Greetings from the President

saccomannoDear Colleagues,

I am writing to you for the first time as AICPE’s President.

First of all, I would like to thank you for having placed your trust in me. Having been chosen for this role is an honour. I would like to thank those who preceded me in this position and the current and past members of the Board of Directors who have contributed to the development of the Association.

I was among the Founding Members of AICPE and I was a member of the Board of Directors. I know its history, achievements and the difficulties overcome. AICPE is the materialisation of a dream that began more than 10 years ago: a scientific society that brings together surgeons for their professional competence, specialising mainly in Aesthetic Surgery. We share a complex working reality, consisting not only of a specific surgical preparation but also of ethical conduct and particular and difficult relations with society, including fiscal, ministerial, insurance and mass media aspects, to name but a few.

Today, our Association, counting more than 300 members, has become the point of reference of Italian Cosmetic Surgery and plays a leading role, both within our national borders and beyond, as evidenced by the numerous collaborations with national and international companies.

The purpose of these two years of presidency is to continue the great work carried out by previous Presidents, with the goal of contributing actively to the organisational and qualitative development of the Association.
I will focus on three main aspects during the next two years: the active participation and greater responsibility of our members in carrying out the Association’s activities; the continuation and elaboration of training courses and, finally, a greater involvement of young people, who are the future of our Association.

Over the last years, I have observed with great pleasure the increased surgical and scientific depth of our members, who should be encouraged to participate and measure themselves against the international scenario, representing the great Italian reality of aesthetic surgery.

AICPE is made by its members: the contribution of each and every one of you is significant to carry forward our project and write new pages of AICPE’s history and Italian aesthetic surgery, together.

Best wishes to all of you!

Flavio Saccomanno
AICPE's President