I would like to personally welcome you to the University of Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium website.

The University of Toronto Educational Symposium, now known as the Toronto Aesthetic Meeting, began 50 years ago as initiated by Dr. W.R.N Lindsay. Over the years it has grown considerably and generated international status. The symposia are highly educational and allow for intimate interaction between the attendees and faculty. The feedback we receive annually from you, the attendees, is very helpful in planning the meeting from year to year, not only in terms of program content but also the preferred format. Drs. Tom Bell and Frank Lista and the organizing committee continue to work hard to put together a first-class program for the Aesthetic Symposium this year inviting faculty that are considered international leaders in their field, to spend the maximum amount of time teaching and interacting with the audience. Subject matter is always topical and timely.

The Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium, held on the first day of the 3-day event, is a great complement to The Toronto Aesthetic Meeting and combines aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, with a combination of local and international faculty. Dr. Brett Beber and his organizing committee have put together an impressive program for the Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium, which we are sure you will find highly instructive and enjoyable.

The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is proud to be able to complement these two meetings with local faculty experts. The Toronto Aesthetic Meeting received endorsement by both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (CSAPS).

On behalf of the University of Toronto’s Division of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery I look forward to personally welcoming you to Toronto this spring.


Christopher R. Forrest MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
Chair, Division of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto