Dear colleagues, professors, attendees, and friends, Greetings!!
I would like to invite you to the 1st ICOPLAST World Congress - PERU 2022, which will take place on May 19, 20 and 21 at the Swissotel in Lima, Peru.
It is an honor for Peru to be the first venue of this congress and we are ready for the challenge. We have a great team and organization that has been working for a long time for this purpose.
I would like to invite all of you to this special meeting, in which we will exchange perspectives, studies, news and research. This, with the aim of enriching ourselves academically, but also culturally and socially; remembering the ties that unite and benefit us and contribute to the well-being of our patients.
As Peruvians, we want to share with all of you our culture, hoping that you will enjoy its many historical and tourist destinations, its renowned cuisine and countless experiences that I am sure you will take home with each of you.
We await you with open arms and with the desire to form bonds that transcend time.
I wish you a warm welcome.
Guillermo Wiegering Cecchi, MD, MSc, PhD, FACS
Peruvian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Dear colleagues and friends,
We are part of a group that with much enthusiasm is organizing ICOPLAST’s First World Congress. Our goal is to return to in-person events where we can interact academically as well as socially. We will provide you with all the facilities to make this possible.
We are waiting for you in Lima, May 2022.
Co-Chairs Organizing Committee
ICOPLAST WORLD CONGRESS 2022Julio Daniel Kirschbaum, MD and Claudio Kirschbaum, MD
Dear colleagues throughout the world,
It is my pleasure to invite you to the 1st World Congress of the International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies (ICOPLAST). From May 19 to 21st, 2022 our first world congress ever will be held in the beautiful city of Lima, Peru.
ICOPLAST was founded during the XXI Ibero-Latin American Congress of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Punta del Este, Uruguay in March 2016. Because of this, I am extremely delighted that our first congress will take place in this part of the world with the valuable support of the Peruvian Society of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (SPCPRE).
Formally launched by sixty-two founding societies representing over 25,000 aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons, ICOPLAST does not belong to any continent, region or country but supports plastic surgeons worldwide. Our main purposes are to educate, communicate, advocate and advance the specialty of plastic surgery globally, all in the widest sense of the word.
After organizing successful Symposiums held in Luxor (Egypt), Seoul (South Korea) and Waterloo (Belgium), this 1st World Congress represents the natural evolution of our commitment to education. We have prepared a wonderful program encompassing all fields of our specialty that will be enriching for everyone. We have invited outstanding speakers from all over the world who will share the latest techniques and advances.
In addition, we are also happy to announce that the 1st International Collaboration on Breast Registry Activities (ICOBRA) Meeting will be held immediately before our world congress. ICOBRA was founded by the Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery and now is part of ICOPLAST. Its role is to promote collaboration between clinical breast implant registries throughout the world.
Last but not least, the prestigious Sushruta Professorship Lecture in Plastic Surgery will be presented on May 19, 2022. This award has been established by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and ICOPLAST through the generosity of the Guha family to recognize a distinguished scholar in Plastic Surgery.
Despite these unprecedented pandemic times, we are planning on holding an in-person event. We believe people are eager to return to in-person meetings and socialize. Furthermore, we are confident that the pandemic will be under control by then as large-scale immunization campaigns are being implemented worldwide.
We do hope to see everyone in person in Lima. In the meantime, keep safe and stay healthy!
Horacio F. Mayer, MD, FACS
1st ICOPLAST World Congress
Chairman, Education Committee, ICOPLAST