The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) 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, which is slated for 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 deadline for submissions is August 26, 2013.

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 accepted abstracts will be published online-only on The PSF’s website.

Decision notifications will be emailed out to authors by Friday, September 13, 2013. Learn more about the abstract submission guidelines and instructions here.