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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 73 countries around the globe.

San Diego has something for everyone including various pieces of beautiful unique art. Take a stroll along the lively Embarcadero and enjoy several pieces of original artwork including the famous "Embracing Peace" sculpture by Seward Johnson.

Other events scheduled for Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2019 include:

Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Reception

Join us at 5:45 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, at the San Diego Convention Center to celebrate innovations in plastic surgery and a historic year in plastic surgery. We’ll recognize accomplishments, share in the specialty’s successes and announce the ASPS Patients of Courage. This special event also will showcase the Presidential Address, Special Achievement Awards and much more!

Following the Opening Ceremonies, we will kick off this year’s Plastic Surgery The Meeting with food, drinks and fun at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Close The Loop 5K

The Close the Loop 5K raceClose The Loop 5K from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Sunday Sept. 22, 2019, where runners/walkers can enjoy a great view of San Diego Bay.

Packets will be available for pick-up before the race start time. The course starts and ends at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. Participants will be able to enjoy the panoramic view of San Diego's vibrant waterfront in Embarcadero, where there is something for everyone.

Funds generated from the Close the Loop 5K will be awarded to San Diego organizations through the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign of The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF), the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Kid Zone

The American Society of Plastic SurgeonsASPS Kid Zone is bringing back the ASPS Kid Zone at this year's Plastic Surgery the Meeting. ASPS is partnering with KiddieCorp to provide on-site childcare to all children of registered attendees, spouses or guests ages 6 months through 12 years old. Activities will include age appropriate group games, arts & crafts, music, entertainment and story time.

The ASPS Kid Zone will be available from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 through Monday, Sept. 23, at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego (Headquarter hotel, located adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center). Parents can choose a half-day rate of $50 or a full day rate of $100 per child.

YPS Events

The ASPS Young Plastic Surgeons (YPS) Forum ASPS Kid Zoneis 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 SurgeonsASPS Kid Zone (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.

International Events

The International Center will be openInternational Events from Sept. 19-23, during Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2019, where you will be able to relax, recharge, renew your membership and socialize with other international members.

ASPS members from more than 70 countries are expected to attend this year's meeting. The International Center will be located in the foyer directly across attendee registration. Stop by to receive a certificate of attendance.