Mission Statements

ASAPS Mission Statement
The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. is to advance the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery among qualified plastic surgeons through support and direction of medical education and research, sponsorship of scientific meetings and dissemination of information on current aesthetic surgical techniques; to promote and encourage the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care among aesthetic plastic surgeons; to serve the public interest by providing accurate and timely information regarding aesthetic plastic surgery and promoting patient safety; and to advance the medical profession and assure that aesthetic surgery maintains its proper place within the specialty of plastic surgery.

CME Mission Statement
Through its CME efforts, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery shall advance the art, science, and safe practice of aesthetic surgery and assure that aesthetic surgery retains its appropriate place within the broad specialty of plastic surgery. Our continuing medical education is focused on promoting quality education and patient safety, and/or is effective in improving practice, is based on scientifically valid content, and is independent of commercial interests. Changes in physician knowledge, competence, performance, and/or patient outcomes are measured by pre-, post-, and follow up physician self- assessments, or physician-completed outcomes assessments, and/or national aggregated data for the subspecialty.

Our aim is to provide comprehensive educational opportunities encompassing the entire breadth of aesthetic surgery, including patient safety, and to further advance the specialty through support of research and the sponsoring of scientific meetings for the dissemination of the latest advances in aesthetic surgical techniques and cosmetic medicine.

These efforts are directed towards the membership of the Aesthetic Society and other qualified plastic surgeons.

Our annual meeting achieves the above goals by presenting free papers, instructional courses, and open forums featuring panels of experts. Also enduring materials, such as Internet CME and/or other educational activities that "endure" over time, and Journal-based CME allow for independent study. Educational formats are individually designed for each educational activity to effectively improve the quality of patient care as measured by responses on physician-completed competence, performance and/or outcomes assessments. Throughout the year, our membership is kept informed of recent developments via the Society’s bi-monthly journal, newsletters, website, symposia, and committee reports.