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Bostwick Award - Call for Abstracts

SESPRS is pleased to announce the implementation of an annual educational prize began at 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 National contest for Residents in Plastic 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 Surgery across the United States 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 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 November 15th.  Submissions must be online through the dedicated protal.

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

2018 – Jonathan B. Olenczak, MD - University of Virginia

2019 – Ara Salibian, MD – New York University, Langone Health

2020 - Roger W. Cason, MD - Duke University 

SESPRS Annual Meeting Resident Competition - Call for Abstracts

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 a SESPRS member in good standing.

Submissions open in November - December - The deadline for abstract submissions will be March 1st.

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. Twelve abstracts will be selected by the Committee for inclusion in the “Glancy Resident 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 Meeting.

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
2017 – Kristopher M. Day, MD - 
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
2018 – Alexandra Marie Hart, MD - 
Emory University
2019 - Shepard P. Johnson, MD -
Vanderbilt University
2020 - Ronnie L. Shammas, MD - Duke University


SESPRS Research Grant

Research grants have been submitted through various markets interested in our Society Research goals. This grant is awarded during the 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 following year 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 received January of 2017: satisfactory
Presented: 2017 Annual Meeting

2017 Grant: 2 Grants Awarded
Timothy W. King, et al:
Development of a 3-D Bioprinter for Tissue Engineering
Sherry S. Collawn, et al:
Stromal Cell Interactions with Skin Cancer
Funding: Integra LifeSciences and MiMedx
Interim reports received January of 2018: satisfactory
Presented: 2018 Annual Meeting

2018 Grant: : 2 Grants Awarded
Brent R. DeGeorge, et al:
Microporous Annealed Particle Scaffold for Articular Cartilage Regeneration
Henry C. Vasconez, et al: Transcriptome-Wide Microarray Analysis to Determine Molecular Mechanisms in Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma: A Pilot Case-Control Study
Funding: Integra LifeSciences and MiMedx
Interim reports received January of 2019: satisfactory
Presented: 2019 Annual Meeting


2019 Grant: 2 Grants Awarded
Brent R. DeGeorge, et al: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Topical Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
Frank Lau, et al: Mechanisms Linking Obesity and Breast Cancer: A Study Using a Novel, 3-Dimensional Model of Breast Cancer-Breast Parenchyma Interactions

Funding: TelaBio


2020 Grant: 2 Grants Awarded 
Chris A. Campbell, et al: Enhanced biointegration of acellular dermal matrix through macrophage mediated angiogenesis from local IL-4 delivery 
Adam J. Katz, et al: Effect of SVF Composition on In-Vivo Activity and Mechanism of Action: Toward Reproducible and Effective Autologous Cell Therapies 

Funding: TelaBio


SESPRS Aesthetic and 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 (SESPRS) will distribute $30,000.00 in funding for either one (1) twelve (12) month or two (2) six (6) month clinical and research Aesthetic and Breast Fellowship experiences. The length of the fellowship will be reviewed and approved by the Society Committee and Board. The recipient of this program funding will be announced at the Annual Scientific.

This funding, made available from an educational grant offered annually through the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, is intended to support a current plastic surgery resident or newly graduated plastic surgeon. A Fellowship Director will initially be chosen to administer the program. This Director will be chosen from a pool of eligible applicants who are board-certified plastic surgeons and SESPRS members in good standing. The applicant must be an Active Member of SESPRS at the time of application submission and will be selected by the SESPRS Fellowship Committee.

2019 Grant Recipient – Mark A. Codner, MD

2020 Grant Recipient - M. Bradley Calobrace, MD 


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