Disclosures & Statements

The WAAPS believes that it is important to incorporate several different learning methods to complete the educational process. Certainly, didactic lectures with questions and answers, such as those found during general sessions, are important. The sharing of experiences from colleagues is invaluable, but this is not sufficient for a total learning experience. Concentrated learning sessions provided in our instruction courses are another very important facet of the process, allowing individuals quality time with one or more experts. No surgical learning process however, is complete without a workshop setting, incorporating focused lectures with demonstrations, and if possible either simulated or actual hands-on experience. Whether it is an established technique or one that is still unfolding, the learning process must be thorough and multifaceted. The WAAPS urges each surgeon to be responsible for seeking out a complete pathway to training, prior to incorporating any technique into his or her practice. Patient safety and satisfaction can only be achieved through a commitment to comprehensive physician education and learning.

WAAPS Statement:
The World Academy of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (WAAPS) is committed to advancing the specialty of cosmetic surgery and improving quality patient care through the provision of high-quality medical education to our members. The overall goal of the WAAPS program is to provide activities that will address the professional practice gaps of our physician learners by facilitating change in participants’ competence and performance.

Learning Objective:
The World Academy of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery strives to assist cosmetic surgeons and patients in maximizing the efficacy and safety of cosmetic surgery procedures. At the completion of our program, participants should gain a greater understanding of the basic fundamentals, as well as the more advanced applications of cosmetic surgery.

Target Audience:
Skilled surgeons such as Dermatologists, OB/GYN, Aesthetic plastic surgery and General Surgery. The ideal meeting participant will have an active interest in cosmetic surgery and a personal commitment to patient safety and satisfaction.