American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Consumers

2020 Program

9:00 AM

Welcome to the VASPS Virtual Meeting

  • Helena Guarda, MD

9:10 AM

From Aesthetic to Reconstructive Surgery and Back Again: Not Just for Hobbits

  • C. Scott Hultman, MD, MBA Lecturer

9:45 AM

Amplifying the Physician's Voice to Protect Your Practice

  • Patrick Hermes Lecturer

9:55 AM

Virginia Legislative Update

  • James Pickral

Highlights of the General Assembly session and a recap of the Special Session called to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

10:00 AM

ASPS Update

  • Joseph Losee, MD Lecturer

10:10 AM

Employment Law During COVID-19 – Issues and Trends to Consider

  • David Anderson Lecturer

David will discuss the current employment law issues and litigation trends that companies should be considering as they continue to address the employment needs of their practice during COVID-19.

David Anderson concentrates his practice on employment litigation and traditional labor law and advises clients on implementing proactive strategies to reduce legal risk. David regularly practices in state and federal court and routinely represents clients in administrative actions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Labor.

10:40 AM

Resident Abstracts

11:40 AM


12:10 PM

Venous Thrombosis in Plastic Surgery: In General and In COVID

  • Christopher Pannucci, MD Lecturer

Dr. Pannucci will discuss the current state of knowledge on venous thromboembolism prevention in plastic surgery patients, with particular emphasis on easy-to-implement ideas that you can start using in your next clinic or day in the operating room. In addition, Dr. Pannucci will review recent data about COVID-associated hypercoagulability, and discuss its relevance to the plastic surgery population.

12:45 PM

Maintaining Meaning in Medicine: Well-Being

  • Joseph Losee, MD Lecturer

Nearly 50% of the US physician workforce is burned-out. Suicide rates among physicians are higher than any other profession, including the military. Physician Burnout is a national health care crisis and an important patient quality and safety issue. Of the many ways to address physician burnout and well-being, individual physician resilience is critical. This presentation will address Maintaining Meaning In Medicine and how interpersonal relationships with mentors, mentees, colleagues, and patients can provide physicians with authentic happiness, resilience, and well-being.

1:20 PM

Closing Remarks

  • Helena Guarda, MD Lecturer

1:30 PM

VASPS 2020 Annual Business Meeting (Closed)

Program subject to change