Welcome to Akademikliniken’s 13th International Aesthetic Medicine meeting in Stockholm June 1-3, 2017.

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


Map STHLM city

About the venue and destination

Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre is the city’s newest and most versatile large-scale venue. Built on the waters’ edge right in the heart of Stockholm, it offers vast possibilities for experiences out of the ordinary. Whether you are looking for a venue for smaller meetings or planning an event for an audience of 3,000. Whether it’s a conference, an exhibition, a banquet or even sports and music events. The spectacular architecture also features world-class energy solutions, which make the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre more than twice as energy efficient EU certified “Green Buildings”.

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful major cities in the world, a mix of modern steel and glass architecture and historical saffron- and terracotta-coloured buildings. In the summer the city casts reflections in the water surrounding the 14 islands on which it is built and in the winter you’ll find it snow covered and dotted with lights.

In 2010 Stockholm was the first capital to be named “European Green Capital”. It’s also a vibrant, modern city, known for producing innovative IT and media businesses, sleek designs, edgy fashion and world-class nightclubs. It offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere with a bustling café and restaurant culture and has one of the highest concentrations of museums and galleries in the world. Yet the city centre is small enough to allow you to take it in on foot.

Beyond the buzzing metropolis of the city centre’s boutiques and restaurants Stockholm is laid out before you in a system of connected islands. South of the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre is the charming Gamla Stan (Old Town) and beyond that is Södermalm, a residential oasis with tons of great eateries, bohemian shops and art galleries line the main streets. To the west, just north of the big city boulevards and shopping streets, you’ll find more pockets of restaurants and shops in Kungsholmen.

Surrounding all of this – the 24,000 or so islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago.


Please note that the Beauty through Science Congress is open to adults (18 years and older) only.
Children are not allowed to enter, even if accompanied by an adult.

Exceptions: breastfeeding infants.

Getting to the venue

By plane

From Arlanda Airport
• Arlanda Express train (20 minutes), stops next to the congress centre. Direct access through Stockholm Central Station.
• Airport bus to Cityterminalen (40 minutes), next to the congress centre.
• Taxi (40 minutes), recommended firms: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, Top Cab and Taxi 020.

From Bromma Airport
• Airport bus to Cityterminalen (20 minutes), next to the congress centre.
• Taxi (20 minutes), recommended firms: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, Top Cab and Taxi 020.

From Skavsta Airport
• Airport bus to Cityterminalen (80 min), next to the congress centre.
• Taxi (70 min), recommended firms: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, Top Cab and Taxi 020.

By train
Arrive at Stockholm Central Station with direct access to the congress centre. See how to get from the Central Station to Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre on foot below.

By bus
National and international buses and airport buses arrive at Cityterminalen, next to the congress centre. See how to get from Cityterminalen to Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre on foot below.

By car
Follow signs for Stockholm C, Centrum and Centralstationen (Central Station). The congress centre is located next to the Central Station.

A limited on-site parking service is available. Parking is also available in the vicinity of the congress centre. Nearby parking:
• Kungsbron, Östra Järnvägsgatan 21 (600 metres from Stockholm Waterfont).
• Norra Bantorget, Torsgatan 1/Östra Järnvägsgatan 35 (800 metres from Stockholm Waterfront).
• Gallerian, Regeringsgatan 15 & 20/Herkulesgatan 16 (900 metres from Stockholm Waterfront).
• Norr Mälarstrand 2-80 (1 200 metres from Stockholm Waterfront).


Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, adjacent to the congress venue is the nearest hotel. To book accommodation, please contact the hotel directly.

Registration desk opening hours

Information will follow.

Official congress language

The official language of the congress is English. However a simultaneous translation into Russian will be provided this year.

Coffee & lunch breaks

Will be served in the exhibition hall during the official breaks.

Closing event

Friday June 2, Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre
19:30 – 21:00 Pre-drink and dinner
21:00 – until late Coffee, dessert and entertainment *

Time difference

Swedish time is GMT plus 1 hour.

Currency & exchange

Local currency: Swedish Krona (SEK).
Current exchange rate (as of January 2016)
100 SEK = 11,15 US Dollar
100 SEK = 10,26 EURO

Visa & Entry requirements

Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a Visa to travel to Sweden. Information about Visa requirements can be found on the World Travel Guide website: On request, the The BTS Event Team will be pleased to send letters of invitation to individual delegates intended to obtain visas. They do not imply any commitment or responsibility on behalf of the Congress to provide financial support. Please note that letters of invitation can only be sent after receipt of registration and payment of full registration fee.Please note that Visa applications can take a while to be processed, so please send us your request for a letter of invitation in due time. BTS will not be responsible for any cancellations or delays caused by authorities due to a lack of Visa or other required documentation

Recording policy

Recording (photographic, video and audio) of the sessions of BTS is strictly prohibited. Violators will be banned from future meetings.

Mobile phones

As a courtesy to all presenters and attendees, please turn off the signal on your mobile phone while attending sessions.
By giving your mobile number and/or email you will recieve important updates, reminders and evaluations to your smart phone.

Evaluation survey

Your evaluation is important to improve future BTS symposiums. Evaluation forms will be sent out to your smart phone via sms or email after each session directly.