Invited Lectures




ASPS/PSF/ASMS are pleased to present three special lectures designed to educate and inspire.

The PSF Maliniac Lecture: From Augmentation/Reconstruction to Regeneration/Revitalization for Natural and Healthy Outcomes

Monday, September 26, 2016

9:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Lecturer: Kotaro Yoshimura, MD

Los Angeles Convention Center

We can learn much from careful clinical observations such as successful or unsuccessful remodeling after trauma. Through combination with laboratory work elucidating the underlying cellular mechanism, we can reach to therapeutic innovations such as tissue regeneration and revitalization and get results with natural beauty and healthy function.

Kotaro Yoshimura, MD is a professor and chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Jichi Medical University, Japan. He received his medical degree and doctorate from the University of Tokyo. After returning from research work at the University of Michigan, he worked for the University of Tokyo and directed his laboratory. His research interests cover a broad spectrum of plastic surgery. He has published more than 150 full articles in peer-reviewed journals, including more than 30 original articles in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a member of ASPS, AAPS, ASAPS, and other international societies in this field. Prof. Yoshimura is currently Asian Liaison of Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC) and Vice President of International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgeons (ISPRES).

The Trustees Talk: Plastic Surgery - The Past 40 Years: A Personal View of Selected Advances in our Specialty

Saturday, September 24, 2016

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Lecturer: Luis Vasconez, MD

Los Angeles Convention Center

The Trustees Talk is a career or historical retrospective designed to provide insight and inspiration to ASPS members. This new lecture was named for the important role the Board of Trustees play as an advisory resource, institutional memory, and support network to Society leadership and members.

ASPS is honored that Dr. Luis Vasconez will deliver the inaugural Trustees Talk at Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2016. Dr. Vasconez was selected by the Board of Trustees based upon his distinguished career and overall contribution to the specialty. His lecture will highlight his observations, personal contributions, and what he has experienced over the course of his distinguished career.

ASMS Converse Lecture: Creativity, Angst and Its Relevance to the Future

Sunday, September 25, 2016

11:15 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.

Lecturer: John Persing, MD

Los Angeles Convention Center

ASMS is honored to invite Dr. John Persing to continue the tradition of Converse Lecture at Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2016. This lecture, held biennially, is named for the internationally recognized Dr. John Converse, a pioneer in the field of plastic surgery.