11ο Πανελλήνιο Συνέδριο
Πλαστικής Επανορθωτικής & Αισθητικής Χειρουργικής
The biennial congress staged by HESPRAS, the top scientific institution in Greek plastic surgery for 22 years, returns this year to Thessaloniki for the third time, to be held 5-7 November 2015 at the Makedonia Palace Hotel.
The plastic surgeons of Thessaloniki are particularly pleased and honoured to welcome you to this major formal event staged by our association.
The universal and active participation of all of our colleagues from every corner of Greece and the rest of the world confer authority and prestige to this Congress. By covering all of the subspecialties of plastic surgery, the event will promote the work of Greek plastic surgeons and their contribution to the medical field.
To that end, we hope that our Congress will highlight the potential and achievements of this speciality as it has been evolving through its normal cycles of progress, usually independently and contrary to the cycles of the economy, coinciding with a period in which the city and the country is making a particular effort to promote its character and prospects.
By enlisting the knowledge, experience, good taste and creative planning at the 11th Congress in Thessaloniki, plastic surgery will be identified with the virtues that it promotes and which derive from it.
In our city, these virtues have become concentrated in the technology which has for years been on the cutting edge in the area of manufacturing and developing lasers by this unique Greek association. This work will be highlighted through the extended papers to be presented as part of the Congress programme by colleagues who wish to outline their extensive experience in specific techniques. At the same time, our goal is to be able to disseminate through this Congress clear and understandable messages of practical interest to patients and society who we often see becoming lost in translation on the internet.
We will make every possible effort to encourage and facilitate the participation of our younger colleagues so that, with their active presence, they can take part by expanding on their future goals and any problems they face in their careers.
With these thoughts and the promise that our Congress will be of great scientific interest, I encourage you all to respond to our invitation and the opportunity for an infusion of new ideas, and revival of social relations by taking active part in this prominent event of our association, thus ensuring the success of the Congress and the showcasing of the work of plastic surgeons.
Dr Athanasios A. Exadaktylos