In April, Prof. Raymund E. Horch, tenured Professor of Plastic and Hand Surgery, chairman of the Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery and Director of the Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, hosted an international Cutting Edge Virtual Symposium "Latest Advances and State of the Art in Breast Reconstruction".
In May, Dr. Gordon K. Lee, from the Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, USA, and Dr. Bernard T. Lee, from Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, led a meaningful Special Issue "Complications in Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction: Management and Prevention".
In June, PAR was accepted for inclusion in Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
In January, PAR displayed the videos for abstract of articles on the website.
In April, PAR held the first webinar on Neck Lift: A Panel Discussion by International Experts, with Prof. Foad Nahai from the Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm in USA and Dr. Andrew L. Weinstein from Division of Plastic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine in USA as speakers, and then the second webinar "An International Panel Discussion on Hair Growth Evaluation and Regeneration".
The Editorial Office completed the reconstruction of the Editorial Board by adding 26 new Editors and replacing 7 Editors.
Prof. Isao Koshima, Prof. Stan Monstrey, Dr. Andreas Arkudas, Dr. James E Zins, Dr. Mark K. Wax, etc.,joined the Editorial Board of PAR.
PAR became a Member of COPE.
Changed online new submission system from Editorial Manage to MESAs.
The Editorial Office completed the reconstruction of the Editorial Board by evaluation, with 33 members included.
Professor Yi-Lin Cao was appointed as Associate Editor.
The PAR Editorial Team attended the 23rd International Conference on Oral ＆ Maxillofacial Surgery 2017 in Hong Kong, the 14th Chinese Academic Conference on Medical Cosmetology of the Chinese Medical Association in 2017, and the 14th Congress of the Chinese Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Doctors in Beijing.
Changed publication frequency: from quarterly to bimonthly.
Cooperated with some international conferences: Editors of PAR attended the 7th Military Plastic Surgery Conference and PAR became a Partner Journal of the Italian Federation of Aesthetic Medicine.
Plastic and Aesthetic Research (PAR) was launched, which released its inaugural issue in June, and was initially published as a quarterly journal.