Plastic Surgery: The Meeting 2016, the official meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), is about to kick off on September 23 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AirXpanders will be at booth #1523 and I couldn’t be more excited for the meeting. For those who are unfamiliar with ASPS, it is the largest specialty plastic surgery organization in the world. With more than 7,000 members, the ASPS comprises 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States.
Plastic Surgery: The Meeting presents a tremendous opportunity for AirXpanders to showcase the AeroForm Tissue Expander System and establish strong leads for the pending U.S. launch of AeroForm. The AirXpanders team has been hard at work for the past several months getting ready for the meeting.
Additionally, at this year’s ASPS meeting, AeroForm will be featured in four different scientific sessions:
- Friday, September 23: Dr. Kamakshi Zeidler (Los Gatos, Calif.) will provide clinicians a primer on AeroForm at the Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery Session.
- Friday, September 23: Dr. Khashayar Mohebali (Marin County, Calif.) will present information detailing the use of AeroForm and clinical results to plastic surgery residents at the Resident’s Day Program.
- Sunday, September 25: Dr. Thomas Lam (Westmead, Auburn & Bankstown Public Hospitals, Macquarie, Westmead and Holroyd Private Hospitals) will be recognized with the “Best Australian Paper” award for his publication, “Evaluation of AirXpanders for Breast Reconstruction: Early Experience from Sydney” in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open.
- Monday, September 26: Dr. Jeffrey Ascherman (Columbia University, New York, N.Y.) will present the subset results from the XPAND U.S. pivotal trial, a prospective, multi-center, randomized, controlled study which compared AeroForm to saline tissue expansion, at a Scientific Abstracts session.
In parallel, Jessica Biddy, an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist, will present key findings from the XPAND trial to an audience of nurses on Saturday, September 23 at the American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses (ASPSN) meeting taking place concurrently in Los Angeles, California.
It’s truly rewarding to see the excitement around AeroForm. We are all super passionate about the AeroForm System and the interest in this disruptive technology confirms the significant impact it has on the lives of patients. I can’t wait to see how the week turns out at ASPS!