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KCI Pledges Support as Platinum Sponsor of Plastic Surgery The Meeting

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons, announces KCI, an Acelity Company, a well trusted brand in advanced wound care and surgical solutions, is a Platinum sponsor of Plastic Surgery The Meeting, a scientific conference for plastic surgeons. Hosted by the ASPS, The Meeting is the premier educational and networking event for both domestic and international plastic surgeons—bringing together the best and brightest surgeons in the specialty to share their expertise with colleagues from nearly 70 countries around the world.

Featuring the latest research, techniques and technology in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, The Meeting welcomes more than three thousand attendees and 300 industry innovators for invaluable networking, education and business opportunities. Other highlights include the Wellness Run/Walk, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Tech Talks, and nearly 100 instructional courses, from specialized tracks, including aesthetic, breast, craniomaxillofacial and reconstructive.

"In the last several years, KCI has complemented the expertise of board-certified plastic surgeons from around the world with innovative surgical solutions," said Alan Matarasso, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. " Together with the medical community, KCI continues to identify unmet clinical needs to devise novel therapeutic options to address challenges in plastic and reconstructive surgical patient care."

Corporate partners at the Premier Support levels receive unprecedented opportunities to communicate with aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons from around the world. The Platinum level of support is intended for companies who want to stand apart from their competitors and truly value the audience of plastic surgeons.

"At the heart of our advanced wound care and surgical solutions portfolio is the ambition to do more both on behalf of clinicians and the patients in their care," said Ronald Silverman, M.D., FACS, Chief Medical Officer, KCI. "Our partnership with ASPS and support of Plastic Surgery the Meeting allows us to pursue that ambition by connecting with surgeons, receiving feedback and first-hand experience that drives our understanding and development of new technologies that aim to solve the complications, like surgical site infections, seromas and other post-surgical problems, that impede desired patient outcomes."

For more information, visit the Plastic Surgery The Meeting website.

About ASPS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 8,000 member surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 93 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ASPS advances quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery.

About KCI, An Acelity Company

KCI, an Acelity Company, is a well trusted brand in advanced wound care. We are a leader in negative pressure wound therapy, providing solutions for both wound healing and surgical management. Our product offerings are available in more than 90 countries and deliver value through solutions that speed healing. KCI is a leader in quality, safety and customer experience and is committed to advancing the science of healing. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, KCI employs approximately 4,500 people worldwide.

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