Understanding How Techniques and Technologies Learned in Burns Translates to Plastic Sat, Sep 21 1:30-3:00 p.m.

This panel examines the development of technologies in plastic surgery that have first started in the burn field. This will be at an advanced level for plastic surgeons willing to integrate the latest technologies into current practice. We have put together an outstanding panel of plastic surgeons that also work in acute burn care and burn reconstruction. We will discuss such areas as perforator flaps, pre-fabricated flaps, skin substitutes, cell spraying, laser therapy for scars, large NPWT systems for complex wounds as well has hemostatic strategies in large wounds. An active discussion among participants and panel members will be encouraged to explore the many options we face when taking care of complex plastic surgery and reconstructive patients. Patient safety issues will be discussed as well as system and medico-legal issues.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Identify challenges in caring for burn patients
  2. List the steps of medical innovation
  3. Discuss specific technologies recently developed
  4. Identify patient safety issues

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.