The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) has been the leader in the specialty of plastic surgery for more than 75 years. ASPS and The Plastic Surgery Foundation® (The PSF) have long been recognized as the leading medical society and teaching institution for cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons.
We invite corporations, foundations and all those who share our values to help ASPS/The PSF promote the art and science of plastic surgery by participating in a wide range of support and promotional opportunities.
January 29–30, 2015 | Washington, DC
Audience: Quality-of-life researchers, surgeons involved in PRO measurement, patient advocates, payers, device industry representatives and regulators.
Expected Attendance: 75-80
WPS Enrichment Retreat
February 6–8, 2015 | Austin, TX
Audience: Members of the ASPS Women Plastic Surgeons (WPS) Forum; female Board Certified plastic surgeons.
Expected Attendance: 30-35
Practice Management Symposium—NEW!
March 27–28, 2015 | Rosemont, IL
Audience: Plastic surgeons and their office staff teams, including office administrators and practice managers.
Expected Attendance: 125-130
ASPS Aesthetica 2015—NEW!
April 30–May 02, 2015 | Las Vegas, NV
Audience: Plastic surgeons and physicians in related core specialties, including facial plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, and dermatologists.
Expected Attendance: 325-350
Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium
August 27–29, 2015 | Santa Fe, NM
Audience: Plastic surgeons.
Expected Attendance: 200-225
Oral & Written Board Preperation Course
September, 2015 | Chicago, IL
Audience: Plastic surgeons preparing for the American Board of Plastic Surgery Oral and Written Board Examinations; Physicians preparing for recertification.
Expected Attendance: 125-135
Senior Residents Conference / Residents Joint Program
October 15–16, 2015 | Boston, MA
Audience: Plastic surgery residents and fellows.
Expected Attendance: Senior Residents Conference: 120-125
Residents Joint Program: 300-325
Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2015
October 16–20, 2015 | Boston, MA
Audience: Plastic surgeons and residents, plastic surgery office staff team members, industry research personnel, investment analysts, and spouses.
Expected Attendance: 3,200 total, including approximately 2,800 physicians
Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN)
An online learning portal that serves all of the subspecialties of plastic surgery. Members can access more than 100 surgical procedure videos, including the original monthly HD Surgery Spotlight program, as well as hundreds of recorded lectures, case reports, journal articles, literature reviews, self-study tests and CME courses.
Audience: Domestic and International practicing plastic surgeons and residents. PSEN's Resident Education Center is used as part of the curriculum by the program directors in more than 90% of U.S. residency programs.
Anticipated Reach: More than 30,000 page views and 4,000 unique visitors each month.
Caring for Kids
Lead by The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), Caring for Kids is dedicated to providing access to reconstructive surgery and care for disadvantaged children suffering from physical deformities caused by birth defects, injury, or illness. All contributions from sponsors and individuals go directly to The PSF-established Caring for Kids Fund and support this mission.
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign
An ongoing campaign designed to promote education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Donations from sponsors and individuals are applied directly to programs that support related research, awareness efforts, and provide charitable care. The campaign is observed annually through BRA Day events held across the country. The third annual BRA Day USA will take place on October 15, 2014.
Patients of Courage: Triumph over Adversity
is an annual awards program honoring individuals whose lives were saved and or changed through reconstructive plastic surgery and now give back to their communities through charitable efforts. These extraordinary reconstructive plastic surgery patients are honored by ASPS at its annual scientific meeting each October.
The PSF's Grants, Scholarships, and Awards book
Reecognizing each year's PSF awardees, the booklet includes a profile of each of the awarded research grant investigator and their projects. In addition, The PSF's Research Award and BRA Fund Grant recipients are highlighted. The piece also showcases The PSF's worldwide impact by featuring its International and SmileTrain Scholars. Sponsors that have contributed and supported The PSF's Grants, Scholarships, and Awards programs are also recognized for their generous support. In 2014, 146 applications were made and of those 32 research projects were selected and funded with a total of $690,000 in grants
Audience: Distributed at Plastic Surgery the Meeting, Posted on The PSF Website, and mailed to membership.
Anticipated Reach: 3,000-4,000
Research Fundamentals Workshop
May 16–17 | Seattle, WA
A workshop on understanding research fundamentals and how to build an academic surgical career. The goal is to enable plastic surgery residents and junior faculty to successfully navigate the formative years of their careers. Topics include grant writing guidance, regulatory issues, Intellectual Property, and how to secure residency and faculty positions.
Audience: Plastic surgery residents and junior faculty.
Expected Attendance: 75-80
Visiting Professors Program
This program brings together key thought leaders to interface with plastic surgery training programs and meet with residents in plastic surgery throughout the country. The two-day long visits include lectures, discussion groups, patient evaluation, and patient rounds. Each of the visiting professors will make approximately four visits per year.
Audience: Board-certified plastic surgeons. Plastic surgery fellows.
Anticipated Reach: 1,000-2,000