In support of The Plastic Surgery Foundation’s third annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day observance, Georgia Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Georgia Center) will host a Learn & Linger Wednesday, October 15th, 4-6 p.m. at Emerson Ballroom (543 Plum Street). Free and open to the public, BRA Day is an initiative designed to promote education, awareness, and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.
BRA Day inspires women to know that life beyond breast cancer can be fulfilling. The BRA Day 2014 theme, BRAve Face, is a united nod to women enduring breast cancer. BRA Day seeks to spread the word to breast cancer patients about their breast reconstruction options. Informing women of their reconstruction options before or at the time of diagnosis is critically important to improving life after breast cancer.
BRA Day is a collaboration
between the American Society of
Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), breast centers, nurse navigators, corporate partners, and breast cancer support groups. For more information about BRA Day and/or breast reconstruction, please visit www.BRAdayUSA.org.
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ASPS and The PSF
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the society is composed of board-certified plastic surgeons that perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The Society advocates for patient safety, such as requiring its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.
ASPS works in concert with The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), founded in 1948, which supports research, international volunteer programs and visiting professor programs. The foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of patients through research and development. The PSF accomplishes its mission by providing invaluable support to the research of plastic surgery sciences through a variety of grant programs.