Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am so pleased to provide you with this copy of our most recent newsletter. We have had a great deal of activity in our Society and I invite you to review our President’s Address by Dr. Jeff Ascherman for details on this. I also hope that you will attend our 2017 Annual Meeting in Newport, RI. Newport is a departure from the usual “big cities” that we hold our annual meetings in and we hope to make this year’s meeting a great success so that we can occasionally hold these gatherings in a more unique location. You will see that the program content this year continues to be outstanding, with a fantastic mix of special guest speakers, educational sessions and panels. Your program committee has worked hard to ensure that the NESPS remains strong and relevant in an increasingly complex educational landscape.
Along those lines, I would like to strongly encourage you to also attend the 2nd Annual NESPS Workshop in NYC this Spring – a former NESPS tradition which I am thrilled that we have successfully resurrected. The inaugural Workshop this past March was an overwhelming success – we had record attendance, did extremely well financially, and held an outstanding educational program that all who attended agreed was second to none. This year’s topic will be Periorbital Rejuvenation and the committed faculty members are once again world class. The list can be found elsewhere in this edition of our newsletter. Please consider attending this meeting, which we hope will continue to be a strong, annual, not to be missed, tradition.
You will see in the Program Roundup of this issue that our training programs remain quite vibrant and busy. I thank those Program Directors and Chairmen and Chairwomen who contributed their updates to this popular section – members frequently comment to me that they enjoy keeping up with happenings in their own programs as well as others in the region. I hope that in the future we can add a section with contributions and updates from those in private practice as well, in keeping with our Society’s effort to enhance the inclusion of those who practice in the community. I wish you all a great Annual Meeting and look forward to seeing many of you in Newport in a few short weeks and in NYC in the Spring of 2018!
Finally, I would like to let you all know that this will be my last issue serving as Editor of this newsletter. I have decided to pass the torch to David Otterburn from NYC. Dave will also be co-chairing the Spring symposium this year along with Babak Mehrara, our incoming President. I look forward to focusing my efforts on helping the NESPS forge ahead by continuing my work on the Executive Board. It has been a pleasure to serve the Society in this capacity and I thank you all for your encouragement, support, and participation.
Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS