ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL--(Marketwired - July 12, 2016) - With gratitude, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) announces the support from NOVADAQ Technologies Inc., ("NOVADAQ") the leading developer and provider of SPY Elite Fluorescence Imaging solutions ("SPY Elite" or "SPY Imaging") for use in surgery and the exclusive appointed distributor of Dermacell Acellular Dermal Matrix ("Dermacell") for breast reconstruction, at a Platinum Level for the 85th annual scientific conference, Plastic Surgery The Meeting, taking place September 23-27 in Los Angeles.
Plastic Surgery The Meeting is geared toward plastic surgeons, trainees and other allied health professionals interested in translating their expanding knowledge into practice, improving patient care and outcomes. The Meeting has provided generations of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons the education they need to grow all aspects of their surgical career and practice.
"We are so pleased to welcome NOVADAQ to The Meeting as a 2016 Platinum Supporter. Collaborating with such a forward-thinking and innovative company enables our members and the specialty to stay abreast of the latest technology, thus enhancing our patient care," said ASPS President David H. Song, MD, MBA. "We look forward to seeing NOVADAQ at the premier conference for aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in Los Angeles."
The ASPS Premier Support program provides industry partners with increased visibility, additional benefits and greater recognition for their support at Plastic Surgery The Meeting. Partnering with ASPS provides unprecedented opportunities to communicate and engage with aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons from around the world.
"At least 50 of the more than 190 peer-reviewed published articles feature the use of SPY Imaging during complex plastic surgery and demonstrate that it can complement clinical judgment and assist in reducing the potential for costly post-operative complications such as tissue necrosis," said Dr. Rick Mangat, President and CEO of NOVADAQ. "Being a Platinum Supporter affords us a significant opportunity to further educate plastic surgeons on the value of SPY Elite and Dermacell, at our evening symposia and afternoon workshop and in our exhibit booth. We anticipate a very successful meeting and a long term relationship with the ASPS and its membership."
Plastic Surgery The Meeting Highlights include:
- Hot Topics in plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery
- 100 Instructional Courses
- International Guests: The Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 7,000 Member Surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ASPS advances quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery.
About NOVADAQ Technologies Inc.
Enabling medical professionals with clinically relevant, point-of-care imaging solutions to enhance the lives of patients and their caregivers, while reducing health care costs, is NOVADAQ's global mission. SPY fluorescence imaging technology provides surgeons with real-time visualization, leading to improved outcomes and reduced costs without exposing the patient to radiation. More than 140 peer-reviewed publications demonstrate that the use of SPY imaging technologies during complex surgery and diagnostic procedures, leads to lower rates of post-operative complications and lower hospital costs.
SPY Imaging Systems are U.S. FDA 510(k) cleared for use in seven surgical specialties. The endoscopic version of SPY called PINPOINT combines the capabilities of SPY Imaging with high definition ("HD") visible light visualization offered by conventional endoscopes. LUNA is used to assess perfusion in patients being treated for non-healing wounds. In December 2014, NOVADAQ and LifeNet Health jointly announced the signing of a multi-year agreement appointing NOVADAQ the exclusive worldwide distributor of LifeNet Health's DermACELL acellular tissue products for wound and breast reconstruction surgery.