General Information

About San Francisco
San Francisco is a unique and breathtaking metropolis. From the famous icon of the Golden Gate Bridge to the exquisite art galleries of the Museum of Modern Art, this is a city that takes pride in its unrivaled attractions, renowned museums, and its unique neighborhoods which are treasures of their own. Discover the variety of sites, shops, and restaurants that reflect the City’s great ethic and cultural diversity. For more tourist and cultural information, www.sanfrancisco.travel is your ultimate resource.

ASERF Silent Auction
Walk away from The Aesthetic Meeting a winner! With amazing silent auction opportunities, including everything from essential aesthetic products to marketing packages, come to The Aesthetic Meeting and bid to win! All proceeds from the ASERF Silent Auction, held in the ASAPS Marketplace, will directly support the Mission of ASERF by funding the creation of a plastic surgery Data Hub.

Attire
Business Attire. Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended. Also see “Dinner Dance.”

Dining
For a list of the top San Francisco restaurants please visit: http://www.zagat.com/san-francisco

Dinner Dance
Join us for a “magical” evening in San Francisco on Monday, April 28, at our Presidential Dinner Dance.  The dress code is black tie optional.  Active Members of the Aesthetic Society (both domestic and international) and their registered spouses receive complimentary tickets to the Presidential Dinner Dance. Additional tickets are available for purchase for ASAPS Candidates and Life Members, as well as Guest Surgeons, both domestic and international. For information on Presidential Dinner Dance tickets, contact Victoria Ruiz, Meeting Registrar, at victoria@surgery.org.

Education on Demand
Take advantage of special Education on Demand online viewing prices and receive 24/7 access to both recorded Scientific Sessions A and B via online, on demand video streaming. Attend one Session at the Meeting, watch the other after it is posted online. Viewing of both Sessions is unlimited for a year. (CME may be purchased in 2-hour segments for $48)

“Friends of Bill W”
There will be a meeting for “Friends of Bill W” during The Aesthetic Meeting 2014. The date, time and meeting room location will be printed in the Program Book. For further information, please contact James Fernau, MD at (412) 715-6320 or via e-mail at: jamesfernau@yahoo.com.

required for Part II-IV (Life Long Learning and practice assessment modules) may be earned by attending selected optional education where the symbol appears. These courses have been approved by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and qualify for each of the five designated tracer procedures of the Cosmetic Module: abdominoplasty, augmentation/mammaplasty, blepharoplasty, face lift, and liposuction. A patient safety course has also been approved for non-practicing plastic surgeons.

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsAll CME will be reported to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for recording in the combined plastic surgery database, however, physicians are required to self-report their credits to The American Board of Plastic Surgery in fulfilling Part II-IV (Life Long Learning and practice assessment modules) of the process.

Passports and Visas
Visitors entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must have machine-readable passports, or apply for a visa to enter the country. For detailed information, visit http://www.travel.state.gov/


Patient Safety CME Requirement

The Aesthetic Society and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) now require that all Active Members earn a minimum of 20 CME credits in patient safety topics over a three year period. Attend the entire 2014 Scientific Session and you will earn 8 patient safety CME credits. Additional credits can be earned by attending selected optional education where the symbol appears, up to a maximum of 17.5 credits. The number inside the symbol in the optional education description indicates the number of credits within the presentation that are applicable toward patient safety CME.

 

Policy on Faculty, Sponsor and Attendee Disclosure
The Aesthetic Society policy requires the faculty to disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to topics of the educational activity, and to also disclose off-label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices mentioned during their presentation(s) and during question and answer periods. Detailed disclosures will be made in the program book and at the time of presentation. Attendees providing comments or asking questions during presentations are also required to disclose all commercial interests.

Practice Changers
Our new learning format features theaters set up in the ASAPS Marketplace.Stop by to hear a short presentation on various topics related to education, practice management and plastic surgery in general. No CME assigned.

Temperature / Weather
The average San Francisco April high/low temperature is 63°F (17°C)/ 49°F (9°C).

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
Purpose
Through its CME efforts, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery shall advance the art, science, and safe practice of aesthetic surgery and cosmetic medicine, assuring that aesthetic surgery  and cosmetic medicine retain their appropriate place within the broad specialty of plastic surgery.

Content
Our aim is to provide comprehensive educational opportunities encompassing aesthetic surgery as well as cosmetic medicine, including recommendations for reducing complications, optimizing outcomes, and ensuring patient safety. It is our goal to promote the adoption of evidence-based medicine.

Types of Activities
We offer a range of educational formats, based on adult learning principles, which includes live meetings, Internet enduring materials, journal and online activities.

Target Audience
Educational Programs are directed towards the membership of the Aesthetic Society and other plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and other healthcare professionals who may work directly for or with board certified plastic surgeons.

Expected Results
We expect physician-learners to acquire new strategies that will improve their performance should they choose to incorporate these techniques into their practice. Furthermore, we expect in the aggregate to improve aesthetic practice, with favorable patient outcomes and declining complication rates.

 

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