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Featured Image 1Armand Versaci, MD, founding member of NESPRS, dies at age 91

Armand Versaci, MD, a member of ASPS, and in 1959 one of the founding members of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, died Wednesday, June 17, at age 91.

Featured Image 2Revisiting SRC and Residents Day: What you missed – and why you must go to Boston

The Senior Residents Conference (SRC) and Residents Day joint program is slated for Oct. 16-20 in Boston.

Featured Image 3ASPS mourns loss of three past presidents, specialty pioneers

Mark Gorney, MD, Peter Randall, MD, and John Lynch, MD, who each led the Society in 1983, 1978 and 1984, respectively, have passed away.

The Death of JFK: 50 Years Later

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, PRS Editor-in-Chief Rod Rohrich, MD interviews Robert McClelland, MD – one of the trauma surgeons on call at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, when the president was carried into Trauma Room One. This clip is a portion of the interview that will be available online with the November 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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CPT Quiz

True or False: Skin substitute graft codes can be used for non-graft wound dressings such as gels, ointments, foams or liquids, as wellas for injected skin substitutes.

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Practice Management Tip of the Week

Provide patients and family with comprehensive discharge instructions that include a list of prescribed medications, diet and activity restrictions – and a list of side effects related to surgery and anesthesia. Defining the time parameters related to surgical complications may help to ensure that the patient understands when to contact the physician.
-The Doctors Company