COVID-19 Statement & Update

Announcing 12th 5CC World Congress: Virtual

(April 28, 2020)

The Board of Directors and the show management team of 5CC are issuing a statement to update you with our thoughts and plans for this year’s 12th 5CC World Congress:

"Dear Colleagues, dear Partners,

The outbreak of COVID-19 has transformed our day-to-day lives as we knew them. All of us have been personally affected, whether by uncertainty or loss, and we are mindful that the weeks and months ahead will continue to present major challenges to us all. Our thoughts are first and foremost with those who are suffering.

Although we have never seen a crisis like this before, it is encouraging to witness communities come together in ways we previously never thought possible. I want to reassure you of our commitment to the health and safeguarding of our #5CCfamily. Your well-being and safety are of the highest priority to the whole 5CC team.

12th 5CC World Congress Is Going Virtual

While a number of conferences have been canceled or moved to later this year, which we understand and support, the 5CC Board of Directors and show management decided that 5CC 2020 will proceed as planned at the end of August 2020, although with changes to our original thinking. 

Necessity is teaching the world how to work remotely and interact through technology right now and we see this as a moment for embracing the opportunities technology gives us to connect. The more we thought about it, the more it seemed imperative that, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our 12th 5CC World Congress will become the first virtual edition of the 5-Continent-Congress. Our decision was informed by advice from the World Health Organization, as well as leading global and local health authorities.

We believe in the power of convening people, whether virtually or in person. Staging 5CC 2020 virtually 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.

Cutting-edge Content and Intensive Networking on Three Packed Conference Days Are Awaiting

With this global health emergency, we also understand that the majority of our speakers, industry partners, and delegates will have to focus on their own business first as soon as the situation calms down. Keeping this in mind, we decided to move forward with a three-day, instead of a four-day event, now staging from Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30, 2020.

12th 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, for the first time, 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.

We will host an interactive exhibition and brand new side events tailored to all kinds of specific interests such as round-tables and workshops delivered by our industry partners. And it wouldn’t be 5CC if you didn’t make valuable new connections. Three days of networking will enable all participants to reconnect with people they know and build completely new relationships. 

For this year, we are creating a comprehensive 12th 5CC World Congress: Virtual experience for you that aims to set the standard for what a digital event should be. All of our team’s efforts, creativity, and attention to detail will be focused on making sure everything works perfectly. In 2021, we will return to holding our annual 5CC World Congress as a physical in-person experience at the CCIB in Barcelona.

We are all really excited about this new format and know you will be, too. Our twelfth edition aims to be our biggest, most inclusive, and forward-thinking gathering of the leading minds and game-changers in dermatology and aesthetics and we can’t wait for you to experience it."

For any questions, please contact Hannah Wolff at hannah_wolff(at)

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