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What is ASPS TOPS?

TOPS stands for Tracking Operations and Outcomes for Plastic Surgeons. The TOPS program was launched in 2002 as a HIPAA compliant, secure and confidential national database of plastic surgery procedures and outcomes. Since its conception, the ASPS TOPS program has undergone a major upgrade, offering many new features including advanced report generating functions for benchmarking and the BREAST-Q.

All ASPS members and candidates for membership are encouraged to participate in the TOPS program.

For more information, view the TOPS brochure.

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Getting Started with TOPS

In order to participate in the new TOPS program, it is strongly recommended that you or your staff member responsible for case entry participate in a 1-hour training session. The training may be accomplished by accessing the pre-recording online training session or by attending an online webinar.

Visit the Getting Started page to sign up for a training session

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How Does TOPS Work?

Plastic surgeons and/or their staff enter clinical and demographic data electronically through a secure network connection that de-identifies the data as it is sent to an ASPS data base vendor.

Find out more about how TOPS information benefits the participating physician and the plastic surgery specialty as a practice management tool; in clinical research, advocacy, and communication with the media and the public.

Visit the Benefits of TOPS page

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CME Information

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. View full TOPS CME information, including CME Designation Statement, CME credit information, and CME deadlines.

Visit the TOPS CME Information page

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Hardware Required for Participation

  • Windows 2000 or higher OR Windows XP
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
  • Broadband connection
  • Screen resolution of at least 800 x 600
  • Depending on certain functions the user may be performing, may need WinZip, Microsoft Excel and/or Adobe Acrobat Reader

Format

The entire portion of this educational activity is in an online web based format.

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