Birgit Stark

Dear colleagues,

Dr. Carlos Parreira kindly handed the governing responsibilities of ESAPS/EASAPS over to me after approval by the general assembly in Lisbon 2022. To serve European aesthetic societies (EASAPS) as well as individual plastic surgeons (ESAPS) is a great honor but also a challenge. Together with past president Ivar van Heijningen, immediate past president Carlos Parreira and president elect Michel Rouif, we discussed and defined the future path for ESAPS/EASAPS some years ago and our thoughts are well documented in the “long term vision” document. The next years to come will therefore follow a logical and sequential pathway.

Welcome to Gothenburg, Sweden

EASAPS 2024 Biennial meeting
11-13 April

Conference venue: Clarion Hotel Post

EASAPS New Webinar Series

Services and activities for member societies

EASAPS supports the National Societies for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in various areas.

Surveys and questionnaires are used to get immediate information from the various societies on topics that are very relevant for our speciality.

EASAPS held two online meetings for the Presidents of the societies to plan and discuss the future projects. Hopefully a weekend retreat will be organized to involve the Presidents very soon.



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Committee of the month

Residents & Fellows Committee

Aesthetic Surgery Training
The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery training is significantly different across Europe, reflecting the diversity of the several training programs defined by each country of the European continent.
Although Aesthetic Surgery training is included in almost all Plastic Surgery Residency Programs, specific guidelines for the duration or the number of aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures are not available for every country. The number of trainees enrolled in Plastic Surgery Residency Programs per year is also considerably different in each nation. Fellowships in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are available in less than a half of the European countries.
Historically the plastic surgeon was seen as the authority on aesthetic procedures and the go-to-person to consult, however competition on aesthetic procedures (surgical and non-surgical) is growing year by year, either performed by other specialties or even non-doctors. To avoid this trend and improve patient safety, it becomes mandatory to improve the Aesthetic Surgery training and practice of our young colleagues residents and fellows within the specialty of Plastic Surgery.
One of the key goals of E(A)SAPS is to improve education in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery by providing courses, congresses, webinars, fellowships and scientific recommendations to support the thriving of Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine by Plastic Surgeons to Plastic Surgeons.

Committee chair:
Iris Brito

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The purpose of EASAPS is to serve our member societies and European aesthetic plastic surgeons promoting the European spirit. We collect and share relevant information on topics such as aesthetic plastic surgery training, aesthetic education, patient safety, high ethical standards, BIA-ALCL, implant registries, plastic surgeon directories, VAT, legal issues etc…


EASAPS represented in International meetings

The EASAPS ExCo and committtee members are often invited to represent EASAPS at various meetings.

It is a great opportunity to connect with colleagues and promote and share information regarding EASAPS activities.

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In memory of Violeta Skorobac-Asanin

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The European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Societies (EASAPS) is an independent, association of National European Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery societies. EASAPS holds congresses, scientific meetings and symposia and will be organising specialized aesthetic surgical training courses all over Europe.

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