Funding to  IMCAS is devoted to education in the field of cosmetic dermatology, cosmetic surgery and cosmeceuticals.

It’s a French organization led by Dr Benjamin Asher with four international congresses every year. The Annual meeting in Paris and three in Asia. Along to US and UK based congress organizers it’s a major player with tier 1 speakers from all over the world. IMCAS footprint is very well established as they were the first to envision this market 20 years ago. There are over 6,000 doctors (dermatologists, plastic surgeons, GPs) from all over the world attending the Paris congress (if needed I can send you the full congress program)
For 2016 (end of January - exact date to be confirmed), I’ve drafted a preliminary concept of the Cosmeceuticals Master Class. You will find below preliminary details which are confidential at that stage:

  1. Skin Ageing : basic and applied research
  2. Connected Beauty (WearableTech and Apps presentation from pure players as well as the cosmetic industry)
  3. Cosmeceuticals : what’s new since last year + Level of Evidence (Pigmentation, Pollution, Combined with procedures)
  4. Cosmeceuticals: Ingredients and level of evidence (Growth factors, Peptides, Stem Cells, Antioxidants, Pigmentation, Hormones)
  5. Nutraceutics, Nutraceuticals, Probiotics, Prebiotics (level of evidence in dermatology and for skin care)
  6. Delivery systems for cosmetic actives
  7. Live demo
  8. Closing : market data + Q&A

I will like to propose to the authors (ideally one speaker based in Europe) a 10 minutes lecture opportunity which will be schedule during session5. (see above)


Ms Kristine Pezdirc

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Travel Grant
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