Following the success of the first congress in 2013, the  2nd Anti-aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC) Eastern Europe 2014 will take place at the World Trade Centre, Moscow, Russia.

With increased worldwide patient demand for an improved appearance focusing on wellbeing and newly developed products, devices, and technology, the aesthetic and anti-ageing market will continue to grow exponentially throughout the next decade. The greatest challenge faced by physicians today is to stay up‑to‑date with the rapid advances in these medical fields.

The need for continuing education and training in the Eastern European market in order for physicians to deliver effective practices has been proven by the large attendance of over 1300 delegates, together with 100 exhibitors and enthusiastic feedback for the first congress in 2013. The congress’s ambition is to become a significant landmark and scientifically based resource for the community of aesthetic and anti-ageing medicine.

Scientific sessions with practical content

With support from the World Society of Interdisciplinary Anti-aging Medicine (WOSIAM), the AMWC Eastern Europe 2014 is marked with high level scientific content developed by a new scientific committee and coordinators.

Training and educational sessions, live demonstrations, and workshops will be run by a world class faculty of opinion leaders in their related fields. More than 80 international reputed speakers from academic institutes and private practice will share their expertise at this event.

Main programme

Aesthetic dermatology and surgery

The plenary sessions on aesthetic dermatology and surgery are structured around the following themes:

  • Ageing skin — the latest extrinsic and intrinsic methods for rejuvenation
  • Rejuvenation techniques and ageing hands
  • Experts’ tips on face injections (upper face, mid face and lower face)
  • Advances in lasers and energy-based devices
  • Silhouette management: old problems and new ideas
  • Full face rejuvenation with combined treatments
  • Complications of non-surgical treatment: how to avoid and manage them?

The ‘Advances in lasers and energy based devices’ session, coordinated by Dr Ines Verner (Israel), will be specifically dedicated to recent and exciting developments of energy-based technologies with clinical implication and relevance. Significant development in recent years has provided the possibility for more effective and safer non-invasive treatment modalities, leading to high patient satisfaction and increased demand for these advanced treatments.

The session on ‘Full face rejuvenation by combined treatments’ will be coordinated by Drs Ines Verner (Israel) and Ekaterina Gutop (Russia). This session will cover the combinations of different treatment modalities and combination possibilities to achieve the best results in aesthetic treatments.

With age, the appearance of each individual will change differently. Tailored approaches are needed to achieve the best and most appropriate aesthetic results though combined treatments.

Coordinated by Dr Ali Pirayesh (Netherlands), two sessions on ‘Experts’ tips on face rejuvenation (parts one and two)’ will focus on anatomy-based injection techniques of dermal soft tissue fillers and muscle relaxing toxins, which are the  most important means of non‑surgical facial rejuvenation. The learning objectives of these two didactic sessions are to illustrate and emphasise pertinent clinical anatomy and safe use of fillers in the upper and lower face. Various injection techniques will be demonstrated in patients by international experts. The sessions will cover six important anatomical facial regions: central forehead, temple area, tear trough, cheeks, perioral region, and jawline.

Successive focused sequences of anatomical cadaver dissection videos, live demonstrations, and supportive oral presentations will illustrate and elucidate state-of-the-art techniques in each region. Delegates will gain an insight through the well structured educational sessions providing an holistic and extensive look at the human face anatomy and a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of facial injections.

The ‘Silhouette management: old problems and new ideas’ session, coordinated by Dr Natalia Manturova (Russia), comprehensively addresses new non-surgical approaches. The educational objectives of this session are to introduce and present the solutions to tackle silhouette problems with less invasive manipulations, such as breast lifting, body contouring with threads, and cellulite management until cryolipolysis. The topic of mesotherapy for liposculpture will be one of the most exciting subjects among the different approaches covered. Professor Alexander Nerobeev (Russia) will feature as the key speaker presenting the subject of ‘Non-surgical breast lifting’ during this session.

The two sessions on ‘Ageing skin — the latest extrinsic and intrinsic methods for rejuvenation’ and ‘Complications of non-surgical treatment: how to avoid and manage them?’ will be coordinated by Professor Bob Khanna (UK). In the former session, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) will be addressed as a pioneering personalised technology that has revolutionised the field of regenerative medicine. Its applications over the last decade have extended to many fields of medicine, from oral and maxillofacial surgery to dermatology, cosmetics, orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, and ophthalmology. The latter session will focus on avoidance and management of non-surgical treatment complications, as patients today expect predictable treatment outcomes and clinicians strive for optimum results with low incidence of complications.