American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals

Presenting Emerging Research, Pioneering Procedures & Latest Trends; Chicago, Oct. 10-14
ASPS Annual Meeting Will Take Place at McCormick Place West

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The number of plastic surgery procedures continues to climb year-over-year, whether voluntarily or due to necessity. In an effort to stay ahead of the evolving technology, the specialty's hottest topics and research will be presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting. The annual scientific conference, hosted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), is the largest international meeting for the specialty and will be held Oct. 10-14 in Chicago at McCormick Place West.

"With advancements in plastic surgery happening at an unprecedented pace, having the ability to join together, teach each other and collaborate on future processes is invaluable to keeping the specialty viable and ensuring the highest quality patient care is being provided," explains ASPS President Robert X. Murphy, Jr., MD. "Plastic Surgery The Meeting is the complete experience featuring the latest information on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery techniques."

Since 1931, ASPS has provided generations of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons the education they need to grow all aspects of their surgical career and practice. Plastic Surgery The Meeting is intended for plastic surgeons, trainees and other allied health professionals interested in translating their expanding knowledge into practice, improving patient care and outcomes.

Plastic Surgery The Meeting is generously sponsored this year by Sientra, Alphaoen and LifeCell as Platinum Supporters and by MTF and Merz Aesthetics as Gold Supporters. ASPS is grateful for the contributions and participation from these leading companies.

Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery

Noon-5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10 - McCormick Place West Convention Center

Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery Symposium at Plastic Surgery The Meeting will show you the latest discoveries and technologies and what's new on the horizon. Explore the latest in adipose stem cells and regulation, fat grafting, automation and robotics in hair transplantation, non-invasive body sculpting, non‐surgical skin tightening technologies, Google Glass & HIPAA compliance, and post-operative pain control.

You're Invited! Party With a Purpose

7-10 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13 - Sheraton Hotel & Towers Chicago Ballroom

Guests will dedicate their time and support to the Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation, which transforms the lives of disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, injury, abuse or disease through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related medical care. The event is open to all. Tickets ($175) may be purchased at the event or registration desk and include food, drinks, entertainment, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment by Fifty Amp Fuse.

Exhibit Hall

Saturday, Oct. 11 - Monday, Oct. 13 – The Exhibit Hall will showcase more than 250 exhibitors, featuring products and devices including the latest breast implants, injectable wrinkle fighters, cosmetics/skin care, and body contouring technologies. This array of exhibitors will bring plastic surgeons up-to-date on cutting-edge products and technologies to better care for patients.

Plastic Surgery The Meeting Highlights include:

  • 2,300 attendees; 250+ Exhibitors; 79 Instructional Courses and 56 Panels
  • Party with a Purpose fundraiser to benefit Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation
  • Guest Nation: Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Hot Topics of The Meeting include:
    • Advancements in Body Contouring
    • Chemical additives to improve fat graft survival
    • Google Glasses and HIPAA compliance
    • Advances in scarless wound healing
    • Cell therapy for perioral aging
    • PMMA spheres in collagen for acne scarring
    • Novel anticoagulants for thromboprophylaxis
    • Hand and face transplants – advances in the field

A full listing of activities is available at the Plastic Surgery The Meeting website.

For registration or membership questions, contact the ASPS Member Services Center at (800) 766-4955.

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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