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 yearís annual meeting in Newport include a Residentís 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. Auís 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 yearís 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