The plastic surgery world was quick to pay tribute to a beloved colleague and friend, David Genecov, MD, Dallas, age 59, who tragically passed away in a motor vehicle accident on Nov. 12.
ASPS Active and Life Active members are encouraged to vote on proposed amendments to the ASPS and PSF Bylaws relating to the Society's and Foundation's governance structures and a membership category.
Plastic surgeons are paying tribute to Howard Gordon, MD, a pioneer in aesthetic surgery who passed away last week at age 95.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Aesthetic Society issue joint advisory on threats of violence against plastic surgeonsFriday, October 14, 2022
Leadership of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Aesthetic Society have been made aware that some members have been subjected to threats of violence by individuals who object to the types of surgical procedures they perform or the research they conduct and present.
On March 8, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update to its Sept. 8, 2022 safety communication about squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas in the capsule around breast implants.
Gluteal fat grafting, commonly known as "Brazilian Butt Lift" or BBL, has seen an increase in popularity in recent years. It is well-recognized that this procedure carries significant risk compared to other elective aesthetic surgical procedures and as a result, its increased popularity has resulted in deeply concerning levels of patient harm and mortality.
A webinar series by MedTech Innovator (MTI), the largest accelerator of medical devices in the world, offers medical start-ups and interested members an educational resource to help bring ideas to market.
David Furnas, MD, was a giant of plastic surgery who pioneered new frontiers and left a lasting impact on the specialty. He passed away peacefully on Aug. 15 at his home in Orange County, Calif., at the age of 91.
"By Design: Breast Reconstruction," an episode of "The Innovators" series, earned Jeff Madden, the Society's staff media producer, and ASPS its first-ever Telly Award earlier this year. The national Telly Awards honor excellence in video across all screens.
The 8th International Breast Surgery Workshop (IBSW) and 4th World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL (WCC-BIAALCL) joint meetings to be hosted by MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Texas Medical Center Intercontinental Hotel, and ASPS members are invited to take advantage of a discounted registration fee.
At first, ASPS member Loren Schechter, MD, thought kids were setting off fireworks. Then he noticed the tree he was standing under was shaking. Then he smelled the gun powder.
InCites, a web-based research evaluation benchmarking and analytics tool, released its 2022 Journal Citation Report, revealing that Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery once again bested its Impact Factor from the previous year with an all-time high of 5.169 and was cited 47,800 times in 2021.
The FDA last week announced that it had accepted the FACE-Q as a qualified Medical Device Development Tool (MDDT) – a decision that not only provides the agency with patient perspective when it comes to evaluating new aesthetic treatments, but also national recognition for an idea that came into being thanks to The PSF's grant funding.
Steve Byrd, MD, and fellow ASPS members pay tribute to John Tebbetts, MD, who passed away in March at age 75. Dr. Tebbetts is remembered as a "perfectionist in all things that he pursued."
Active and Life Active ASPS members are encouraged to vote by May 31 on various amendments to the ASPS and PSF Bylaws and the ASPS Code of Ethics.
Plastic surgeons around the world are mourning the loss of Michael Scheflan, MD, past president of the Israel Society of Plastic Surgeons and a global leader in the specialty. Dr. Scheflan passed away on Feb. 12.
ASPS member L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, made history in January as the first plastic surgeon to win the Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award, which recognizes research in musculoskeletal disease or injury with great potential to advance patient care.
Plastic surgeons positioned in the early or late (up to C-round funding) commercialization stages of creating a medical device, diagnostic or digital health company have the chance to become one of three Society-sponsored companies that will compete for up to $500,000 in prizes available through the MedTech Innovator ASPS plastic surgery track accelerator program.
On Jan. 10, ASPS joined seven national medical societies, 16 state medical societies and the Physicians Advocacy Institute in filing an amicus curiae brief supporting the American Medical Association/American Hospital Association’s lawsuit challenging a key aspect of the 2020 federal out-of-network billing reform legislation, also known as the No Surprises Act (NSA).
Plastic surgeons are paying tribute to ASPS past President Norman Cole, MD, who passed away on Dec. 29. He was 85.
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