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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: April 1, 2006 - Volume 117 - Issue 4 - p 1374
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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.

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.

REJUVENATION MEDICINE

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.

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; emailce.med@utoronto.ca; 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). For further information, contact Dr. C. Lassus atclaude@lassus.netor Dr. G. L. Campiglio atglcam@tiscali.itor visit the Web site of the Mediterranean Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery atwww.mesaps.com.

ARABIAPLAST 2006

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; e-mailinfo@gulfplast.net; 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; e-mailinfo@gulfplast.netortariplas@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:bushel@gosh.nhs.uk.

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; emailsecretaria@clinica-planas.com.

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).1.53.85.82.55; fax: 33.(0).1.53.85.82.83; Web site:www.distraction-paris2006.com; e-mail:distraction2006@mci-group.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 of Maxillofacial Surgery, Böheimstr. 37, D-70199 Stuttgart, Germany; tel. (+49) 0711-6489-8261; fax (+49) 0711-6489-8262; e-mail:mkg@vinzenz.de; 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:aarriola@terra.com.pe; Web site:www.cirugiaplasticaperu.com.

4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH ON THYROID GLAND, SALIVARY GLANDS, AND PARAPHARYNGEAL SPACE TUMORS

The 4th International Conference on the Multidisciplinary Approach on Thyroid Gland, Salivary Glands, and Parapharyngeal Space Tumors will be held November 9 through 11, 2006, at the Hotel Sheraton, in Zagreb, Croatia. For more information, contact Miljenko Bura, M.D., Ph.D., Conference Director, Otorhinolaryngology Department, “Šalata,” KBC Zagreb, Šalata 4, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia; tel.: (385 1) 485 25 82; fax: (385 98) 28 88 91; e-mail:miljenko.bura@zg.htnet.hr; Web site:www.thyroidgland-surgery.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. 55.51.33.30.1177; fax 55.51.33.30.2660; e-mail:carlos@uebel.com.br; Web sitesbcp@cirurgiaplastica.org.br.

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