On behalf of the EURAPS Research Council, I am delighted and honored to welcome you at the 9th annual meeting of ERC, which will be held at the motherland symbol of Democracy and Olympic Games, the enchanting city of Athens from 27 to 28 of May 2020.
The explosion of impressive research activities and new dynamic treatments in Plastic Surgery, some of them involve studies of cell therapies, nanotechnology, tissue engineering & regenerative medicine, adipose tissue, fat grafting, scars, microsurgery, breast, lymphedema, virtual reality, 3D medical printing, wound healing, composite tissue allografts, peripheral nerve, are our moto to bring together researchers from all over the world. We expect that the participants will be actively engaged in open presentations, discussions and fruitful exchange of knowledge throughout this meeting.
Spring is a great time of year to visit Athens. The ideal temperature and the less intense sun make the walk and sightseeing to the cultural heritages a unique experience. Astonished ancient monuments like the unrivalled Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus…. as well as more synchronous like the Panathenaic Stadium, the Hellenic Parliament, the New Acropolis museum, and many others, are waiting to be visited.
The location of the venue, at one of the most prestigious hotels of Athens, offers all the facilities to guarantee a successful international meeting, providing at the same time the opportunity for easy access to the most historical and cultural monuments.
As a chair of ERC 2020, I look forward to welcome you in Athens!