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2023

'You. Renewed.' campaign earns national recognition

By Niccole Caan Monday, November 6, 2023

ASPS took home two Gold Awards during the 24th Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards at the Healthcare Internet Conference (HCIC) for its work on "You. Renewed." The Society's national public education campaign debuted earlier this year to highlight the importance of selecting a board-certified, ASPS Member Surgeon for plastic surgery procedures.


FBI issues cybersecurity warning to plastic surgery practices

Thursday, October 19, 2023

The FBI is warning the public about cybercriminals who target plastic surgery practices, surgeons and patients to harvest personally identifiable information, including sensitive medical records and photographs.


Remembering John McCraw, MD, 1940-2023

By Paul Snyder Tuesday, October 10, 2023

John McCraw, MD, a giant of plastic surgery, passed away on Oct. 3 after a long illness. He was 83. He was internationally recognized for his innovation of the "island myocutaneous flap."


CMS to maintain S-codes for autologous breast reconstruction

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

In a major step forward in the effort to preserve access to microsurgical breast reconstruction, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced on August 21 that it has decided to maintain HCPCS Level II codes S2066, S2067 and S2068 (covering DIEP, GAP and SIEA flaps).


New Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent SIG to hold first meeting in Austin

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent (PSCD), the latest addition to the ASPS network of special interest groups (SIGs), will hold its first formal meeting in Austin during Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2023.


Remembering Randy Sherman, MD, 1951-2023

By Jim Leonardo Thursday, July 20, 2023

Plastic surgeons are mourning the loss of past PSF Treasurer, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) past president and Maliniac Fellow Randy Sherman, MD, who passed away Tuesday at age 72.


Notice of ransomware scam targeting plastic surgeons

Thursday, July 6, 2023

There has been a concerted attack on plastic surgeons via phone solicitation and email from a group posing as ABPS Board Office employees attempting to send "Certification data, information or booklets."


PRS Global Open scores Impact Factor, PRS remains No. 1 in specialty with more than 41,000 citations

By Paul Snyder Wednesday, July 5, 2023

As it celebrates its 10-year anniversary, the open-access journal PRS Global Open has added a distinguished feather to its cap – its inaugural Impact Factor.


Remembering ASPS past President H. William Porterfield, MD, 1929-2023

By PSN Staff Monday, June 26, 2023

ASPS past President H. William "Bill" Porterfield Jr., MD, passed away Feb. 27 in Charlottesville, Va., at age 93. During his 1982 presidency, Dr. Porterfield led the Society through a period of stability while bringing significant change to the organization with a more business-minded approach – and spearheading the effort that led to the widely recognized and respected "Symbol of Excellence."


New brochures boost Society's patient-education efforts

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

With prospective plastic surgery patients subject to wide-ranging information – and disinformation – about procedures online, on social media channels and across all media, it can be overwhelming for patients to not only find the appropriate plastic surgeon but to understand the complexity of the procedure itself. ASPS is working to make that education a little easier.


Specialty mourns loss of PSF past President Brian Kinney, MD, 1954-2023

By Jim Leonardo Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Plastic surgeons are paying tribute to The PSF past President Brian Kinney, MD, who died May 6 in Los Angeles, at age 69, after a long illness.


'Idolized by his patients and hugely respected by his colleagues:' Remembering David O'Donovan, 1967-2023

By Lynn Damitz, MD Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Plastic surgeons around the world are paying tribute to ASPS International Member David O'Donovan, MD, Dublin, Ireland, who passed away March 15. He was 55.


FDA provides update on Breast Implant Associated-Squamous Cell Carcinoma (BIA-SCC)

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

On March 8, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an update to its September 2022 safety communication about squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas in the capsule around breast implants.


Beware of email scam requesting money transfer for ASPS

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

ASPS is warning members to beware of scam emails that appear to be sent on behalf of Society leadership.


Remembering a plastic surgeon and a friend to many

By Irena S. Rini, MD, & Theddeus O.H. Prasetyono, MD, PhD Monday, February 27, 2023

When Donna Savitry, MD, former Secretary General of the Indonesian Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (InaPRAS), passed away Feb. 23 at age 54, the specialty lost someone who was loved and revered by many – especially young members of InaPRAS who took inspiration from Dr. Savitry through her leadership roles in our organization over the past eight years.


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