Dear colleagues and friends,
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 31st SOFCEP congress that will be held on 1 and 2 June 2018 in Lyon, a city at the crossroads of Europe.
The event will take place in Lyon’s congress centre located between the banks of the Rhone and the Tête d’Or park.
Lyon, city of light, is the capital of French gourmet food and is also surrounded by a number of vineyards. We will therefore try to draw benefit from these assets during your stay.
The ISAPS symposium will take place on the Thursday, giving us an opportunity for discussions with many American and European colleagues on the subject of orbito-palpebral surgery and face-lifts. It will be held exclusively in English with simultaneous interpretation.
During two days, we will be working in the lecture hall and also in a side room, which will enable us to debate freely without making our program too heavy. However on Saturday we will only be working in the lecture hall. For both of these two days the lectures will be given in English or in French with slides in English.
We will try and give the floor not only to our experienced lecturers, but also to the younger ones, the goal of these lectures being to strive for perfection in aesthetic medicine and surgery. Our patients ask us more and more frequently for micro-invasive procedures with less postoperative impact, regenerative medicine, injections, the use of machines; these innovations will enable us to treat a number of our patients (although they are not entirely risk-free, a subject that we will also discuss) and we will not forget to mention them and make them part of our daily practice.
We will also broach the subject of genital restoration, an area of practice that is developing fast, in cooperation with GRIRG with whom we have set up a partnership.
The assistants’ congress will not be forgotten either: over the past few years it has enabled us to improve the methods we use to manage our consulting rooms and clinics and receive our patients, ensure their safety and care rationales.
The relationships in our medical teams will thus be strengthened for our patients’ benefit. I hope that many of you will come and participate in this 31st edition of our congress, an event that is dear to our society, that will continue its action in favour of plastic and aesthetic surgery in France and worldwide.
Yours very sincerely,