PSTM Events

Plastic Surgery The Meeting brings together the best and the brightest surgeons in the specialty, poised to share their expertise with colleagues who arrive from countries around the globe. Our annual meeting is poised to do just that and more!

Other events scheduled for Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2024 include:

Opening Ceremonies/Welcome Reception

Join us PSTM24 Opening Ceremoniesat 6:15 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in Ballroom 20AB at the San Diego Convention Center to celebrate innovations in plastic surgery and a historic year. We'll recognize accomplishments, share in the specialty's successes and announce the ASPS Patients of Courage. Immediately afterwards, we'll enjoy a night of comradery at the Welcome Reception.

Close The Loop 5K

Close The Loop 5KJoin us in the picturesque setting of San Diego, CA, on Friday, Sept. 27, for the seventh annual Close The Loop 5K on the Embarcadero Pathway. The course is an out and back with runners starting and finishing in the area of Bayfront Park with the turn-around location at the USS San Diego memorial.

Lace-up your sneakers and join plastic surgeons, patients, office staff, and supporters from across the country as we come together to raise awareness and funds for breast reconstruction charitable care and groundbreaking research.

Pride Reception

The 2023 LGBTQIA+ Forum ReceptionASPS PRIDE Forum Steering Committee will be hosting a reception from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

The PRIDE Forum serves as a hub to connect LGBTQIA+ plastic surgeons, residents, fellows, medical students and allies worldwide.

YPS Reception

The ASPS Young Plastic Surgeons (YPS) Forum YPS Eventsis a diverse community and resource for young plastic surgeons which provides opportunities for networking, sharing of ideas, political advocacy and leadership development.

Acting as a liaison between plastic surgeons in the early stages of their careers and established ASPS Member Surgeons, the YPS Forum facilitates opportunities for young plastic surgeons to become involved in the Society, fostering openness to new ideas and fresh perspectives while having fun. All plastic surgeons under the age of 42 and/or those who have been in practice for fewer than eight years are considered young plastic surgeons.

WPS Events

The Women Plastic SurgeonsWomen Plastic Surgeons (WPS) Forum represents and advocates for the interests and concerns of the female plastic surgeon members and candidates for membership of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). All female plastic surgeons are considered members of the WPS Forum.

Start your day Saturday with the harmonic cleansing experience of a Sound Bath, brought to you by the Women Plastic Surgeons Forum. Lie back, connect with colleagues and find your inner calm and focus.

Casino Royale

Casino Royale 2024Come roll the dice and contribute to a good cause! The reception will take place from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at Eve in San Diego. Eve is located on the top level of the Edge building in the Research and Development District (RaDD), on the downtown waterfront along North Harbor Drive. Black Tie Optional. Fun guaranteed. Proceeds from Casino Royale will help fund The Plastic Surgery Foundation's grant and service initiatives.

Green Day Concert

Green Day’s “Saviors Tour” will come to Petco Park, right across the street from the San Diego Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 28. The PSF has purchased Suite and Level 100 tickets for the concert, which also features Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid and the Linda Lindas. A portion of your ticket purchase may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law as a donation to The Plastic Surgery Foundation. Please consult with your tax advisor for guidance. Purchase your tickets as part of your PSTM24 Registration!

Medical Students Day

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is proud to Virtual Medical Students Day present an all-star faculty lineup of moderators and panelists for the 2024 Medical Students Day, which will be held virtually from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024.

Some of the session topics will cover:

  • Overview of Plastic Surgery Training Programs
  • Sub-Is and Timeline for Matching into PRS Residency
  • Breakout Sessions About Special Interest Groups and Subspecialties
  • Introduction of ROADMAPS

Your Guide to San Diego

San Diego has Your Guide to San Diego long had a reputation as a vibrant city known for outstanding food, great weather and 70 miles of spectacular coastline. You will also find a wealth of experiences literally just across the street from the San Diego Convention Center.

Check out our PSTM24 guide and resources to guarantee a super fun visit to California's Beach City Can't wait to see you in September!

New! SIG-Palooza 2024

Every year, SIG-Paloozawe have a row of receptions all cordoned off in different rooms. But this year... we're creating SIG-Palooza! We'll host receptions for our special interest groups (SIGs) all in one large area, with dedicated sections for ASPS Military Members, ASPS Affiliate Members, Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent, Jewish Plastic Surgeons as well as WPS, YPS and PRIDE.

You must be an ASPS Active, International, Military, Candidate, Life, Affiliate or Resident and Fellows Forum Member to attend.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Friday, Sept. 27 | Hilton San Diego Bayfront