PSF President's Panel: The PSF and Reconstructive Surgery Capacity Building: A New International Initiative Sun, Sep 22 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Part 1: PSF President's Panel: The PSF and Reconstructive Surgery Capacity Building: A New International Initiative

Today, 5 billion people lack access to safe, affordable surgical care according to the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery. In recent years, ASPS/PSF has successfully expanded its international membership and enhanced it role as the leading global plastic surgery society. The PSF is excited to launch a new international initiative to help plastic surgeons take their place at the forefront of change in global surgery. Please join PSF President, Dr. Andrea Pusic, and the Volunteers in Plastic Surgery (VIPS) Committee for this two-part symposium to learn about and participate in the new PSF international initiative to develop best practices around international collaboration to support plastic surgery education and capacity building for low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Part I of the Symposium will be the PSF President’s Panel featuring world leaders in global surgery capacity building.


Program

Subject to change

1:30 PM

Introduction

1:40 PM

 The College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA): A Model for Surgical Capacity Building and International Collaboration

1:55 PM

Plastic Surgery Capacity in Kenya

2:10 PM

ACS Operation Giving Back and Development of an International Surgical Residency Program in Ethiopia

2:25 PM

Building Research Capacity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC)

2:40 PM

Panel Discussion: What is the Role of International Collaboration in Plastic Surgery Capacity Building?


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.