President's Introduction to the 2017 SESPRS Supplement
The stated mission of the SESPRS is “advancing professional excellence, quality education, and regional collegiality,” and the Society's main educational endeavors, the Breast and Oculoplastic Symposia held annually in Atlanta in January and the Society's Annual Meeting held at a resort in the southeast each June, are 2 renowned plastic surgery educational events. Whereas the symposia focus on single anatomic regions, the annual meeting's content, developed in response to member input, covers the spectrum of plastic surgery. A combination of panels, lectureships (including MOC-approved presentations), member articles, and a robustly competitive resident article competition, the Annual Meeting format contains both aesthetic and reconstructive topics, as well as topics to aid our members in maintaining professional and efficient practices.
True to the scope of last year's meeting, the 19 articles included in this Annals of Plastic Surgery issue range from research to clinical and aesthetic to reconstructive. All of the abstracts were peer reviewed by the SESPRS Scientific Program Committee chaired by Dr Braun Graham and formatted by the authors for inclusion in this issue. My thanks to the authors and to the Annals of Plastic Surgery editorial staff for their help in making this supplement possible. I hope you will find the following articles stimulating.