2020 Plastic Surgery Symposium

Learning Objectives

  • Implement strategies and communication skills to better manage ‘the difficult’  patient expectations/encounter
  • Surgeons treating and/or referring lymphedema patients: identify patients who qualify for surgical treatments; for others propose the different types of treatments available: to increase patient outcome and long-term results
  • Adopt new techniques in the treatment of patients with “phantom pain”
  • Assess the indications, possible improved outcomes in some patients and potential adverse issues with abdominal wall reconstruction technique
  • Implement new (and old) proven techniques to improve wound healing and better manage scar/keloid with new medical research
  • Categorize different reconstructive techniques and determine when and how to implement them in specific patients with differing oncologic managements of their disease to increase patient outcome


Physicians - The Southern California Permanente Medical Group is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Southern California Permanente Medical Group designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and Physician Assistants – Attendees may report up to 8 hours toward continuing education requirements for license renewal. ‘CME’ can be written in lieu of the provider number on all licensure renewal applications.

Target Audience:
Primary Target Group: Plastic surgeons, residents and fellows, plastic surgery nurses, PA’s and staff, general surgery, microsurgeons, and wound care specialists – and all interested providers

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate persons with disabilities at the meeting. If you have any special dietary or accommodation needs, please notify the meeting planner listed, prior to the symposium at (626) 405-4630 or tie-line 8-335-4630. This advance notice will help us serve you better.