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Welcome to Akademikliniken’s 15th International Aesthetic Medicine Congress in Stockholm June 5-8, 2019

With the start in 2002, the next congress will be our 15th anniversary and we hope you will join us, June 5-8, in Stockholm. During the four-day congress you will have the opportunity to hear about the latest trends in aesthetic medicine and listen to international key opinion leaders and experts who will come and share their valuable knowledge and latest innovations. We have seen a steady growth in the number of participants over the years since our first congress in 2002 and in 2018 we were almost 980 participants.

Aesthetic medicine is no longer limited to surgical procedures as it was decades ago. Today, the non-surgical field is of great importance for both plastic surgeons and other aesthetic physicians. We will therefore continue to have parallel sessions, as previous years, where a full program on both non-surgical and surgical topics will be covered. This year I am delighted to have included Dr Hema Sundaram as director of the non-surgical program for BTS 2019, on which she has provided some notes below.

On the first day of the congress, Wednesday, June 5, we will have live demo with both surgery and injectables. In the live surgery, transmitted live from the operating rooms in Akademikliniken, many different operations with the latest facelifting techniques, rhinoplasties and body-contouring will be demonstrated by international experts. In addition to this, several breast augmentation methods will be shown live.

Thursday, June 6, from morning until lunch, will be devoted to topics of great interest for both surgeons and non-surgical practitioners and include a grand debate between industry and physicians – the future of aesthetic medicine followed by the BTS Cup. Then the congress will split up in a non-surgical and a surgical session and this format will also continue on the third and into the fourth day of the congress.

This year, the surgical program will on Thursday afternoon focus on the facial aesthetic surgery and the whole of Friday will focus on breast surgery. Saturday will focus on rhinoplasty surgery and in the afternoon a body contouring session.

On Thursday, early evening, and on Saturday afternoon, there will 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.

On Friday night, June 7, we will host our traditional congress dinner with food and entertainment. I have frequently heard from previous years’ participants that the BTS congress dinner is better than anywhere else so please come and join us and make this a memorable evening.

Stockholm is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world and particularly in June it offers its best side. It is also a city full of good restaurants and culture, making our fantastic city well worth visiting.


Per Hedén
Congress President and Surgical Program Director


Welcome from Dr. Hema Sundaram, Non-Surgical Program Director

This year, I am delighted to be joining the Beauty through Science congress as non-surgical director. Per has provided a very good summary above of our rationale for having two side-by-side programs at Beauty through Science, and outlined the key features of the surgical program. In the notes that follow, I offer some highlights of the non-surgical program which will take a deep dive into minimally invasive procedures – always with a focus on science, evidence-based medicine and what is new, relevant and exciting for today’s practitioner.

Our first day, Wednesday, June 5, features Master Classes on threads, lasers and energy-based devices, with live demonstrations and debate panels on these technologies and others such as injectables and chemical peels. On Day 2, Thursday, June 6, our non-surgical programming after the Grand Debate and BTS Cup includes The Non-Surgical Year in Review, a quick-fire synopsis of important recent developments in arenas including fillers, toxins, lasers, cosmeceuticals and regenerative medicine; a panel on optimizing procedural outcomes; and a problem-oriented session on injectables complications. Friday, June 7 is dedicated to a full-day Master Class on anatomy and injectables, including video demonstrations that illustrate key safety points, advanced facial analysis, and a variety of procedural approaches. Our closing day, Saturday, June 8, covers new technologies on the horizon including neuromodulators and other injectables, stem cells, minimally invasive devices, and the future of imaging. The Hot Topicals session will address emerging concepts in cosmeceuticals, and there will also be time for interactive problem-solving of procedural complications.

Our aim for BTS 2019 is to create a unique educational experience with cutting-edge programming and an outstanding faculty from throughout the world. We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Stockholm this June, and hope to provide you with inspiration, ideas and pragmatic tools to take your aesthetic practice to the next level.

Hema Sundaram
Non-Surgical Program Director


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