The future of plastic surgery
By American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Sep 7, 2006, 00:59

From new data on psychological and physical benefits, to futurists, economists and plastic surgeons sharing their vision of the future of plastic surgery, the hottest topics, technologies, and advances will be presented at Plastic Surgery 2006. The meeting, held Oct. 6-11 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, will be attended by more than 6,000 doctors, medical personnel and exhibitors in the field of plastic surgery.

"As ASPS celebrates 75 years of history and advances in plastic surgery, this year's meeting will look ahead, focusing on the future needs and demands of patients," said ASPS President Bruce Cunningham, MD. "The meeting will bring an array of leading experts together who will reflect on past clinical advances and focus on future trends and how they will impact consumers, business and healthcare. With the number of procedures performed on the rise, the information presented will help plastic surgeons ensure that new devices are safe, as well as, meeting consumer demands."

J. Ian Morrison, PhD, international author, consultant and futurist, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 4:30 p.m., during Opening Ceremonies at the Moscone Convention Center. Morrison, who specializes in long-term forecasting on healthcare, will examine the history of plastic surgery and discuss the political and economic future of the specialty and healthcare. Opening Ceremonies will also feature the annual Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity awards honoring inspirational reconstructive plastic surgery patients for their courage and altruism.

The ASPS Industry Forum will be held on Monday, Oct. 9 from 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m., featuring leading financial analysts, industry CEOs and plastic surgeons who will provide insight into the business of plastic surgery. The Forum will include a discussion on the industry of breast implants, facial aesthetics, injectable wrinkle fighters, body contouring technologies, market trends, statistics, and more.

Panels, courses and studies presented at Plastic Surgery 2006 include:

Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery

-Cosmetic Surgery and the Use of Antidepressant Medication
-Advances in Non-Invasive Facial Enhancement
-Into the Looking Glass The Future of Plastic Surgery
-The Controversial Contour Threads: Myth Versus Reality
-Quality of Life and Self-Esteem after Breast Asymmetry Surgery
-Surgical Response to Natural Disasters
-Why We Need the "R" Reconstructive Milestones from 75 Years of ASPS History
-75 Years after Transplants Where are we Now?
-Comprehensive Management of Migraine Headaches with Botulinum Toxin Type A and Surgery
-Rejuvenation of the Aging Mouth
-Evolution of Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
-Stem Cell Research
-Management of Complications in Breast Augmentation
-Eyelid Surgery in the Asian Patient
-Ethnic Skin Care
-Collagenase Injection in the Treatment of Cellulite

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