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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2010 - Volume 126 - Issue 3 - p 160e-161e
doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000388159.65064.64
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6th INTERNATIONAL MUSCLE SYMPOSIUM

The 6th International Muscle Symposium will be held September 2 through 4, 2010, in Vienna, Austria. Almost 30 years ago, the first Vienna Muscle Symposium, held in 1980, brought together basic scientists and clinicians dedicated to the field of neuromuscular reconstruction for the first time. The intention to provide an open-minded platform for exchange of knowledge, ideas, and innovations was widely accepted. The symposium has evolved into a prosperous international scientific interface. Chaired by Manfred Frey, M.D., the upcoming symposium shall reavive this valuable chance of open and unlimited discussion, the heartbeat of the “muscle family.” For more information, contact Administrative and Scientific Secretariat, Vienna Medical Academy, Attn: Hedwig Schulz, Alserstrasse 4, A-1090 Vienna, Austria; tel.: +43 1 405 13 83 19; fax: +43 1 407 82 74; e-mail:office@musclesymposium2010.at.

37th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC (COSMETIC) PLASTIC SURGERY

The 37th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery will be held October 1 and 2, 2010, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center. For more information, contact Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, Pickering, Ontario L1V 2P9, Canada; tel.: 905-831-7750; fax: 905-831-7248; toll-free: 1-800-263-4429; Web site:http://www.csaps.ca/.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PEDIATRIC PLASTIC SURGEONS ANNUAL MEETING

The American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting will be held October 2 through 4, 2010, in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, contact American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons, Division of Hospital and Surgical Services, Department of Committees and Sections, Elk Grove Village, Ill. 60007; tel.: 847-434-7668; fax: 847-434-8000.

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS ANNUAL CLINICAL CONGRESS

The American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress will be held October 3 through 7, 2010, in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact American College of Surgeons, 633 N. Saint Clair Street, Chicago, Ill. 60611; tel.: 800-621-4111; fax: 312-202-5001; e-mail:postmaster@facs.org; Web site:http://www.facs.org/

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE HAND 66th ANNUAL MEETING

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand 66th Annual Meeting will be held October 7 through 9, 2010, in Boston, Mass. The meeting will be chaired by Ghazi Rayan, M.D., and Alexander Y. Shin, M.D. For more information, contact American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 6300 N. River Road, Rosemont, Ill. 60018; tel.: 847-384-8300; fax: 847-384-1435; e-mail:meetings@assh.org; Web site:http://www.aash.org/.

1st PANAFRICAN CONGRESS OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

The 1st Panafrican Congress of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery will be held October 13 through 16, 2010, in Nairobi, Kenya, at the Safari Park Hotel and Casino. For more information, contact IPRAS (Zita-Congress), 1st Klm Peanias-Markopoulou, 19002 Peania, Attica, Greece; tel.: 30-211 100 1770; fax: 30-210 664 2116; e-mail:zita@iprasmanagement.com; Web site:http://www.pacprs2010.com.

13th INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON PERFORATOR FLAPS

The 13th International Course on Perforator Flaps will be held October 27 through 30, 2010, in Mexico City, Mexico, at the Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González. The course will feature live surgery, a cadaver dissection workshop, conferences, roundtable discussions, and paper and poster presentations. The deadline to receive abstracts is July 30, 2010. For more information, contact Dr. Eric Santamaria, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, e-mail:ericsanta@prodigy.net.mx, Web site:www.perforatorflapscourse.com. For accommodation and registration, contact tel.: +52 (55) 55992860; fax: +52 (55) 5678 4250; Web sites:www.ecodsa.com.mx, http://www.ecodsa.com.mx/English/ColgajosEng.html.

30th MEETH AESTHETIC SURGERY SYMPOSIUM—THE CUTTING EDGE: FACIAL REJUVENATION 2010

The 30th MEETH Aesthetic Surgery Symposium—The Cutting Edge: Facial Rejuvenation 2010 will be held December 2 through 4, 2010, at The Grand Hyatt Hotel, in New York, New York. This 3-day meeting will feature a body contouring mini-symposium on noninvasive and minimally invasive procedures, and the Advancements in Breast Aesthetics course, presented by Allergan Academy. The meeting will be chaired by Sherrell J. Aston, M.D., and co-chaired by Daniel C. Baker, M.D., with Thomas D. Rees, M.D., serving as the honorary chairman. For more information, contact Lauren Fishman, Program Coordinator, 140 East 56th Street, Suite 2C, New York, N.Y. 10022; tel.: 1-212-355-5702; fax: 1-212-308-5980; e-mail:astonbakersymposium@gmail.com; Web site:www.aestheticsurgeryny.com.

THE STEPHEN S. KROLL SCHOLARSHIP

On November 19, 2000, Stephen passed away in the bloom of his career. Stephen was a great person, a superb surgeon, and an exceptional teacher. Stephen Kroll should be remembered for all his contributions to the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The Stephen S. Kroll Scholarship consists of a grant of €3000 offered by Ethicon and by the Department of Plastic Surgery of the University Hospital of Gent, Gent, Belgium, to an international young plastic surgeon (younger than 40) or a last-year resident in training in plastic and reconstructive surgery to improve his or her knowledge and clinical expertise in the field of microsurgical breast reconstruction and perforator flaps. The scholarship will be granted yearly (if a proper candidate can be selected) and will start every September 1st for a period of 3 months. The grant can only be used for housing, boarding, and educational purposes. Applicants should send, preferably by e-mail, an application letter together with at least one letter of recommendation and curriculum vitae (with picture) before December 1, 2010, to Prof. Dr. Phillip Blondeel, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Gent, De Pintelaan 185, 2K12C, B-9000 Gent, Belgium; e-mail:phillip.blondeel@ugent.be. Disclosure: Stephen Kroll's work and scientific spirit is sustained thanks to the financial support of Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company, which is endorsing this grant.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PLASTIC SURGEONS ACADEMIC SCHOLOR AWARD

The American Association of Plastic Surgeons is now accepting applications for the Academic Scholar Program. This is a 1-year, renewable for a second year, scholarship of $30,000. The program is designed for junior faculty members to enable them to get launched on a career in academic medicine. Surgeons eligible for the Academic Scholar Award are individuals who have completed their residency in plastic surgery not longer than 5 years prior to the initiation of the award on July 1 of a given calendar year. For application details, contact the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, 900 Cummings Center, Suite 221-U, Beverly, Mass. 01915; tel.: 978-927-8330; Web site:www.aaps1921.org. The application deadline is November 1, 2010.

Section Description

Announcements of meetings and symposia should be sent to the Editor at least 9 months before they are to take place.

PLASTIC SURGERY 2010

Plastic Surgery 2010 will be held October 1 through 5, 2010, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The 2010 Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. For more information, contact American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 444 E Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, Ill. 60005; tel.: 847-228-9900; fax: 847-228-9131; e-mail:registration@plasticsurgery.org; Web site:www.plasticsurgery2010.org.

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