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MAY 31 - JUNE 2, 2013
The Palace Hotel   San Francisco, CA

Meeting Objectives

The growing distance between practicing surgeons and the innovation process has led to a glut of undifferentiated “me too” products and only incremental innovation. The goal of TIPS is to bridge the gap between busy clinicians, industry experts and investors in order to develop new technology that better serve our patients. You'll hear about the latest advancements and what is ahead for the future of plastic surgery. Join us, let’s dream big together!

We hope that you will attend the third TIPS meeting in San Francisco. We will address procedures for both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and the effectiveness of emerging technologies, and products.

TIPS continues to foster the type of innovation and advancement that improves patient safety and care.

TIPS is the only forum that brings together physicians and industry leaders to share information, solve problems, educate each other and address unmet needs.

The principle of TIPS is to generate dialog between stakeholders and stimulate the creation of new clinical, technical and healthcare solutions by shortening the time between invention, development and commercialization.
Drive Innovation for Patients.
Innovation is the key to all medical advances. There are many areas in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery where significant tools remain undiscovered and urgent needs remain unmet.

Optimize R& D Investment. TIPS supports the medical device industry by highlighting what active clinicians want and need in their practice. The meeting provides a forum for attendees and allows them the opportunity to learn more about the features of these products and devices so they can differentiate hype from efficient medical technologies enabling successful technologies to prosper. 

Impact the Direction of Technology. There is a constant stream of technologies introduced in plastic surgery. Clinical practitioners are oversold and inundated with "new" technologies, which has led to skepticism. TIPS changes this perception by targeting ‘early adopter physicians’ and allows them to make an impact on the direction of technology investment into more meaningful areas.

  Sponsored by The Plastic Surgery Foundation