Who are we?
ISAPS is the world's leading professional organization for board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeons, dedicated to achieving the highest quality of teaching through the interface of Aesthetic Surgery. The program has been reviewed by the Educational Council and is officially Endorsed by the ISAPS. 1st Belgrade Official ISAPS Course is also the first ISAPS course officially accredited by EACCME (European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) which approved this course for 15 European CME credits (ECMEC).
The course was implemented in cooperation with Serbian Society for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SRBPRAS). SRBPRAS designated this live event for a maximum of 13 CME for Speakers and 7 CME for Participants.
The Course was held 08-10 October in Hyatt regency Hotel, Belgrade, Serbia. The first and the third day consisted of lectures, 56 in total, organized in 6 sessions. Average marks of lecturers range from 4.29 to 4.83. Lectures were presented to the following topics: body reshaping, excess skin removal after massive weight loss, different liposuction techniques, excess abdominal, thighs and arms skin removal, breast surgery: augmentation, lifting and implant replacement, buttocks augmentation with implants and fat transfer, techniques for stem cells extraction from fat tissue and survival of transplanted fat tissue, and vaginal surgery.
On the second day there were 4 live surgeries, performed in Special hospital „DIONA“, with 8-hours of satellite broadcasting and 2 round tables.
1. „Total body lift in the block“,
2. „Buttocks augmentation with implants“,
3. „Implants replacement“
4. „Lipoabdominoplasty with buttocks fat augmentation“.
Live surgery session received average mark of 4.74.
Round tables received average mark of 4.75.
Goal of the course
Goal of this course was to provide practical surgical education through live surgery, video presentations and lectures for plastic surgeons from the region as well as for all other plastic surgeons interested in this field. 25 faculties and speakers, all experienced surgeons and ISAPS Visiting professors, shared their practical knowledge with tips and tricks in order to provide the best and safer procedures for body correction after weight lost and other physiological processes. The event counted 175 participants in total, coming from 31 countries, naming: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Columbia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYR of Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Moldavia, Montenegro, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, UK, Ukraine and USA.
How satisfied were you with the Course? 4.76
How satisfied were you with the Social Events? 4.47
The validity of the concepts presented was: 4.61
The introduction of new ideas in plastic surgery was: 4.56
The Course venue was: 4.73
The quality of speakers’ presentations was: 4.71
The overall level of technology at the Course was: 4.54
Your impression on the exhibits was: 4.33
How well did the Course meet your educational needs? 4.59
How well did the faculty members meet your expectations? 4.67
Participants’ comments were for the most part qualifying the Course as excellent and outstanding, very well scientifically and technically organized, very specific and precise in education sense. Suggestions were made to have more similar events in the near future, to add efficiency with introducing live text/e-mail questions to moderators during the lectures, with few suggestions for even more discussion time, and remarks regarding the no-photo/video policy.
Based on average marks for all levels of the event as well as on comments of the participants, the educational objectives of the LEE were fully met.
Chair ISAPS EC : Lina Triana, MD,
Vice Chair Vakis Kontoes, MD, PhD
Course Director: Dana Jianu MD, PhD
Local Course Director: Violeta Skorobac Asanin, MD
ISAPS Local Chairman: Prof. Marijan Novakovic, MD, PhD