General Information

AESTHETIC MEETING APP
We will have a new app available for download for iPhone and Android devices so you will have the most up-to-date meeting information in the palm of your hand! You will receive an email when the app is available for download. We strongly recommend using the app as you will have the ability to create your own agenda, communicate with colleagues, share on social media and much more!

For those who still love print, we will provide a complete schedule in the Spring issue of our Aesthetic Society News and you are welcome to bring that issue to the meeting for your reference. We will not have a printed program book available on-site, however extra copies of ASN will be available if you forget your copy at home.

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 AMA PRA credits to The American Board of Plastic Surgery in fulfilling Part II-IV (Life Long Learning and practice assessment modules) AMA PRA of the process.

ASERF SILENT AUCTION
The Aesthetic Marketplace, Booth #525
Bid to win on an exciting array of products and services, wth the proceeds going to The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF)

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.

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.

Map of Hotels
View a map of hotels near the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Meeting Shuttle Service
ASAPS will be sponsoring a shuttle service from the Marriott Marquis in Times Square to the Javits Convention Center each day of the meeting. All hotels are within close proximity to the Marriott Marquis.

Mobility Vehicle Rentals
Made possible by the generous support of the World Police & Fire Games, the Javits Center is pleased to announce the Mobility Vehicle program. Visitors requiring a Mobility Vehicle will be able to rent a Mobility Vehicle for use during our event. Click HERE for more information.

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 2018 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 at the time of presentation. Attendees providing comments or asking questions during presentations are also required to disclose all commercial interests.

Subway Station
Subway Service Now Available!  Brand new state-of-the-art 34th street Hudson Yard station is a great fast way to get from the Javits Center to Times Square.  The station is located directly across the street from the Center and the number 7 train is a quick 5 minute one-stop ride.  Service from Times Square to the Javits Center is via the 42nd Street Times Square station (7 train).

To view a New York City subway map, please visit:
http://web.mta.info/maps/submap.html

Temperature / Weather

The average New York temperature in April:

  • Average maximum temp: 61 F (16 C)
  • Average minimum temp: 44 F (6 C)

W.A.S. Lounge
Visit the W.A.S. Lounge located inside The Aesthetic Marketplace. 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, April 28 – Monday, April 30 from 9am-5pm.

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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