- 3-day congress to address key topics related to Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 25 November, 2019: The Organizing committee of the Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress (EPSC), today announced in a press conference the agenda of the 5th edition of the premier plastic surgery congress at Raffles Hotel in Dubai. Being held under the theme ‘Science and Art in the field of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery’ the 3-day Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress will be taking place from the 16th to the 18th of January, 2020 in Dubai, aiming to focus on the most recent developments, latest treatment modalities and new inventions in the field of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.
The press conference is headed by Dr. Zuhair Al Fardan, President of the Emirates Plastic Surgery Society (EPSS) and witnessed the participation of senior Board Members representing EPSS including Dr. Jamal Jomah, General Secretary (EPSS) and Dr. Sanjay Parashar, Chair – Scientific Committee, EPSC 2020 as well as Dr. Omar Alameri, Vice President EPSS, Dr. Saba Al Marush, Chairperson, Cultural Committee, EPSS, senior officials and media executives.
Over the 3 days, EPSC is expected to attract more than 500 visitors and participants from 25 countries while also bringing together over 20 international expert speakers from the USA, Europe, Asia, Latin America and more than 10 regional speakers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain and India, who will offer their insights and share their unique experiences for the benefit of all attendees. In addition, the premier congress features 100 scientific lectures addressing the most critical topics in the field of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery as well as showcasing Poster presentations to explore new research studies and raising awareness about the latest in this highly specialized field of medicine.
EPSC 2020 features highly specialized discussions and debates on a number of important scientific themes and topics related to Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery such as Face lifts, Neck Lift, Soft tissue facial Augmentation, Facial Reconstruction, Liposuction – Safety and Efficacy, New Modalities in Body Contouring, Augmentation Rhinoplasty with Implants and the Role of the Fat Compartments in transforming facelift surgery, Breast reduction and implants, Regenerative medicine in aesthetic gynaecology: what’s up in 2020?, using a custom 3D – printed facemask, New Strategies in Regenerative Medicine and Surgery, Safety Score for Plastic Surgery and Scar Management with Lasers to name a few.
Additionally, the congress will feature workshops on Liposuction and Body Contouring, Facial Plastic Surgery & Rhinoplasty, Special Session on Injectables, Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery, Burns & Wound Management and Hand and Microvascular Reconstruction.
Furthermore, with the aim of enhancing the clinical expertise of industry professionals, EPSC attendees get a chance to earn up to 30 CME points and endorsements from Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Emirates Medical Association and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
During the press conference, Dr. Zuhair Al Fardan, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Consultant and President of Emirates Plastic Surgery Society, (EPSS), said, “The 5th Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress (EPSC) 2020 features a rich comprehensive scientific program, addressing all the branches of plastic and reconstructive surgery. This year, EPSC brings together the best expert surgeons, top specialists and doctors with the aim of shedding new light and addressing the latest developments in the field of plastic surgery. On behalf of Emirates Medical Association (EMA), which is a strategic partner for EPSC 202O, it is our endeavor to provide the latest scientific training for professional skills via various events and conferences and we hope that this highly specialized conference will greatly add value and offer learning opportunities for all attendees.”
Dr. Zuhair Al Fardan added, “EPSC 2020 agenda features a number of key sessions and discussions on various topics related to plastic surgery as well as many scientific workshops, including a dedicated training session conducted by the American Association For Accreditation Of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities discussing the substance, methodologies, philosophies and mechanics of conducting a survey, the various areas of clinical operations and documentation requirements that come with conducting a survey and ‘how to adopt these centers and the required conditions’ in line with the efforts and policies of UAE’s health bodies. Meanwhile another workshop will be held on Wound Care Management and the latest therapeutic techniques. The congress will also include many demonstrations of surgery sessions administered by distinguished international plastic surgeons and doctors.”
He further stated, “For the 5th edition, the congress is set to attract the most famous surgeons and experts in the field of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery while also witnessing the presence of 3 eminent editors of the largest scientific journals, specializing in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. With such a rich line up of speakers, top editors and leading plastic surgeons at EPSC 2020, we believe that the congress will result in highly valuable and promising discussions and also helpful for doctors based in the UAE and abroad who intend to keep themselves up-to-date in this highly evolving field of medicine. We are greatly pleased to witness the support of Bahrain Association of Plastic Surgery (BAPS), Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, Plastic Surgery Care Society of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Omani Society of Plastic Surgeons and Iranian Society of Plastic & Aesthetic Surgeons. Additionally, EPSC also provides doctors the opportunity to participate in the conference via internet and live broadcast for the first time in the UAE and earn valuable CME points to enhance their clinical expertise. On this occasion, we would like to specially thank the UAE health authorities for partnering and supporting EPSC in its efforts and offering their help towards our scientific program.”
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sanjay Parashar, Chair, Scientific Committee, Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress, said, “The upcoming Emirates Plastic surgery congress (EPSC) has a focus on all aspects of Plastic surgery. Traditionally Plastic surgeons are either known as skin grafting surgeons or Cosmetic surgeons doing only Liposuction or tummy tuck but plastic surgery is a vast discipline and it comprises of Reconstructive and Aesthetic (Popularly known as cosmetic) surgery. The congress will cover all the aspects such as Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery (dealing with skull and face deformities either birth or acquired and tumors) and Facial Plastic surgery with special focus on newer methods of face lifting, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) and eye rejuvenation. Breast and body contouring surgery will focus on safety of Breast implants, breast reconstruction methods and its psychological benefits when it’s performed primarily and updated technologies such as 4th Generation Vaser, Plasma guided Radiofrequency for the use in Body contouring.”
Speaking about the latest trends in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sanjay said, “Plastic surgeons have developed a Step ladder system of managing various problems, starting always by looking at Noninvasive or minimal invasive method of treatments be it laser treatment for face or even the newer Plasma Skin Regeneration (PSR) technology which uses energy delivered from plasma in millisecond pulses. Regenerative medicine is the newer application in the field of Plastic surgery where special cells are derived from body fat or bone marrow and is used for the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating tissues to restore body form and function. Its applications are widely being used in breast reconstruction, wound management and also facial treatments.”
While commenting on how plastic surgery is helping patients with diverse needs, Dr. Sanjay added, “There is still a large population of people who are concerned with their body images either due to weight gain or aging mechanism and we witnessed many treatment advances in this area. Technologies to bust fat cells externally and internally have developed rapidly but liposuction still remains the gold standard in body contouring because of its efficiency and effectiveness and the newer advances are making it safer. Antiaging procedures for face are developing more towards noninvasive and minimal invasive methods such as botulinum injections, hyaluronic based injectables, laser, radio frequency and ultrasonic devices.”
Running parallel to the conference, the EPSC exhibition will provide more than 20 leading brands and top exhibitors from the UAE and abroad a unique opportunity to showcase their latest products and technologies that are widely applicable and helpful for plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons in their clinical practice. In addition, practicing plastic surgeons and industry professionals are provided a unique platform to interact with world renowned brands and improve their understanding about the latest breakthroughs in plastic surgery.
Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress is annually organized by the Emirates Plastic Surgery Society (EPSS) under the umbrella of Emirates Medical Association in collaboration with Congress Secretariat INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions – a member of INDEX Holding in Dubai.