. This symposium is endorsed by the ASPS/PSEF and the ASAPS. CME: 14 credits.
PERSPECTIVES AND ADVANCES IN PLASTIC SURGERY SYMPOSIUM
The Perspectives and Advances in Plastic Surgery Symposium (#302) will be held March 12 to 15, 2006, in Vail, Colo. It will be chaired by Mark Codner, M.D., and Louis Bucky, M.D. This year’s meeting focuses on new ideas and innovations in plastic surgery. Faculty will present their techniques, results, and complications in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Presentations will emphasize safety and demonstrate procedures through the use of intraoperative videos and handouts. Panel discussions will conclude each session with questions from the audience. Meeting registrants are encouraged to present difficult cases and complications at the end of each session for faculty and group discussion. Topics include common reconstructive cases, such as nasal, eyelid, and breast reconstruction, as well as a variety of advances in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. New technology in noninvasive procedures including injectables, resurfacing, and skin care will be covered. Due to the overwhelming interest in practice management and marketing, an optional evening seminar will feature Karen Zupko, an expert in the field. For more information, contact the ASPS/PSEF, tel.: 800-766-4955. This symposium is sponsored by the ASPS/PSEF. CME: 19.5 credits available; 2 CME credits identified for patient safety.
PLASTIC SURGERY SENIOR RESIDENTS CONFERENCE
The Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference will be held March 23 to 25, 2006, in Arlington, Va. This year’s program will consist of abstract presentations, practice management, CPT coding, and risk management information. Special social functions are planned as well. For more information, contact the ASPS/PSEF, tel.: 800-766-4955. This conference is sponsored by the ASPS/PSEF.
MADRID INTERNATIONAL ICONFERENCE OF PLASTIC SURGERY: ORBIT, BROW, AND EYELIDS
The Madrid International iConference of Plastic Surgery: Orbit, Brow, and Eyelids will be held March 30 to April 1, 2006, in Madrid, Spain. It will be chaired by Ernest Chiu, M.D., and Francisco Bravo, M.D. This educational event will focus on periorbital aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Topics to be discussed will include surgical management of periorbital aging, anophthalmic socket, craniofacial anomalies, oncologic defects, facial paralysis, burns, blepharoplasty complications, and brow ptosis. Interactive video will be included for meeting participants. For more information, contact tel.: 504-896-2838, Web site:www.madridiconference.com. The conference is sponsored by SECPRE and ASPS/PSEF.
BODY CONTOURING AFTER MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS
The Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss symposium will be held March 31 to April 1, 2006, in Dallas, Texas. It will be chaired by Jeffrey Kenkel, M.D., and Felmont Eaves, III, M.D. As a result of the growing problem of obesity in the United States and the need to treat individuals who are now massive weight loss patients, this comprehensive symposium will feature live surgical procedures and didactic sessions on the topic of body contouring after massive weight loss. Via a live interactive surgical broadcast, recognized experts will demonstrate surgical procedures and important techniques that are key to achieving favorable outcomes. In addition to one day of live surgery, discussion topics and presentations will address patient marking, staging, intraoperative safety, and informed consent, as well as general patient safety concerns. Learn the physiological ramification of weight loss as well as the complications that may occur. Panel discussions will provide a forum for attendee participation. This symposium is supported by Ethicon, Inc. For more information, contact the ASPS/PSEF, tel.: 800-766-4955. The meeting will be sponsored by the ASPS/PSEF and the ASAPS. CME credits: 17; patient safety credits: 2.
NEW JERSEY SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGERY ANNUAL MEETING
The New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting will be held April 1, 2006, in New Brunswick, N.J. For more information, contact Linda Bartolo, tel.: 973-597-0938. This meeting is sponsored by the NJSPS.
PLASTIC SURGERY CODING WORKSHOPS
New York April 7 through 9, 2006
Atlanta, Ga. July 14 through 16, 2006
This year’s Plastic Surgery Coding Workshops will include an overview of reimbursement, what’s new for 2006, ICD-9 coding and CPT changes, the use of surgical modifiers, E & M coding, and plastic surgery cases. For more information, contact the ASPS/PSEF, tel.: 800-766-4955. These meetings are sponsored by the ASPS/PSEF.
WOMEN’S SUMMER WORKSHOP
The Women’s Summer Workshop will be held July 20 through 23, 2006, in Woodstock, Vt. Enjoy educational and social activities with fellow women plastic surgeons. Program and hotel information will be coming soon. For more information, contact the ASPS/PSEF, tel.: 800-766-4955. This workshop is sponsored by the ASPS/PSEF.
The Rejuvenation Medicine symposium will be held July 21 through 23, 2006, in Boston, Mass. It will be chaired by Neil Reisman, M.D., Gustavo Colon, M.D., and Brian Kinney, M.D. For more information, contact the ASPS/PSEF, tel. 800-766-4955. This symposium is sponsored by the ASPS/PSEF and the ASAPS. CME Credits and patient safety credits available.
6th ANNUAL TORONTO BREAST SURGERY SYMPOSIUM
The 6th Annual Toronto Breast Surgery Sumposium will be held March 30, 2006. Study credits: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada AMA Category 1. For additional information contact, contact Continuing Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 500 University Avenue, Suite 650, Toronto, Ontario M5G1V, Canada; tel. 416-978-2719; toll free 1-888-512-8173; fax 416-946-7028; email@example.com; Web site;www.cme.utoronto.ca.
36th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
The 36th Annual Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery will be held March 31 through April 1, 2006. Study credits: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada AMA Category 1. For additional informaiton contact, contact Continuing Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 500 Universityu Avenue, Suite 650, Toronto, Ontario M5G1V, Canada; tel. 416-978-2719; toll free 1-888-512-8173; fax 416-946-7028; firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site:www.cme.utoronto.ca.
XVIIIth ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, JOINED BY THE ITALIAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
The XVIIIth Annual Meeting of the Mediterranean Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (MESAPS) will be held on April 7 to 9, 2006, at the Hotel Negresco, in Nice, France. The topics will include rhinoplasty, breast surgery, and postbariatric surgery. The meeting will be chaired by M. Costagliola (France) and will be held jointly with the Italian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (SICPRE). Early registration before March 1, 2006, is encouraged. For further information, contact Dr. C. Lassus email@example.com Dr. G. L. Campiglio firstname.lastname@example.org visit the Web site of the Mediterranean Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery atwww.mesaps.com.
ArabiaPlast 2006 will be held April 11 through 13, 2006, in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The meeting of the Ninth Congress of the Pan Arab Association of Plastic Surgeons will incorporate GulfPlast 2006—the Sixth Conference of the GCC Association of Plastic Surgeons and the Second Bahrain International Plastic Surgery Conference. For Congress and hotel information, contact Congress Secretariat, GulfPlast 2006, P.O. Box 33857, Kingdom of Bahrain; tel. 973 17 822873/17 822822; fax 973 17 822899; email@example.com; Web site:www.gulfplast.net. For scientific program and delegate information, contact Tariq Saeed, F.R.C.S., President of the Congress, President GCCAPS, P.O. Box 33857, Kindon of Bahrain; tel. 973 17 822873; fax 973 17 822899/17 642911; firstname.lastname@example.org@batelco.com.bh.
SECOND INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR CLEFT LIP AND PALATE TEAMS
The Second International Workshop for Cleft Lip and Palate Teams will be held May 11 and 12, 2006, at the Institute of Child Health, in London, England. Workshop participants will discuss organization, results, what has worked and what hasn’t, and difficult cases, and will have a dialogue with other cleft clinicians and teams. For more information, contact Louise Conn, Cleft Lip and Palate Coordinator, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London WC1N 3JH, England; tel.: +44-20-7839-7922; fax: +44-20-7829-7947; e-mail:email@example.com.
XVth INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON PLASTIC AND AESTHETIC SURGERY
The XVth International Course on Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery will be held June 14 through 17, 2006, in Barcelona, Spain. Course subjects will include rhinoplasty, facial reguvenation, peels, body-contouring surgery, and postbariatric surgery. Live surgery will be performed and broadcasted to participants. This meeting is sponsored by Clinica Planas, For further information, contact Secretariat, Clinica Planas, Pere de Montcada, 16, 08034 Barcelona, Spain; tel. 34 93 2032812; fax 34 93 2069989; firstname.lastname@example.org.
5th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF MAXILLOFACIAL AND CRANIOFACIAL DISTRACTION
The 5th International Congress of Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Distraction will be held June 21 through 24, 2006, in Paris, France. For more information, contact Congress Office, Distraction 2006, c/o MCI, 24 Rue Chauchat, 75009 Paris, France; tel.: 33.(0).18.104.22.168.55; fax: 33.(0).22.214.171.124.83; Web site:www.distraction-paris2006.com; e-mail:email@example.com.
4th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DISTRACTION OSTEOGENESIS AND ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY
The Fourth International Symposium on Distraction Osteogenesis and Orthognathic Surgery will be held July 20 through 22, 2006, at Marienhosital Stuttgart, in Stuttgart, Germany. The chairman is Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr.h.c. Konrad Wangerin. For more information, contact Marienhospital, Department ofMaxillofacial Surgery, Böheimstr. 37, D-70199 Stuttgart, Germany; tel. (+49) 0711-6489-8261; fax (+49) 0711-6489-8262; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site:www.marienhospital-stuttgart.de.
13th INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF THE PERUVIAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGERY
The 13th International Congress on Plastic Surgery will be held October 26 through 29, 2006, at the JW Marriot Hotel, in Lima, Peru. For more information, contact Dr. Augusto Arriola, Av. Buena Vista 272, Chacarilla del Estanque, San Borja, Lima, Peru; tel.: (511) 372-5361; fax: (511) 372-5486: e-mail:email@example.com; Web site:www.cirugiaplasticaperu.com.
42nd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BRAZILIAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS
The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgeons will be held November 11 through 14, 2006, in Belo Horizonte City, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The president and chair is Sergio Carreirão, M.D. For more information, contact Carlos Uebel, M.D., Scientific Committee Secretary and International Relationship Director, Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Vitor Hugo St. 78, Porto Alegre, Brazil; tel. 126.96.36.199.1177; fax 188.8.131.52.2660; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org; Web email@example.com.