LifeCell Named Platinum Supporter of ASPS’s Plastic Surgery The Meeting

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Premier educational and networking event for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons kicks off October 10 in Chicago.

An estimated 2,300 attendees will join together in Chicago, Oct. 10-14, for the industry's largest aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery educational and networking event - Plastic Surgery The Meeting. The Meeting is hosted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), who just today announced that LifeCell – makers of Alloderm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix (RTM), StratticeTM Reconstructive Tissue Matrix (TM), REVOLVE TM System, and SPY Elite® Intraoperative Perfusion Assessment System for the reconstructive surgery – is a platinum sponsor of The Meeting 2014.

Plastic Surgery The Meeting brings together the best and the brightest surgeons in the specialty from nearly 50 countries around the globe. It is the premier educational event of the year for health professionals interested in translating their expanding knowledge into practice, improving patient care and patient outcomes.

"Like ASPS, LifeCell is an innovative leader committed to transformative healing solutions that improve patient lives. Their generous involvement with our premier annual meeting allows us to collaborate with them in Chicago and to keep the momentum going for this very important shared commitment," ASPS President Robert X. Murphy, Jr., MD.

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.

"Working with ASPS allows us to partner with an elite group of plastic surgeons whose knowledge, experience and vast capabilities enhance our shared commitment to restore and rejuvenate patients’ lives," said Rich Egan, Director of Breast Surgery for LifeCell. “We believe strongly that our vision aligns with ASPS's mission to advance quality care for patients and we are proud to support the ASPS member plastic surgeons through this sponsorship."

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
  •     Three full days of sessions that focus on breast, facelifting, rhinoplasty, fat grafting, and body contouring
  •     Panel sessions focused on Mohs surgery, cosmetic hand rejuvenation, facial fractures, scar therapy, and applications of acellular dermal matrix in breast surgery
  •     Guest Nation: Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons

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 world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 7,000 Member Surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 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 LifeCell Corporation
LifeCell Corporation, a leader in regenerative medicine, develops and markets innovative tissue repair products for the reconstructive, orthopedic and urogynecologic biosurgery markets. LifeCell products include: Strattice™ Reconstructive Tissue Matrix and AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix, for plastic, reconstructive, and general surgical applications; Cymetra® Regenerative Tissue Matrix, a particulate form of AlloDerm® Tissue Matrix suitable for injection; Repliform® Regenerative Tissue Matrix, for urogynecologic surgical procedures; GraftJacket® and Conexa™ for orthopedic surgical procedures; and the SPY® Elite System for the visualization and evaluation of tissue perfusion. LifeCell is an Acelity company.

About Acelity
Acelity is a global wound care and regenerative medicine company created by uniting the strengths of Kinetic Concepts, Inc, LifeCell Corporation, and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited. Acelity is committed to advancing the science of healing and restoring people’s lives.

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