36th IUSTI Europe Congress 2023
Hon. Presidents Lawrence C. Parish, Uwe Wollina
Congress President Michael Boffa
Scientific Committee Jennifer Parish, Joseph Pace
Host Association Maltese Association of Dermatology & Venereology (MADV)
26 - 28 October 2023
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36th IUSTI Europe Congress 2023

The purpose of our academy has proven to be innovative and unrivalled, bringing together dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons with members of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. Cosmetic and pharmaceutical chemists will have the opportunity for an open and free interchange with physicians in an atmosphere conducive to learning.

Membership in the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology is open to physicians with an interest in cosmetic dermatology and to members of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry who share similar goals.

The International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology (IACD) is delighted to return to Malta for its 20th Anniversary World Congress. We have fond memories of our inaugural meeting held in Malta in 1999 which set the tone with its impressive scientific program and outstanding social activities. The Officers and Board of Directors look forward to returning to this superb venue and to a most informative Congress and remarkable Maltese hospitality.

Lawrence C. Parish MD MD(Hon) FRCP(Edin)
President, International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology

It has been more than 2 years ago since the World Congress of the IACD was planned to happen in my hometown Dresden, Germany, also known as  Florence on the Elbe River. Many efforts had been made and a programme of high scientific impact was created with the support of ICAD and many colleagues from all over the world. But with early spring 2020, the first wave of SARS-CoV-2-pandemic hit Europe, and the lockdown spread. While we hoped to have the congress in 2021, other waves of the pandemic made it not happen. Nevertheless, the spirit of the World Congresses of IACD has never been lost. With the new location on the Isle of Malta and the leadership of distinguished ​colleague Joseph Pace, who chaired the inaugural IACD Malta Congress in 1999​, and his crew, the dreams ​will surely ​come true. We all hope to celebrate Cosmetic Dermatology again and continue the long line of successful and memorable events. Friendship, science, and social life will find a new start under the Mediterranean sun. It has become more important than ever that people of many different countries meet in a peaceful way to exchange ideas and experiences. Congratulations to the scientific committee for a superb programme. I wish – and I am sure it will happen – a most successful congress.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Wollina, Dresden
Hon. Congress President

On behalf of my colleagues, it is a great pleasure to invite you to join us in Malta for the 20th Anniversary World Congress of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology. This will be the first large face-to-face Dermatology meeting in our country after the pandemic. We have worked hard to overcome logistical problems and put together an interesting and informative scientific programme. We promise you the warmest of welcomes to our beautiful country and look forward to seeing you!

Michael J. Boffa MD, FRCP, MSc
President, IACD 20th Anniversary Congress
Past-President, MADV and Chair, Dept of Dermatology & Venereology, Mater Dei Hospital

Thank you, Larry, and Thank you Uwe for your kind words of encouragement. This will indeed be a Congress with a difference, impacted in various ways by both the Covid pandemic and even more worryingly the terrible events in Eastern Europe. Our solidarity, our love, and our prayers go to the brave people of Ukraine in their time of suffering when they were put to the test and not found wanting. We also keep in mind all those who lost their lives, most on the principle of love of their country, but many others used as cannon fodder, without knowing why they were at war.

Together with my marvellous team, we have worked hard to address the seemingly endless logistical problems that have arisen, most of which have been successfully negotiated, with us finally being in the position to make the website active this very week. We have, together with Uwe Wollina, agreed to utilise the core scientific programme prepared in such detail for the Dresden meeting ( see the invitation to Dresden speakers) for which we are most grateful. We will continue our efforts to enable our profession to recover from the adversity of the last two years and resume the personal exchange of medical advances and science, as well as the camaraderie that has been the hallmark of IACD meetings since 1999. With your active participation and support, we hope not to be found wanting! In this situation, flexibility has to be the order of the day as events unfold here, there, and everywhere. This applies to the scientific programme in particular and this will be finalised later once final confirmations have been received.

Together with my colleagues in MADV, I wish to extend a warm welcome to all registrants and accompanying persons so that, together, we can make this a meeting to remember, again.

Prof. Joseph Pace


10  October 2022

Dear colleagues and dear friends

A month today IACD 2022 will be just a memory that our minuscule Association strives to ensure, remains long in your thoughts. You will leave infinitely more knowledgeable, with the added feelgood factor that comes from rubbing shoulders with colleagues of the highest academic repute from so many different countries, and the remarkable camaraderie that is a hallmark of IACD meetings small and large. The legendary Mediterranean hospitality will do the rest!

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The weather

November can be sunny ….or rainy but there are on average at least 6 hours of sunshine daily with an average temperature of 20C. Everybody will feel mat home!

The academic programme is ready apart from the inevitable few changes that will always occur late in the day. This is included later together with the current Faculty list.  One suggestion, which will probably be taken up,  has been to include the History session (probably 4 presentations) on the Friday, giving attendees a well-earned free half day on the  Saturday to see something of Malta.

Hotel accommodation

Let us know where you will be staying so that Conference transport from hotels to/from the meeting and to/from social occasions can be coordinated in the best possible way. Please note that at this time, the hotels will not hold any rooms further so if not already reserved, Expediting your bookings via the website for the Corinthia Palace (Michelin-starred restaurant), Westin Dragonara, and Hilton Malta hotels is advisable. These will be the pick-up locations for Conference transportation. All Congress-booked accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis. Registered persons may use the Conference transport free of charge even if booked at other hotels.

The Conference Dinner at The Villa, Corinthia Palace Hotel, Balzan.

Together with the opening Ceremony, our smart occasions. Dinner invitations are complimentary to registered speakers and to their guests provided he/she is registered as an accompanying person. Registrants and Unregistered guests are charged €90 pp. Kindly include the name of your guest(s) on your registration form.

The Registration form requests information about your details, flight and accommodation, dietary requests, and payments you have made. Please fill it in and return it to us.

Our staff will assist you in arranging your airport/hotel/airport journeys if required. This will also help in planning the free Saturday morning for you.


Registration is moving smoothly except for more than our fair share of hitches with the pay online platform, especially but not exclusively with PayPal. At present, some colleagues who messaged that they were using the website for a bank transfer may be unaware that their payment has not yet been credited to the Conference Bank Account at the APS Bank in Malta.

So, we very kindly ask those who have already paid via the website or directly to the bank account, to send  THE PROOF OF PAYMENT document received from their bank on effecting payment, to the Treasurer Dr George Depasquale on depasqualegeorge@gmail.com,  and copied to me at guzeppip@gmail.com  at your earliest convenience.

If not yet registered for whatever reason, we will greatly appreciate your doing so as soon as possible. At this time, given the above situation with the payment platform, we recommend direct bank transfer as follows:

                                                                Registration fee schedule

IACD Member Speaker Non-Member Other HC Prof Students
Until 7 Oct * € 550 € 400 € 700 € 400 € 275
After 7 Oct ** € 600 € 400 € 750 € 425 € 300
Accompanying person € 350 € 350 € 350 € 350


Kindly use a bank transfer to the account below

Acct number    36184510025
Acct holder      Maltese Association of Dermatology & Venereology (MADV)
IBAN                MT94APSB7701 30000000   36184510025
Address           APS Bank plc., Tower Street, B’Kara, BKR 4012, Malta
Swift Code       APSBMTMT.

This applies ONLY TO YOUR REGISTRATION FEE AND THE DINNER OPTION as the hotel links at the website function independently and are fully operative at this site.  After a successful payment transaction, kindly send the Proof of Payment document to the Conference Secretariat as advised above i.e. to the Treasurer Dr George Depasquale at depasqualegeorge@gmail.com,  and copied to me at guzeppip@gmail.com  at your earliest convenience.

This information is replicated further in this site for those who may skim through and have missed this section.

Many thanks for your much-appreciated cooperation and we look forward to hosting you in November.

Bon Voyage
The IACD 2022 in Malta Organising Committee

Sameerah Al Khonaizi KSA
Duncan Aquilina MT
Susan Aquilina MT
Leila Asfour UK
Ernest Azzopardi MT
Brunilda Bardhi AL
Anthony Benedetto US
Martin Black UK
Michael Boffa MT
Eileen Borg MT
Matthew Borg MT
Héctor W Cáceres PE
Michael Camilleri MT
Francis Carbonaro MT
Ravindran M.Chakravarthi India
Eileen Clark MT
Emma Craythorne UK
Mark Diacono MT
Christian Diehl ZH
AnnaMaria Fenech Magrin MT
Klaus Fritz D
Wilfred Galea MT
Tamara Griffiths UK
Jeannette Jakus US
Jonathan Jakus US
Marta Janowska PL
Ayse Serap Karadag TR
Paula Karam LB
George Kroumpouzos US
Yula Kurniawati ID
Clark Lambert US
Muriel Lambert US
Michael Lavery US
Torello Lotti I
Carmel Mallia MT
Leonardo Marini I
Branka Marinovic HR
Liam Mercieca MT
Dillon Mintoff MT
Peter Muscat MT
Joseph Pace MT
Valeska Padovese MT
Jennifer Parish US
Lawrence C. Parish US
Irena Pejcic SRB
Vesna Petronic-Rosic US
Sydney Proffer US
Marcia Ramos e Silva BR
Franco Rongioletti I
Lawrence Scerri MT
Jean Paul Scicluna MT
Jacek Szepietowski PL
Vera Tesic US
Nikolai Tsankov BG
Maria Tsoukas US
Umit Tursen TR
Rachel Watson UK
Esperanza Welsh US
Ewa Wesolowska-Szepietowska PL
Uwe Wollina D

15th World Congress of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology
 Ir-Rabat, Malta, November 2-5, 2022
Abstract deadline: July 31, 2022

To be awarded for the best Case Report submitted by a physician in training (resident, fellow, or registrar) for presentation at the 15th World Congress of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology in Ir-Rabat, Malta, November 2-5, 2022.

We invite you to submit original Case Reports that reflect the presentation of new ideas and original observations to the Academy membership and other attendees of the Congress. The case may be medical, surgical, and cosmetic (or combined) in nature.

The author whose abstract receives the highest score during the review process will receive a scholarship by the IACD to present the full paper at the 15th World Congress of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology in Ir-Rabat, Malta, November 2-5, 2022. The scholarship will provide reasonable travel expenses, lodging for 3 nights, the Congress registration fee, and a basic spending stipend.

Please submit your case report abstract via email to vprosic@chicagobooth.edu before noon, CDT, July 31, 2022. The abstract should be no longer than 2,500 characters including spacing. Material that was previously presented, published, or submitted for publication should not be offered. Applications will be graded based upon the educational value of the abstract and the extent to which it presents new and significant work. The Review Committee strongly recommends that abstracts have an organized, coherent, well-thought-out, and complete presentation. Please note that no paper submitted for consideration will be eligible if it has already been, or is in consideration for publication elsewhere at any time prior to the meeting. The winner(s) agree to publish their outstanding case report(s) in SKINmed: Dermatology for the Clinician, an official publication of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology. By submitting your paper for consideration, you give SKINmed: Dermatology for the Clinician first-rights of refusal for publication through December 31, 2022. The applicant must be in training at the time of the Congress presentation.

All applicants will receive e-mail notice of the Resident Case Report Review Committee’s decision by September 1, 2022.

Vesna M. Petronic-Rosic, MD, MSc, MBA
Chair, Resident Contest Committee
Cook County Health
Division of Dermatology
Chicago, IL, USA
Tel: 312-864-4475

ABSTRACTS for both oral and poster presentations

GENERAL information

Title – Include all authors and their primary affiliation.

Kindly, note the following

  1. Do not include degrees, titles, references, tables, or figures.
  2. Abstract should not exceed 300 words (authors, affiliations, and title not included).
  3. A Disclosure of Interest statement should be included in your oral or poster presentation.
  4. By submitting an abstract, all authors agree to release the content license to the Congress organizers and give permission to publish the abstract in an international journal and on the website.

POSTER presentations


File format: PDF (single page only)

Pixel: 1080 wide x 1536 high (portrait orientation)

cm: 38.1cm wide x 54.2cm high (portrait orientation)

Font size: Minimum 16pt


For Abstracts at noon CET on 15 October, the main author needs to be formally registered.

For Posters and lecture presentations at noon CET on 25 October

For Presentations, we recommend using large file software like We Transfer. The AV contractor cannot assure successful inclusion if received after that date.

Abstracts and Presentations should be sent to
Dillon Mintoff at iacdmaltascientificcommittee@gmail.com and to
Michael Boffa michael.boffa@gov.mt

Schedule & Social Programme 9.10.2022

A. The Scientific Programme as attached
B. The Social Programme
The Social Programme is open to all registered accompanying persons. It includes,

  • Admission to The Opening Ceremony and Reception on Wednesday 2 November at 1830 at the Xara Lodge;
  • On Thursday 3 November, a full-day Tale of Two Cities tour led by an expert professional guide and visiting our capital city Valletta ( a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen) and the silent walled city of Mdina that preceded Valletta as Malta’s capital. A light lunch is included.
  • An invitation to the Conference Dinner on Friday 4 November at 8 pm at The Villa, Corinthia Palace Hotel, Balzan which is our main Conference hotel;( can be purchased separately at €90 per person all included)
  • Admission to the History session on the morning of Saturday 5 November at Casa Lanfreducci in Valletta, followed by a tour which, land or sea, depends on the prevalent weather at the time.
    (free for registrants)

    • See Scientific Programme as this session has been moved to the afternoon of Friday 4th November. The Valletta tour on land or sea will still take place, departing hotels at 09:30.

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Please contact the Secretariat for details.

Register Here


Cat. A Physician Members of IACD and supporting societies
Cat. AS Physician Congress speakers
Cat. B Physician non-members
Cat. C Graduates in other health care professions
Cat. D University student in health care professions
Cat. E Laypersons with an interest in Cosmetic Dermatology*

* Certain sessions may not be open to non-medical participants


Given continuing problems with the PayPal platform, fee deadlines have been extended as follows:

A AS B/E C D***
Until 7 Oct * € 550 € 400 € 700 € 400 € 275
After 7 Oct ** € 600 € 400 € 750 € 425 € 300
Accompanying person € 350 € 350 € 350 € 350

*Extended from 31 August
**Previously from 01 September
***Conference dinner invitation not available for Cat D registrants

Conference Dinner:
4th November – 20:00
The Villa, Corinthia Palace Hotel
€90 pp all inclusive
Note: For Dinner reservations kindly include the name of your guest(s)


Once registration using bank transfer method is completed, please email proof of payment together with your particulars to the Organizing Committee at iacd22info@gmail.com (and copied to guzeppip@gmail.com).

Note: If an address is required for a bank transfer, kindly use the following: APS Bank, APS Centre, Tower Street, Birkirkara BKR4012, Malta – Europe.

Registration includes attendance at the Opening Ceremony, participation at all sessions at the Xara Lodge, transport between hotels and the Congress centre.

The accompanying persons programme is subject to weather conditions.

Register Here
Rooms have been booked in 3 hotels and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The special rates on offer are only available until the rooms requested and held are sold out and the hotel is under no obligation to keep the same price after that time. Bookings are made directly with the hotel using the links below and NOT on the Congress registration form.

All 3 hotels have a flexible cancellation policy.


The Corinthia Palace Hotel
Balzan, Conference HQ

A beautiful property across the street from San Anton Palace, the residence of the President of Malta. Built around a 19th-century villa, this elegant hotel is home to the Michelin-starred Bahia Restaurant and offers excellent accommodation and public areas. The Xara Lodge Congress venue is a short 10-minute drive by Congress bus or taxi approx. Euro 15.

Book at The Corinthia Palace Hotel

Hilton Malta
St Julian’s

Home of nightlife and restaurants aplenty. Taxi St Julian’s to Xara Lodge approx. Euro 22 (20 -25 minutes) or by Congress bus 35-40 minutes

Book at Hilton Malta

Westin Dragonara
St Julian’s

Home of nightlife and restaurants aplenty. Use this code (COR) to input once placing a booking on the website. This code will give you a 15% discount on the floating available online rates at the moment of booking. Taxi St Julian’s to Xara Lodge Euro 22 (20 -25 minutes) or by Congress bus 35-40 minutes.

Book at Westin Dragonara


Area available 10m2, 16m2 (larger size available by arrangement)
Cost €150/m2
VAT 18% payable
The basic layout is seen in the diagramme below
Professional support available for booth requirements
Payment 50% deposit on booking, 50% before 1 October
Setup is scheduled for 2 pm on 2 November and knockdown after 5.30 pm on 4 November

IACD2022 Exhibition Area

Exhibition Area 600m2

Regarding advertising on closed-circuit screen TV and other sponsorship opportunities, kindly contact Secretariat.