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2020

FDA issues BIA-ALCL update, qualifies BREAST-Q

Monday, August 24, 2020

The FDA issued an update to its breast implant safety webpages on Aug. 20 regarding adverse events reported to the Agency related to breast implants, including Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) and data on medical device reports (MDR) the FDA has received on "Breast Implant Illness."


Remembering internationally renowned plastic surgeon Ian Jackson, MD, 1934-2020

By Paul Snyder Monday, August 3, 2020

Plastic surgeons are mourning the loss of an internationally renowned colleague and a giant in the world of craniofacial surgery, Ian Jackson, MD, who passed away Sunday at age 85.


PRS scores all-time-high Impact Factor, joins 'upper echelon' of journals

By Paul Snyder Thursday, July 16, 2020

In three of the past four years, PRS has broken its own record for its Impact Factor score, but this year's score, 4.209 – the first time the journal has crossed the "4" threshold – is the most significant.


Social Media Focus: Be the star of your own reality TV show: An Instagram TV Guide

By Smita Ramanadham, MD, & Ashley Amalfi, MD Friday, July 10, 2020

Social media is no longer just a place to post photographs of your family or vacations in the way it was 10 years ago.


ASPS joins Surgical Care Coalition in effort to protect patients, members

By Paul Snyder Thursday, June 18, 2020

ASPS on Thursday joined 11 other professional associations that represent more than 150,000 surgeons throughout the country in the formation of the Surgical Care Coalition, a collaborative effort to protect patients, improve their quality of life and ensure timely access to surgical care.


Using down time in residency to help the community

By Radbeh Torabi, MD Monday, June 15, 2020

Radbeh Torabi, MD, shares his experience using the down time at the tail-end of his residency to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic by supplying PPE to the medical community.


ASPS members pay tribute to Mark Codner, MD

By Paul Snyder Sunday, June 7, 2020

ASPS members are mourning the loss of their colleague, Mark Codner, MD, who passed away suddenly on June 4.


Views from the front lines: Society members recount tales from the E.R. and ICU in COVID-19 battle

By Jim Leonardo Tuesday, June 2, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic escalated in the United States, several ASPS members utilized the nationwide suspension of most plastic surgery procedures as a means to volunteer for E.R.s and ICUs.


Trying to find new perspective in a time of stress and uncertainty

By Summer E. Hanson, MD, PhD Monday, June 1, 2020

Summer E. Hanson, MD, PhD, found a new perspective in the midst of the stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.


As the days progressed: Reflections from volunteering in the COVID-19 ICU

By Kristen Broderick, MD Monday, June 1, 2020

Kristen Broderick, MD, shares her experiences volunterring in the COVID-19 ICU.


International roundtable: COVID-19 and plastic surgery viewpoints from around the world

By Paul Snyder Friday, May 29, 2020

Although the United States now leads the world in both confirmed cases of COVID-19 and deaths as a result of the coronavirus, the pandemic has affected the entire world since the virus infected its first patient in late 2019.


Plastic surgery nurse volunteers her services in COVID-19 epicenter

By Kendra Y. Mims Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Jenna Angelo, RN, never envisioned working in the E.R. when she began her career as a plastic and breast surgery nurse in New York five years ago. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit.


Finding light in the darkness

By Marisa Smith, MD Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Plastic surgery resident Marisa Smith, MD, shares her experiences working COVID-19 ICU.


Fighting COVID-19 and reassessing my priorities

By Roy Kim, MD Monday, April 27, 2020

ASPS member Roy Kim, MD, recounts his experience contracting the coronavirus.


Urgent request from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

ASPS is actively working with the office of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and other temporary medical facilities in the state to treat the growing population of COVID-19 patients.


ASPS working with Louisiana Governor's Office, FEMA to acquire PPE, ventilators for state COVID-19 needs

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

ASPS is actively working with the office of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and other temporary medical facilities in the state to treat the growing population of COVID-19 patients.


ASPS working with New Jersey Governor's Office, FEMA to acquire PPE, ventilators for state COVID-19 needs

Saturday, April 4, 2020

ASPS is actively working with the office of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and other temporary medical facilities in the state to treat the growing population of COVID-19 patients.


New York governor issues executive order to seize ventilators and PPE to help city hospitals flooded with COVID-19 patients

Friday, April 3, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order giving the state the power to seize and redistribute medical equipment, including ventilators and PPE, from all private sector companies, medical practices, ASCs and hospitals with lower needs, in response to the number of COVID-19 patients flooding New York City hospitals.


CARES Act small business loan applications available April 3

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

ASPS members in private practices impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak are advised to begin preparing necessary materials now to apply for assistance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – a key portion of the CARES federal economic stimulus package that authorizes up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.


ASPS member details his bout with COVID-19, provides guidance

By Wesley Schooler, MD Tuesday, March 31, 2020

ASPS member Wesley Schooler, MD, shares his experience with the coronavirus.


ASPS working with Michigan Governor's Office, FEMA to acquire PPE, ventilators for state COVID-19 needs

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

ASPS is actively working with the office of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and other temporary medical facilities in the state to treat the growing population of COVID-19 patients.


ASPS working with Illinois Governor's Office, FEMA to acquire PPE, ventilators for state COVID-19 needs

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

ASPS is actively working with the office of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and other temporary medical facilities in the state to treat the growing population of COVID-19 patients.


'Limitless' series highlights women’s journeys to the pinnacle of the specialty

By Paul Snyder Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The 'Limitless' series launched with three videos, featuring Drs. Guy and Kerrigan, who served as 2007 ASPS President and 2007 PSF President, respectively, as well as 2017 ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD. Interviews with 2007-08 AAPS President Susan Mackinnon, MD, and 2019 PSF President Andrea Pusic, MD, MHS, will be published in the coming weeks.


'Nightmare stuff': Members brace for COVID-19 battle, uncertainty

By Paul Snyder Monday, March 30, 2020

When ASPS announced the cancellation of its Spring Meeting on March 3, the United States had recorded its first COVID-19 death only three days prior and the World Health Organization was still eight days away from declaring the outbreak a "pandemic."


ASPS advocacy update on passage of the $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package

Monday, March 30, 2020

On March 27, President Donald Trump signed the largest federal stimulus package in United States history, providing $2 trillion in immediate and comprehensive economic relief to first responders and industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Uncharted territory: Plastic surgeons in private practice navigate financial uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Kendra Y. Mims Thursday, March 26, 2020

In just a few short weeks in March, the threat of a coronavirus recession loomed far and wide, as bustling cities became ghost towns, non-essential businesses ceased operations, hospitals canceled elective surgeries and millions of Americans filed for unemployment.


ASPS cancels Spring Meeting amid COVID-19 concerns

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Amid ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), ASPS announced Tuesday that it has canceled its Spring Meeting and Coding Workshop slated for March 12-14 in New Orleans. In doing so, the Society joins a growing list of organizations and academic institutions canceling events and instituting travel restrictions related to the coronavirus.


Social Media Focus: TikTok presents an opportunity for fun – and for unprofessionalism

By Francisco Canales, MD Sunday, March 1, 2020

TikTok is a rapidly growing social media platform that enables users to share short videos that are often accompanied by music, dancing and pithy aphorisms written on labels or paper signs.


Plastic Surgery Resident goes online

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Plastic Surgery Resident, a quarterly magazine from the publishers of Plastic Surgery News, will debut as a digital publication in 2020 with supplemental updates distributed in a monthly e-newsletter.


Targeted muscle reinnervation to end amputation nerve pain

By Jim Leonardo Saturday, February 1, 2020

The following is part of an ongoing series highlighting The PSF Research Grant Award winners, and research they’re conducting to improve patient safety and develop new technologies for plastic surgeons.


ASPS names next editors in chief for PRS, PRS Global Open

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has named new editors-in-chief of the journals Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) and PRS Global Open.


Australia fires claim the life of respected plastic surgeon

By Paul Snyder Friday, January 10, 2020

ASPS International Member Clayton Lang, MBBS, passed away Jan. 3 in one of the bush fires ravaging Australia at press time.


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