Chronology of Subspecialty Development

1964 AAFPRS officially founded October 18, 1964
AAFPRS fellowship program begun
AAFPRS audiovisual library started
AAFPRS aging face course begun
AAFPRS soft tissue workshops begun
First International Symposium, New York, New York
AAFPRS published first patient brochure, “Facts about Plastic Surgery of the Nose”
AAFPRS became first non-university group in otolaryngology to get AMA approval to grant CMEs
1972 One thousand AAFPRS members
AAFPRS Educational and Research Foundation established
AAFPRS seated on new AMA Plastic Surgery Section
1974 AAFPRS secured seat on ACS Board of Governors
1975 Second International Symposium, Chicago, Illinois
ABO, ACS, and AMA approved Essentials in Otolaryngology
1976 AAFPRS San Diego Classics videotape series begun
AAFPRS Learning Center exhibited for first time in Palm Beach
1978 AAFPRS representation to AMA House of Delegates approved
1979 Third International Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana
1980 AAFPRS videotape library moved to San Diego
Jack Anderson published “An Old Medical Specialty Puts on a New Face… and Head… and Neck” in the Southern Medical Journal
1981 Delineation of Hospital Privileges for the Practice of Head and Neck Surgery published by AAFPRS and AAO-HNS
Facial Plastic Times began publication
1982 AAFPRS office moved to Washington, D.C.
Lawsuit filed in Georgia alleging libel and defamation of character
1983 Lee VanBremen hired as first full-time AAFPRS executive vice president
Two thousand AAFPRS members
AAFPRS became member of AAAHC
Fourth International Symposium, Los Angeles, California
1984 AAFPRS published first monograph: Proportions of the Aesthetic Face, by Powell and Humphrey
1985 John Conley endowed AAFPRS Foundation with first sizeable gift
“Facial plastic surgery” approved in AMA self-designation list
1986 American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery incorporated
AAFPRS Founders Club created
Georgia lawsuit tried
1987 AAFPRS patient newsletter, Facial Plastic Surgery Today, begun
Leslie Bernstein endowed research grants with second sizeable gift to AAFPRS Foundation
Monthly publication of Facial Plastic Times begun
1988 The Face Book published by AAFPRS
Pages for facial plastic surgery set aside in Archives of Otolaryngology
AAFPRS fellowship program modified; first exams given
Three thousand AAFPRS members
Anderson donated proceeds from Georgia lawsuit
1989 Fifth International Symposium/celebration of AAFPRS twenty-fifth anniversary, Toronto, Canada
First ABFPRS examination for certification
1991 First ABFPRS certificate awarded
1992 ABFPRS moved to independent headquarters in AAO-HNS building
T. Susan Hill hired as first full-time ABFPRS executive director
International Face-to-Face program established by AAFPRS Foundation
1993 Sixth International Symposium, San Francisco
1994 National Domestic Violence Project established by AAFPRS Foundation


ABFPRS ruled equivalent to ABMS primary boards in California, following similar decisions in Florida, Colorado, and Oklahoma
300th ABFPRS diplomate named

Forward  |   The Father of Modern Facial Plastic Surgery  |   World War One
Plastic Surgery Organizes  |   Otolaryngologists Undeterred
More Courses, Study Groups  |   Facial Plastic Surgery Organizes  |   Education FirstRecognition Next  |  Conclusion Chronology of Subspecialty Development
AAFPRS Officers
 |  Bibliography

Mission  |   History  |   Training