Dear colleagues and friends,
It is my great pleasure to inform you that initial necessary efforts have been successfully made for organization of the 12th Congress of the Croatian Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (CSPRAS) with international participation, the 8th Congress of the Croatian Senological Society (CSS) with international participation and the 4th International Congress of Plastic Surgery "Fellows in science", which will be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from May 3rd to May 8th, 2022.
This congress is designed to connect senology with plastic-reconstructive and aesthetic surgery in an original way as two, seemingly, different areas of medical profession and science, which, however, in everyday practical work confronts and interfere each other through numerous professional and scientific topics related to malignant and other breast diseases and their diagnosis and treatment. The Congress also leaves a wide space for these professions to present the latest achievements and experiences in the field of epidemiology and prevention of breast cancer, pathology, cytology and basic sciences as well as radiological techniques, surgical and oncological protocols and approaches and finally psycho-oncological rehabilitation from breast cancer.
The second part of the congress will be dedicated to other topics in the field of plastic-reconstructive and aesthetic surgery which have no direct connections with senology. Following that idea, we are planning to present the most modern achievements in the field of comprehensive reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, modern approach to the treatment of chronic wounds and burns and finally aesthetic surgery.
The International Congress of Plastic Surgery Fellows in Science is an event that is traditionally held for the fourth time in the organization of similar regional societies in Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina and which strongly connects these societies with multiple benefits and it is especially important for education of younger colleagues and residents of plastic surgery.
After the successful experience from previous meetings, we will continue to organize a professional-scientific program for ward and instrumental nurses and technicians who deal with oncology and plastic surgery in their daily work, with the belief that this conference will encourage and improve their education and exchange of experience. For the first time, and with the same goals, we will gather radiology engineers at this Congress.
Due to all the above mentioned, our joint congress will be supported by the Senologic International Society and the European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and participation in the Congress has already been confirmed by a large number of distinguished foreign invited lecturers in the field of senology and plastic surgery from over 20 different countries.
The conference will be held after a one-year delay due to the pandemic, in Dubrovnik one of the most prominent historical cities in Europe, a city with a unique political and cultural history and world-famous monumental heritage and beauty (inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List).
After a long time, we are looking forward to meet you again in live at our conference in May 2022 in Dubrovnik.
President of the Organizing Committee
Vice president of CSPRAS and Vice president of CSS
Welcome message in the name of Croatian Senologic Society
Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
It is a great honour and pleasure to invite you to participate in 8 th Congress of Croatian Senologic Society(CSS), which will be held on May 3 - 8, 2022. in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. CSS organizes the meeting in partnership with the Croatian Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery (CSPRAS) and Department od Plastic Surgery and Breast Surgery County Hospital Dubrovnik.
Due to the difficulties created by the COVID-19 pandemic, last year the Congress has been postponed but we are looking forward to meet you in live. Congress will focus on current challenges inthe complex world of breast cancer and what future researches still have to achieve. The scientific sessions will be on prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, oriented onthe patient care, with emphasis on multidisciplinarity.The main goal of the Congress is to cover the whole spectrum of the breast cancer and provide knowledge to all healthcare professionals working in breast care including epidemiology, pathology, nuclear medicine, radiology, surgery, oncology, and other related disciplines. The multidisciplinary approach and collaboration between different healthcare professionals is mandatory part of breast cancer care.
I would like to take opportunity to thank the gallant Organising Committee from Department of Plastic Surgery and Breast Surgery County Hospital Dubrovnik for making this meeting possible and a pleasurable experience. On behalf of the Croatian Senologic Society, we look forward to seeing You at the Congress and wish You a pleasant stay in Dubrovnik!
President of the Croatian Senologic Society
Welcome message in the name of Croatian Society of Plastic, reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
The Executive Committee of the Croatian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery is pleased to invite you to attend the 12. Congress of Croatian Society for plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (CSPRAS) with international participationto be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from May 3rd to May 8th, 2022. The CSPRAS congress will be held together with the 8. Congress of Croatian Senologic Society (CSS) with international participation and 4 th International Congress of Plastic Surgery “Fellows in science”.
The First Congress of CSPRAS was held in Dubrovnik in 1998 and since then 11 Congress we held in different parts of Croatia. The last one in Zadar in 2018.
Since than the world has been affected by a global pandemic which has a profound effect on all aspects of life as well as on plastic,reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, plastic surgeons and our staff. During periods with a high number of cases in European countries we have all seen a reduction in available facilities and elective procedures. The performed procedures were limited to emergencies, tumour surgery and burns while our colleagues and plastic surgery staff actively participated in treating Patients suffering from Covid 19.
Social limitations imposed by the SARS CoV -2 virus forced us to quickly adapt to the new< circumstances using telemedicine for patient consultation, student and trainee education, continued medical education, as well as continuing exchange of idea amongst ourselves. Most of the meetings in Europe during this period were either postponed, held online or using hybrid solutions when the situation allowed.
We hope that the 12. Congress of Croatian Society for plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery will be an opportunity to finally meet again in person, listen to high quality presentations, round tables and panels and participate in discussions. We hope that the Congress will be a place to meet old friends, mend broken ties, and make new friendships between participants which will include plastic surgeons, oncologists, radiologists ENT and maxillofacial surgeons, nurses, medical technicians of all ages and levels of expertise, from professors to trainees and will be a place where seeds will be sown for a bright future of our >speciality in Croatia and Europe.
We look forward to seeing you in the beautiful historic city of Dubrovnik that has inspired poets, writers and scientists through the ages with its historical buildings, extraordinary food and wine and should be an additional inspiration to us all.
Ass.prof. Zlatko Vlajčić, MD. PhD.
Prof. Rado Žic, MD. PhD.