The American Society of Plastic Surgeons announces its annual meeting—Plastic Surgery 2007—in Baltimore, from October 26 to 31. The meeting, which will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, will be attended by more than 6,000 physicians and medical personnel and exhibitors in the field of plastic surgery.

“This year’s meeting will offer new topics and sessions unlike any presented before and will address innovations in plastic surgery,” said Roxanne Guy, MD, president of ASPS. “There is increasing consumer demand for non- and minimally-invasive procedures not only for the face, but for all areas of the body. The world’s top plastic surgeons will assemble to discuss the safety and effectiveness of emerging treatments such as non-invasive fat-melting procedures and quality-of-life-enhancing peripheral nerve surgeries that will allow amputees to better move prosthetics.”

William C. Taylor, cofounder and founding editor of Fast Company magazine and author of the best-selling book Mavericks at Work—Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win, will be the keynote speaker. Taylor, who is an expert on leadership, strategy, and the changing logic of global competition, will lead a panel discussion with industry leaders and present his philosophy on change and reinvention. The opening ceremony will also feature the annual Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity awards honoring inspirational reconstructive plastic surgery patients for their courage and altruism.

The Exhibit Hall will showcase 350 companies, featuring plastic surgery products and devices including the newest breast implants, injectable wrinkle fighters, and body contouring technologies.

For more information, visit www.plasticsurgery.org.

[ASPS, September 26, 2007]