2020 has been a year of great challenge. As a pathway out of the pandemic starts to emerge, we find ourselves in a new world, with new ways to learn, new ways to work, and new ways to connect.
Even during these trying times, our thirst for knowledge remains unbroken and the over 3,000 of you that joined us for #5CCvirtual got us thinking about ways to bring our community together. While embracing the opportunities technology gives us to connect, we believe that nothing creates more magic, inspires more personal growth, and drives innovations faster than convening in person.
That said, I am delighted to announce that the 13th 5CC World Congress will return for 2021 as an in-person gathering at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona from September 2 – 5, with loads of opportunities to connect in a safe environment. Across the CCIB’s generous indoor spaces, we will be exploring the question: "What is necessary to succeed in a post-COVID-19 world?”.
This and many more questions will be discussed through all facets of our ever-changing field, including medicines for the skin; injectables and threads; lasers and EBDs; skincare; anti-aging; aesthetic gynecology; business and marketing; and the hot topic artificial intelligence in medicine. We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to partner or speak on any of these.
This year will also see the return of some of our most popular features:
We would love to gather the usual number of people over the four days of the conference. In less disrupted times, there would be ample room for everyone. Health and safety these days is a different matter however and we need to protect our delegates, faculty, industry partners, and their communities as our very first priority. For now, we are releasing only a strictly limited number of in-person passes. We expect them to sell out quickly. Rest assured that we will be releasing additional passes when we can be sure we can gather safely.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the 5CC, we very much look forward to welcoming you and your team to 5CC 2021 - THE boutique international conference in medical dermatology and aesthetic medicine - in September.
Michael H. Gold, MD
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