Message from the President
IFATS invites you to our 14th annual meeting in San Diego on Nov 17-20.
This year we kick off the meeting with an exciting morning dedicated to “The Process Engineering of the Fat Graft”. This is the first ever symposium of its kind, dedicated to all the aspects necessary to get the best fat graft possible. You will hear a panel of experts including clinicians, research scientists, and industry leaders discuss the “best practices” for every step involved in delivering “the ideal fat graft”. You will hear about the best cannulas, the best harvesting methods, whether pre-treatment of donor or recipient area works, get a heads-up on exciting state-of-the art products that will improve your results, and learn the best ways to deliver a fat graft.
On Saturday afternoon, a Legislative Issues panel that will be really important, especially given the most recent FDA tissue guidances regarding Fat Grafting and what constitutes acceptable practices. Did you know that fat grafting to the breast is at risk according to these new FDA tissue guidances? Come to our meeting and find out more.
IFATS is the premier meeting dedicated to the science of Fat Grafting and this year we bring together not only the leading clinical practitioners with whom we are all familiar, but also leading endocrinologists from the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, experts in the field of genomics and big data as applied to medicine, and stem cell researchers from other specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get “The Big Picture” about Fat Grafting, from the clinical to the bench and beyond to the possibilities of applying “Big Data” techniques to our growing knowledge.
Ricardo Luis Rodriguez, MD