The 78th Congress of KSPRS
Greetings from KSPRS President
The FESTIVAL is here again!
However, unfortunately, this year’s festivities may require more patience from everyone involved. We cannot shake your hand or give you a big hug of welcome. These restrictions are nothing less than heartbreaking for me. However, I am certain, and we all know, that we will get through this crisis and move forward.
Even though it will cause some inconveniences, I would like to invite you to our online conference. Even though we cannot cater a decent lunch, I hope that many of our distinguished members can join in and enjoy the festivities.
The 2020 PRS KOREA will be held concomitantly with conferences for the Korea Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the Society of Nasal Surgery Research, the Society of Breast Surgery Research, the Asian Lipoclastic and Adipose-derived Stem Cell Forum (AFS), the Society of Botulinum-Filler-Thread Lifting Research, and the Society of Plastic Surgery Research. I would like to express our utmost gratitude to Dr. Young Joon Jun, the Director of the Academic Affairs Committee, and all the committee members of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, including the members of its subspecialty societies.
Meanwhile, John Y.S. Kim, Clinical Director of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Division of Plastic Surgery has been invited to be the keynote speaker. Jeffrey Kenkel, Director of the Clinical Center for Cosmetic Laser Treatment at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas will deliver the Songbaek Lecture, while Enrico Robotti, President of the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe, will deliver the invited lecture. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the presenters and speakers who agreed to participate under these extraordinary circumstances.
Moreover, I would like to thank the presenters and speakers for preparing their presentations under the present conditions of hardship. We hope that this platform will create an active venue for constructive discussions.
No matter what, COVID-19 will not prevent us from gathering together to share our passion for discovering new knowledge.
Although we have to meet online, let us hope that the day will soon arrive when we can look at each other’s faces, shake each other’s hands, and embrace each other. Until then, please stay safe and stay healthy.
Bae, Yong Chan
President of Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Greetings from the Chairman
It is my great pleasure to invite you to PRS KOREA 2020, the 78th annual meeting of Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (KSPRS), which will be held from November 13 to 15, 2020 on a digital-only platform. The meeting was planned to be held at the convention center of the Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas Hotel in Seoul, Korea, but it had to be converted to an online meeting due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
As you know, KSPRS has promoted the internationalization of its activities in many domains, including its conferences and journal publishing. The annual meeting of KSPRS was converted from a domestic conference to an international meeting in 2011, and it has been held under the name “PRS KOREA” since 2015. Furthermore, English has been adopted as the official language since 2016.
At PRS KOREA 2019, about 120 invited speakers presented on various topics. More than 300 international plastic surgeons participated and engaged in heated, but productive, debates. Likewise, at PRS KOREA 2020, many prominent scholars from all over the world will participate, including John Y.S. Kim, Clinical Director of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Division of Plastic Surgery, Jeffrey Kenkel, Director of the Clinical Center for Cosmetic Laser Treatment at the University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas, and Enrico Robotti, President of the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe.
The guest nation of PRS KOREA 2020 will be Turkey. We plan to have a virtual signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for mutual cooperation with Turkish Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery during the meeting. As always, numerous members of global partner societies that have signed MOUs with KSPRS are expected to participate in PRS KOREA 2020.
PRS KOREA’s academic program always covers all fields of plastic surgery, including basic research, reconstructive surgery, and aesthetic surgery. As usual, many members of KSPRS will participate in PRS KOREA 2020. They will present and discuss the results of their recent research on diverse topics of broad interest. Additionally, Sukwha Kim, a professor at Seoul National University, will deliver a retirement lecture.
The theme of PRS KOREA 2020 is “Way to Innovation.” The academic committee has prepared various programs to make the conference more rewarding. We would appreciate your active participation, which will make a vital contribution to the intellectual substance of PRS KOREA 2020.
I look forward to seeing you at PRS KOREA 2020. We eagerly anticipate your participation, and hope to see you in November.
Kim, Kwang Seog, MD, PhD
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Greetings from the Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Greetings from the Chairman of the scientific Committee.
I am Young Joon Jun, The chairman of the scientific committee in Korean society of plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
Unlike in 2019, PRS KOREA 2020 will be held online due to the global COVID crisis. Even though we are meeting remotely I believe this is a chance for the majority of participants to extend in all over the world and have a meaningful experience. There were several national conferences in Korea and we provide interactive feedback and interactive wireless communication. Based on this experience the committee has aimed to organize a wonderful global meeting and we are convinced that you will have a fruitful time.
On behalf of our society, I would like to thank all of the speakers in Korea and speakers oversea who have contributed for the PRS KOREA 2020 and I look forward to seeing you in November.
Jun, Young Joon
Chairman of the the Scientific Committee of Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
The 23rd Scientific Meeting of KCPCA
Greetings from KCPCA Chairman of the General Assembly
We are writing to invite you to attend PRS KOREA 2020.
This year, the entire world is experiencing suffering and hardship due to COVID-19.
On one hand, it is quite a shame that we cannot hold our festivities in a physical venue, where we could put our heads together and create a space for discussion.
On the other hand, it is a great solace for us that we can still move forward with a new virtual conference format powered by advances in information technology.
The discipline of cleft palate-craniofacial surgery is known to be at the forefront of plastic surgery, and it is a field that is especially relevant for plastic surgeons who deal with conditions such as injuries or congenital deformations.
The members of our association have worked tirelessly to solidify our society’s standing on the international stage. The scope of our clinical practice has even expanded to cosmetic surgery, through pioneering and innovative facial bone contouring technofixes for Asians.
In 2019, our journal, Archives of Craniofacial Surgery, was listed in SCOPUS, highlighting our society’s achievements as a catalyst for advances in the field of plastic surgery around the world.
The Korea Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Surgery Association will take part in PRS KOREA 2020.
With tireless preparation and efforts, we have worked to find a way to improve the delivery of the conference through innovative methods. You will now have the opportunity to experience a next-generation academic conference where you can solely focus on your research interests, in the comfort of your own home.
We would like to request our members and international participants to actively communicate and exchange information on their clinical experiences and research methods in cleft palate-craniofacial surgery through this academic conference.
Shin, Myung Soo
Chairman of the General Assembly of Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Greetings from KCPCA President
Dear members and speakers from Korea and around the world:
I would like to salute all the members of our association who have dedicated their expertise to serving at screening centers, emergency rooms, and their own clinics throughout the hardships imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic that started earlier this year. I also would like to inform you that the Spring Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Symposium 2020, which had been postponed due to COVID-19, will be held as an online conference on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
The Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association holds its annual conference every year as part of PRS Korea, and this fall will mark our 23rd annual meeting. Advances in our association—and our discipline as a whole—are achieved by listening carefully and discussing issues thoroughly when members and speakers gather together. The regular conferences held as part of PRS Korea have been a foundation for developments and innovations in the field of cleft palate and craniofacial studies in Korea, through which this field in Korea has emerged at the forefront of the global community.
Although this year’s conference will be held virtually, we eagerly anticipate having the opportunity to connect with you despite all the challenges that we have faced this year, including COVID-19, the doctors’ strike, successive typhoons, and extreme weather. I expect that this conference will present a new opportunity to create an innovative venue where we can communicate and empathize with each other, integrating the advantages of online delivery with those of traditional forms of assembly, such as panel discussions and face-to-face lectures.
I would like to request every member of the association to participate in and to continue supporting PRS Korea 2020, which is scheduled to be held between November 13 and 15, 2020, and I wish you all the best of health.
Kang, Dong Hee
President, Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Seoul Rhinoplasty Forum 2020
Greetings from KAARS President
As the President of the Korean Academic Association of Rhinoplasty Surgeons (KAARS), I would like to welcome everyone to the Seoul Rhinoplasty Forum 2020 (SRF 2020).
SRF hosted by KAARS was first held in 2010. It has its roots in the KAARS rhinoplasty symposium which began in 2000 and has since evolved into a mecca for education and exchange of knowledge related to rhinoplasty in Asia.
In the SRF 2020, which will be held in a virtual forum in the midst of COVID-19, we will focus on surgical techniques and use video clips as much as possible, considering the characteristics and limitations of the webinar.
The SRF 2020 is full of interesting and informative information (from basic surgical techniques to approaches and resolutions of difficult cases), which we believe will stimulate academic curiosity and allow for a wide variety of information exchange.
Although it is difficult to expect the webinar to fully convey the tradition and atmosphere of SRF where surgeons from various countries engage in face-to-face discussions and interact and build friendships, we hope the webinar will serve as a venue for building bonds with colleagues in the same line of work and deepening mutual friendships in addition to exchanging academic information.
As the President of SRF 2020, I would like to thank all faculty members of KAARS for their time and efforts to prepare this forum. I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Jae Yong Jeong, who developed the excellent academic program, and Dr. Kuk Hyun Kim for his steadfast administrative work.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, I hope everyone who attends the SRF 2020 will not only have meaningful academic opportunities to gain new knowledge and exchange experiences, but will also find time to rekindle friendships with their long-lost colleagues at home and abroad and to make new friends in the virtual space.
After overcoming the COVID-19 crisis, we hope to see you again soon, offline and in good health.
Suh, Man Koon
President of the Korean Academic Association of Rhinoplasty Surgeons
Seoul Breast Meeting 2020
Greetings from KAAARBS President
Welcome to Seoul Breast Meeting (SBM) 2020.
The Korean Academic Association of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery is a research association dedicated to advances in breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. We continuously seek out renowned speakers and presentation topics as we strive to improve members' breast surgery skills through independently held quarterly symposiums.
We also promote interaction with overseas scholars through SBM, a biennial international academic event. With the aim of creating an internationally recognized Asian symposium in the field of breast surgery, SBM invites many speakers from home and abroad to share their experience and knowledge.
Breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery in South Korea is at the most advanced level, as has already been recognized in many international academic forums, making participation in SBM very worthwhile. We look forward to your active involvement.
For the many people who are interested in breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery, I hope this international academic meeting will be a meaningful occasion and a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge through academic exchange.
SBM will continue to strive to develop breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery well into the future.
Kang, Sang Gue
President of Korean Academic Association of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
Forum of Toxin, Filler & Thread 2020
Greetings from BTFTAA President
The Botulinum Toxin-Filler-Thread Academic Association for the Korean Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Invitation of the Botulinum Toxin-Filler-Thread Academic Association
Please join us for the fall online conference of PRS Korea 2020. Though it is regrettable that this year’s symposium will be held online, it is our best option to limit the spread of COVID-19.
In spite of the various hurdles and difficulties, I hope that the symposium, presented in an entirely new format, will be successful. I strongly believe that we can overcome potential obstacles with the collective wisdom of great plastic surgeons from around the world.
Just as we strive to find new solutions and turn this crisis into an opportunity in the face of difficulties the world has never before experienced, we can create meaningful breakthroughs for challenges in plastic surgery through PRS KOREA 2020.
In that regard, procedures using botulinum toxin, filler, and thread lifting have already been recognized as safe and convenient cosmetic surgery techniques preferred by patients, and I have no doubt that they will continue to develop into more advanced forms of plastic surgery.
I look forward to your generous support and participation in the symposium, which will serve as a venue for study and research with the Association to create a new future for plastic surgery through our tenacious pioneering spirit in the midst of difficulties.
Cho, Soo Young
President of Botulinum Toxin-Filler-Thread Academic Association
Korean Academic Association of Plastic Surgery Research
Greetings from KAAPSR President
Dear members of the Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons:
I am pleased to invite you to the Korean Academic Association of Plastic Surgery Research symposium, which will be held jointly with PRS KOREA 2020 in November when autumn is in full swing.
Since its establishment in 2007, the Korean Academic Association of Plastic Surgery Research has been engaged in various activities, which include supporting basic research in plastic surgery and facilitating collaborative research. The Association also promotes academic dialog through joint symposiums and active exchange of researchers from related academic societies including the Korean Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society and the Korean Society for Biomaterials.
This year is especially meaningful for the Association as we are able to cohost the symposium with PRS KOREA 2020 for the first time despite unanticipated external challenges including the spread of the novel coronavirus; we are grateful to have the opportunity to share and discuss the latest knowledge related to basic research. In one of the main sessions, "How to Initiate Basic Research," experienced speakers will offer guidance on writing research proposals and securing funds to assist members beginning the research process. In the "Advanced Regenerative Biology” and "Stem Cell/Tissue Regeneration" sessions, speakers will present the most recent achievements in regenerative medicine.
In addition, there will be plenty of other sessions including a master class lecture on the challenges of clinical translation of basic research (utilizing the bench-to-bedside approach) as well as various free paper sessions in which each hospital will introduce its own research findings.
Considering the heated competition among clinical departments in the medical field, it is crucial to facilitate basic research, which serves as a mainstay of clinical practice, as well as clinical techniques for plastic surgery. Upgrading the status of the academic association to an academic society is essential in order to provide our members with systematic and effective support for extensive participation in basic research activities in the long run.
Needless to say, to implement the upgrade to a basic research academic society, which the US and Japan have already been actively operating, various efforts and robust support from all members is necessary, including expanding the base of members who conduct basic research and forming close networks and consortia with research institutes and partners. Through this process, basic research will generate issues and momentum in new areas, paving the way for the expansion and rapid development of plastic surgery.
I hope this symposium will lay the foundation for basic research and present future directions in the field of plastic surgery in Korea.
President of Korean Academic Association of Plastic Surgery Research