Goals: #Plasticsurgery #BreastReconstruction, #PSTM16

Goals: #Plasticsurgery #BreastReconstruction, #PSTM16

Goals: #PlasticSurgery, #BreastReconstruction, #PSTM16 are what I’ve been rolling over in my mind for the past few days.  Tomorrow, September 23, 2016, bright and early as the sun rises I will board a plane to Los Angeles to the largest plastic surgery convention of the year, Plastic Surgery the Meeting 2016, #PSTM16.

My goals for the meeting

  • Attend educational events focused on the breast reconstruction aspect of plastic surgery.
  • Explore and understand the latest practices and developments in breast reconstruction.
  • Engage with vendors to learn about their products.
  • Ask these vendors why their product is so important in the breast reconstruction process.
  • Catch up on any new legislative news pertaining to #BreastReconstruction.
  • Learn as much as I can about tips in networking and Social Media for #BreastReconstruction and #plasticsurgery.
  • Report back to patients in blogs about what I have learned at the meeting.
  • Meet more board certified ASPS surgeons who are passionate about their profession and helping post-mastectomy patients rebuild their lives.
  • Selfies? You bet!  I just hope I’ve got enough memory left on my phone!
  • Social Media tweets about the meeting? Absolutely!  Let’s use those hash tags: #PSTM16, #plasticsurgery, #BreastReconstruction, #FatGrafting, #Implants, DIEPflap and one of my favorites: #BCPEA (Breast Cancer Patient Education Act).
  • Look into the eyes of plastic surgeons and tell them with gratitude that their skill and dedication to #BreastReconstruction means more than many of them will ever realize to their patients.


As a two time breast cancer survivor and now patient educator nothing means more to me than moments and memories.  So I’ll add to my list of goals a few hugs, high-fives and a ton of smiles!




References made to my surgical group, surgeon and healthcare team are made because they are aligned with my values and met my criterion after I did research of their practices and success rates. Any other healthcare provider that displays the same skill, compassion education and outreach to patients will be given consideration and recognition on this website.  The information contained on this website is not a substitute for or should be construed as medical advice. Please consult a licensed physician for medical advice.
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About Terri

I am a patient educator and advocate for choices in breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. Statistically, many women are not being informed of their choices due to many factors. Breast reconstruction is a personal choice. Providing information and education about those choices is a patient rite. It is the mission and focus of my work to provide that education and information.