Jeffrey Ascherman, MD
2017 has been an exciting year of growth for the NESPS!
Our March 2017 Augmentation-Mastopexy Spring Workshop in NYC was a great success under the direction of Program Chair Brian Glatt. Our star filled faculty spoke to a standing room only crowd with panels on augmentation, mastopexy, combined augmentation-mastopexy, complications, and difficult cases. As planned, there was a great deal of interaction during all sessions between the faculty and attendees, with lots of opportunities for audience participation. We are now looking forward to next year’s Workshop on Peri-orbital and Forehead Rejuvenation, also in NYC, on March 10, 2018. Please join us then for what should be another interactive, inexpensive, and terrific learning experience from a handful of true experts!
Our newly formed Young Plastics Surgeons (YPS) Section, under the direction of Alex Au, continues to thrive. The NESPS Facebook page presents challenging cases, and the Mentor Program pairs younger members with more established mentors with similar practice interests. Given the outstanding attendance at last year’s annual meeting YPS cocktail hour, a similar cocktail hour is planned for Friday evening, Sept. 8, at this year’s fall meeting in Newport, Rhode Island. For more details, or to join the YPS section, please contact me, the NESPS office, or Alex directly.
The NESPS is also developing a travelling fellowship open to all NESPS members, with the opportunity for the selected fellow to visit and observe a surgeon of his or her choice with funding to be provided by the NESPS. Dr. Deepak Narayan is spearheading this effort, and more details, and instructions on how to apply, will be forthcoming in the future.
Under the direction of Scientific Program Chair Christine Rohde, this year’s annual fall meeting in Newport on September 8-10 is shaping up to be a terrific event. Occurring the weekend after Labor Day, what better time could there be to visit Newport, with its beautiful coastal views, sailboats, and mansions, so please bring your entire family. Highlights include invited speakers Dr. Don Mackay, Professor of Plastic Surgery, Surgery, and Pediatrics, and Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Penn State, and Dr. William Futrell, former Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Outstanding panels will focus on facelift techniques and pearls, adjunct procedures for breast reconstruction, establishing and maintaining a successful plastic surgery practice, the future of graduate medical education, and differences in breast reduction techniques. Given the beauty of Newport, the meeting has an outdoors theme, and includes the Presidential Run on Saturday afternoon in nearby beautiful Fort Adams State Park. Two and four mile run options will be available, with prizes awarded to the institution or private practice group with the largest number of participants in each event, so please begin forming your teams now. Buses will be leaving for the event from in front of the hotel at 4:30 PM, and will return in time for this year’s Presidential Dinner at Newport’s historic International Tennis Hall of Fame. We look forward to seeing you, and your entire family if possible, at what should be a terrific weekend in Newport, so please mark the weekend of September 8-10, 2017 off now on your calendars.
Jeffrey Ascherman, MD