Watch Now: Dr. Chung Gives Advice on Grant Writing

In this presentation, during Grand Rounds at the University of Michigan, On Grantsmanship: How to Compete and Win, Dr. Kevin Chung, Immediate Past President of The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF), describes how to compete and succeed at the difficult, but rewarding, career prospect of obtaining research grants. Understanding and using these strategies will help investigators applying to The PSF and other extramural funding opportunities increase their chances of being awarded funding.

Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2014 Recordings Now Available On PSEN!

Access now!  If you pre-ordered the recordings, they are now available online via your My Courses area on PSEN.

We recorded more than 100 hours from both the Instructional Courses and the General Sessions (Sessions A, B and Cosmetic) at Plastic Surgery The Meeting in Chicago, now fully accessible on PSEN.  If you have yet to order the recordings, they are still available here.   Purchase the Complete Recording Package to gain access to both the General Sessions and the Instructional Courses and save $100.

Register Now for Money Matters Webinar: 4th Quarter Tax Tips!

Register today, for Money Matters Webinar: 4th Quarter Tax Tips- What You Can Do Now to Reduce Your 2014 Taxes.

Just $25 for ASPS Members!

When: Wednesday, November 12th at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Where: PSEN Webinar Room
(A direct web link will be provided after registration via both email and via the Webinar page on PSEN)

Who: David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA, both of the OJM Group.

What: This is the time of year when most plastic surgeons are focused on tax reduction –  2014 net income numbers are becoming clearer, and December 31st and next April 15th don’t seem far away.  Join us in the PSEN Webinar Room on November 12th, at  8:30 p.m. Eastern Time for this debut in the new PSEN Money Matters series of webinars. This session will identify a number of opportunities that still exist to reduce taxes on 2014 income, including:

1) tax-minimizing corporate structures for the practice and other related ancillaries;

2) how to reduce taxes using different types of qualified retirement plans, from 401(k)s to defined benefit plans to SEP-IRAs;

3) a review of non-qualified benefit planning –  including the use of non-qualified and fringe benefit plans to reduce taxes; and

4) captive insurance arrangements, which can be significantly tax–favored.

If you are interested in hearing about ways to reduce your taxes before year-end, this is a must-attend session. This webinar will be presented by David B. Mandell, JD, MBA and Carole C. Foos, CPA of the OJM Group. The presentation will last 45-50 minutes with time at the end for Q&A.

The link to the webinar room will be emailed to registrants on the day of the webinar. It will also be available the week of the webinar in your MY PSEN / MY COURSES area when you are logged in to

*This webinar is not for credit.

Register For The Webinar

New Surgery Spotlight Now Available

In the September Surgery Spotlight, Bradley Bengtson, MD performs an Augmentation Mastopexy with the use of SERI® Surgical Scaffold on a patient to support the lower pole of the breast to mitigate against nipple-to-fold increase in distance, increased lower pole stretch and a bottomed out appearance of the breast. In this case, Dr. Bengtson explains a novel approach to placing a scaffold in the lower pole and position in the breast to support the lower breast pole. Dr. Bengtson also performs a breast augmentation bilaterally followed by a circumvertical mastopexy.
The challenge is to ease the load off of the breast skin and soft tissues and to work with a shorter nipple to fold distance  One of the benefits that Dr. Bengtson suggests that the use of SERI® Surgical Scaffold brings to the procedure is that it can increase predictability for the outcome by minimizing postoperative  soft tissue stretching, since it eases the load on the lower pole skin.  Dr. Bengtson also discusses the benefits of doing augmentation and mastopexy as a combined procedure, and is studying the impact of the use of SERI Surgical Scaffold with the theory that its use will reduce the rate of revisions in Augmentation Mastopexy patients due to the minimization of postoperative stretching and resultant malposition, particularly those patients with stretchy, elastic skin, large breast volumes and in the massive weight-loss population.

Past Surgery Spotlight programs remain freely available to view on PSEN. Hard copies of these programs can also be purchased from the PSEN DVD LibrarySurgery Spotlight is a video-based product line produced by the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN).

Come Visit the PSEN Booth at Plastic Surgery the Meeting 2014!

Plastic Surgery the Meeting 2014 is finally under way.  Stop by the PSEN booth in the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, Sunday or Monday (in the 900 Aisle near the ASPS Resource Center). The PSEN staff will be on hand to take questions and provide demos of the site’s educational resources, including the PSEN app for iPad/iPhone®.  Let us give you a walk-through of the new features just launched in the PSEN redesign and learn how PSEN can serve as your ultimate resource for self-directed education!

While at the booth, make sure to pre-order your access to the recordings from the 2014 meeting, if you didn’t order them when you registered for the meeting.  Plastic Surgery the Meeting 2014 attendees can pre-order more than 30 hours of General Session panel recordings for just $99.  Or, you can also pre-order more than 60 hours of Instructional Course recordings for $149.  These will be available on PSEN in November via your “My Courses” area.  This special pricing is available to attendees during the meeting only.