The Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) was organized in 1997 as a forum to provide an opportunity for increased cooperation, understanding and communication between the leadership of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The Plastic Surgery Foundation and industry members.
Today, the CLC continues to provide a roundtable discussion for society and industry leadership to share information concerning trends and developments in the specialty and industry. Participation in the CLC provides corporate members the opportunity to have unparalleled access to the leadership of ASPS/PSF.
The CLC is staffed by the ASPS Executive Vice President and the Director of Corporate Relations. The ASPS Past President and ASPS President-elect currently serve as the volunteer co-chairs and oversee the CLC meeting, which traditionally occurs in the spring of each year.
Core Purpose of the Corporate Leadership Council
The purpose of the Corporate Leadership Council (CLC) is to support the advancement of plastic surgery for patients, membership and industry. ASPS and The PSF are poised to serve their members and donors and a continuing dialogue with industry ensures that the organizations collective and separate endeavors are relevant. This is achieved by:
- Establishing a foundation based on honesty and integrity
- Assuring an open dialogue to all stakeholders
- Facilitating access to volunteer leadership
- Enhancing educational efforts
- Collaborations that positively impact patient care
- Identifying emerging ideas and products
- Sharing priorities
- Serving as a clearinghouse of product ideas
Participation in the CLC provides corporate members the opportunity to have unparalleled access to the leadership of ASPS/PSF. CLC members and society leadership meet at least once a year to discuss topics of interest.
Additional Benefits include:
- CLC recognition at ASPS/PSF meetings
- Regular features of CLC members in Plastic Surgery News
- Badge ribbons at the Annual Scientific Meetings and Clinical Symposia
- Complimentary access to instructional courses at the annual meeting
- CLC reception with ASPS/ The PSF leadership at the annual meeting
- Reserved seating and recognition at the Opening Ceremonies at the annual meeting
- Complimentary meeting space at the annual meeting
- Company description and recognition on the ASPS/PSF websites
- Company participation in special work groups, including The PSF Research work group
“The Corporate Leadership Council allows valuable access to the leaders of the societies, and provides a means for establishing high level partnerships while learning the emerging trends within the specialty.”
President, Canfield Clinical Systems
Becoming a CLC Member
Membership in the Corporate Leadership Council is open to corporate donors who have contributed $25,000 or more in sponsorships during the year (timeframe includes annual scientific meeting to annual scientific meeting). Company participants include the highest level-executives, preferably CEO. More information on how your company can participate is available by contacting:
Karen Craven, Director of Development