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The program for the meeting for 2017 is in the index at the bottom of each page as Program 2017.  It is, in the beginning, a copy of the program of the previous year, 2016.  We are now sure of the dates of the meeting for 2016.  See below.  The exact program of speakers, times and subjects is changed throughout the year according to the wishes of the faculty or the society.




The 33rd ASCBS Annual Workshop


For Information Contact

1419 Superior Avenue, Suite #2

Newport Beach California 92663

Phone 949-645-6665  Fax 949-645-6784

 Email ascbsinfo@gmail.com  Web ascbs.org


At the Hyatt Newporter Resort

located at  

1107 Jamboree Road,
Newport Beach, California, USA
Tel: 949 729 1234    Fax: 949 644 1552


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2017  Brochure

In the 1970's Richard Webster rated breast implant surgery highest in patient satisfaction over all other cosmetic operations.  Even now with careful selection of patient and technique, it can still be the leader.

Many of our patients who are greatly improved in appearance and self-esteem say that after more than ten years, their husbands are unaware that they have had cosmetic breast surgery.  Results like these that look and feel normal without visible scars are now still being obtained with the implants available.  This workshop is dedicated to the goal of achieving this kind of result for every patient.

The emphasis of this program is on the unchanging foundation of knowledge necessary for the judgment that is needed for the performance of the highest quality of surgery.  It is the purpose of this workshop to provide instruction, training, and a forum for the free interchange of ideas to improve our knowledge of cosmetic breast surgery.

The fundamentals of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and management of complications are presented.  The use of saline, silicone, textured and smooth breast implants, including for reconstruction after mastectomy and the avoidance of problems with these implants, will be discussed and openly debated.

The basic seminar consists of lectures, demonstrations, panel discussions, and videos of surgical procedures covering all approaches to breast implant surgery and the management of complications. There is cadaver dissection demonstration and observation of live surgery with opportunity for study of anatomy, from lectures and dissection taught and supervised by a university anatomist as well as the most experienced surgeons.  Problem questions and participation in discussion are welcome.  Several surgeries of various types are planned at the end of the seminar, with different surgeons performing the surgeries.




§         The Title of This Activity is:

The 32nd  Annual Educational Meeting of ASCBS

§         Date and location of activity

May 5th through May8th, 2017

§         This activity is jointly provided by Medical Education Resources and ASCBS.

 Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of

surgeons involved in the care of patients with cosmetic breast surgery. 

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to: 


§         Discuss optimal care of surgical patients
§         Review best practices for performing safe surgeries
§         Discuss options for achieving optimal surgical results



The Faculty  is shown below  



Colin Bailey, M.D.
Mark Berman, M.D. 
George Brennan, M.D.
Edwin Breitenbach, M.D., J.D.
Nikolas Chugay, D.O.
Robert Dryden, M.D.
Ronald A. Fragen, M.D.
Barry Friedberg, M.D.
Felix Giebler, M.D. 
Nazih Haddad, M.D.
Wilbur Hah, M.D.
Jacob Haiavy, M.D
David Hendricks, M.D
Greg Laurence, M.D.
Quita Lopez, M.D.
Tony Mangubat, M.D.
J. Dan Metcalf, M.D.
William Roy Morgan, M.D.
Ronald Moser, M.D.

Marco Pelosi II, M.D.
Marco Pelosi III, M.D.
Curtis Perry, M.D.
Surin Plasen M.D.
Anthony Rogers, M.D.
Jan Saether, M.D.
Rainer K.F. Scholze, M.D.
Maurice Sherman, M.D.
Jose Luis Salas M.D.
Sanjeev Sharma, M.D.
Melvin A. Shiffman, M.D., J.D.
Robert Shumway, M.D.
R.J. (Chip) Splinter, M.D.
Theodore Staahl, M.D.
Mohsen Tavoussi M.D., D.O.
Marc Yune, M.D.
Robert Yoho, M.D.
Kenneth R. Zuetel Jr., J.D. 



*Cohesive Gel, Saline and Textured Implants
*Axillary, Areola, Inframammary, and Umbilical Approaches
*Preoperative Counseling and Informed Consents
*Postoperative Care and Complications
*Capsule Formation, Prevention, Decompression, and Capsulotomy / Capsulectomy
*Digital Photography and Imaging Techniques
*Rippling, Wrinkling, Cornering, Deflation, Infection, Rejection
*Ruptured Implants, Explantation
*Elevation of Inframammary Fold without an incision
*Nipple Creation and Reconstruction
*Reduction, Mastopexy, and Gynecomastia
*Trans-Umbilical and Axillary Techniques
*Augmentation by Fat Transplant Injection with Liposuction
*Augmentation by Fat Transplant and with Stem Cells
*Detection of Breast Cancer, Mammography, Needle Aspiration, and Biopsy
*Subpectoral, Submuscular, Subglandular, and Subfascial Approaches
*Cosmetic Permanent Makeup and Scar Camouflage
*Medicolegal Problems and Solutions



Program Agenda 

The agenda with registration and break times listed.

Program for 2017 ASCBS Workshop

(some schedule is subject to change)


33rd Annual Educational Meeting of ASCBS


ASCBS Office:  949-645-6665  Fax : 949-645-6784     Hyatt Hotel : 949-729-1234 or 800-233-1234

Friday, May 5th    Monday, May 8th, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 5th, 2017

7:30 - 8:00 am Registration - Terrace Room - Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05 am Introduction and Welcome to the 33rd Annual Workshop – William Roy Morgan, M.D.
8:05 - 8:30 am Principles and Practice of Breast Implant Surgery – William Roy Morgan, M.D.
8:30 - 8:50 am Breast Augmentation  –  Melvin Shiffman, M.D., J.D.
8:50- 9:10 am Starting a Breast Surgery Practice – Robert Dryden, M.D.
9:10 - 9:30 am Preferred Techniques and Prevention of Capsules, Rippling and Deformities – Mark Berman, M.D.
9:30 - 9:50 am Fat Transfer and Stem Cell Techniques   – Mark Berman, M.D.
9:50 - 10:10 am Breast Implant Selection in the Cosmetic Surgery Patient – Ronald Moser, M.D.
10:10 - 10:20 am Coffee Break, Exhibits, and Sign-up for Monday's Live Observation of Surgery
10:20 - 10:40 am  Thorax Aging and Breast Cosmetic Surgery Complication – Enoc Chambi, M.D.
10:40 - 11:00 am Breast Examination and Tumescent Augmentation – Robert Dryden, M.D.
11:00 - 11:30 am The Axillary Approach and Deep Subfascial Plane – Dan Metcalf, M.D.
11:30 - 12:00 pm Panel Discussion: Moderators – Dan Metcalf, M.D. –  Robert Dryden, M.D. 
12:00 - 1:00 pm Deli Buffet Lunch hosted by ASCBS (Pool Area)
1:00 - 1:20 pm Submuscular and Subfascial Augmentation - William Roy Morgan, M.D.
1:20 - 1:40 pm Caveats of Cosmetic Breast Surgery Self Critique - Walter Tom, M.D.
1:40 - 2:00 pm Breast Fat Transfer – Walter Tom, M.D.
2:00 - 2:30 pm My Personal Approach favoring Subglandular Implants – George Brennan M.D.
2:30 - 3:00 pm Panel Discussion – George Brennan M.D. – Walter Tom, M.D.
3:00 - 3:10 pm Coffee Break & Exhibits
3:10 - 3:30 pm TUBA Experiences and Preferences 25+ yrs – Robert Shumway, M.D
3:30 - 3:50 pm Experiences With My First 100 Cases  – Greg Laurence, M.D.
3:50 - 4:10 pm Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting a New Technique - Marco Pelosi III, M.D.
4:10 - 4:30 pm Breast Reduction by Lipsuction with Tumescent Anesthesua - Marco Pelosi III, M.D.
4:30 - 4:50 pm  Submuscular Inframammary Breast Augmentation– Sanjeev Sharma, M.D.
4:50 - 5:10 pm Importance of Photography and Drains, Pearls and Pitfalls  – Greg Laurence, M.D.
5:10 - 5:30pm Panel Discussion - George Brennan M.D. - Greg Laurence, M.D.
5:30 - 6:30 pm Hors d’oeuvres and Beverages Buffet
6:30 - 7:00 pm Photography & Art History – What is Beauty or a Good Result – Curtis Perry, M.D.
7:00 - 7:30 pm Videos of Augmentation Mammacosy with Narration by Faculty: Dan Metcalf, M.D. (AxillaryApproach),
7:00 - 7:30 pm Permanent Makeup, Nipple Creation and Scar Camouflage Demo & Discussion – W. R. Morgan, M.D.

Saturday, MAY 6th, 2017   

7:30 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast - Terrace Room
8:00 - 8:30 am Introduction to Prevention and Treatment of Complications – Dan Metcalf, M.D.
8:30 - 8:50am Management of Complications in Breast Surgery– Sanjeev Sharma, M.D.
8:50 - 9:10 am Scarless Breast Reduction and Lift – Robert Dryden, M.D.
9:10 - 9:30 am Experiences with Breast Lifts and Augmentations – Tony Mangubat, M.D.
9:30 - 9:50 am Crescent, Round Block, Vertical and Wise Mastopexy – Robert Shumway, M.D
9:50 - 10:20 am Panel Discussion - Moderator   –  Tony Mangubat, M.D. – Robert Dryden, M.D. 
10:20 - 10:30 am Coffee Break & Exhibits
10:30 - 10:50 am Inframammary Augmentation and Personal Technique – Jose Luis Salas , M.D.
10:50 - 11:10 am Infection and Seroma Management – Dan Metcalf, M.D.
11:10 - 11:30 am Suggestions for Complications in Breast Surgery – Melvin A. Shiffman, M.D., J.D. 
11:30 - 11:45 am Management of the Ptotic Breast - Internal Mastopexy -Dan Metcalf, M.D.
11:45 - 12:00pm Importance of Stem Cells - Anil Gandhi M.D.
12:00 - 12:20 pm Panel Discussion - Moderator: Tony Mangubat, M.D., – Dan Metcalf, M.D.
12:20 - 12:35pm CACS Introduction and Discussion - Walter Tom, M.D.
12:35 - 1:30 pm Lunch hosted by ASCBS (Pool Area)
1:30 - 2:00 pm Breast Reduction Management of Problems - Melvin A. Shiffman, M.D., J.D.
2:00 - 2:20 pm Mastopexy Training Models - Tony Mangubat, M.D.
2:20 - 2:40 pm Safe and Predictable Augmentation Mastopexy - Wilbur Hah, M.D.
2:40 - 3:00 pm My Experience in the McKissock Technique - Jose Luis Salas, M.D.
3:00 - 3:20 pm Areola and Personal Preferences with Breast Implant Surgery – Theodore Staahl, M.D.
3:20 -  3:30 pm Coffee Break & Exhibits
3:30 - 3:50 pm Mastopexy,  Sequence of Operative Steps–  Walter Tom,  M.D.
3:50 - 4:10 pm Vertical and Other Mastopexy - Indications & Usage – Theodore Staahl, M.D.
4:10 - 4:30 pm Breast Cancer and Augmented Breast - Doohi Lee, M.D., F.A.A.R.M.
4:30 - 4:50 pm Breast and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), – Robert Shumway, M.D.
4:50 - 5:10 pm Risk of Nipple in Mastopexy and Implant Surgery  - Anil Gandhi  M.D.
5:10 - 5:20 pm Learning and Teaching Cosmetic Breast Surgery– David Michelson, M.D.
5:20 - 5:40pm Outpatient Anesthesia & Management of Emergencies – Anthony Rogers, M.D.
5:40- 6:00 pm Panel Discussion with All Faculty Theodore Staahl, M.D. and Anthony Rogers, M.D.,  
6:00 - 7:00pm

Hors d’oeuvres and Beverages

7:00 - 8:30pm  Oral and Written examinations


SUNDAY,  May 7th, 2017
7:30 - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast - Terrace Room
8:00 - 8:20 am Office Management and Embezzlement  –  Laurie Dryden, PhD.
8:20 - 8:40 am Considerations in Breast Biopsy – Melvin A. Shiffman, M.D., J.D.
8:40 - 9:00 am Capsular Contracture and SERI Mesh - Jacob Haiavy, M.D.  
9:00 - 9:20 pm Medical-legal Risk Assessment - Melvin A. Shiffman M.D., J.D.
9:20 - 9:40 pm Anesthesia in Cosmetic Surgery - Barry Friedberg, M.D. Univ. Southern Calif.
9:40 - 10:00 am Breast Surgery Technique - Mohsen Tavoussi M.D.
10:00 - 10:20 am Panel Discussion with All Faculty : Edward Breitenbach, M.D., J.D. – Mel A. Shiffman, M.D., J.D.
10:20 - 10:30 am Coffee Break & Exhibits
10:30 - 11:00 am The Medical-legal Climate, Introduction – Melvin A. Shiffman M.D., J.D.
11;00 - 11:20 am Medical-legal Prevention & Defense – Carol Salmacia, J.D. & et al J.D., Esq.
11:20 - 11:40 am Medical Board Hearings and Discipline   – Carol Salmacia, J.D.  et al ,
11:40 - 12:00 pm Panel discussion with: Melvin A. Shiffman, M.D., J.D., Carol Salmacia, J.D.
12:00 - 1:00 pm Deli Buffet Lunch hosted by ASCBS (Pool Area)
1:00 - 3:00 pm (Anatomy with UCI Faculty - Introduction and Demonstration )


MONDAY  MAY 8th, 2017

8:00 am - 3:00 pm      Observation of Live Surgery – Sign up at Registration Desk (Space is Limited)




Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Education Resources (MER) and ASCBS. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  

Credit Designation   Medical Education Resources designates this educational activity for a maximum of 24.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest  

Medical Education Resources insures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational programs.  In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity.  Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.  MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.  Full faculty disclosure will be made at the meeting. 



The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources, or the ASCBS.  The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations.  The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources or the ASCBS.  Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.  The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. 


Americans with Disabilities Act

éEvent staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc).  Please contact Maria Garcia  prior to the live event at (949) 645-6665. 



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