Heraclitus already 500 B.C said the wise words: There is nothing permanent except change.
I am sure that everyone active in the aesthetic medicine field agrees strongly with this statement. So many things have changed over the last decades and we have also seen a tremendous growth in this field. To be successful, it is of great importance to monitor these changes on a regular basis, which is a good reason, why people should continue to come back to our Beauty through Science Congress in Stockholm. We have seen a steady growth in the number of participants over the years since our first congress in 2002. In 2016 we were over 800 participants which was record breaking compared to previous years. This year we expect even more participants to come and follow the latest trends in aesthetic medicine. Many international key opinion leaders and experts will come and share their valuable knowledge and latest innovations.
Aesthetic medicine is no longer limited to surgical procedures as it was decades ago. Today, the non-surgical field is of great importance both for plastic surgeons and other aesthetic physicians. Following the changes to this congress a couple of years ago we will continue to have parallel sessions on the second and third day of the congress where a full program on both non-surgical and surgical topics will be covered. This year the surgical program will focus on aesthetic facial surgery, breast surgery and abdominoplasty. The non-surgical program will include extensive video demonstrations of injectables from multiple international experts.
The first day of the congress, Thursday June 1, will be devoted to topics of great interest for both surgeons and non-surgical practitioners. We are extremely proud and happy to have Professor Robert Langer from MIT with us for our opening Keynote lecture. His topic will be covering biomaterials in the future and I hope that everybody will take the opportunity to take the experience of this exceptional talk. In the early evenings and mornings of the congress, there will also be in-depth workshops where hour-long lectures on different topics on aesthetic medicine will be covered. These workshops have limited number of participants but are free of charge. If you haven’t signed up yet, visit our registration desk to see if there are still seats available.
On Friday night, June 2, we will also host our traditional Closing Event with food and entertainment. I have frequently heard from previous years’ participants that the BTS congress party is better than anywhere else so please come and join us and make this a memorable evening. The spring in Stockholm has started unusually cold and we even had snow in the beginning of May which I haven’t experienced in my life ever before. Even if global warming is clearly documented it felt far away during the first couple of weeks of May this year. The prognosis for the congress is however so far good, and wereally hope that you will enjoy Stockholm when it is usually at its best with bright long evenings and nice temperatures. Finally we hope that you register and plan for next years’ BTS Congress, which will take place June 7-9, 2018.
Per Hedén Congress President