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ISAPS Meeting San Francisco

Janek Januszkiewicz attended the 20th Biennial Congress of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in San Francisco during August.

Janek is currently Chairman of the Membership Committee for this international organisation of plastic surgeons established in 1970 at the United Nations headquarters in New York as a body charged with promoting the highest standards of professional practice, patient care and education in aesthetic plastic surgery around the world.

The Congress is an opportunity for plastic surgeons around the world to gather for scientific and social interchange. The world’s leading innovators in plastic surgery were there to share the latest advances in their countries.

The meeting began with a first of its kind Global Summit on patient safety bringing together leaders from a variety of fields including plastic surgeons, anaesthetists, legislators and commercial representatives all with a common goal to drive forward the ISAPS key mission of patient safety.

It was attended by over 1,300 practising plastic surgeons from 83 different countries during which 386 scientific papers were presented on a variety of topics. Of notable interest was the advances in the science of fat grafting and stem cell research, how it will apply both to reconstructive and cosmetic applications in plastic surgery.

Our plastic surgery nurses Karen Coubray and Karen Baker were fortunate to also attend the Congress and share first hand in the latest advances in the world of plastic surgery.

Participation in the Congress confirmed that the procedures and techniques of our surgeons at the New Zealand Institute of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery are at the leading edge of global aesthetic surgery trends and advances.