The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) will host the scientific conference Plastic Surgery The Meeting (PSTM) in a virtual environment – live online October 16 to 18 – with original on-demand programming available over the course of 50 days, from October 9 to November 30.
The educational programming slate includes aesthetic, breast, reconstructive, craniomaxillofacial and practice management tracks for plastic surgeons, residents and allied health professionals.
Sessions and Presentations Galore
The virtual meeting features nearly 100 live sessions, more than 50 on-demand sessions and over 1,300 abstract presentations. Attendees can earn up to 75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, 30 of which are applicable to patient safety, according to a media release from ASPS.
“Every year ASPS offers the most extensive educational opportunities and the way we’ve structured our virtual meeting ensures we will continue that tradition of excellence. While the Society is disappointed to not host PSTM in person this year, the virtual format offers new exciting opportunities while also protecting the health and safety of members, staff and guests.
“We understand that everyone who attends PSTM enjoys connecting with colleagues from around the country, as well as the world, so we’ve created virtual events where attendees can still engage with the Society and each other in more informal settings – and extended the availability of programming to maximize learning opportunities without being tethered nonstop to a computer screen.”
— ASPS President Lynn Jeffers, MD, MBA, FACS
Events, Interactive Sessions, Simulations, Exhibit Hall
Social events include receptions where attendees can connect and chat live with colleagues, musical performances and the 10th annual Residents Bowl championship, in which plastic surgery training programs compete in an intense quiz-bowl format.
In addition to the six unique educational tracks presented by world-renowned faculty, virtual PSTM includes the interactive session, “Plastic Surgery Innovations: Who’s Winning the Fat Wars?” as well as a Migraine Surgery Symposium and Rhinoplasty Symposium.
The World Society of Simulation Surgery will host its 11th Annual Meeting, in conjunction with the virtual PSTM, where plastic surgeons will discuss the developing role of simulation and virtual surgery in education and delve into programming that encompasses the evolution of surgery to meet current and future needs to improve surgical education and the landscape of simulation surgery.
A virtual exhibit hall will allow attendees to schedule individual online consultations with more than 100 companies, all gathered together to showcase the latest products and services as attendees reopen and re-establish their practices.
For more information, visit Plastic Surgery The Meeting.
[Source(s): American Society of Plastic Surgeons, PRWeb]