“AESTHETIC MEDICINE WEEK SEME 2021”
I am more than pleased to invite you to participate in the 36th National Congress of the Spanish Society of Aesthetic Medicine (SEME) and the 2nd SERECAP Congress, which, due to the uncertain health circumstances that we are experiencing, will be held virtually from 14 to 21 February, 2021.
SEME is a scientific society that has always kept up with the dynamic activity of the aesthetic medicine field. This is why, in spite of the difficult circumstances we are going through and after much consideration and reflection of the Organizing Committee, we have decided to hold a virtual congress, the first in our history.
The reason that has led us to maintain the edition, although in this case it will not be face-to-face, is to maintain the SEME's educational commitment to its members, but also to all its users, in order to guarantee that they receive the most effective and safe treatments based on scientific evidence. At the same time, we offer the industry the possibility of using our channel to present the latest advances to all professionals.
The format, as you will see, is totally different from the face-to-face model. Considering that the essence of what a medical congress means, in terms of face-to-face contact and "corridor training", is damaged, we would like to enhance the advantages that it can also have, such as flexible schedules, not wasting time traveling or leaving work. Overall, it means a lower investment of resources without renouncing the profitability of medical training, which is of paramount importance in the current circumstances of economic instability that we are all facing.
The first change is the name and its duration. As you can see, it will be a week with few hours every day, in which we ask you to dedicate a minimum part of your time to training, making it compatible with work. At the end, we propose you a more intensive weekend, designed to be compatible with your family responsibilities.
The other big change will be the program structure and number of sessions, in which we expect your active participation in order to give the sessions as much interaction and dynamism as possible, so that we all can get the maximum scientific profitability from them. Aware of the difficulty and the large number of virtual trainings that have been offered to us in the last year, we have chosen four main topics that we believe may be the most useful or innovative.
On this occasion, there will also be a pre-conference course on Dermatoscopy (included in the registration fee).
The "Clinica en Marcha" with a different format will also be available during the week.
In order to guarantee the great contribution that free communications and posters represent, they will also be available on demand during the congress.
We maintain the "Auxiliary course" for auxiliary personnel of the clinic, which will be carried out virtually with the only requirement that it must be the doctor the one who enrolls the assistant in the course.
Of course, the economic conditions have also been adjusted and, as you will see, the registration fees have all been reduced to 50% (even taking into account that this year the membership fee was also reduced to 50%).
As the sole objective of SEME is to offer education and training, all the prizewinners of the 35th edition on 2020, plus those who are awarded in this 36th edition on 2021, will be able to apply for a free registration for the 37th edition on 2022, which we hope will take place face-to-face.
We have prepared the congress with the hope and enthusiasm that it can be carried out in this new format, according to the new reality. We are aware of our total inexperience in this field and that is why we ask for your maximum participation, but also for your feedback and suggestions, as it is the only objective way to correct errors and improve. It is only through the collaboration of all of us that we be able to offer our patients the most effective, safe and best aesthetic medicine.
On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee, we welcome you to this new experience and we hope it will be a highly successful event for everyone.
Dra. Petra Mª Vega.
President of the Organizing Committee of the 36 Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Estética
President of SEME