General information


1. Key moments



2. Getting to Know Us

IMCAS Mission Statement

IMCAS is dedicated to providing the highest quality of teaching through the interface of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology.
Achieving this vision requires a dynamic organization which mission embodies the following standards:

  • Unification and fair representation of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
  • Excellence in teaching all leading subjects on Aging Skin Treatments
  • Constant adherence to ethical conduct

Unequalled Tradition of Professional Support

IMCAS started in 1995, in Paris, France, as a congress dedicated to plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Since its conception,
IMCAS has sought to bridge the knowledge vacuum between Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Dermatology, thereby generating a synergetic and mutually reinforcing interface among these two fields.

IMCAS Today

What began more than fifteen years ago has now grown in terms of participation and renown. As such, IMCAS has become one of the most important international courses dedicated to Aging Skin Treatments. Our Annual Congress is annually held in Paris during the month of January and welcomes more than 4 500 delegates from 85 different countries and more than 150 exhibitors.

3. IMCAS Population

To get a clear view of who is attending IMCAS conferences, do not hesitate to browse this link

4. About the venue

About Hong Kong

Hong Kong is undeniably the gateway to Asia. Due to its strategic location, it is the centre of the world’s fastest growing economies.

Situated just a stone’s throw distance from mainland China, the city is home to Asia’s busiest manufacturing hubs, as well as the showcase of the latest international technology and know how to the huge Asian markets. It is the perfect platform for international traders to access Asia.

Hong Kong offers dynamic business environment, sophisticated infrastructure, professional expertise and easy accessibility.

More than 60 airlines operate some 2 400 flights a week to over 120 worldwide destinations. Getting around Hong Kong is just as easy, whether by comfortable air-conditioned taxi or on the highly efficient subway and train system. Such unrivalled attributes make Hong Kong a real “World City” which creates endless possibilities towards complete success.

About the InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel

CONTEMPORARY DRAMA AND STYLE AT THE HARBOUR’S EDGE !

Recognised as one of the world’s top hotels, InterContinental Hong Kong is renowned for its dramatic location on the Kowloon waterfront, with spectacular views of Victoria Harbour and HongKong Island.

Located on the edge of Victoria Harbour in the Tsim Sha Tsui area, the hotel is convenient to Kowloon’s business, entertainment and shopping districts and all forms of transportation.

The views are not the only draw -- the hotel is also renowned for its luxurious accommodation, impeccable service and dramatic dining venues which include two celebrity chef restaurants -- SPOON by Alain Ducasse and NOBU.

InterContinental Hong Kong is acclaimed as the one of the city’s most prestigious venues for high-end meetings & conferences, gala balls and glamorous weddings. The hotel has the largest ballroom in Hong Kong and eleven harbourview meeting rooms.

5. Getting there

AIRPORT CONNECTIONS: Hong Kong International Airport
Distance 36 KM / 22.37 MI north east to Hotel
Train Charge (one way): HK$90.00
Time by train: 30 min
InterContinental Hong Kong offers a fleet of Mercedes Benz S320 for Airport transfers at HK$710 + 10% service charge per car each way

TRAIN:
Station Name: MTR TSIM SHA TSUI EAST STATION
Distance 0.1 KM / 0.06 MI NORTH to Hotel

SUBWAY:
Subway Name: MTR TSIM SHA TSUI STATION
Distance 0.0 KM / 0 MI NORTH to Hotel

6. Congress circulation map


7. Conference admission – delegate badges

Admission is by badge only. An adult must accompany chlidren under the age of 16.

IMCAS strictly complies with the criteria required for CME accreditation. That is why the access to the conferences is subject to a number of strict rules, aiming to guarantee the scientific independence of the conferences, and to preserve it from any commercial interest or influence. A precise Badge Policy has been implemented, specifying the rules related to the admittance to the different areas of IMCAS conferences.

IMCAS Badge Policy is mandatory for all the participants. Its violation will authorize IMCAS Staff to take measures in order to restore the order, and may lead to the withdrawal of the badge and the prohibition of access to the conference area. According to each participant’s status (delegate, faculty, exhibitor, etc...), a corresponding code bared badge is issued.

Fees for full Delegate registration include:

  • all conference sessions during the 3 days
  • access to exhibit area including lunches and coffee breaks
  • CD with abstracts and course handouts, as well as the Abstract Booklet

Prices in USD BEFORE
August 20, 2012
11:59 PM (GMT +1)
AFTER
August 20, 2012
11:59 PM (GMT +1)
Congress registration US$ 650.00 US$ 750.00
1 Optional Teaching Course US$ 100.00 US$ 100.00
2 Optional Teaching Courses US$ 180.00 US$ 180.00
Gala dinner US$ 150.00 US$ 150.00
Nurse registration* US$ 450.00 US$ 550.00
Accompanying person registration* US$ 450.00 US$ 550.00
Online registration is available through this link

8. Official conference language

English is the official congress language.

9. Lunch & coffee breaks

Coffee breaks are scheduled:

  • Thursday October 4: from 4 to 4.30 pm
  • Friday October 5: from 10.30 to 11 am / from 4 to 4.30 pm
  • Saturday October 6: from 10.30 to 11 am

Lunch breaks are scheduled:

  • Friday October 5: from 1 to 2 pm
  • Saturday October 6: from 1 to 2 pm

Coffee breaks and lunches are served on site to allow our delegates to fully visit the Exhibition Hall. Complimentary food and beverages are provided to Delegate and Faculty badges types only.

10. Abstract booklet & CD-ROM

In regards to abstracts accepted by the Scientific Committee, they are all published in the free IMCAS Asia 2012 Program Book distributed onsite to all the attendees and they are also available on imcas.com.

Moreover, a USB key or a CD-rom containing the abstracts might also be published in addition an placed inside the congress bags.

Companies and participants may copy material for their personal use; however further copy for sale or for any other commercial purpose is prohibited without prior permission of IMCAS.

11. Optional courses

IMCAS Congresses offer their attendees to register for optional courses, providing an opportunity for in-depth exposure to specific techniques and topics, as well as more personalized contact with recognized leaders in aesthetic surgery and cosmetic dermatology.
Those special courses require additionnal fees and can be booked independantly from the main conference.

Refer to daily programming descriptions within the programme brochure.

Giving the limited number of seats, please, register early before your course selections sell out! You may also register for Optional Courses on-site, if places are still available.

12. Scientific posters, e-papers and multimedia center

The POSTER session is held on Saturday, October 6 at lunchtime (from 1 to 2 pm), meeting point being the Welcome Desk. Visit the IMCAS Multimedia Center to check email and view the scientific lectures in electronic format (E-Papers).

E-Papers provide an opportunity for in-depth information exchange. You will be able to exchange ideas about clinical cases presented by sending personalized emails to the authors.

13. Accommodation

IMCAS has the pleasure of offering to its attendees special negotiated prices at various wonderful hotels in Hong Kong. Our official Travel Agency Partner will be most pleased to help you organize your accommodation during your stay in Hong Kong.

Please contact them directly:

IMCAS Official Land Handler

PACIFIC WORLD HONG KONG
Contact: Mrs. Ivy SUNG
Address: Suites 2603-05, 26th Floor - Peninsula Tower 538 Castle Peak Road - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: +(852) 2991 0856
Fax: +(852) 2370 1777
Contact: Mrs. Celin KO
Address: Suites 2603-05, 26th Floor - Peninsula Tower 538 Castle Peak Road - Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: +(852) 2991 0872
Fax: +(852) 2370 1777

14. Transportation and tours

Check out the Tours and Travels page to see what Hong Kong has to offer! Victoria Peak, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Tai Fu Tai Mandarin's Mansion, Ladies Market: amazing experiences and places are waiting for you in Hong Kong.

15. Visa & entry requirements

In general, all visitors to Hong Kong must have a passport that is valid for at least one month after the period of their intended stay in Hong Kong.

Nationals of most countries do not require visas and can stay for periods varying from 7 days to 180 days, depending on nationality. If unsure of status, check with any Chinese embassy or consulate

Please check the details about visa requirements on Immigration Department website

16. Time difference

Hong Kong time is GMT plus 8 hours.

17. Electric standards

The standard electrical voltage in HK is 220 volts AC, 50HZ, so 100-volt appliances and electrical equipment require an adaptor. Also, note that most electric sockets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged plug (UK plug).

18. Currency & exchange

The unit of currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$). It is pegged to the US$ at approximately HK$7.8 (as of April 2012). Most foreign currencies and traveller’s cheques can be changed at banks, money-changers, hotels and major retail outlets. Banks usually offer the best exchange rate.

Normal office hours in Hong Kong are 9 am - 5 pm or longer (depending on the kind of business) on weekdays, and 9 am - 1 pm on Saturdays. Major banks are open 9am - 4:30 pm on weekdays, and 9am - 12:30 pm on Saturdays. Closed Sundays and public holidays

19. Climate

Hong Kong’s climate is sub-tropical, tending towards temperate for nearly half the year. From October to December there are pleasant breezes, plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Many people regard these as the best months of the year.

Autumn is generally considered as the most pleasant season. Temperatures are still high (20-27°C) while humidity and rainfall are considerably lower. Moreover, autumn is the sunniest season in Hong Kong, with October and November both averaging close to 200 hours of bright sunshine.