*Aesthetic Appointment is a media sponsor of this congress*
*This event is for doctors to attend and not for patient participation*
Prof Tim Christofides (President of APRASSA) and Dr Kenny Segwapa (Congress Chairman) invite you to join us for the 2022 APRASSA Congress which will be held from 16 – 18 September 2022 at the exquisite Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch.
We will have a full programme with excellent international and local invited speakers, presentations by local doctors and registrars, interactive representation from Trade in the exhibition area, social events where you can catch up with friends and our prize-giving ceremony at the Gala Dinner.
You are encouraged to share your work over the last three years with the APRASSA community by submitting abstracts for presentation. More detail is available on the “Call for Abstracts” page.
Registrars can apply for funding to attend the Congress. More information appears on the “Fees” page.
Exhibiting and sponsorship
Sponsors are invited to support the Congress by selecting one of a number of items as outlined in the Sponsorship Prospectus; exhibitors are encouraged to showcase their products by participating in the exhibition. The Sponsorship Prospectus and floorplan for the exhibition as well as an exhibition booking form are available on the Sponsors and Exhibitor page.
Dr Joseph Losee
Dr Losee graduated AOA from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1994. He completed a residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Rochester and a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
For over a decade, he was the Program Director for the Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program in Pittsburgh. He currently serves on the ACGME Plastic Surgery Residency Review Committee (RRC). He assembled a coalition and spearheaded the only innovative experimental Competency-Based GME training program in the United States. Read more…
Prof Marcos Sforza (Sponsored by Motiva)
Professor Marcos Sforza is one of the most renowned lecturers and researchers in the realm of Cosmetic Surgery. Regularly, he is invited to various conferences around the world to confer his experience on over 5000 procedures.
Professor Sforza is responsible for one of the few internships in Cosmetic Surgery in Europe for young doctors. Professor Sforza is also a leader in the pioneering research on Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Prof. Sforza was brought up in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) trained by the world-renowned plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy. After finishing his training, was invited to remain at Professor Pitanguy’s School as a teaching instructor. Read more…
Dr Aris Steromidas
Dr Sterodimas graduated from the Semmelweis University and pursued his residency in General Surgery at The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in London, UK. He then performed research at Imperial College’s St Mary’s Hospital, in London, where he acquired his Master’s degree in Surgery. He did part of his training in Plastic. Reconstructive Surgery in Bristol Royal Infirmary University Hospitals Bristol NHS, Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford University Hospitals NHS and the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Sterodimas then was accepted to continue his training in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Ivo Pitanguy Institute, an internationally leading center of modern aesthetic plastic surgery, under the guidance of the world-famous Plastic Surgeon Professor Ivo Pitanguy. Dr Sterodimas is a Board-certified plastic surgeon after completing successfully the Greek National Board Examination. Read more..
Contact for more APRASSA Congress Information
Candice Penfold – Congress Coordinator
Tel: +27 (11) 784-4537 or 082 966 8583
Dr Isabel Do Vale – Congress Committee
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