WPS forum logoThe Women Plastic Surgeons (WPS) forum represents and advocates for the interests and concerns of the female plastic surgeon members and candidates for membership of ASPS. All female plastic surgeons are considered members of the Women Plastic Surgeons forum; male members and candidate members of ASPS are welcome to participate in WPS-sponsored events.

The WPS forum seeks to empower female plastic surgeons within the Society through networking, education, advocacy and mentoring. The WPS forum works to promote women plastic surgeons and increase their involvement within organized medicine and plastic surgery as a whole while simultaneously advancing the mission of ASPS.


  • Facilitate networking and communication between women plastic surgeons through programs offered throughout the year.
  • Develop programs and opportunities targeted to women which develop leadership competencies.

Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2016 Events

WPS Luncheon: What’s the Story? | Saturday, September 24, 11:30 am – 1pm

Dr. Dexanne Clohan will present a 60-minute program entitled "What's the Story?" in which participants can recognize and share their own stories in a way that helps their patients, their profession, and themselves. Dr. Clohan’s career spans experience in a non-profit social service agency to working for the U.S. Senate; and being a lobbyist to being a doctor; and taking care of patients to being CMO in a system of more than 100 hospitals in 29 states. Supported by Allergan.

After participating in this session, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify 3 elements of her own personal and professional experience that would be appropriate and powerful to share
  • Describe how to identify appropriate circumstances in which sharing elements of her story would create beneficial results
  • List 3 techniques for increasing the impact of telling her story.

LA Convention Center - Registration is required ($50).

WPS Networking Reception | Saturday, September 24, 5:30 – 6:30pm

Network with Women Plastic Surgeons during this complimentary event supported by Sientra.

JW Marriott – Registration is required, no fee.

WPS Breakfast: Pearls of Wisdom | Sunday, September 25, 7:30 – 8:30am

The WPS Steering Committee will host a breakfast to share their pearls of wisdom and best practices with colleagues, from how to enhance patient experience, technique tips, product/service trends and innovative marketing ideas. Supported by Acelity.

LA Convention Center – Registration is required, no fee.

We hope to see you there!
If you have questions, please call 847-228-9900 or email wps@plasticsurgery.org

WPS Enrichment Series
This series is comprised of several on- and off-line professional development events held throughout the year.

WPS Enrichment Retreat 2017
February 3–5, 2017 | Newport Beach, CA
Details and registration coming soon!

Past WPS Enrichment Series events