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 Shanghai

Shanghai is China’s largest city and is situated on the banks of the Yangtze River Delta. The city’s development in the past few decades have made it one of the most important economic, commercial, financial and communications center of China. Shanghai beguiled foreigners with its seductive mix of tradition and sophistication.

Shanghai is much more Hong Kong than Běijīng; there are no dusty imperial palaces here. Instead, European-style cityscapes and tempting, tree-lined neighbourhoods rub shoulders with the sci-fi skyline of Pǔdōng. Shanghai was where China first met the West and it’s still a frontier town, obsessed with the latest fads, fashions and technology.

About Shangri-La Pudong Convention Center

The award-winning 5-star Pudong Shangri-La Hotel is located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone of Shanghai. It enjoys easy access to both Hongqiao and Pudong international airports and is also close to the subway connecting Pudong (East Shanghai) to Puxi (West Shanghai). Prominently situated along the famous Huangpu River, the hotel has breathtaking views of Shanghai’s legendary riverfront - the Bund and the Orient Pearl TV Tower. Its 606 rooms are the most spacious in the city and are complemented by an extensive range of restaurants, lounges, and bars.

With over 6,500 square metres of versatile indoor and outdoor event spaces, Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai boasts the largest hotel banquet meeting venue in Shanghai with the city’s two biggest ballrooms, China Hall and Grand Ballroom.

With many years of experience in organizing international conferences, Shangri-La Pudong offers an extensive, flexible and inspiring range of venues and packages.

5. Getting there

AIRPORT CONNECTIONS: Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai is 35 minutes from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and 45 minutes from Pudong International Airport.

TAXI / CITY SHUTLLE BUSES / TRAIN: Taxi and city shuttle buses can be found on the ground floor of the domestic and international arrival halls.

  • Taxis are metered, and fare between Pudong International Airport and the hotel generally costs around RMB 170 (USD 27) per journey in daytime, and RMB 220 (USD 35) from 11pm to 5am. While fares from Shanghai Hongqiao Airport are generally RMB 70 (USD 11) per journey in daytime, and RMB 93 (USD 15) from 11pm to 5am.
  • The Maglev High Speed Train from Pudong International Airport to Longyang Road Metro Station takes eight minutes, The train operates from 6.45am to 9.40pm daily. One way economy fare costs RMB 50 (USD 8), while VIP section costs RMB 100 (USD 16).
Address: Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, 33 Fu Cheng Road, Pudong, Shanghai 200120 - China

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 2 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  
Congress registration US$ 290.00
Pre-conference teaching course
(With congress registration)
US$ 110.00
Pre-conference teaching course
(Without congress registration)
US$ 150.00
Gala dinner US$ 120.00
Nurse registration* US$ 290.00
Accompanying person registration* US$ 290.00
Online registration is available through this link

8. Official conference language

Chinese and English are the official congress languages.

9. Simultaneous translation

ENGLISH / CHINESE and CHINESE / ENGLISH simultaneous translations in 4 conference rooms.
Head phones are available at the Audio Center in exchange of a guarantee: passport, credit card or 350 USD (RMB 2 200) in cash. These item(s) will be returned to you as soon as you hand back the head phones.

10. Lunch & coffee breaks

Coffee breaks:

  • 10.30 to 11am on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29
  • 4 to 4.30pm on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29

Lunch breaks:

  • 1 to 2pm on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29

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.

11. Abstract booklet & CD-ROM

In regards to abstracts accepted by the Scientific Committee, they are all published in the free IMCAS China 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.

12. 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 or get all info about IMCAS China special courses here.

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.

13. Scientific posters, e-papers and multimedia center

The POSTER session is held on Sunday, July 29 at lunchtime (from 1 to 2pm), meeting point being the Welcome Desk. Visit the IMCAS Internet Kiosk 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.

14. Accommodation

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

Please contact them directly:

IMCAS Official Land Handler

Pacific World Shanghai
Contact: Ms. Violet WANG
Address: Room 506, No 1277, Bei Jing XI Road, Shanghai 200040, P.R. CHINA
Phone: +86 21 6289 5559
Fax: +86 21 6289 3972

15. Transportation and tours

Check out the Tours and Travels page to see what Shanghai has to offer! Old-town, Buddha Temple, amazing experiences and places are waiting for you in China.

16. Visa & entry requirements

Visas are easily obtainable from Chinese embassies and consulates.

For more information, please contact the Chinese Embassy or Consulate closest to your residence place.

17. Time difference

CHINA time is GMT plus 6 hours during summer.

18. Electric standards

Local voltage: 220 volts, 50HZ, AC.

19. Currency & exchange

Local currency: Renminbi (RMB). The units for the Renminbi are the Yuan (CNY), Jiao and Fen.
1 Yuan = 10 Jiao = 100 Fen
Current exchange rate (as of February 2012) -> 1 EURO = 8,35 CNY / 1 USD = 6,30 CNY
Hospitals, post offices, banks and tourist sights are always open daily from 8.30 / 9am to 4 / 6pm

20. Climate

Shanghai weather is generally mild and moist, with four distinct seasons - a pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn and an overcast cold winter.

The hottest time in Shanghai comes in July and August, with more than 10 days at the temperature above 35 C (95 F).