Honored Guest Nation - Japan

Guest Nation: Japan

National Society: Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Panel Title: Innovative Plastic Surgery From Japan

Educational Session: Monday, September 26, 10:15-11:45 a.m.

Maliniac Lecture: Monday, September 26, 9:00-9:30 a.m. by Kotaro Yoshimura, MD

The Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (JSPRS) will be feted during Plastic Surgery The Meeting as the Guest Nation for 2016.

JSPRS has a rich history of plastic surgery innovation and an impressive roster of skilled surgeons who constantly endeavor to bring new technologies and solutions to the challenges that are inherent in this specialty.

ASPS is honored to welcome JSPRS President, Ko Hosokawa, MD, of Osaka University, who will deliver the presidential address at the panel ‘Innovative Plastic Surgery From Japan’.

This educational panel will then be presented by co-chairs, Takashi Nakatsuka, MD, and Kensuke Kiyokawa, MD, and will include:

  • Historical Review of Microsurgical Reconstruction in Japan;
  • Aesthetic Surgery in Asian Patients;
  • Pure Skin Perforator Flap: The Concept and Applications;
  • Histological Evaluation of Lympaticovenular Anastomosis Using a Novel Rat Experimental Model;
  • New Generation Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Therapy for Non-Healing Extremity Wounds and;
  • Clinical Applications of Tissue Engineering.

In addition to the educational panel, ASPS is honored to have Kotaro Yoshimura, MD, professor and chair of the Plastic Surgery Department at JICHI Medical University, Tokyo, provide The PSF Maliniac Lecture at 9-9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 26.

ASPS and JSPRS signed a Memorandum of Understanding between our societies in early 2015. JSPRS represents approximately 4,000 plastic surgeons in Japan, including 2,000 who are board certified in Japan and nearly 900 residents and trainees.

We know that interaction between Societies and persons from different countries always enrich our thoughts and way of life, so the presentations by the leadership of JSPRS as our Guest Nation, will do the same on the minds of all the members of our Societies.

ASPS welcomes the leadership and members of JSPRS to Plastic Surgery The Meeting. We are honored to have your participation and look forward to your insights and innovations.