The Romanian Aesthetic Surgery Society (RASS), a proud member of the ISAPS Global Alliance represented by the President, Dr. Dana Mihaela Jianu, and the ISAPS Education Council represented by its Chair, Dr. Paraskevas Kontoes, organized the ISAPS Teaching Course: Excellence in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery accredited for 12 European EMC, in Poiana Brasov, Alpin Hotel, Romania on June 23 – 24. The Course Directors were Prof. Apostolos Mandrekas of Greece and Dr. Dana Jianu. The Local Arrangements Chair was Dr. Carmen Giuglea – the next RASS President. The Course was preceded by the RASS National Conference with International participation on June 22nd and the Residents in Plastic Surgery Summer School on June 21st.

Together with Prof. Apostolos Mandrekas, the Romanian Organizing Committee did their best to carefully prepare an attractive, high-profile program, both scientifically and socially. This event succeeded to be a great learning and sharing experience in a collegial spirit of respect, appreciation, friendship and a warm atmosphere.

For the ISAPS Teaching Course, prestigious international lecturers were invited as guests of RASS from Europe, Asia and the American continent and gave comprehensive talks on face, breast, body contouring, rhinoplasty, aesthetic plastic surgery, fat lasers and regenerative plastic surgery. They included: Drs. Foad Nahai (USA), Past President of ISAPS; Ruth Graf (Brazil); Violeta Skorobac Asanin (Serbia), President of Serbian Society of Aesthetic Surgery; Giovanni Botti (Italy); Paraskevas Kontoes (Greece); Apostolos Mandrekas (Greece); Carlos Roxo (Brazil); Jamal Jomah (Saudi Arabia); Gaith Shubailat (Jordan); Gianluca Campiglio (Italy); Patricio Centurion (Peru); Bryan Toth (USA); Ivar van Heijningen (Belgium) as well as Romanian lecturers and moderators:

An important moment was the ISAPS Course Opening Ceremony with the special messages of ISAPS representatives: President Dr. Renato Saltz (video), National Secretary for Romania Dr. Dana Jianu, Course Director Dr. Apostolos Mandrekas, Education Council Chair Dr. Paraskevas Kontoes, National Secretary for Belgium, Dr. Ivar van Heijningen and Secretary Dr. Gianluca Campiglio, highlighting the importance and benefits of membership in ISAPS, the greatest international society in the field, and offering an invitation to our next congress in Miami Beach in 2018. Romanian ISAPS activity was also presented.

All the presentations were a great success, including the Master Classes:

  • Dr. Giovanni BottiMy face lifting approach after 30 years of experience
  • Drs. Paraskevas Kontoes and Apostolos Mandrekas Lasers vs peels
  • Dr. Foad NahaiFacial Aesthetics
  • Dr. Ruth GrafHow I treat complications
  • Dr. Carlos RoxoPost Bariatric Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Dr. Bryan TothModern Facelift – High SMAS Facelift with simultaneous lipofilling

The hosts were delighted to welcome the participants to the Course dinner in “Forest” restaurant in the Alpin Hotel including many memorable moments: official thanks, very emotional for all our ISAPS Faculty who received awards, roses and diplomas for RASS honorary members. We had everything: classical and modern music, good food, dance, summer rain storm, conviviality and joy. The Faculty Dinner was also appreciated as it was held in a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere at “Belvedere” restaurant with a breathtaking view over Brasov City.

The Organizing Committee hope that the guests enjoyed the venue, Poiana Brasov, very close to Brasov – one of the most beautiful cities in Romania, being a picturesque resort as well as an appreciated meeting venue in the heart of the legendary Carpathian Mountains with pure air and beautiful traditions. The Hotel Alpin tried its best to provide all necessary conditions. Hopefully our guests spent some nice summer days in this beautiful mountain area with interesting tourist sites: Peles Castle, Dracula’s Castle, the old town with the Black Church of Brasov or some more days in Bucharest.

Special thanks go to our industry partners: Novogold, Liposales, H&M Ltd, Romger Medical, Solartium, Medical Point Distribution, Threepharm/Polytech, BMW, Mesoestetic, Orthotrend, Fabre, Italtrade, Vector Aesthetic, Allergan, Bustiere Medicale, Rhea Medical, Medical Ortovit, Global Aesthetic, Raiffeisen Bank and the painter Lisandru Neamtu who displayed beautiful creations inspired by feminine beauty.

The vast majority of participants at this event considered this meeting a memorable success. “We enjoyed the Course and noticed the great interest shown by our entire community of plastic surgeons and other specialties, more than two hundred and we were very excited to attend this exceptional event”, a participant said.

Finally, this Course was an important RASS-ISAPS partnership achievement and we thank once again all participants for contributing to its success.

We invite you to download pictures from this medical event by clicking on: http://www.isapscourse.ro/galerie .