On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Officers of the Pan-Pacific Surgical Association, we welcome you to our 33rd Biennial Pan-Pacific Congress and its 33rd Hawaii Plastic Surgery Symposium! We have gathered here in a setting that is the best that nature offers only a few steps from the warm and clear waters of the Pacific Ocean and under the shades of the swaying palm trees.
As importantly we are fortunate to enjoy the knowledge and experience of a most prominent volunteer faculty from around the world and the Pacific Basin. Last and certainly not least, we are here to renew friendships and make new friends with colleagues while we exchange our thoughts and get new ideas in how to improve our clinical practices.
Of course, we must not forget that Hawaii and in particular Waikiki Beach are the most precious and inviting playgrounds in the world and we wish you and your family and children a lot of fun during your stay in the isles.
Mahalo nui loa!
F. Don Parsa, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
University of Hawaii
John A. Burns School of Medicine.