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April President's Newsletter

Monday, April 16, 2018  
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Greetings members, 

As a practicing cosmetic surgeon, you play an important role in advancing the specialty. I hope you will consider sharing your knowledge and the ways in which you make a difference in your patients’ lives at our upcoming 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, January 31-February 2, in Orlando, Florida. 

With “Making a Difference” as our theme, we hope to illustrate through case studies, discussions, and expert presentations, how cosmetic surgeons transform not only a patient’s aesthetic appearance, but the overall quality of a patient’s life. We look to you to share your best techniques and your proven strategies for positive patient outcomes and a successful cosmetic surgery practice. Please review our guidelines for abstracts and submit your abstract by June 1.

When it comes to your own education, there’s no need to wait for the Annual Scientific Meeting to continue your in-person training. In August, we have two opportunities to earn CME and elevate your skills. We are offering a Cosmetic Surgery Review Course August 4-5, at the Fairmont in Downtown Chicago led by Tony Mangubat, MD. Additionally, Julie Woodward, MD, will be instructing our Facial Cadaver Workshop on August 25 at Duke University. 

This fall, our Live Observational Workshop will be held September 14-15 in New Jersey. Join your colleagues and learn about outpatient liposuction, fat grafting, and new lipoabdominoplasty techniques from my experienced colleagues Marco Pelosi II, MD, and Marco Pelosi III, MD. 

If you’re looking for online education, register for our “Incorporating Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy into your Practice" WebClinic led by Dima Ali, MD, on Wednesday, May 2. During this informative session, you will learn about the hormone replacement treatment options available for women and men and how it is a beneficial adjuvant treatment to cosmetic practices.

What truly sets our Academy apart from the rest is our members' commitment to learning new trends and techniques that enable us to perform above and beyond our patient’s expectations. Through expert-led educational programs and events like our Annual Scientific Meeting, AACS constantly strives to support our community of well-informed and highly-trained cosmetic surgeons. Take advantage of each program and use the unique experiences, perspectives, and sources of inspiration to enhance your cosmetic surgery practice and change patients’ lives.  


Suzan Obagi, MD 
AACS President