First-Ever Plastic Surgery Innovation Forum Will Gather Multi-Disciplinary Leadership Group to Stimulate Collaboration and Development

Technology Innovation in Plastic Surgery (TIPS), San Francisco, California, May 22 - 23

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  Successful clinical innovation. Collaborative partnerships. New technology solutions. These key issues will be the focus of the first annual Technology Innovation in Plastic Surgery (TIPS -- Meeting from May 22-23, 2010 at the Hilton, San Francisco, Union Square in San Francisco, CA.

Today's difficult clinical problems demand innovation -- especially in plastic surgery. The collaborative partnerships of plastic surgeons, healthcare technology specialists, venture capital companies, and established device companies have driven such vital advances as microsurgery, muscle flaps, tissue expansion, craniofacial surgery, liposuction, and negative pressure wound therapy.

The TIPS Meeting is a unique new forum designed to foster the spirit and practice of innovation. An exciting combination of networking, technology development, and clinical education, TIPS will stimulate an ongoing dialogue between surgeons, medical device engineers, developers and entrepreneurs that results in new solutions and that shortens the time between invention, investigation and delivery. 

What: First annual meeting of the TIPS Forum
When: Saturday, May 22 to Sunday, May 23, 2010
Where: Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, CA
Why: To drive the future of plastic surgery through collaborative partnerships, successful clinical innovation and forward-looking technology solutions
Who Should Attend: Plastic surgeons, ENT Surgeons, Dermatologic Surgeons, Podiatrists, Wound Care Professionals, Financial Analysts and Investors

Sessions Include

  • Resurfacing Technology; Noninvasive Body Contouring; Breast Implants; Adipose-derived Stem Cells; Negative Pressure Wound Therapy; Acellular Dermis and Meshes; Injectables: Neurotoxins and Fillers; Developing a New Technology in Plastic Surgery.

About TIPS
Technology Innovation in Plastic Surgery (TIPS) brings together major stakeholders in the development of this specialization: plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, dermatologists, podiatrists, wound care professionals, financial analysts and investors. TIPS' goal is to share knowledge across functions, stimulate ideas, and explain the processes of taking innovation from concept to delivery in the field of plastic surgery. TIPS has been endorsed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, the Association of Academic Chairs of Plastic Surgeons, and the Plastic Surgery Research Council. More information is at

Contact Information:

Further information:
Kathy Gurtner
+ 1 650 575 3237/565 8715