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Dear Don and Ashkan,

CONGRATULATIONS and sincere THANKS to you both for a superb meeting. It was an honor to participate, and a joy to experience the excellent presentations. Like most of those in attendance, I am looking forward to the 2014 meeting.

Sincerely yours,

Richard Siegel


“This important biennial meeting brings together the leaders in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. We share our clinical experiences, our research, and offer suggestions for improving patient outcomes. The format is informal, cordial, and is a rich educational experience. I have been on the faculty for many of these meetings and I look forward to our next meeting in January.”

Malcolm D. Paul, M.D., FACS

Past President of the American Society of Aesthetic Surgery.

Clinical Professor of Surgery
Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute
University of California, Irvine


Dear Don,

Pan Pacific Plastic Surgery: what a fabulous meeting you have created!

Bringing together world experts in basic science, reconstruction and cosmetics, and encouraging them to present their best NEW ideas! At a meeting still intimate enough… where questions are encouraged and dogma is often challenged… on the beach at Waikiki… in January… when it’s so cold in most of the world – it’s no wonder the Pan Pacific has become my favorite Plastic Surgery meeting!!

Looking forward to another great meeting in 2012,

With Warm Aloha,

Richard Siegel, MD


The Hawaii Plastic Surgery Symposium is the best meeting I have ever attended. Although I live and practice in Tokyo-Japan, and Honolulu is rather far away, I always look forward to attending this biennial meeting, and would not miss it for anything. The same can be said for the plastic surgery residents in training at my program. Some of my colleagues and residents were very happy to have a chance to attend and conduct presentations at this meeting. The symposium is always well organized. Speakers are given the appropriate time for their presentation, and because the size of the group is purposely kept small, each presentation is inevitably followed by a very candid and lively discussion and Q/A session. These sessions always prove to be highly educational and most enjoyable. I made some friends at this meeting, and I visited to see their operation after the meeting. Anyway, I hope to join the next meeting as well.


From Tokyo-Japan