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.
Fortunately, the vaccination process speeds up in many parts of the world and we are all curious when we can have international in-person meetings again. However, the current situation in Europe is unstable and there are still a lot of travel restrictions, self isolation rules and stay-at-home orders and it is not foreseeable when this situation will change. This and other factors let us come to the conclusion to switch the 5CC World Congress this year from an on-site meeting in Barcelona to a two-day virtual event.
13TH 5CC WORLD CONGRESS IS GOING VIRTUAL
The virtual edition of 5CC in 2020 was a huge success. We reached more awareness than ever and held one of the best virtual meetings in the aesthetics world. We are absolutely convinced that we can do this again and made the decision that a two-day virtual 5CC is the best and most responsible way to let the meeting happen in 2021 and bring the #5CCfamily together.
We believe in the power of convening people, whether virtually or in person. Staging 5CC virtually also this year will help us adhere to our commitment to keeping our participants, faculty members, industry partners, and their home communities safe while making the conference experience accessible to a much bigger, national, and global audience. We now fixed the date from Saturday, September 04 to Sunday, September 05, 2021.
What is necessary to succeed in a post-COVID-19 world? 13th 5CC World Congress: Virtual will discuss this and more questions through all facets of our everchanging 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.
Also virtual we will keep some of our most popular features:
PARTICIPATE FROM EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD
13th 5CC World Congress: Virtual will enable delegates to access and engage with the latest science, advocacy, and knowledge on dermatology and aesthetic medicine, traditionally presented at the conference - regardless of where they are in the world. It will be a compelling combination of virtual sessions and community networking, including exhibitions, video demonstrations, and industry symposia. And participants will be able to instantly jump from one topic to another as you explore and seek out the best sessions for you at any moment in time.
2022 will be a whole different story and we all can’t wait to meet again in beautiful Barcelona, but we are also sure doing the 13th edition virtual is the right decision to have a forward-thinking gathering of the leading minds and game-changers in dermatology and aesthetics together with you.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the 5CC, we very much look forward to welcoming you and your team to 5CC.
Michael H. Gold, MD
DAYS UNTIL 5CC