General Information

NEW: AESTHETIC MEETING APP

The Aesthetic Meeting 2017 will be utilizing a new meeting app, on which you’ll find all of the information you’ll need for a successful meeting. As there is no Program Book this year, download the app. You’ll receive an email when the app is available. Additionally, much of the information usually found in the Program Book will appear in the Spring issue of the Aesthetic Society News, copies of which will be onsite.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
All 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.

Attire
Business Attire. Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.

Children
Due to safety concerns and other issues, please note that children under 18 are not allowed in The Aesthetic Marketplace (Exhibits) at any time. Additionally, no one under 18 is allowed at the Presidential Welcome Celebration. We thank you for your cooperation.

Dining
When it comes to Nightlife and Dining you will find that San Die go is a culinary treasure. From local wineries, festive Mexican, ocean views there is not much you can’t find. Please visit http://meetmeinsandiego.com/directory/restaurants for more information.

Education on Demand
Take advantage of special Education on Demand online viewing prices and receive 24/7 access to selected recorded Scientific Sessions + optional courses 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.

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 one of the six designated tracer procedures of the Cosmetic Module: abdominoplasty, augmentation/mammaplasty, blepharoplasty, face lift, rhinoplasty and liposuction.

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 2017 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. 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.

Special Needs
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Temperature / Weather
The average San Diego temperature in April:

  • Average maximum temp: 68° F (20° C)
  • Average minimum temp: 55° F (12° C)

W.A.S. Lounge
Visit the W.A.S. Lounge located outside The Aesthetic Marketplace near the entrance to Hall H. Take advantage of this opportunity to engage with colleagues in an informal environment created to facilitate collaboration, education and camaraderie among women plastic surgeons. Network with your peers while enjoying a beverage and a snack. The lounge will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9am-5pm, with scheduled topics for group discussions during all breaks and lunches. A complete schedule of topics will be posted outside the lounge.

W.A.S. Lounge is made possible by the generous support of: 

ASAPS Mission Statement
To advance the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery & cosmetic medicine through education, research, and innovation while maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct.

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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