Dear colleagues and friends,
Registration for the 30th congress of the French Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery is now open. As a reminder, the event will take place on June 1, 2 & 3 in Marseilles at the exquisite Palais du Pharo.
As announced, this year’s event will be held under the auspices of openness: openness to new techniques that are increasingly sophisticated and performing in our line of activity, and openness to other fellow countries in particular European and Mediterranean ones.
Marseilles was the European Capital of Culture in 2013. Not only will it be the European Capital of Sport in 2017 but definitely too the Capital of Aesthetics.
Our Faculty members have carefully set up a top class agenda for this unprecedented event that undoubtedly will keep you riveted to your seat!
15 sessions organised as round tables will foster talks and interaction for us to find inspiration and both practical and innovative solutions. For a greater comfort, all sessions will be held in one single plenary room.
Thursday, June 1st will be dedicated to the ISAPS meeting (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery). Contributions will be given in English and simultaneous translation services will be provided. A breast surgery session will give us the opportunity to compare different surgical procedures between male and female surgeons.
Friday, June 2nd will host a legal session: a fake complication case will be presented complete with legal and insurance expert contributions.
The "Breast” session on Saturday, June 3rd will bring up the issue of the inframammary fold: should we preserve its loadbearing capacity or not?
A parallel conference over a day and a half will be dedicated to our assistants: close to our patients, their role is crucial. Technical and regulatory aspects are major concerns to us but we must not forget the personal development of our staff, a key point in team performance and patient’s relationship management.
As always, our Congress will credit attendees with DPC (the French continuing medical education) with compensation for free-lance surgeons.
The main topics of the 30th SOFCEP congress:
The combination of surgery and cosmetic medicine is increasingly ambitious and accurate. The association of radio frequencies, ultrasound, cryolipolysis, etc. offers highly interesting options without replacing surgical options.
Whether for the face or the body, the always increasing refinement of procedures offers outcomes enhancing a soft and natural aspect with long lasting effects and a much less traumatic postoperative course.
This is the objective of the French Aesthetic Touch, a surgery aiming at a natural, reliable and long-lasting outcome, now acknowledged as an international reference.
A long past history! And a promising future with stem cells and regenerative medicine to prevent or slow-down ageing with our own cells.
Entertainment has also carefully been organised: sports, music, good food and more will be on offer throughout the event between working sessions.
As part of our social programme, a private visit of MuCEM i.e. the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations is also on the agenda.
The Chairman’s gala dinner will take place on Friday June 2 at the ‘Cercle des Officiers’, a stone’s throw from the Palais du Pharo.
The event will close on Saturday evening to give you the unique opportunity of staying over through Whit Monday and visit Marseilles and its surroundings whether alone or in company.
Looking forward to welcoming you very soon,
With kind regards,
Dr Richard Abs
More than a congress, SOFCEP is a learned society in an open environment.
The French Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (SOFCEP) is a learned society created 30 years ago whose members are exclusively French plastic surgeons with a diploma in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery, with a practice in aesthetic surgery as main activity. With a membership of 300 SOFCEP is a group of practitioners strongly represented within the International Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) ranking third after the USA and Brazil.