Special Winter Edition 2017
President's Message

Jeffrey Ascherman, MD

I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday season!

2017 is already shaping up to be an exciting year for the NESPS. To reflect our growing membership, and in recognition of the outstanding plastic surgery talent we have here in the Northeast, our society is growing in exciting new directions. As detailed below, we have formed a Young Plastic Surgeons (YPS) section under the direction of Dr. Alex Au, and re-commenced our clinically oriented one-day New York City Spring Symposium meeting on March 11, 2017under the leadership of Dr. Brian Glatt.

Our newly formed NESPS YPS group has already put together a facebook page where members can post interesting cases to solicit feedback, comments, and advice from other members. In addition, we are starting a mentorship program to pair up younger NESPS members with more senior members. This will make it easier for younger members to seek advice from our more experienced members on topics such as setting up a practice, how to handle difficult cases, and overall career guidance and mentorship. Mentees can be in touch with their mentors throughout the year, and get together at our annual fall meeting, as well as other times they arrange. We had a well-attended cocktail reception for younger members at our recent annual meeting in Baltimore, and will host a similar event for our YPS section next fall at our Newport meeting. Additional possible YPS activities planned for this year’s annual meeting in Newport include a Resident’s Bowl competition, similar to that held at the annual ASPS meeting, and a sporting event combining mentees with their mentors. For additional information about the YPS, and to become more involved, please see Dr. Au’s column later in this newsletter, and feel free to contact him directly at alexander.au@uphs.upenn.edu. We welcome any additional suggestions from our membership as our YPS section grows!

For the first time since 2009, we have re-introduced a one-day spring workshop in New York City on March 11th. In keeping with tradition, the symposium is clinically focused on a single topic. This year’s top-notch symposium, under the direction of Dr. Brian Glatt, features a phenomenal program focused on augmentation-mastopexy. The full program is detailed subsequently in this newsletter. Attendees should leave this outstanding one day symposium with increased knowledge and confidence in performing breast augmentation, mastopexy, and combined augmentation-mastopexy. Our world class faculty includes Drs. David Hidalgo, Mark Sultan, invited guest Frank Lista from Toronto, and other well-known experts in this area. We hope you will be able to join us. Registration is now open at www.nesps.org. As a service for our members, we have kept the on-line registration fee to just $100 for active and candidate NESPS members, and $40 for residents. Registration at the door will be slightly higher.

I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and successful 2017, and look forward to seeing you at our Spring Symposium in NYC on March 11th!

Kind regards,

Jeffrey Ascherman, MD
NESPS President

Editor's Corner

Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS

I hope you all had a very happy holiday season and a happy new year. Looking forward into 2017, we have a number of very exciting developments to report to the NESPS membership. This special winter edition of our newsletter was created to help convey to you all that has been going on.

I first want to call your attention to the NESPS Workshop which will take place on Saturday, March 11 in New York City at the Marriott Marquis hotel. The day will be focused on Augmentation Mastopexy and I sincerely hope to see many of you there. The educational opportunity that this Workshop will present, I believe, is extremely unique and unlike any other conference offering currently available. The format will be a more intimate setting with longer talks which focus on technique, and will provide the opportunity to explore this topic in greater detail than can usually be achieved at larger meetings. Please take a moment to review the world-class faculty and their topics contained within this newsletter. You will see that for anyone who performs any degree of breast surgery this will be a one day educational event not to be missed.

In addition, please see other items in this special winter edition including an update about our newly formed Young Plastic Surgeons group chaired by Dr. Alexander Au. I look forward to seeing many of you not only at the NYC Workshop but also at the Annual Meeting in Newport, Rhode Island in September so please mark your calendar for what always promises to be an outstanding educational and fun event.

Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS

Call for Nominations!
After several years of excellent service to the Society, Dr. Brian Glatt will be stepping down as the Editor of the NESPS Newsletter. Leadership would like to thank Dr. Glatt for his hard work and dedication, as well as solicit nominations from NESPS membership for this position. The incoming Newsletter Editor’s term will begin immediately following the 2017 Annual Meeting in September.

If you would like to submit a self-nomination or nominate a colleague, please contact Rebecca Bonsaint with your (or your colleague's) name as well as a few sentences describing interest in this position and/or qualifications.

Spring Workshop
NESPS 2017 Spring Workshop

Spring Workshop: Augmentation Mastopexy
March 11, 2017
Marriott Marquis
New York City, NY

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2016 Annual Meeting
NESPS 2016 Annual Meeting

View the 2016 Annual Business Meeting Minutes

Resident Award Winners
Kavita T. Vakharia, MD (Clinical)
A Comparison of Open versus Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release within the Same Patient
Joseph Lopez, MD (Research)
The Accuracy of Conflicts-of-Interest Disclosures Reported by Plastic Surgeons & Industry: A New Era
of Transparency?
Presidents Award Winner Poster Award Winner
Reid A. Maclellan, MD
Massive Localized Lymphedema: A Case-Control Study of Patients with and without Obesity-Induced Lymphedema
Ara A. Salibian, MD
Subcutaneous Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix or Mesh: A Systematic Review

2017 Annual Meeting Save The Date
NESPS 2017 Annual Meeting

Save the Date
NESPS 34th Annual Meeting
September 8-10, 2017
Newport Marriott
Newport, Rhode Island

Young Plastic Surgeon's Facebook Group
Our Young Plastic Surgeon's Facebook Group is up and running! Our first interesting case will be posted this month, and the group page is already open for anyone to post their thoughts, comments, questions. To access the page, search for NESPS Young Plastic Surgeon's Group from your Facebook account and click the "join group" link.

The mentorship program is also under development. As a start, I'd like to get the names of junior members looking for mentorship and senior members who are willing to participate as mentors. If you are interested, please send your name, contact info., and whether you are a mentor or mentee and I'll start coordinating. My email is alexander.au@uphs.upenn.edu.

Wishing everyone in the NESPS a Happy New year!

Alex Au

Welcome New Members

Ronald P. Bossert, MD, Rochester, NY
Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr, MD, Boston, MA
Brannon Claytor, MD, Bryn Mawr, PA
J. Alejandro Conejero, MD, Philadelphia, PA
Robert T. Howard, MD, Bethesda, MD
Andrew Newman, MD, Camden, NJ
Justin M. Sacks, MD, MBA, Baltimore, MD
Farooq Shahzad, MD, New York, NY
Prashant Upadhyaya, MD, Syracuse, NY
Kia M. Washington, MD, Pittsburgh, PA
Katie Weichman, MD, Bronx, NY
Benjamin Liliav, MD, Bangor, ME
Yvonne M. Rasko, MD, Baltimore, MD
Kevin H. Small, MD, New York, NY
Anselm H. Wong, MD, Worcester, MA

On behalf of the Membership Committee of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, we encourage all of our members to invite interested colleagues in the area to join our society.

The Board of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons understands and appreciates the time and financial restraints which plastic surgeons are under, both with their practice and family life. We believe that the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons offers its members an excellent balance of high quality educational meetings along with a social environment in which you can share and interchange ideas with some of the most well-known and respected surgeons in our profession.

Saturday March 11, 2017 marks the return of the NESPS Spring workshop—this year featuring Augmentation Mastopexy—at the Marriott Marquis, New York City. Consider making it a long weekend in the Big Apple in addition to the workshop. The annual fall meeting will be held in Newport, Rhode Island. If you have not been to a Northeastern meeting recently, we urge you to save the date of September 8-10, 2017 and join us at the Newport Marriott in Rhode Island. Bring your family and enjoy a vacation weekend while you earn your CMEs by the sea!

Becoming a member is as easy as a visit to our web site at www.nesps.org. Interested candidates can apply directly for membership online and will need an active member sponsor.

Sincerely yours,

John Potochny, MD
Co-Chair, NESPS Membership Committee
Howard Langstein, MD
Co-Chair, NESPS Membership Committee

Support the NESPS Education Fund
The NESPS Education Fund, formerly the Second Decade Fund, was inaugurated 19 years ago by Dr. Bill Little to support the educational efforts of the NESPS.

Contributions received will be used to enhance educational opportunities including the topic focused Spring Workshop and funding of premier lecturers to the NESPS Annual Meeting to enhance the quality of the meetings.

If you have supported the Education Fund in the past thank you for your contribution and we ask that you continue your support. If you have not yet sent in your contribution, please support the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons with a tax deductible gift. Your gift is greatly appreciated. You can make your donation online in the Members Only section of the NESPS website.

Thank you very much for your commitment to the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and the education of our specialty.