Visit PSEN at the AAHS ASPN ASRM 2015 Annual Meetings

In the Bahamas for the AAHS ASPN ASRM Annual Meeting?  So are we!  Stop by and say hello.  The PSEN staff is in the exhibit hall, center isle, demonstrating the website and PSEN app for iPad/iPhone®.  We’ll answer any questions you might have.  Let us give you a walk-through of the new features in the PSEN redesign and learn how PSEN can serve as your ultimate resource for self-directed education!

While you’re at the booth, make sure to pre-order your access to the Meeting Recordings at the special attendee reduced price rate.  More information can be found here! This special pricing is available to attendees during the meeting only.

New Surgery Spotlight Now Available!

In the first Surgery Spotlight of 2015, Jeffrey Kozlow, MD performs a Large Transverse Panniculectomy on a patient that is in need of a hysterectomy. The patient is a 60-year-old woman who was initially sent to the clinic for an endometrial malignancy that required a hysterectomy. Her abdomen could not be accessed without the removal of a large, symptomatic, overhanging pannus that extended to her mid thighs. Dr. Kozlow explains that the most significant challenge with this operation is the management of the patient in the preoperative and postoperative stages. This patient underwent a 29.9 pound panniculectomy which allowed for her to have her oncologic procedure at the same time. Dr. Kozlow walks through the stages of the panniculectomy procedure including: incision design, surgical technique and risk reduction measures. The overall goal is to perform an efficient and effective operation that not only provides significant benefit to the patient, but also minimizes the postoperative risks associated with this type of procedure.

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).


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