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October News: Advancing Patient Safety

Thursday, October 24, 2019  
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Dear friends and colleagues,

If I could only attend one cosmetic surgery event each year, without a doubt, it would be the AACS Annual Scientific Meeting. The quality and diversity of our educational sessions is second to none, and there's no better place to make connections with fellow top professionals in cosmetic surgery. You can save up to $100 if you register before November 12, so be sure to sign up and save if you haven't already.

This year at the 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, we'll be celebrating AACS's 35th anniversary with the theme, "35 Years Strong: Past / Present / Future." Since AACS was founded, we've seen cosmetic surgery grow exponentially and become even more accessible with new techniques and procedures. Amid all this forward progress, we are uniquely suited to take the lead on ensuring the best possible patient outcomes. Our two keynote speakers, Noel M. Adachi, MBA, and Dr. Zubin Austin, will focus on best practices and medical competence. Their presentations, along with the rest of this year's program, will show you how to best position yourself as the top choice in patient safety and quality of care.

In addition to educating our members, we're also working to ensure proper care for patients through advocating around key issues affecting healthcare today. Led by the chair of the Advocacy Committee, Dr. J. Kevin Duplechain, we recently joined 110 other medical organizations and signed letters from the American Medical Association to the United States House of Representatives and Senate asking them to ensure that surprise medical billing legislation does not put too much of the burden on patients to pay when they are charged for working with out-of-network providers without their knowledge.

Together we will continue to make AACS the standard-bearer of quality patient outcomes in the years to come and ensure the best possible future for our specialty, cosmetic surgery.


Chris Lowery, DO, FACOS, FAACS
AACS President