Plastic Surgery Foundation Launches Call for Entries for Late-Breaking Research Abstracts

New Session at Plastic Surgery The Meeting Aims to Present Latest Scientific Findings

The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) today announced it is now accepting late-breaking research abstracts for Plastic Surgery The Meeting , the annual scientific conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The PSF, October 11-15, 2013 in San Diego.  Selected abstracts will be presented at a new late-breaking research session on Monday, October 14, 2013. The session will provide notable exposure and recognition for studies likely to have a significant impact on the practice of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.  The deadline for submissions is August 26, 2013. 

“We recognize that important research data can become available at any time and have created a new session at our annual meeting with this in mind,” said Charles Verheyden, MD, president of The PSF.  “This is an opportunity for researchers to have their work discussed amongst the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. It’s also an opportunity for us to present our members, the media and public with ground-breaking, up-to-date findings that otherwise would not have been presented at the meeting.  We’re looking for the very latest breakthroughs in plastic surgery.”

Both clinical and basic plastic surgery research abstracts will be accepted; however, prospective multi-institutional clinical trials research is preferred.  Abstracts should not have been published in any journal or previously presented at any meeting. 

Relevant research topics include but are not limited to: tissue engineering (regenerative medicine), stem cells (therapeutic realities), the use of biologics in breast reconstruction, fat grafting, wound healing, composite tissue allotransplantation, safety and outcome studies, acellular dermis investigations, and comparative effectiveness/cost studies.

All late-breaking abstracts will undergo regular peer-review evaluation and only those that are regarded to be high impact will be chosen for oral presentation.  The authors of the selected abstracts will present their work during the meeting.  The accepted abstracts will be published online-only on The PSF’s website.  Late-breaking abstracts not accepted for presentation will not be published in any form.  

Late-breaking abstract decision notifications will be emailed out to authors by Friday, September 13, 2013. You can  learn more about the abstract submission guidelines and instructions on The PSF’s website or at https://asps.confex.com/asps/2013am/cfp.cgi .

About The PSF

The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) , founded in 1948, supports research, international volunteer and  visiting professor programs.  The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of patient care through research and development.  The PSF accomplishes its mission by providing invaluable support to the research of plastic surgery sciences through a variety of grant programs, clinical trial networks, training programs and forums.  The PSF works in concert with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) .  You can learn more by visiting The PSF at ThePSF.org

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LaSandra Cooper or Marie Grimaldi
The Plastic Surgery Foundation
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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About Us

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 7,000 physician members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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