It seems like it was just yesterday when we began talking about the ISAPS 2018 Congress, to be held in Miami Beach, Florida. Last year, the idea of the next Congress was exciting, but it was still a speck on the horizon. We had only just wrapped up the 2016 Congress in Kyoto, Japan, and there was still so much time — to make plans, get things ready, book tickets, register, etc… And now suddenly, here it is! 2018! The Congress will be here in a heartbeat. We certainly know that tempus fugit, but wow, did 2017 fly by quickly! No more time to waste, because the countdown has begun!
We’ve been talking about the ISAPS 2018 Congress for a while now in these blogs, primarily focusing on the location. Miami Beach, Florida is one of the most exciting places we’ve ever had a Congress. Its unparalleled beaches, architecture and amenities make it an incredibly popular vacation hotspot, and we will be “smack in the middle” of it all at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. It’s just a 12-minute walk to the main venue at the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center. But now, it’s time to get down to the details of the Congress: the events we’re holding and the faculty that will be attending.
We’ve recently opened up submissions for abstracts for the ISAPS 2018 Congress. All submissions must be in English. The deadline is April 10, 2018, so that means you have just under four months left to make your submission. This year’s categories include:
● Abdominoplasty and Body Contouring
● Breast Surgery
● Face & Neck Rejuvenation
● Fat Transfer
● Hair Restoration
● Minimally Invasive Procedures
● New Technology/New Devices
● Patient Safety & Complications
● Periocular Rejuvenation
● Practice Management
With the Congress fast approaching, the list of exhibitors and faculty is fast solidifying, and new additions are coming in every day. Our list of faculty attending the Congress is extensive and is growing daily, and our list of exhibitors is already at 64! If you’d like to get more global exposure for your company by having an exhibit at this year’s Congress, you can contact Catherine Foss, ISAPS Executive Director, by telephone (1.603.643.2325) or fax (1.603.643.1444), or email her at ISAPS@isaps.org.
As anyone who has attended an ISAPS Congress in the past will tell you, it isn’t all exhibitions and classes. There will also be a vast number of fun social events where you can get to know your international colleagues better. To kick things off, our Opening Ceremony will be held on October 31st, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This Welcoming Reception will also be a Halloween Party, so please, we encourage you to go all out and get your Halloween Costumes ready! There will be more events throughout the Congress, and we will provide all the details as soon as we have them.
Now that the countdown to the ISAPS 2018 Congress has started in earnest, it’s time to book your spot. We have special “early bird” rates until May 31st, for all of our fee types. Your registration fee includes entry to all scientific sessions and the exhibition hall, a daily lunch, a daily morning and afternoon coffee break, a Congress bag, and a copy of the program/abstract book. After May 31st, the price of the Congress will rise to our mid-range rates. These mid-range rates will be in place from June 1st until September 20th. After that, you will have to pay our on-site rate in order to attend. So, as you can see, it pays to book ahead of time! Not only will you be able to save money on the fee, you will also be able to save on airfare prices, as well as guarantee that you will be able to get a room at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and reserve a spot at the Congress.
Just think, in only a few more months, you will be attending the ISAPS 2018 Congress, the world’s finest Global Aesthetic Meeting. By registering now, you will guarantee that you will be there, along with some of the most outstanding ISAPS plastic surgeons from around the world! We can’t wait to see you in Miami Beach!