Support NPOAS at Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2022

The NPOAS Board will be attending this conference with an exhibitor’s booth to advocate for aesthetic flat closure.

Another Step Forward in Flat Closure Advocacy

The NPOAS Board will be attending Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2022 with an exhibitor’s booth to advocate for aesthetic flat closure. We will be engaging with plastic surgeons one on one, providing brochures for them to take back home and use in their practices, and learning more about the role plastic surgeons can play in developing an optimal standard of care for patients going flat after mastectomy and explant.

We thank you in advance for your contribution to this critical endeavor that we are undertaking on behalf of all women!

About The Plastic Surgery Conference

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is a professional medical society of surgeons specializing in aesthetic surgery, including reconstructive surgery. Their annual meeting is held every Fall, and brings members together to network and learn about the latest research and practices in the field.

From left: Renee Ridgeley (STAFC Team Leader), Kim Bowles (NPOAS President), Dr. Yara Robertson, Christy Avila (NPOAS VP) at #ASBRS2022

Why We Are Attending

Medical conferences provide unique advocacy opportunities.

Not Putting on a Shirt collaborates with diverse stakeholders to effect durable institutional change to ensure patients going flat get the care we need and deserve. Plastic surgeons are surgical aesthetic specialists, and it is often these specialists who have the skillset to produce optimal aesthetic flat closure, particularly for patients that present more challenges surgically (larger bodies and/or breasts, etc.). By meeting these medical professionals where they’re at, we are able to leverage unique advocacy opportunities to:

  • Engage them in one-on-one discussion about aesthetic flat closure
  • Give interested surgeons brochures to take back and use in their practice
  • Engage with surgeons and researchers to promote further studies and best practices to support an improved, evidence-based standard of care for aesthetic flat closure

Conference Highlights

We look forward to seeing some of our Flat Friendly Directory Surgeons as well as other professional and institutional stakeholders… and other patient advocates as well!

Our Directory Surgeons are the best of the best. At the ASBRS Meeting in 2022, we saw many of these fine professionals both presenting AND in attendance at our booth, and we are looking forward to seeing more familiar faces at #PSTM2022!

Breast implant illness and flat advocate Robyn Towt (GPAC) will be speaking on a panel about the patient perspective on breast reconstruction.


Four Ways You Can Help

Not Putting on a Shirt, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) charity (ID #84-3021062).

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3. Help Us Spread the Word

Knowledge is power. Help us get flat closure on the radar of both patients and providers. You can spread the word both online and on the ground. Share our work on social media! Contact us or use the easy online form to request brochures mailed to use for leafleting locally.

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How We Use Your Donation

Conference attendance is the single largest expense in our annual budget at NPOAS. The cost is proportional to the importance of the event – engaging medical professionals and making the case for aesthetic flat closure is absolutely critical to achieving parity. This is how our conference budget breaks down – please contact us with any questions.

Stay Tuned for Updates!

During and after the conference, we will be providing updates on Facebook and the blog.

Thank You for Your Support!


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