Announcements of meetings and symposia should be sent to the Editor at least 9 months before they are to take place.
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 (Upcoming Events) for the most up-to-date listings.
2009 PLASTIC SURGERY SENIOR RESIDENTS CONFERENCE
The 2009 Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference will be held January 15 through 17, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Austin, in Austin, Texas. The conference will provide senior residents with information essential to building their future practices, with an emphasis on practice management that includes success tips, common practice problems, mistakes to avoid, financial planning, legal interactions, and CPT coding sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to deliver papers of scientific merit, and prizes will be awarded for outstanding presentations. Most importantly, this conference will provide the opportunity to network with fellow residents from training programs across the United States. For more information, contact ASPS/PSEF Member Services Center, 444 East Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, Ill. 60005-4664; tel.: 1-800-766-4955 or 847-228-9900; fax: 847-228-7099; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPANDING HORIZONS SYMPOSIUM: NEW PARADIGMS IN AESTHETIC SURGERY OF THE FACE AND BREAST
The Expanding Horizons Symposium: New Paradigms in Aesthetic Surgery of the Face and Breast will be held January 23 through 25, 2009, at the Wynn Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nev. The program will address the various aspects of aesthetic surgery of the face and breast. Live patient demonstrations of the latest laser technology and advanced indications and techniques for injectables will complement this didactic program. A stellar faculty will discuss the new aesthetic paradigms in face lifts, brow lift and upper blepharoplasty, laser and fillers, structural fat grafting, aesthetic breast surgery, and rhinoplasty. This comprehensive program will feature extensive video techniques and provide extensive interaction through panel analysis and question-and-answer sessions. CME credits: 18.5, 2 patient safety. For more information, contact ASPS/PSEF Member Services Center, 444 East Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, Ill. 60005-4664; tel.: 1-800-766-4955 or 847-228-9900; fax: 847-228-7099; e-mail:email@example.com.
AESTHETIC FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN SYMPOSIUM
The Aesthetic Facial Reconstruction in Adults and Children Symposium will be held February 19 through 21, 2009, at the Omni San Diego Hotel, in San Diego, Calif. This year's symposium will cover a broad range of problems, with an emphasis on the scalp, forehead, cheek, lips and eyelids. Preoperative diagnosis, evaluation, planning, and operative technique will be presented in detail. Included will be presentations on the current understanding and approaches to keloids, human immunodeficiency virus facial lipodystrophy, VII nerve repair, melanoma, atypical skin cancers, facial nevi and hemangioma, acute burns and late reconstruction, and war injuries. Attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts for presentation. The abstract submission deadline is January 2, 2009. Abstracts are limited to a 1-page/5-minute presentation. Submit abstracts electronically to Frederick J. Menick, M.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org. CME credits: 21.5. For more information, contact ASPS/PSEF Member Services Center, 444 East Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, Ill. 60005-4664; tel: 1-800-766-4955 or 847-228-9900; fax: 847-228-7099; e-mail:email@example.com
PERSPECTIVES AND ADVANCES IN PLASTIC SURGERY SYMPOSIUM: SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS OF FAT (THE SKINNY ON FAT)
The Perspectives and Advances in Plastic Surgery Symposium: Science and Applications of Fat (The Skinny on Fat) will be held March 15 through 18, 2009, in Vail, Colo. Faculty will focus on the “science of fat” and its use in various areas of plastic surgery, including liposuction, body contouring, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, and injections. New technology in noninvasive components will be discussed along with patient safety considerations. There will be panel discussions and audience interaction at the end of each session. Registrants are encouraged to present difficult cases and complications for faculty and group feedback. A total of 17.5 CME credits are available for participants. For more information, contact ASPS/PSEF Member Services Center, 444 East Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, Ill. 60005-4664; tel.: 1-800-766-4955 or 847-228-9900; fax: 847-228-7099; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.