Bengaluru, 9th May 2017: The 12th Edition of World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology (WCOCD) – hosted jointly by International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology IACD and Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India ACS (I) – saw an incredible response, with over 5000 Indian and international delegates attending the event.
Dr Venkataram Mysore Congress President, said that this was the largest ever meeting on this subject in India and the largest WCOCD in its history. Over 125 Indian & International speakers participated in the Congress, discussing various new technologies and innovations in cosmetic dermatology- there were six societies from different countries and delegates from over 20 countries. One of the highlights of the congress was an effort to introduce Indian culture and heritage to the delegates- Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, inaugurated the congress and also delivered a key note address – oneness of beauty, nature and divinity – Satyam Shivam Sundaram. In his message to audience he propagated the importance of spiritually driven inner beauty rather than external appearance and skin Colour. He also demonstrated stress buster meditation himself.
Jennifer L Parish, MD, from USA, “The joint meeting of the IACD and the ACS was an amazingly successful event in Bengaluru. It was an opportunity for leaders in cosmetic dermatology from around the world to share new ideas and techniques. The hospitality exceeded our expectations”.
Lawrence Charles Parish, USA president, “The World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology proved to be a huge success with over 3800 registrants and a distinguished national and international faculty. A wide variety of topics were discussed relating to cosmetic dermatology, ranging from the use of Botox® and fillers to various surgical interventions, including Mohs micrographic surgery and hair transplantation.”
Firas al-niaimi, international faculty from UK at WCOCD, “this is my first time in India and I loved every part of it. The hospitality of the people and my colleagues was humbling and the meeting was well organized and had a nice mixture of all elements of cosmetic dermatology. Attending a conference is not just about learning new things in medicine; it’s also about building bridges, making friendships and getting exposed to new people and cultures. India is a country rich in history, culture and traditions and its people have been very welcoming and helpful. I look forward to my next visit”.
Hassan Galadari, international faculty from Dubai, “Great hospitality, Wonderful setting, fantastic sessions. The WCOCD in Bengaluru was an unforgettable meeting of the minds.”
Dr. B. S Chandrashekhar, Secretary General – WCOCD Bengaluru said, “WCOCD inauguration program was attended by delegates from different countries. Program started with lighting of lamp and symbolic tree plantation which association plans to plant 500 trees as a memory of this event to contribute to pollution free environment. We had also organized a cycle rally and derma bus from Mysore to Bangalore to spread messages about different skin diseases-such as Vitiligo, steroid cream abuse and leprosy. The program was well taken and appreciated by all the delegates. In the program 10 different books were released”.
Key Highlights of the event:
· Provisional scientific programme on topics like innovations in dermatology, overview of tattoo removal, chemical peels, lasers & light, Aesthetics and technology, Non-laser energy based devices etc.
· Instructional course with video demonstration on Practise Management, Medical And Procedural Rejuvenation, Facial Scar Management, Hair Transplant, Liposuction And Fat Transfer, Vitiligo
· Workshops on topics like Lasers, Injectables, Hyperpigmentation, Micro-needling, Platelet Plasma Therapy, Body Contouring, Skin Tightening, Thread Lift and Injection Lipolysis
· Panel discussion on Mediolegal Issues , Botulinum Toxin, Emergencies And Complications In Aesthetic Practices , Red Face Symposium, Cosmetic Nail Problems , Acne, Facial Anatomy , Melasma , Vitiligo Surgery, Medical Hair Restoration, Hirsutism , Cosmecuticals And Retinoid , Hyperhidrosis , Scar Management , Periorbital ,Complications Of Aesthetic Procedures, Aesthetic Treatments For Skin Disease , Sclerotheraphy , Controversial Treatments , Hidradenitis Suppurativa