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 2023 include:

Opening Ceremonies/Welcome Reception

Join us Close The Loop 5Kat 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at the Austin 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

The Breast Close The Loop 5K Reconstruction Awareness Close the Loop 5K will be held in Austin during Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2023.

You can participate from wherever you are anytime between now and Oct. 28. Plus, your friends and family members can register and participate too.

The Close the Loop 5K will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:00 a.m. Central time at Brush Square Park in Austin. Funds generated by the Close the Loop 5K will be awarded to organizations through the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign of The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF), the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Wellness at Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2023

Step into a Wellness at Plastic Surgery The Meetingrealm of well-being and balance at this year's Plastic Surgery The Meeting through Project Well. We're excited to offer a range of transformative wellness experiences designed to enhance your PSTM experience.

Look for the Project Well logo to guide you to all things wellness-related.

Under the Neon Moon

Join us for Under the Neon Moonthe brightest celebration in Austin — the joint PSF, ASMS, and International Reception — on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8:00 p.m., at Skybox on 6th.

The ASPS Jam Band will on an assortment of keep you dancing as you feast appetizers and beverages, all while overlooking the incredible view of Austin's historic 6th Street.

Pride Reception

The 2023 LGBTQIA+ Forum ReceptionASPS PRIDE Forum Steering Committee will be hosting a reception from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, at Oilcan Harry's.

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

Advocacy Events

Join us from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 28 for the 2023 Advocacy Eventsannual PlastyPAC Bubbly Breakfast Reception at the PlastyPAC Lounge – Booth #221 in the Exhibit Hall.

All 2023 PAC members who contribute $500 or more; are members of the YPS Club ($200); or are members of the Residents Club ($25); are invited to attend our champagne breakfast. Network with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) advocacy leaders and PlastyPAC members as we celebrate another great year of ASPS advocacy.

All PSTM attendees are encouraged to stop by the PlastyPAC Lounge throughout the annual meeting to learn about our federal and state advocacy work to support plastic surgery practices and patients. The lounge will be open all weekend during Exhibit Hall hours.

Chinese Descent Events

2023 ASPS Chinese Descent ProgramThe Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent is a new special interest group created for American Society of Plastic Surgeon members who are of Chinese descent, share similar cultural backgrounds or are simply interested in learning about Chinese culture.

Please join us at Plastic Surgery The Meeting in Austin. The Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent will be hosting an event at the Hilton Hotel with programming followed by drinks and light hors d'oeuvres.

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 American Society of the Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). All female plastic surgeons are considered members of the WPS Forum.

Start your day at 7 a.m., on Friday, Oct. 27 with Sunrise Yoga, brought to you by the Women Plastic Surgeons Forum - an invigorating dawn yoga session open to all skill levels. Connect with colleagues and find your inner calm and focus.

Virtual Medical Students Day

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is proud to Virtual Medical Students Day present an all-star faculty lineup of moderaters and panelists for the 2022 Medical Students Day, which will be held virtually from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CDT, Saturday Sept. 23, 2023.

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 Austin

Austin is Close The Loop 5Ktruly a vibrant city known for live music, outstanding food, great weather and all-around weirdness. This year, we're highlighting all the city has to offer in a just short distance from the Austin Convention Center.

Check out our PSTM23 "greatest hits" guide and resources to guarantee a super fun visit to “Bat City.” Can't wait to see ya'll in October!

Noordhoff Humanitarian Award

Peter M. Nthumba, MD will receive the 2023 Noordhoff Humanitarian Award during Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2023 in Austin.

Dr. Nthumba will present his lecture on "Global Surgery: The War Against The Surgical Burden of Disease – A Winning Strategy," from 3 - 3:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Oct. 28, in Ballroom F, Level 4 of the Austin Convention Center.

Dr. Nthumba is the Head and Program Director of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at the AIC Kijabe Hospital. He is a Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.