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Sunday, October 12

Note: Please be aware that travel times to McCormick Place may be longer than normal on Sunday morning due to the Chicago Marathon. Information on adjusted shuttle routes and times will be available closer the the meeting.

Breakfast With Champions

6:45 - 8:00 a.m.
Fee: Complimentary for Medical Students; $30 for all other attendees
Participants: Dr. Richard Agag, Dr. Hani Sbitany, Dr. Jon Ver Halen, Dr. Aviva Preminger, Dr. Eamon O’Reilly, Dr. Andrew Chen, Dr. Nicholas Vedder

Organized by the ASPS Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee.

Practical Benefits for Your Practice of Cutting Edge Research: A Presentation From the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. as part of Session A

  • The session will begin with a brief overview of the history of Australian Plastic and Reconstructive surgery by Geoff Lyons, MD Immediate-past President of ASPS-Au. 
  • Mark Ashton, MD will present his work on the microvascular anatomy of the skin paying particular attention to the microvascular anastamoses and how they influence the survival of tissue composites in popular flap dissections.This follows on the great work of Ian Taylor, MD and the Angiosome concept.
  • Anand Deva, MD will discuss the importance of biofilms surrounding breast prostheses and their causal relationship to capsular formation and potential association with ALCL.
  • Tony Kane, MD, ASPS-Au president, will close the session with a presentation summarizing fellowship opportunities in Australia.

Breakfast Reception With Exhibitors

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
McCormick Place West
Fee: Complimentary for all registered attendees

Enjoy breakfast with exhibitors on Sunday in the Exhibit Hall and take this time to visit exhibitors with the products and services your practice needs. Visit the Exhibitor Directory in advance to identify companies products and services of interest.

Life Members Luncheon

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
McCormick Place West
Fee: Free for life members and spouse/guest
Chair: Paul Schnur, MD

Chicago is known as the birthplace of the skyscraper. From the construction of the ten-story Home Insurance Building in 1884 to the completion of the Sears Tower in 1973, our iconic skyline has inspired architectural design and construction for generations.

Join architect Peter A. Weismantle, FAIA, RIBA, as he discusses the trends behind the design and construction of the new generation of “supertall” buildings, including a short case study of the world’s current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Young Plastic Surgeons Lunch With Leaders:
My 5 Biggest Mistakes in My First 5 Years of Practice 

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
McCormick Place West
Moderator: C. Bob Basu, MD, MPH, FACS
Speakers: Joseph Serlitti, MD; Scot Glasberg, MD, FACS; Bradley Bengtson, MD, FACS
Fee: Complimentary for YPS Forum members, residents, and fellows.

The ASPS Young Plastic Surgeons (YPS) provides opportunities for networking, advocacy, and leadership development for young plastic surgeons.  This luncheon provides the unique opportunity to participate in small, round-table discussions with recognized leaders in plastic surgery.  This event is targeted to Young Plastic Surgeons Forum, residents and medical students.


ASMS Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon

12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
McCormick Place West
Fee: ASMS Members $50

The ASMS Business Meeting Luncheon will be held at McCormick Place West on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. The ASMS Leadership will provide an update on activities during the past year, present new membership candidates in all categories, and vote on any changes to the bylaws. All ASMS Members are strongly encouraged to attend.

How to Get An Article Accepted in PRS and PRS GO/EBM Made Easy

12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $25 (lunch seminar)
Presenters: Rod Rohrich, MD; Kevin Chung, MD; Donald Lalonde, MD; Felmont Eaves, MD; Jamil Ahmad, MD

Join Editor-in-Chief Dr. Rod Rohrich, PRS Section Editor for CME, PRS Section Editor for Outcomes, ASAPS Past President, and a well-respected, young private practice everything you need to know about submission of manuscripts to top-tier academic journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and PRS Global Open.

The course will cover the essential elements of a great article; how to survive a rejection; how to edit your own movies and illustrations for manuscript submission; tips on scientific writing; a guide to Evidence-Based Medicine and Outcomes; and how to continue publishing after residency. Combined, all of these topics will help you conceive, write, and prepare your manuscript to maximize its chances for acceptance. Attendees of the course will be entered in a drawing to win one of three iPads!


The PSF International and Research Reception

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Art Institute of Chicago; Women's Board Grand Staircase
Fee: Complimentary (International Registrant/Guest); $65 (U.S./Canada Registrant/Guest)

The PSF President Kevin Chung, MD, welcomes international members and the research community at Art Institute of Chicago for a reception at the Women's Board Grand Staircase.

Meet and network with international colleagues to connect and celebrate with global partners and enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres and an exclusive viewing of the Impressionism and Post-Impressionism galleries. Our 2014 grant and scholarship recipients join us to celebrate cutting-edge research and innovation over the past year.

ASMS Presidential Reception

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Art Institute of Chicago; Stock Exchange Room
Fee: No fee (ASMS Members/Guests)

All ASMS Members and special guests are invited to join ASMS President Dr. Warren Schubert and the ASMS Leadership at The Art Institute of Chicago for a reception in the historic Chicago Stock Exchange Trading Room and an exclusive viewing of the Impressionism and Post-Impressionism galleries.

In addition to great food, libations, and lively entertainment, Dr. Schubert will present ASMS Awards and Recognitions to leaders in the specialty. Please join us to celebrate the Society and enjoy the camaraderie of your colleagues.


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