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Welcome to the Residents and Fellows Forum

Dear Plastic Surgery Residents,

Welcome to ASPS, to the Resident and Fellows Forum and to exploring the countless opportunities that await YOU within our society.

As your resident representative, I don't see a better way to stimulate change than by getting involved and representing trainee interests nationally and internationally through the ASPS.

All residents from all backgrounds and nationalities are welcome and encouraged to engage and become active in important societal activities such as international exchange, advocacy, education, diversity and inclusion, research, health policy, technology and so on.

Consider applying for ASPS resident membership, serving on ASPS committees and connecting with the Residents Council. Make sure to enjoy your membership benefits including educational materials, access to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the chance to attend and network with/learn from the best in the field at Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

I would encourage all of you to become part of our ASPS resident family and embrace this valuable chance for professional and personal growth.

This is our chance to make a change, let's do it together!

Olivia Ford, MD
Residents Council Chair
Resident Representative to the ASPS/PSF Board of Directors

Follow the Residents Council on Instagram for important updates and announcements!

Resident Scientific Paper Presentations

Best Presentations Title and Author Will Be Recognized

Resident authors have a unique opportunity to present their research at Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2024 in San Diego, CA. The abstract presentations will take place Thursday, September 26, 2024.

The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

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Dr. Ford's Bio

Olivia Abbate Ford, MD, is a fifth-year resident at Harvard Mass General Brigham in Boston, MA. She completed her undergraduate studies in neurobiology at Harvard where she competed as a four-year NCAA Division I track and field athlete, serving as captain her senior year. She obtained her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine with cum laude distinction and election to AOA. She plans to pursue a career in general plastic surgery with a focus on breast reconstruction, Mohs reconstruction and aesthetics.

Dr. Ford's research interests include implant-based breast reconstruction and domestic violence injury patterns in plastic surgery trauma patients. She is passionate about always doing the right thing for her patients. Dr. Ford enjoys mentoring junior residents and students. In residency, she has worked to foster residency team development and collaboration. In her free time, she enjoys running and drawing. Dr. Ford is honored to represent residents by serving as Chair of the Residents Council and hopes to bolster resident involvement in ASPS.