BARCELONA BREAST MEETING 2014: IN SEARCH OF BREAST SURGERY EXCELLENCE
The Barcelona Breast Meeting 2014: In Search of Breast Surgery Excellence will be held March 5 through 7, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain. The scientific program will cover the latest advances in oncoplastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic breast surgery, and will include a Symposium Update in Lymphedema Surgery under the direction of Dr. J. Masià. For more information, contact Susana López-Fernández, M.D., Coordina-tor of Reconstructive Microsurgery European School, Plastic Surgery Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant (Universitat Autonóma de Barcelona), C/Sant Quintí 89, 08041 Barcelona, Spain; tel.: +34-93-5565693; fax: +34-93-5565607; e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 TANNER-VANDEPUT-BOSWICK BURN PRIZE
The International Burn Foundation of the United States invites nominations for the 2014 Tanner-Vandeput-Boswick Burn Prize to be awarded at the 17th Congress of the International Society for Burn Injuries, in Sydney, Australia, October 12 through 16, 2014. Conceived and established to promote the aims of the International Society for Burn Injuries, the Tanner-Vandeput-Boswick Burn Prize serves to motivate individual investigators to perform research, undertake patient care and treatment, and attempt to solve other aspects of the burn problem. The prize is awarded to a person or persons who have made an outstanding contribution to any aspect of burn treatment. This could be a specific achievement or could represent a body of work completed over time. The recipient does not have to be a physician or member of the International Society for Burn Injuries, but must be responsible for major advancement in burn care. The award is a cash payment of approximately $100,000 and a commemorative gold and diamond pin emblazoned with the International Burn Foundation logo. A candidate may make application on his own behalf or colleagues may submit nominations. The application deadline is January 30, 2014. Nominations must include the following: completed application form; letter of nomination; 1-page summary detailing the research and accomplishments of the applicant; CV, including list of publications; and two additional letters of support from colleagues. For more information and application materials, visit www.internationalburnfoundation.org.
ABPS ANNOUNCES THE NEXT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The American Board of Plastic Surgery is pleased to announce the selection of Keith E. Brandt, M.D., of St. Louis, Mo., as the next Executive Director. Dr. Brandt replaced R. Barrett Noone, M.D., on August 1, 2015. Dr. Noone will have served 18 years as the Board's Executive Director. Dr. Brandt will work with Dr. Noone in a 2-year transition period until he takes over in 2015. The Board's office will remain in Philadelphia. Dr. Brandt served as a director of the Board from 2007 to 2013. He was the Chair of the Maintenance of Certification Examination Committee from 2010 to 2013, and was instrumental in the refinement of the Board’s Maintenance of Certification Program. He also served on the Executive, Written Examination, Ethics, and Budget/Finance committees. Dr. Brandt’s academic appointments include the William G. Hamm Professor of Surgery and program director of the plastic surgery residency and the hand fellowship program at Washington University School of Medicine. He will resign his positions as program director so that he can focus on the Executive Director position but will maintain his full-time clinical faculty appointment at Washington University, St. Louis. He has also served in leadership positions for a number of plastic surgery societies.
OLD ISSUES OF THE WHITE JOURNAL?
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