IACD 2022 Advert
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)
2 - 5 November 2022
IACD 2022
Register Now
Contact Us

The International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology – IACD

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

Dear esteemed colleagues and friends:

We are excited to announce that the XX IACD Congress will be held in Malta in November 2022. This momentous meeting will once again bring together international leaders in dermatology and cosmetic surgery. We have suggested to Professor Wollina that the superb program which he had planned for the canceled Dresden meeting should be recognized and utilized. With Professor Wollina’s agreement and encouragement, we are honored to offer the speakers on the Dresden list to give their presentation in Malta. While not a carbon copy, this congress will be built around the format of the Dresden one.

The XX IACD meeting will be held from November 2nd to the 5th. We recognize that holding an international congress in the early post-pandemic period (if that term applies) may be prone to potential issues such as travel restrictions, vaccine requirements, and the volition of the potential sponsors to come on board. Nevertheless, we are optimistic and at this point, we have decided not to have online participation. In addition, it is necessary that for now, the support given to speakers will be limited to a reduction of the registration fee. As the financial picture becomes clearer and most likely rosier, it is our wish to build significantly on this careful approach.
Malta medical meetings have a long pedigree of resounding successes. The inaugural IACD Congress occurred in Malta and no effort will be spared to ensure that the XX IACD Congress will continue that trend and more.

With just a year to go, your reply within ten days will be truly appreciated.
Thank you for your consideration.

Jennifer Parish (Philadelphia)
Chair Scientific Committee
Joseph Pace (Malta)
Member Scientific Committee

Most colleagues have already accepted the invitation to participate and a few are still unconfirmed. This is completely understandable in the current environment and we expect several additions and a few deletions as time goes by.

Reynaldo Arosemena Panama
Anthony V. Benedetto US
Paul X. Benedetto US
Martin Black UK
Michael Boffa Malta
Sarah Brenner Israel
Héctor W Cáceres Peru
Michael Camilleri US
Dawn Caruana Malta
Natalie M Curcio US
Christian Diehl Germany
Michael Farrugia UK
Monika Fida Albania
Alireza Firooz Iran
Klaus Fritz Germany
Chris Griffiths UK  TBC
Tamara Griffiths UK
Eckart Haneke Germany
Jana Hercogová Czech Rep
Jeannette Jakus US
Ayse S Karadag Turkey
Andreas Katsambas Greece
Jana Kazandjieva Bulgaria
Abdul-Ghani Kibbi Lebanon
Nour Kibbi Lebanon
George Kroumpouzos US
Muriel Lambert US
W. Clark Lambert US
Marina Landau Israel
Michael Lavery US
Torello Lotti Italy
Leonardo Marini Italy
Branka Marinović Croatia
Liam Mercieca Malta
Dillon Mintoff Malta
Peter Keyvan Muscat Nouri Malta US
Joseph Pace Malta
Valeska Padovese Malta
Jennifer Parish US
Lawrence Parish US
Vesna Petronic-Rosic US
Sjaak Pouwels Netherlands
Franco Rongioletti Italy
Roxana Sadoughifar Iran
Ewa Szepietowski Poland
Jacek Szepietowski Poland
Nikolai Tsankov Bulgaria
Maria Tsoukas US
Umit Tursen Turkey

Missing any topic you wish to be addressed?
Let us know before 30 April and we will do our best to include your desired topic.

  • Eugene Van Scott Lecture by invitation Leonardo Marini
  • Edward L. Keyes Award for the Best Case Report Submitted by a Physician in Training
  • Acne and Rosacea
  • Adipose tissue transfer
  • Biologic therapy and emerging molecule inhibitors in inflammatory disordersBody sculpture
  • Cannabinoids and the skin
  • Complementary dermatology
  • Cosmetic dermatology and systemic disorders
  • Cosmetic surgery pearls
  • Covid short and long- how does it affect our skin?
  • Cutaneous infections
  • Facial dermatology and rejuvenation
  • Fillers & Botulinum Toxin
  • Gender Dermatology
  • Hair and nails- what’s new?
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Hot topics in cosmetic dermatology
  • Hot topics in cosmetic surgery
  • Laser-assisted liposuction in the face
  • Lasers and other energy-based devices
  • Lipedema in bariatric surgery patients
  • Meet the experts sessions
  • Minimal Invasive Procedures
  • New concepts in dermatology and aging
  • New developments in clinical dermatology
  • Non-contagious Skin Infections
  • Oops, when things go wrongPerils of Dermatopathology
  • Pigmentary Disorders
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome and the skin
  • Psychology, skin, cosmetic approach
  • Refugee dermato-venereology
  • Skin cancer
  • Sun protection 2022

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 [email protected] 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
[email protected]

DEADLINE 15 August 2022

  1. Abstracts may only be submitted by email to [email protected]
  2. Authors should indicate their presentation type preference:
    Poster presentation only
    Oral or Poster presentation
  3. The Scientific Programme Committee reserves the right to decide on the final allocation and presentation method.
  4. All abstracts should be submitted and presented in ​English.
  5. The presenting author of an accepted abstract must register to ensure the publication of abstracts.
  6. Submission of an abstract acknowledges acceptance for the abstract to be published in the official conference publications.
  7. The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract and agree to its submission, before submitting the abstract.
  8. Abstracts that have been previously presented at another major meeting cannot be considered.


  1. Abstract title – must be in UPPER CASE and limited to 25 words. Please submit symbols as words.
  2. Abstract text – limited to 300 words including acknowledgements. Please note word count is affected when tables are included.
  3. Abstracts should clearly state:
    Background and aims
  4. Use only standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears.
  5. Use generic names of drugs. The presentation must be balanced and contain no commercial promotional content.
  6. Images– The maximum file size of each image is 500 KB. The maximum pixel size of the graph/image is 600(w) x 800(h) pixels. You may upload images in jpg, gif or png format. Up to THREE images per abstract are permitted.
  7. Submissions may not contain any identifying information whatsoever.
  8. Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest: Authors will be required to disclose any conflict of interests in the submission form.
  9. Please make sure you include your correct e-mail address

After having submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email with the reference number of your abstract (for correspondence and questions that might arise).
If you do not receive a confirmation by email within 5 days, please contact the Secretariat at [email protected]

Alterations to submitted abstract
Kindly advise withdrawal of already submitted abstract with the allotted reference number and submit a new one with changes requested.

Each abstract will be peer-reviewed and the final selection will be made by the Scientific Programme Committee. Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted abstracts will be sent to the corresponding authors via email within 4 weeks.

Authors of accepted abstracts can register at the rate pertaining to the date of receipt of the abstract by the Secretariat, provided registration is made within 3 weeks of notification of acceptance.


More details to follow in the coming weeks
Register Here


Cat. A Physician Members of IACD and supporting societies
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


  A B/E C D
Until 31 May € 500 € 650 € 375 € 250
01 Jun to 31 Aug € 550 € 700 € 400 € 275
From 01 Sep € 600 € 750 € 425 € 300
Accompanying person € 350 € 350 € 350  

Cancellation / Postponement Policy

  1. By registrant – Before 15 September, 50% refund
  2. By organizers – Payment kept for a new date

Meet the expert

It is hoped to offer participation in small group live patient demonstration of new techniques on the morning of Saturday 05 November. Full details will be advised in due course and a registration fee will be required. Certificates of participation will be given to attendees.

Registration includes attendance at the Opening Ceremony, participation at all sessions at the Xara Lodge, transport between hotels and the Congress centre. Accompanying persons have a daily activity subject to weather at the time.

Register Here

Reservations cannot be made at the Corinthia Palace hotel at this time following logistical issues that are currently being addressed.
A further announcement will be made shortly. The other two hotels are not affected.

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.

Reservations cannot be made at the Corinthia Palace hotel at this time following logistical issues that are currently being addressed.
A further announcement will be made shortly. The other two hotels are not affected.

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 diagram 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

Sponsored Lunches

Rooms for 60, 120, 150 pax at €25 pp excluding hospitality
On 03 and 04 November, 1230 to 1345 (2 daily) contact Secretariat for details

Re. Info adverts on closed-circuit screen / TV and other sponsorship opportunities, kindly contact Secretariat.



The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Accompanying Person

Get in Touch

Fill the form below, or send an email to [email protected].

Reserve Your Seat

Share This Event