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American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Academy, formed in 1964 by the merger of two plastic surgery associations, is a medical society for surgeons who perform plastic and reconstructive surgery on the head, face, and neck. The Academy's purpose is to stimulate research and scientific advancement in plastic surgery and to expand the knowledge and skills of specialty plastic surgeons of the head and neck region.

Review Date: January 15, 2009

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American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.,® was established in 1986 to improve the quality of medical and surgical treatment available to the public by examining for professional expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. To carry out this mission, the Board has established a mechanism for the education, qualification, training, review, and certification of surgeons specializing in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Review Date: February 02, 2012

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American College of Phlebology

The American College of Phlebology (formerly the North American Society of Phlebology) was founded in 1985. It has grown to be the largest phlebology society in the United States with over 900 members. Members come from more than 30 countries with speciality backgrounds including dermatology, surgery, plastic surgery, gynecology, and family practice as well as phlebology. The ACP is a member of the International Union of Phlebology. The mission of the ACP is to improve the standards of practice and patient care related to venous disorders. The ACP sponsors international congresses, regional symposia, fellowship grants, research awards, and publishes phlebology papers in Dermatologic Surgery.

Review Date: January 07, 2009

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American Society For Dermatologic Surgery

Dermatologic surgery is one of the most innovative and progressive medical subspecialties in the U.S. Founded in 1970, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and its nearly 5,400 members are at the forefront of the development of safe, in-office procedures that are saving lives by diagnosing and treating potentially deadly skin cancers earlier and more effectively.

Review Date: September 26, 2011

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American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) is a professional association dedicated to the exploration and applications of laser technology to biology, medicine, and surgery. The Society seeks to facilitate these applications by encouraging research, providing a forum for the exchange of information, formulating standards and guidelines for the establishment of laser programs. ASLMS also keeps its members informed regarding all postgraduate courses and training programs. The Society also answers questions regarding lasers from the public. ASLMS was founded in 1980 through a grant by the A. Ward Memorial Institute and is now supported by membership.

Review Date: January 02, 2009

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

The specialty of plastic surgery covers a wide range of procedures, and unlike other medical specialties which concentrate on one particular area of the body, plastic surgeons are involved in the reconstruction and remolding of nearly all external body structures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeon's web site has been designed to provide a variety of information about plastic surgery, from news on the latest advances and techniques to details of specific surgical procedures, including how to prepare for surgery, the types of anesthesia used and how long recovery takes. Look for answers to the most frequently asked questions about plastic surgery and statistics, including the average costs of various procedures. ASPS Member Surgeons are trained, experienced, and qualified to perform both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures on the face and all areas of the body.

Review Date: January 02, 2009

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National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction

The National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction, formerly The Society for the Rehabilitation of the Facially Disfigured, was founded to help provide treatment and reconstructive surgery to facially disfigured patients who are unable to afford private care; to train health professionals in the reconstructive surgery field; to encourage research; and to educate the public. To provide multidisciplinary treatment services, the Foundation sponsors the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery located at the New York University Medical Center, which encompasses ten plastic surgery clinics, and education and research laboratories.

Review Date: August 21, 2008

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