On behalf of the Councils of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS) we welcome you to our 2013 Plastic Surgery Congress.
After two years of dedicated planning by the Councils of ASPS and NZAPS, we are pleased to present a Congress that showcases the world’s best practice in Plastic Surgery. The program offers the highest quality in content and presentations from International, Australian and New Zealand faculty covering both the reconstructive and aesthetic components of our Specialty.
In 2013, we present to you a varied and engaging program. With numerous conferences, workshops and sessions running throughout the week that is not only of interest to Plastic Surgeons, but also practice managers, nurses, allied health professionals, medical students and registrars; the Congress truly has something for everyone.
The cosmopolitan city of Melbourne also presents the ideal backdrop for extensive networking opportunities. With its style and sophistication, the city is known for its distinct bohemian atmosphere and cultural charm.
As our Congress takes place over ANZAC Day, we commemorate and honour those who served our countries in times of war. This is a time for national reflection and as a Specialty, we not only remember those who have fallen, but also those who contributed to the medical and scientific advancement of Plastic Surgery during and after the two World Wars. As part of our Congress, we have organised a special commemorative event for ANZAC Day and we look forward to your participation.
We are pleased to be supported by and working in concert with the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery, the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and The Australian & New Zealand Society of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgeons and the Australian and New Zealand Burn Association. We appreciate the collaboration and contribution from these subspecialty groups to our program, which has been made richer by their participation.
We welcome our International faculty and thank them for their participation. We thank our many partners and sponsors without whom educational meetings of this scale would be impossible to deliver.
We thank the members of the Organising Committee for their commitment and dedication in assembling the Congress. In particular our thanks go to Howard Webster, Scientific Convenor, Tony Kane, Chair, and Darrell Perkins, Special Advisor. Their vision and leadership has ensured the success of our Congress.
Again, we welcome you to the 2013 Plastic Surgery Congress and we look forward to seeing you all.