ASPS Affiliated Organizations
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is proud to have six distinguished specialty affiliated organizations among our membership. These societies are a part of ASPS, but they maintain their own individual identities, Boards of Directors and specialized missions.
The Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons (AzSPS) is a group of board-certified plastic surgeons based in the state of Arizona. Our actively-engaged membership is dedicated to providing resources and educational opportunities for surgeons across the state.
The International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgeons (ISPRES) was established in 2011 to fulfill the need for a forum where plastic surgeons from around the world could exchange ideas and advance the exciting new frontier of Regenerative Plastic Surgery. ISPRES is the authority of the clinical application of adipose tissue for plastic surgeons.
The Migraine Surgery Society (MSS) supports the study and treatment of migraine headaches through education, research and dissemination of information among healthcare professionals. Areas of focus are anatomical research, outcomes-based clinical research, advocacy, innovations and improvement and increased awareness with primary care physicians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons and members of the public.
The mission of the Mountain West Society of Plastic Surgeons (MWSPS) is to promote research, comradery and education in the field of plastic surgery in the western region of the United States. While MWSPS is a regionally-focused society, eligible surgeons and residents from all fifty states can apply for membership.
The Virginia Society of Plastic Surgeons (VASPS) is an organization of plastic surgeons dedicated to promoting the highest ethical standards. The primary purpose of the VASPS is to advance the art and science of plastic surgery through education, innovation, and to act as patient advocates, protecting the welfare of the people of Virginia with respect to cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
The World Society for Simulation Surgery (WSSS) is an international society focused on the research and development tied to simulation surgery in plastic surgery. Simulation surgery started with a reconstructive concept in the mind of the plastic surgeon to simulate, with the skill of their hands and surgical instruments, tissue which appears normal in both structure and function. The visualization aspect was taken over by computers, and has been extended in several key fields: the creation of both 3-dimensional operable models in reality and virtual reality for both practice and education; the ability to sculpt perfect prostheses for implantation and replacement; and the development of both robotic and telesurgery. The practice of the art remains however in the hands of the surgeon.