We would like to recognize Detlev Erdmann M.D., Ph.D., M.H.Sc., member of the Combined Hand Division and Chief of the Section of Plastic Surgery at the Durham VA Medical Center, who was invited to the Italian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (SICPRE) 2017 Meeting in Modena, Italy. He will be presenting on "Reconstructive Strategies after Extremity Sarcoma Resection." There will be a top-level programme that will be dynamic, international and as interactive as possible. The 2017 edition of SICPRE’s National Congress will mark the start of an important partnership: on Saturday, September 23rd, the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, the historic school of post-bariatric plastic surgery, will be joining the congress for a first joint meeting with the Society. The many important challenges currently facing plastic surgery will be the topic of lively interactive sessions.