The first ISAPS course to be held in the United Arab Emir- ates, Come See the Future, was held on January 24-25 in Dubai. ISAPS would be proud of us. The venue was the Emirates Towers hotel. The faculty came from Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, France, Greece, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the UAE, USA and the UK. The audience represented 31 different countries. The organization was managed by the Cni- dus Company in Istanbul and they were perfect in their timing and communication. I had the pleasure to serve as Course Director.
The scientific program covered most of the aesthetic surgery topics and the idea was that the attendees could “see the future” not only scientifically, but also the future of the world by looking at Dubai. The social program included a faculty cocktail at Medical Arts Clinic, faculty din- ner at the Pierchic Restaurant of the Al Qsar Hotel and another at the Al Nafoo- rah Lebanese restaurant. Desert Safari and Dune Bashing with an oasis barbecue and belly dancing was attended by most of the faculty.
Three members of the ISAPS Board attended, Dr. Nazim Cerkes, Gianluca Campiglio and Lina Triana. Three of the five members of the Board of the EPSS—Emirates Plastic Surgery Society —attended the course including the vice president, Dr. Venkat Ratnam, and the secretary, Dr. Jamal Jomah. We were also pleased to welcome Dr. João Prado Neto, the current president of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery.