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Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation And Merz North America Announce Gold Sponsorship For Plastic Surgery The Meeting

CHICAGO - With gratitude, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) announces support from the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), a non-profit service organization dedicated to providing clinically sound, safe allograft tissue, and Merz North America, leading provider of innovative medical products in Aesthetics and Neurotoxins. These sponsorships at the Gold Level will support the 85th annual scientific conference, Plastic Surgery The Meeting, taking place September 23-27 in Los Angeles.

Plastic Surgery The Meeting is geared toward plastic surgeons, trainees and other allied health professionals interested in translating their expanding knowledge into practice, improving patient care and outcomes. The Meeting has provided generations of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons the education they need to grow all aspects of their surgical career and practice.

"We are so pleased to have the support of MTF and Merz for The Meeting as 2016 Gold Sponsors. Collaborating with such forward-thinking and innovative members of our community enables our members and the specialty to stay abreast of the latest technology and standards, thus enhancing our patient care," said ASPS President David H. Song, MD, MBA. "We look forward to seeing both of them at the premier conference for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in Los Angeles."

The ASPS Premier Support program provides industry partners with increased visibility, additional benefits and greater recognition for their support at Plastic Surgery The Meeting. Partnering with ASPS provides unprecedented opportunities to communicate and engage with aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons from around the world.

"Over the past 30 years, MTF has been committed to improving the lives of patients through our mission of developing and delivering high-quality biologic therapies as well as through ongoing research and development efforts that advance the science of tissue transplantation," said Bruce Stroever, CEO and President at MTF. "We are proud to continue our support for Plastic Surgery The Meeting and look forward to our continued collaboration with ASPS and PSF."

Jim Hartman, Vice President and US head of Merz Aesthetics Marketing, noted, "At Merz, our core mission is to seek innovation for our customers and their patients; Plastic Surgery The Meeting is a premier venue to see and share innovation in plastic surgery and we're honored to be part of that effort."

Plastic Surgery The Meeting Highlights include:

  • Hot Topics in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery
  • 100 Instructional Courses
  • International Guests: The Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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

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About the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation

The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Edison, NJ, is a national consortium comprised of leading organ procurement organizations, tissue recovery organizations and academic medical institutions. Since its inception in 1987, MTF has received tissue from more than 115,000 donors and distributed more than 7 million grafts for transplantation. For more information, please visit

About Merz North America

Merz North America is a specialty healthcare company that is dedicated to delivering a better total experience in aesthetics, dermatology and neurosciences. As part of the Merz Pharma Group, our ambition is to become the most admired, trusted and innovative aesthetics and neurotoxin company. By developing products that improve patients' health and help them to live better, feel better and look better, we will continue to make significant contributions to the well-being of individuals around the world. Merz North America is a privately-held company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. To learn more about Merz North America, please visit

About ASPS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 11,000 physician members worldwide, the society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 92 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.

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