Bostwick Award - Call for Abstracts
SESPRS is pleased to announce the implementation of an annual educational
prize beginning with the 2014 Atlanta Breast Symposium. The award honors Dr. John
Bostwick, former Emory University Professor and Chief of Plastic
Surgery. The prize will be awarded to the winner of a Southeastern
Regional contest for Residents in Plastic and General Surgery on
research topics in breast surgery. It will include a stipend
for travel and accommodations, as well as complimentary registration at
the Breast Surgery Symposium. Notification is being made to
Department and Division Chairs in Plastic and General Surgery across the
Southeastern region to encourage Resident participation.
According to Barry Bishop, M.D., past President of the SESPRS, "This
is exactly what John would have wanted, knowing his commitment to
resident education and breast surgery. After John passed, we all felt
the need to honor John and the good he had done for so many during his
lifetime. The Bostwick Educational Fund arose from these discussions and
we felt it would be best to establish a fund dedicated to resident
education." Luis Vasconez, M.D., past chief of Plastic Surgery at UAB
and a close personal friend of John remembers it the same way: "We did
not need a formal vote to establish a fund in John's honor. It seemed
like something that needed to be done since we all loved John so much.
The fact that it has grown so large from SESPRS Member contributions
only is a testament to the abiding love and respect for John."
Residents in General and Plastic Surgery must indicate a sponsor
(current faculty member), and if selected for the Bostwick Award, must
be able to attend the SESPRS Annual Atlanta Breast Surgery Symposium, held in January of each year, and give an oral presentation at the meeting. The
abstract should be based on work that is unique and original, and
cannot have been previously published or presented at a national
meeting. Previous presentation at a regional meeting is acceptable.
The deadline for abstract submission is October 15th. On-line abstract submission will open soon.
Previous Bostwick Award Winners:
2014 - Deborah Yu, MD - University of Virginia
2015 - Yin Kan Hwee, MD - Cleveland Clinic Florida
2016 - Jack Scheuer, MD - University of Texas Southwestern
2017 - Min-Jeong Cho, MD - University of Texas Southwestern
SESPRS Annual Meeting Resident Competition - Call for Abstracts
This is a call for abstracts from the
SESPRS Scientific Program Committee
that Residents in Plastic Surgery are
invited to submit original abstracts for the Resident's Competition at the
Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held in June of each year.
The abstract must be from a Plastic
Surgery Resident in one of the SESPRS' member states. Residents in other specialties are not eligible for
this competition. Resident abstracts must be co-sponsored by an SESPRS member
in good standing. The membership status of your sponsor will be reviewed and
confirmed by SESPRS Staff prior to grading.
Submission opens in December - The deadline for abstract submissions will be February 29th.
While topics on all aspects of plastic surgery will be
considered for presentation, we are particularly interested in receiving
abstracts which display significant clinical relevance. Abstracts submitted should reflect work
done by the presenting resident, and must have been done at the sponsoring institution. Six to eight abstracts will be
selected by the Committee for inclusion in the Glancy resident's completion,
the best two of which will receive awards. The Glancy Bowl will then reside in the winning institution
for the following year.
Abstracts not selected by the
Committee for the Completion may still be eligible for inclusion in the general
program or to be given as a poster presentation.
Abstracts reviewed by the Scientific
Program Committee will be blinded, so please keep the abstract clean of any
identifiable institutional information. Accepted papers will be chosen by early
Spring, and may also be
published in a special issue of Annals of Plastic Surgery, an issue that will
be dedicated solely to presentations from the Southeastern Society's Annual
Glancy Award Winners:
2011 - Anthony Capito, MD - University of Virginia
2012 - Matthew Blanton, MD - Duke University
2013 - Michael Lynch, MD - University of Kentucky
2014 - Brent DeGeorge, MD - University of Virginia
2015 - Michael Lynch, MD - University of Kentucky
2016 - William North, MD - University of Kentucky
SESPRS Research Grant
Research grants have been submitted through various markets interested in our Society Research goals. This grant will be awarded at the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting for the best research proposal
submitted. The research proposal must be related to plastic surgery and have a
clinical application. Research must be completed within 12 months of presentation of the award. The winner must present the resulting paper at the Society's 2017 Annual Meeting and also submit a manuscript for publication to either Annals of Plastic Surgery or Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Previous Research Grant Recipients:
2013 Grant: Collawn, et al: Stromal cell conditioned media and wound healing
Presented: 2014 Annual Meeting
2014 Grant: DeGeorge, et al: ADM revascularization
Funding: TEI Biosciences
Presented: 2015 Annual Meeting
2015 Grant: Hollenbeck, et al: Feasibility of Nanoplatforms for Tracking Adipose Derived Stem Cells
Funding: TEI Biosciences
Interim report received January, 2016: satisfactory
Presented: 2016 Annual Meeting
2016 Grant: Harold I. Friedman, et al: A Three Dimensional in Vitro Model to Study Cell-Cell Interactions During Capsule Formation
Funding: Integra LifeSciences
Interim report due January of 2017
SESPRS Breast Fellowship
This Fellowship has been established through an unrestricted educational grant provided by Mentor Worldwide, LLC. The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons has established a “Traveling Breast Fellowship” to begin in 2017.
This will provide the opportunity for a young fully trained plastic surgeon, either immediately following residency or after some period of practice, to spend six months traveling to several centers of breast surgery excellence, both in the US and abroad, to provide an intense and concentrated learning experience in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery.
The Society will provide a maximum amount of $30,000.00 for travel and living expenses. The fellow would spend a minimum of four weeks and a maximum of eight weeks at each center, and SESPRS would help the individual choose from a list of available centers to best meet his or her educational goals.
The chosen fellow would be vetted by our committee. We understand that credentialing issues may mandate that this will be primarily an observational learning experience, but the fellow would be expected to help out in any way that would be legally permissible.