American Society of Plastic Surgeons Hosts 79th Annual Meeting

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Showcasing Latest Research, Novel Procedures & Emerging Trends: Toronto, Canada, Oct. 1-5.

Plastic Surgery 2010 is the complete plastic surgery experience featuring the latest information on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery techniques.

Whether in a quest for beauty or out of necessity, millions of people will have plastic surgery this year. To stay ahead of the demand, the hottest topics, technologies, and research will be presented at Plastic Surgery 2010, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Oct. 1-5, in Toronto, Canada, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The ASPS annual scientific meeting has an estimated attendance of 5,000 doctors, medical personnel, exhibitors and industry representatives in the field of plastic surgery.

“Plastic Surgery 2010 is the complete plastic surgery experience featuring the latest information on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery techniques,” said ASPS President Michael McGuire, MD. “Held in Canada this year, the meeting will serve as a first ‘congress of plastic surgery’ whereby international and U.S. physicians can easily come together to investigate and refine new techniques, review the safety and effectiveness of devices and procedures, and explore emerging trends in plastic surgery.”

Special Program: Haiti Forum
During this roundtable event, on Friday, Oct. 1 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT, plastic surgeons will discuss their volunteer experiences following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January, 2010. Numerous plastic surgeons are still actively engaged in the Haiti relief effort.

Opening Ceremonies
Keynote speaker and widely respected economic forecaster, editor, publisher, and businessman, Steve Forbes, will discuss the current state of the economy and provide insights and advice for business growth and success, during Opening Ceremonies on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT. The annual Patients of Courage: Triumph over Adversity awards, honoring inspirational reconstructive plastic surgery patients who’ve overcome traumatic illness or injury, will also be recognized for their courage and altruism.

Special Media Event
Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery is one of the most popular panels at the ASPS annual meeting. For the second year, ASPS is bringing Hot Topics presentations straight to the media during its Hot Topics Overview/Webinar for the Media on Monday, Oct. 4, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT. During this dynamic hour, journalists can get answers to questions regarding the latest technologies and procedures and engage in conversation with the experts.

Exhibit Hall
The Exhibit Hall, open Saturday, Oct. 2 – Monday, Oct. 4, will showcase more than 250 companies, 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.

Studies, panels, and courses presented at Plastic Surgery 2010 include:

  •     Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery
  •     Patterns of Use and Surgical Outcomes of Breast Reconstruction among Obese Patients
  •     Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting
  •     Factors Contributing to Migraine Headache Surgery Failure and Success
  •     Cosmetic Rejuvenation of the Hand
  •     Current Advances in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation (CTA) – Face Transplants and More
  •     Fillers and Injectables: Evidence-Based Update
  •     Optimizing Delivery of Breast Conservation Therapy: A multidisciplinary Approach to Oncoplastic Surgery
  •     Painless Tummy Tucks: The Efficacy of Nerve Blocks in Reducing Post-Op Recovery Pain
  •     Patient Selection and Managing Patient Expectations in Cosmetic Surgery
  •     Anatomy of a Smile and the Surgical Improvements of Lower Face Aesthetics
  •     Liposuction During Tummy Tucks, Safe or Sorry?
  •     Post-Bariatric Surgery: Body Contouring, Reconstructive Considerations and Optimal Outcomes

For a full listing of Plastic Surgery 2010 activities, visit

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 7,000 physician members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic 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.

Editor’s Note: Reporters can register to attend Plastic Surgery 2010 and arrange interviews with presenters by logging on to or by contacting ASPS Public Relations at (847) 228-9900 or in Toronto, Canada, Oct. 2 – Oct. 5 at (416) 585-3870.

The Press Room will not be open on Friday, Oct. 1. To attend special programs on Oct. 1, e.g., “Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery,” please contact the ASPS Public Relations at 847-228-9900 or media(at)plasticsurgery(dot)org by Thursday, Sept. 30. If you have questions onsite regarding Friday programs, please call ASPS Public Relations at (708) 650-2886.


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