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AACS Announces Partnership with World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Thursday, June 13, 2019  
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AACS has announced a new collaboration with the World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (WAOCS) to offer discounts on membership and education to members of both groups. "We are excited to offer our members enhanced networking and educational opportunities on an international level. Our collaboration with WAOCS ensures cosmetic surgeons and those willing to learn continue to be the most highly trained experts in every cosmetic procedure, and also ensures our utmost goal of improving outcomes in patient safety," said AACS President, Chris Lowery, DO.

The collaboration between AACS and WAOCS will allow members from each organization to access discounted membership and educational opportunities offered by the other organization. This year, AACS members will receive:

  • A 50% discount on their first-year membership fees when they join WAOCS as new Physician members.
  • A special discount of $200 on registration fees for the WAOCS Annual Scientific Meeting, September 12-14, 2019 in London.

Learn more about the program and access discounts at

"We're excited to announce this collaboration with AACS. Increased cooperation among cosmetic surgery societies will establish a much larger global footprint for our specialty. We are willing to teach all doctors who are willing to learn," said E. Antonio Mangubat, MD, President of the World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

This partnership with WAOCS is a great opportunity for AACS members to share their expertise and grow their participation in a global conversation about cosmetic surgery.

About the World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (WAOCS)

WAOCS is a professional medical society whose members are dedicated to patient safety and physician education in cosmetic surgery. WAOCS hosts year-round workshops, including the upcoming Annual Meeting and Hands-On Workshops, September 12-14, 2019 in London, where dermatological, facial plastic, head and neck, oral and maxillofacial, plastic, ocular plastic, and general surgeons, all of whom specialize in cosmetic surgery, come together to discuss and experience the latest developments and achievements in cosmetic surgery and aesthetic dermatology. For more information, please visit or email

About the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)

Founded in 1985, the mission of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is to provide education, professional development and advocacy to advance the multi-specialty, global discipline of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine. Since its inception in 1985, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery has become the leading educational provider for cosmetic surgery practitioners from a diverse array of medical specialties, including dermatology, oral & maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, general surgery, ophthalmology, and plastic/reconstructive surgery. AACS is comprised of over 1,600 members who pursue educational and training opportunities in cosmetic surgery to ensure consistently high-quality patient care. From live surgery workshops to our Annual Scientific Meeting, the AACS is the most trusted resource for patient safety through cosmetic surgery education, and is the only organization that represents all cosmetic surgeons in the American Medical Association through its seat in the AMA House of Delegates.