Best abstract presentations honored in New Orleans

Gina McClure
11/27/2012 at 11:00AM

Oral presentations in Plastic Surgery The Meeting's 2012 Abstracts Sessions were evaluated by ASPS members who served as "session raters." The presentations were rated based on a combination of clarity and quality, as well as scientific validity and originality. Each of the papers presented during the annual meeting has been collected in the Plastic Surgery 2012 Abstract Supplement, which is available online through the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal's website.

The following papers were selected as the outstanding presentations at Plastic Surgery The Meeting in New Orleans.


Unilateral Preoperative Chest Wall Irradiation in Bilateral Tissue Expander/Implant Breast Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix: Complications and Outcomes
Yeliz Cemal, MD; Katie Weichman, MD; Claudia Albornoz, MD; Colleen McCarthy, MD; Andrea Pusic, MD, MHS; Babak Mehrara, MD; Joseph Disa, MD
Presented by: Yeliz Cemal, MD

PACE 2 - Prospective Study of Patient Activated Controlled Expansion for Breast Reconstruction Following Mastectomy
Author and presenter: Anthony Connell, MBBS, BSc


Relationship of the Zygomatic Facial Nerve to the Retaining Ligaments of the Face: The SubSMAS Danger Zone
Authors: Mohammed Alghoul, MD; Ozan Bitik, MD; Jennifer McBride, PhD; James Zins, MD
Presented by: Mohammed Alghoul, MD

Analysis of Satisfaction and Well-Being Following Breast Augmentation Using a Validated Survey Instrument: The BREAST-Q
Authors: Michelle Coriddi, MD; Tyler Angelos, MD; Meghan Nadeau, MD; Myla Bennett, MD; Anne Taylor, MD
Presented by: Michelle Coriddi, MD

Craniomaxillofacial/Head & Neck

Impact of 22q Deletion Syndrome on Speech Outcomes Following Primary Surgery for Submucous Cleft Palate
Authors: Michael Bezuhly, MD, MSc; Simone Fischbach, MSc; Paula Klaiman, MCISc; David Fisher, MD
Presented by: Michael Bezuhly, MD

Repair of Cleft Lip in Utero by Reactivation of Craniofacial Developmental Programs
Authors: Karina Hernandez, DO; Elisabetta Ferretti, PhD; Alyssa Reiffel, MD; James Hart, DVM; Jason Spector, MD; Licia Selleri, MD, PhD
Presented by: Karina Hernandez, DO


Incorporation of Fresh Tissue Surgical Simulation into Plastic Surgery Education: 5-Year Evaluation of an Essential Educational Experience
Authors: Clifford Sheckter, BS; Justin Kane, MD; Melinda Costa, MD; Warren Garner, MD; Michael Minneti, BS; Norman Reyes, BA; Maura Sullivan, PhD; Peep Talving, MD; Mark Urata, MD, DDS; Joseph Nicholas Carey, MD
Presented by: Clifford Sheckter, BS

Of These, Hope: Prospective, Before-After Cohort Study to Assess the Efficacy of Laser Therapy on Hypertrophic Burn Scars, Using Provider-Rated and Patient-Reported Scales
C. Scott Hultman, MD, MBA; Renee Edkins, RN, NP
Presented by: C. Scott Hultman, MD

Hand & Upper Extremity

Quantification of Regenerative Peripheral Nerve Interface Signal Transmission
Authors: Melanie Urbanchek, PhD; Ziya Baghmanli, MD; Jana Moon, BS; Kristoffer Sugg, MD; Nicholas Langhals, PhD; Paul Cederna, MD
Presented by: Theodore Kung, MD

Practice Management

Selection Strategies in Choosing Plastic Surgical Trainees
Author and Presented by: Sean M. Carroll, MD, MB

Research & Technology

Optimization of Vasculogenesis within Naturally-Derived, Biodegradable Hybrid Hydrogel Scaffolds
Authors: Alyssa Reiffel, MD; Justin Perez, BS; Karina Hernandez, DO; Natalia Fullerton, MD; Jason Spector, MD
Presented by: Alyssa Reiffel, MD

Influence of Acellular Dermal Matrices on the Expression of Mediators Involved in Wound Healing and Tissue Remodeling
Authors: Terri Carlson, DO; Karen Lee, BS; Lisa Pierce, DSc
Presented by: Terri Carlson, DO

Submit an abstract for 2013

ASPS is now accepting papers and posters online at for the 2013 annual meeting Oct. 11-15 in San Diego. Categories include Breast, Cosmetic, Craniomaxillofacial/Head and Neck, Hand and Upper Extremity, Practice Management, Research/Technology and Reconstructive.

The deadline to submit abstracts is March 4.