About The Meeting
Plastic Surgery The Meeting brings together the best and the brightest surgeons in the specialty, poised to share their expertise with colleagues who arrive from countries around the globe. It is the premier educational and networking event of the year, for both domestic and international plastic surgeons.
The conference 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 has provided generations of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons the education they need to grow all aspects of their surgical career and practice.
About the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the Society represents 94% of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S., and more than 11,000 plastic surgeons worldwide, making ASPS a global institution and leading authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The Society is a strong advocate for patient safety and requires its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.
About The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF)
ASPS works in concert with The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF). Founded in 1948, The PSF's mission is to improve the quality of patient care through research and development. The Foundation supports research through a variety of grants, clinical trials networks, training programs and forums that encourage innovation in medical devices and techniques.
The PSF fosters the clinical exposure of plastic surgeons by sponsoring Visiting Professors and the International Scholar Program. Donations to The PSF also support surgeons who volunteer abroad to help the impoverished and foster international outreach through Volunteers in Plastic Surgery.
About The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS)
The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) is the oldest American organization representing maxillofacial surgeons who are devoted to improving and promoting the highest levels of patient care. Maxillofacial and Craniofacial surgeons specialize in bone and soft tissue reconstruction and enhancement of the face.
The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons represents the finest in plastic surgery. Members are a collegial group of more than 500 surgeons who share a keen interest in surgery of the face and skull. While modest in size, its membership is fortunate to include many of the leaders in plastic surgery.
About The Rhinoplasty Society (TRS)
The Rhinoplasty Society (TRS), organized in 1996, is the premier organization in the world dedicated to the education of surgeons who are interested in rhinoplasty, both functional and aesthetic nasal surgery. Many respected surgeons in the world are members of the society, who dedicate their efforts as educators to improve the quality of rhinoplasty and nasal surgery.
Applicant surgeons must be board certified by one of the following: the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or an equivalent foreign examining board.
The World Society For Simulation Surgery
Simulation surgery started with a reconstructive concept in the mind of the plastic surgeon to simulate, with the skill of their hands and surgical instruments, tissue which appears normal in both structure and function.
The visualization aspect was taken over by computers, and has been extended in several key fields: the creation of both 3-dimensional operable models in reality and virtual reality for both practice and education; the ability to sculpt perfect prostheses for implantation and replacement; and the development of both robotic and telesurgery. The practice of the art remains however in the hands of the surgeon.