Themed "Focus on Mastery," this AACS continuing medical education program will take place live and in-person at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, CA. The pre-meeting Cadaver workshop will be held at the University of California San Diego Center for the Future of Surgery (UCSD CFS).
The 2023 AACS ASM offers 32 educational sessions, and will feature leading subject experts with diverse background specialties such as dermatology, otolaryngology, general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.
"We are delighted to bring together cosmetic surgery practitioners from around the world to share new findings, new research, new techniques, and new ideas, with such an exciting array of educational offerings from leading experts in the field of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine," said AACS' president, J. Kevin Duplechain, MD, FAACS, FACS.
The program includes keynote presentations and didactic sessions on trending techniques and procedures in cosmetic surgery, such as: body contouring, face lift surgery, Brazilian butt lift, breast, rhinoplasty, liposuction surgery, skin rejuvenation, hair restoration, and male and female genitourinary.
Professor Peter A. Everts, PhD, FRSM, internationally recognized educator, scientist, and contributor in the area of chronic complex wound healing and regenerative medicine, will deliver the keynote presentation at the opening session on Thursday, Feb. 9. Jeffrey Alan Klein, MD, MPH, inventor of the tumescent technique for liposuction, will deliver the Webster Lecture on Friday, Feb. 10. Author Hope Timberlake will serve as featured speaker during the Women in Cosmetic Surgery session also on Feb.10, presenting, "Speak Up, Dammit! Best Practices for Communicating in a Compelling Manner."
Attendees can partake in several master sessions, plus specialized offerings for Allied Health, New Surgeons, and the Residents Forum, along with various social and networking opportunities.
Featuring nine educational sessions, the special Allied Health two-day program offers opportunities to enhance skills in social media, accreditation and soft tissue filler injection techniques. Geared primarily toward cosmetic office surgery staff, physicians may be particularly interested in sessions on designing an office-based surgery center, malpractice issues and switching from opioid pain medicine to safer alternatives.