Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery • April 2014 Supplement
A Message from the AAPS President John A. Persing, M.D. President, AAPS This is the inaugural compilation of abstracts for the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in PRS (Fig. 1). It includes podium and poster submissions reflecting the best of the nearly 500 submissions for the 2014 Annual Meeting that will take place in Miami, Florida, at the Eden Roc, April 5 through 8, 2014. The acceptance rate was approximately 20% with a range of topic areas: • Microsurgery • Allogenic tissue transplantation • Tissue engineering • Fat grafting • Craniofacial, reconstructive, cosmetic, and hand surgery
Fig. 1. The Logo of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons.
These varied topic areas reflect the diverse interests of the AAPS membership and the breadth of thought in problem solving in plastic surgery. The excellence of thought is being presented during the annual meeting in as stimulating a format as is possible, and we hope that this record of presentations made at this meeting will serve as a continuing stimulus to all those interested in problem solving for improvements in patient care in plastic surgery. *All images/tables have been removed from the abstracts printed in this supplement. To see any images/tables corresponding with the following abstracts, please visit the program on the AAPS Website at www.aaps1921.org.