Welcome Message
Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Seoul Rhinoplasty Forum International Forum of Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery Asian Forum for Fat & Stem Cells Seoul Breast Meeting 2018 International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies
The 76th Congress of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Greetings from the KSPRS President
We are pleased to extend an invitation to PRS Korea 2018 to all plastic surgeons.

As the President of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (KSPRS), I am honored to give the welcoming remarks and would like to encourage both international and Korean plastic surgeons to participate.
PRS Korea is the annual meeting of the KSPRS. The KSPRS has internationalized its conferences and journal publications, and its official language is English. Plastic surgeons from all over the world publish papers in Archives of Plastic Surgery (APS), which is expected to be indexed in the Science Citation Index (SCI) in the near future, cementing its status as a prestigious international journal.

PRS Korea is an international conference where more and more international plastic surgeons participate; furthermore, due to its high quality, an increasing number of foreign surgeons are choosing to re-attend the conference.

The KSPRS was founded in 1966, and PRS Korea 2018 combines the 76th Congress of the KSPRS and the 21st Scientific Meeting of the Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. PRS 2018 also hosts symposia for research societies, such as the 76th symposium of the Korean Society of Rhinoplasty Surgeons).

PRS Korea includes basic research, as well as research from all fields of plastic surgery, such as craniofacial abnormalities, various types of reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Dennis Orgill, Dr. Bahman Guyuron, and many other prominent scholars have been invited to give special presentations at this year’s conference. Panel discussions featuring experts and leading plastic surgeons in each field will be offered as well.

Lively discussions are expected because the conference is planning to showcase a variety of programs, including video sessions to advance surgeons’ understanding of cutting-edge methods, problem-solving methods for difficult plastic surgical procedures, results of long-term follow-up after plastic surgery, and the introduction of promising state-of-the-art technologies.

The fall is a season of harvest; as such, I hope that you will reap a fruitful and rich harvest by presenting the results of your research efforts and exchanging information, knowledge, and expertise. I look forward to seeing many plastic surgeons at PRS Korea 2018, which will be held in Seoul in November.


President of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Seung Ha Park, MD, PhD, MBA
Greeting for Autumn 2018 Conference Chairman, Board of Directors
It is my immense delight to host the PRS Korea 2018 and I sincerely welcome and invite all global members of plastic surgeons.

From November 9th to 11th 2018, 76th annual meeting of The KSPRS, which is called, 'PRS Korea 2018', will be held in Grand intercontinental Parnas Convention in Seoul, South Korea.
Since 2016, English was selected as the official language for the annual conference of KSPRS & an open-door policy has attracted a total of 1800 participants including 300 foreigners that ensured interactive academic debate, last year.

This year, we have again managed to invite over 100 international guest speakers including Prof Dennis P Orgill from Harvard Medical School, and Bahman Guyuron who is an expert for rhinoplasty. Many acclaimed Korean speakers will also discuss on all sorts of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery which will spark debate on aesthetic standards in every session.

Especially, this year's, the conference, will be held including the 7th Seoul Rhinoplasty Forum, 5th International Forum of Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery,
1st Seoul Breast Meeting, and 2nd Asian Fat & Steam cell Forum. All these programs will include variety of lectures, videos, hot discussion. It will help cultivate knowledge for members interested in cosmetic surgery.

In addition, we have prepared various social programs include DMZ & Secret Garden tour in order to promote friendship among participants. You can enjoy charming Korea.

It is my great pleasure to invite you to this dynamic global festival, PRS Korea 2018.

Please come and join us!

Thank you.


Chairman of the Board of Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Dae Hyun Lew, MD, PhD
The 21st Scientific Meeting of Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Greetings from the KCPCA Chairman of the General Assembly
The Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association has recently reached a level that we could not have imagined before, due to Korea’s improved economic circumstances, Koreans’ high aesthetic standards, and its members’ enthusiastic efforts. As the current Chairman of the General Assembly of the Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, this is a great pride and pleasure for me to witness.
I think that the basics of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery reflect the fundamental principles of craniofacial plastic surgery.

I would like to suggest that understanding facial plastic surgery starts from mastering craniofacial plastic surgery.

Once again, we expect that this year’s congress will satisfy your expectations, as we conducted a rigorous selection process of topics and guest presenters. We hope that many of you will participate in the upcoming 21st Congress of the Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, which will be held at the Coex Convention Center at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas from November 9 to 11, 2018, so that the diligent efforts of directors and presenters will pay off.


Chairman of the General Assembly of the Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Kun Chul Yoon, MD, PhD
Greetings from the KCPCA President
Dear friends throughout the world,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 21st Congress of the Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
Our society is becoming more international every year and its scale is expanding.

During the PRS Korea 2018 conference, the Congress of the Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association will be held in Room 1 on Friday from early morning to late evening. The main themes are as follows: cleft, craniosynostosis, facial reanimation, headache management, emergency care in craniomaxillofacial trauma, and other new concepts. In addition, topics related to craniofacial surgery will be presented in various sessions during the conference. We have invited outstanding scholars from all over the world, including the USA, Europe, and Asia, to create a forum for sharing presentations and lively discussions about classic questions, hot topics, and new concepts.

The academic committee has made great efforts to encourage many members from Korea and abroad to attend this year, and to make sure that all participants enjoy a lively, enjoyable, and edifying academic conference. I would like to thank Dong Hee Kang, the Director of the Scientific Programs Committee, and the committee members for their tremendous efforts in preparing for the congress; they have selected brilliant presentations and topics through which we can share scientific findings that are at the very frontier of our knowledge. Furthermore, we would like to express special appreciation to the presenters and chairpersons for their time, enthusiasm, and sincerity, which have made it possible to organize a successful congress despite their busy schedules.

I hope that this event will be an important opportunity to freely share knowledge and to contribute to the development of the field of plastic surgery. In addition to academic learning, I hope this meeting will be a gathering where we communicate and develop friendships, and that we will remember it as a pleasant and informative time.

I look forward to seeing you all at the annual congress.


President of the Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Yong-Ha Kim, MD, PhD
The 7th Seoul Rhinoplasty Forum
Greetings from the SRF President
Dear members,

SRF 2018 will be jointly held with PRS 2018 of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (KSPRS) this year.
Each year, we prepare a first-class forum based on recent advances in rhinoplasty. This year, in particular, we are deeply honored to invite Dr. Bahman Guyuron from the USA, a top expert in rhinoplasty.

Anyone who is interested in rhinoplasty is certain to have read Dr. Guyuron’s articles. Although certain aspects of rhinoplasty in Asian patients are different from those of rhinoplasty in Caucasian patients, Dr. Guyuron is a renowned plastic surgeon who has published excellent research findings on patients from diverse backgrounds. Thus, if you choose to participate in this forum, I assure you that it will be an eye-opening and worthwhile experience.

Competition is getting fiercer, and patients’ needs are becoming more complex and difficult every year. In order to obtain the best outcomes under such circumstances, we need a scholarly space to advance our knowledge, to agonize over solutions to the problems that we encounter, and to share experiences.

Through various media, the field of rhinoplasty in Korea has gained a prestigious international status and is recognized for its technological and procedural advancements. Various sessions where members can exchange ideas have been carefully planned, with the goal of ensuring that they will be beneficial to your practice and research.

Seoul Rhinoplasty Forum will continue to strive to remain an open scholarly meeting that satisfies the needs of its members by collecting and refining many different opinions.

We look forward to your interest and active attendance at SRF 2018 in November and look forward to meeting you at the forum.

Thank you.


President of the Seoul Rhinoplasty Forum
Eun-sang Dong, MD, PhD
The 5th International Forum of Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery
Greetings from the MIPS President
Greetings,

Dear members of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and all plastic surgeons across the world: Greetings! My name is Won Kyung Kang, of the Association of Minimal Invasive Plastic Surgery (MIPS).
I am extremely delighted and grateful to invite you to the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, co-hosted by KSPRS and MIPS. Since its launch in 2004, MIPS has held a total of 26 annual symposiums, as well as 5 international conferences in Korea and abroad. The upcoming event is particularly special, as it will be hosted in collaboration with KSPRS, and I am humbled and more than excited to lead the preparations for this congress.

As you may all know, plastic surgery and its techniques have a myriad of applications, and a diverse range of methods can be used depending on the circumstances. Minimally invasive methods are becoming more popular, as they provide an optimal choice for patients who wish to return to their normal lives as soon as possible, because they significantly reduce the inconvenience of patients. As members of MIPS, we have always been dedicated to finding ways to maximize the outcomes of simpler procedures, and we will continue this journey.

My special thanks go to Dr. Seung Ha Park, the president of KSPRS, and Dr. Dae Hyun Lew, the chairman of the board of directors, for their contributions from the initial stage of planning and preparation, as well as all executive directors of the board. I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Chang Woon Yun, Dr. Jin Young Kim, and all other committee members of KSPRS for their hard work.


President of the International Forum of Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery
Won Kyung Kang, MD, PhD
The 2nd Asian Forum for Fat & Stem Cells
Greetings from the AFS President
Leading a healthy, long life without aging is one of the oldest dreams of mankind. More than 2200 years ago, Qin Shi Huang, the emperor of the ancient Qin dynasty of China, sent his servant Xu Fu to search for the fabled "elixir of life." The traces of his travels, which involved thousands of children and a route that passed through Jeju Island of Korea on the way to Japan in search of the mystical potion, are the very manifestation of humanity's yearning for immortality.
The answer always lies in the last place you look. We have found a clue inside our own bodies for what the emperor of the first unified China was unable to find: namely, stem cells, which have an infinite capacity for self-renewal and the potential to divide into any type of tissue in our body. Among the many different types of stem cells, including fertilized eggs, the most widely used are cord blood, bone marrow, and adipose-derived adult stem cells (ADSCs) considering ethical issues. In the field of plastic surgery, ADSCs are the most popular because they are easy to isolate.

Plastic surgeons have already gained an empirical understanding of the process of tissue renewal by performing procedures such as wound suturing, antipyretic treatments, and fat grafting. Now, they are witnessing the wondrous discovery of the theoretical grounds that support this empirical knowledge. This is a blessing for plastic surgeons who have been working with fat tissue for a long time, but at the same time poses daunting responsibilities. The endless potential embedded in stem cells is a double-edged sword of which the consequences cannot be foreseen. The first flood of ethical debates on stem cell studies swamped our field not long ago, with major impacts, and it is rather anxiety-inducing to contemplate what new facts or results may await us in this regard.

The task of uncovering and passing down insights into the value and limitations of ADSCs to doctors of the next generation is on our shoulders. To this end, the Korean Fat Grafting and ADSC Society has been organizing monthly meetings and annual symposiums since 2004 under Chairman Dr. Kim Ying-gon, and was able to host the first Asian Forum of Fat and Stem Cells (AFS) in South Korea in 2017 thanks to the devotion of many leading physicians, including Dr. Jung Jae-ho. I hope that this year’s AFS will be filled with bountiful opportunities to share and discuss what we know about ADSCs, which will open a new era in modern medicine.

President of Asian Forum for Fat & Stem Cells
Soki Yi, MD, PhD
Seoul Breast Meeting 2018
Greetings from the SBM President
I am pleased to invite you to the Seoul Breast Meeting 2018. It is the “first” international breast symposium which will cover the entire scope of breast surgery in Asia. I am delighted to welcome our prestigious faculty from all over the world.
We prepared an extensive program from augmentation/reduction mammoplasty to reconstructive breast surgery with the most recognized and respected breast surgeons. In addition, we will share novel surgical techniques and innovations in the field of breast surgery to reflect recent advances which will hopefully benefit every participants.

Korea continues to stand in the forefront of plastic and reconstructive surgery for its excellent results and innovative techniques. Through the Seoul Breast Meeting 2018, current information and new developments in breast surgery will be introduced and shared by renowned plastic surgeons.

I would like to express my gratitude to all my colleagues and speakers and extend my invitation to other plastic surgeons to join us at The Seoul Breast Meeting 2018.

The program will be truly enriching for everyone.

Thank you.
President of the Korea Academic Association of Breast Surgeons
Eul Sik Yoon, MD, PhD
The International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies
Greetings from the ICOPLAST President
I am delighted to be able to welcome you to the third ICOPLAST Symposium to be held in conjunction with PRS Korea, the annual meeting of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. The ICOPLAST Symposium will be held on November 9, 2018 at the Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas Hotel and will focus on microsurgery and craniofacial surgery.

ICOPLAST was founded in 2016 in Punte del Este, Uruguay as a new, global organization for the benefit of plastic surgery patients, plastic surgery and plastic surgeons. Since our inception we have been joined by 68 member National Plastic Surgery Societies on six continents representing 21,000 plastic surgeons. Our mandate is broad, encompassing patient safety, education, humanitarian efforts and professional standards.

Our aim in facilitating ICOPLAST Symposia is to provide easy access to key speakers, expert in their fields, for plastic surgeons and plastic surgery trainees around the globe in a rotating fashion. To date, we have held a mini-symposium in Australia and a full day symposium on breast reconstruction and ALCL in Egypt. The future looks bright.

In addition, we are proud to announce that the Sushruta Professorship Lecture in Plastic Surgery will be presented on November 11, 2018 as part of PRS Korea. This prestigious award, presented jointly by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and ICOPLAST and generously funded by the Guha family, will be a highlight of the meeting.

We hope that you will enjoy the ICOPLAST Symposium in Seoul and that you will continue to work with us as we grow as an organization.


President of the ICOPLAST
Howard M. Clarke, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS, FAAP
Greetings from the ICOPLAST Chairman, Board of Directors
Dear colleagues Plastic Surgeons of the KSPRS, attendee’ Plastic Surgeons and residents/students.

It is a pleasure for me to officially welcome you to our South Korean full day symposium with the participation of many of the 70 countries involved in the International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies (ICOPLAST).

We are very grateful to the KSPRS for their warm invitation and partnership with ICOPLAST for this full day symposium covering the latest surgical techniques and innovations in Microsurgery and Craniofacial surgery.

We have great guest speakers in association with our KSPRS colleagues which are Dr. Fu Chan Wei, Dr. Matthew Hanasono, Dr. Rene Largo and Dr. JP Hong who is the ICOPLAST National Delegate as well as many other Korean microsurgeon/plastic surgeon experts who are to be included in the microsurgery symposium program.

There is a strong attention to cover the topic of Head and Neck reconstruction in order to educate the members and to be coherent and comprehensive with the afternoon session for micro and cranio head and neck surgeons while covering supermicrosurgery as well.

The afternoon symposium will be on craniofacial surgery and in addition to Dr. JW Choi and many top Koreans craniofacial surgeons, I have invited, on behalf of ICOPLAST, Dr. Jesse Taylor MD, FACS craniofacial surgeon from CHOP, Penn University, Philadelphia and Dr. Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD, FACS craniofacial/plastic surgeon from Yale University who will share new techniques and concepts within the Scientific Program.

Dr. Choi and I (as Chair of the ICOPLAST Education Committee) worked hand in hand closely despite the 13 hour time difference to make this scientific program of the highest quality.

We are looking forward to meeting and exchanging with all participants from across the globe that are able to join us for these symposium events covering Microsurgery and Craniofacial surgical top techniques for the benefit of our patients.

The ICOPLAST Symposium will be held on November 9th, 2018 and the KSPRS meeting runs from November 9th to 12th 2018 in Seoul South Korea.

Warm Regards to all on behalf of ICOPLAST and myself,


Chair, Education Committee, ICOPLAST
Lucie Lessard, MD, FRCSC, FRCSC, FACS