IBCS International Board of Cosmetic Surgery

52nd Meeting and World Congress of
International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

Dear Colleague,

The International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (IACS), the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery (IBCS) in conjunction with the Colombian Academy of Aesthetic Surgery (ACCE) will be having its 52nd International Meeting of Cosmetic Surgery Cartagena, Colombia, from the 5th to the 8th of November 2008. The meeting will be hosting important aesthetic surgeons from all over the world who will be exchanging information in this growing and exciting field.

Cartagena 2008Cartagena was founded in 1533 and is an important port on the Caribbean. A walled fort was established to protect both shipping and the slave trade. You can enjoy the history, beaches, restaurants, and night life. The walled city, (Ciudad Amurallada), with tiled roofs, balconies, and flower filled courtyards gives a colonial charm for those who wish to stroll the narrow streets. There are many places to be seen by excursions outside the city.

Colombia is a wonderful country where beauty is a culture and Cartagena has been the hosting city of the “Colombian Beauty Contest” for 73 years now. That event will take place one week after our world congress, and the beauty contestants will be guests at the Hilton Hotel while our congress takes place.

We are now in the process of setting up a preliminary program and we would like to invite you to be part of this very important international event. If you are interested in being considered for a presentation, please send us a list of three topics you would like to discuss with a short abstract. Our program committee will select topics to make a balanced and stimulating program. All faculty members will have their registration fees waived but travel costs and hotel expenses will have to be covered by the participant. Topics can be sent to the following e-mail address: lvalero@lafont.com.co

Symposiums List:

  • Liposculpture
  • Fat Grafting
  • MegaLipoescuplture
  • Augmentation Gluteoplasty
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Augmentation Mammoplasty
  • Reduction and Breast Lifting
  • Mammary Reconstruction
  • Aesthetic Dentistry
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Rejuvenology
  • Antiaging Medicine
  • Nutrition and Diets
  • Post - Surgical Therapy
  • Primary Rhinoplasty
  • Secondary Rhinoplasty
  • Frontoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Face Lifting
  • Otoplasty
  • Mentoplasty – Facial Implants
  • Hair Transplant
  • Injectable Facial Fillers
  • Facial Peelings - Cosmetic
  • Botox
  • Facial Threads
  • Urosexology
  • Gineco - Aesthetic
  • Psycological Aspects of the Aesthetic Patients
  • Pre – Surgical Aesthetic Study

We are looking forward to a significant international participation from all over Europe, Asia, Australia and America in this event. It will be the perfect opportunity to explore a beautiful country and to exchange knowledge with colleagues from all over the world.

We hope to hear from you soon. The expiration date to receive the confirmation of your participation and lectures will be May 30 / 2008.

Do not miss this unique scientific opportunity in the art of Beautification Surgery. Be part of it!

For more information, visit the official website at www.iacs-worldcongress.com. Download the invitation letter in PDF format.


Dr. Lina Valero de Pedroza
General Secretary IACS
President of the 52nd IACS Congress

Dr. Fernando Pedroza M.D.
Scientific Director of the 52nd IACS congress