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Cryopreservation of adipose tissues: The role of trehalose?

Lee L.Q. Pu, Xiangdong Cui, Betsy F. Fink, Michael L. Cibull, Dayong Gao

Several studies have shown that one of the sugars, trehalose, can improve tissue survival after cryopreservation when combined with other cryoprotective agents, and thus may possibly be used in cryopreservation of adipose tissues that have been found more resistant to injury after freezing.

Award Recipients

Award Recipients

ASERF Career Achievement Award
Sherrell Aston, MD

Best Aesthetic Surgery Journal Research Paper
Venous Thromboembolism in Aesthetic Surgery: Risk Optimization in the Preoperative, Intraoperative, and Postoperative Settings - Christopher J. Pannucci, MD

Best Journal Article
Update on Avoiding and Treating Blindness From Fillers: A Recent Review of the World Literature
Katie Beleznay, MD, FRCPC; Jean D.A. Carruthers, MD, FRCSC, FRC (OPHTH); Shannon Humphrey, MD, FRCPC; Alastair Carruthers, MD, FRCPC; and Derek Jones, MD

Best Journal Article – (International)
Safe Gluteal Fat Graft Avoiding a Vascular or Nervous Injury: An Anatomical Study in Cadavers
Filiberto Alejandro Alvarez-Alvarez, MD; Hiram O. González-Gutiérrez, MD; and César Felipe Ploneda-Valencia, MD

Best ASJ Open Forum Paper
Management of Asymptomatic Patients With Textured Surface Breast Implants
Patricia A. McGuire, MD; Anand K. Deva, BSc (Med), MBBS, MS, FRACS (Plast); Caroline A. Glicksman, MD; illiam P. Adams Jr, MD; and Melinda J. Haws, MD

Jerome R. Klingbeil Award for Teaching Excellence
Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, Geoffrey R. Keyes, MD

Peter B. Fodor Award for Best Panel Moderator
Nolan S. Karp, MD

Raymond Vilain Award

Yoav Barnea, MD

Robert Singer Award for Best Hot Topics Presentation
James Fernau, MD

Scott Spear Award for the Best Breast Presentation
Roy de Vita, MD

Sherrell J. Aston Award for Best Presentation by a Resident or Candidate
Christopher C. Surek, DO

Simon Fredricks Award for Best Panelist
Holly Casey Wall, MD

Special Award Winner
Tracy Pfeifer, MD

Ted Lockwood Award for Excellence in Body Contouring
Daniel A. Del Vecchio, MD

Tiffany Award - Best Scientific Presentation

Vasilos S. Lambros, MD

Walter Scott Brown Award
Simeon Wall, Jr., MD

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ASERF Interim Grant Application

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