Eighth IQUAM Consensus Conference Position Statement: Transatlantic Innovations, April 2009

  title={Eighth IQUAM Consensus Conference Position Statement: Transatlantic Innovations, April 2009},
  author={Constance Neuhann-Lorenz. and J Fedeles and Marita Eisenman-Klein and Brian M. Kinney and Bruce L. Cunningham},
  journal={Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery},
Background: On April 7, 2009, the International Committee for Quality Assurance, Medical Technologies and Devices in Plastic Surgery (IQUAM) issued its 8th Position Statement. IQUAM is a professional medical and scientific organization committed to the surveillance of existing and new technologies and devices in plastic surgery. IQUAM periodically reviews and evaluates updated international literature and studies and scientific data, and recommends standards of treatment for plastic surgery… 
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