Resident and Fellow Grants

Through generous, private sponsorship, Cosmetic Surgery Forum is very pleased to be extending fellow and resident grants to this year’s meeting! As such, we would like to invite you and the members of your program to consider participating in this exciting educational opportunity.

What does the fellow & resident grant include?

These grants cover meeting registration ($750), hotel (4 nights in a shared room or half the cost of a single room), a $500 travel reimbursement, breakfast and lunch Thursday – Saturday, and inclusion in ancillary social and education events (Wednesday – Friday evenings). 

Who is eligible for this grant?

Fellow and Residents

Grants are available to fellows and residents in the core specialties. To qualify, fellows and residents must submit a 500-700 word abstract covering a dermatology or cosmetic surgery topic that has not previously been submitted for publication elsewhere.

When is the application deadline?

Registration Deadline for First Round Applicants: August 13, 2019 
Alternative Consideration Deadline: September 10, 2019

Why apply for this grant?

The goal of this certified CME forum is to improve physician competence in applying current clinically relevant data and expert strategies in cosmetic surgery and dermatology. Key aspects of the activity will include improving clinical understanding of the scientific concepts and clinical data related to:

  • neurotoxin therapy and cosmetic fillers
  • skin lighteners
  • cosmeceuticals
  • fat treatments
  • use of lasers for intraoral/facial and vaginal rejuvenation
  • growth factors
  • chemical peels
  • energy-based skin-tightening procedures
  • new treatment options and protocols related to medical dermatology
  • wound healing, ingredient and technology developments in the pipeline
  • developments in the dermatology and cosmetic surgery pipeline
  • analysis and discussion of issues related to risk management and building a medical practice, problem-solving, proper patient discloser, and patient communication and privacy issues

What are the application qualifications?

In order to apply for this educational grant the participant must first qualify for consideration.

Qualification for consideration is based on:
  • The individual’s good standing within their residency or fellowship program
  • Timely submission of a 500 – 750 word abstract on a case or topic of exceptional quality and interest

Qualifying abstracts will cover a dermatology or cosmetic surgery topic and will take the form of a case report, informative session on a sign or symptom or a literature review. Extra weight will be given to original work.

Work that has already been, or is in consideration for publication elsewhere is not eligible.

Grant recipient responsibilities:

Grant recipients will be expected to prepare a 3 to 4 minute PowerPoint presentation, as well as an 11”x17” color poster presentation. This will be presented to the review committee and an audience of peers and other attendees on the first day of sessions (Thursday, December 5, 2017). There may be a second presentation for the Committee Chairs to assist with the final selection process.

The Top 10 presenters will then be asked to speak in the general session over the course of the next two days (12/6 – 12/7). These individuals will also have the opportunity to publish a 1800-word article (maximum) in SkinMed. Please remember that by having the content published by SkinMed, you will not be able to publish it elsewhere.

Great! How do I apply?

Your application and abstract should be submitted by completing the form provided in the link below. If you have questions, please contact:

A key element of any meeting is discussion and this course is designed to facilitate dialog among all participants in a collegial atmosphere. We hope that you are able to join us and take part in what will be an informative educational experience for us all.


Grants are evaluated and speakers are chosen by faculty from Duke University, Stanford University, Tulane University, and University of California Davis.

Drs. Pamela Basuk, Haines Ely, Roslyn Rivkah Isseroff, Kristin Nord, Andrea Murina, Zakia Rahman and Julie Woodward.

2019 Cosmetic Surgery Forum

The Cosmetic Surgery Forum, program #36103, is recognized by the American Academy of Dermatology for 25 AAD Recognized Credits and may be used toward the AAD CME Award.

These grants are not funded by a commercial interest grant(s) or marketing monies.