A warm welcome from the World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology (WCOCD) 2017!

This Congress is a Joint meeting of IACD (12th World Congress) and ACS(I) National Congress (ACSICON), and promises to be the largest event held in the field of Cosmetology and Aesthetics in India so far.

The theme of this congress is “Cosmetic Dermatology – Global Perspectives”. This theme has been chosen keeping in mind, the convergence of novel ideas, skills and practices in the field of Aesthetics and Cosmetic Dermatology. The congress has more than 40 confirmed international faculties, over 200 national faculties, and around 150 interesting topics for discussion. Impeccably designed parallel events – Well planned workshops, comprehensive instructional video courses and master classes have been designed in the field of Lasers, aesthetics, Dermatosurgery and practice management . Sister society sessions too have seen an expression of interest from different countries making the event truly global. With the plethora of awards to be won through award paper session, quiz competition, innovations, investigations and essay competition of international standards , the stage is set for all the young achievers to showcase their talent.

As the count down begins, the organizing team is delighted to invite all delegates and their guests to attend this academic extravaganza in our city. Come, join us in Bengaluru

(Bangalore) beckons you for a congress to be remembered and cherished!

WCOCD proudly announces accredition by AACME —— credits/hours



Quiz application date extended till 31st August 2016.

Key highlights of the Event

WCOCD is planned as a premier all-encompassing event in Cosmetology, Lasersurgery, Aesthetics and Dermatosurgery. The event also promises to be the largest event held in the field of Cosmetic Dermatology in India so far.

The 12th World Congress of Cosmetic Dermatology (WCOCD) will bring together more than

  • 5000 International & National delegates.
  • 250 Speakers and experts from around the world.
  • 80 Worldwide Industry participation.
  • 70 International Topics of Discussion.
  • 50 Well –structured plenaries
  • 40 Lectures, symposia, courses & workshops.
  • 6 Workshops on Lasers (two), Injectables (two), Pigmentation and Body contouring.
  • 6 Courses on Liposuction and fat transfer, Hair transplantation, Postacne scarring, Vitiligo surgery, Lasers and Anti-ageing treatments.
  • Master classes on several topics.

With a rise in the demand of the total transformation of the body & face, the Indian Wellness Industry & skin care treatment is set to witness exponential growth in the number of consultants in Cosmetic Dermatology.

WCOCD 2017 will focus on educating the health professionals regarding the latest updates and modalities of treatment with respect to Aesthetic dermatology. WCOCD 2017 also gives you an opportunity to improve your skills and update your knowledge in the ever expanding field of Aesthetic Dermatology.


Our faculty consists of leading dermatologists from around the world who are renowned experts in the field of cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Eduardo Weiss
Speaker on nutrition in hair
Dr. Hassan Galdari
Chair Nonfacial Rejuvenation
Steven Thng
Dr. Atchima Suwanchinda
Chair on Fillers
Dr. Kavita Mariwalla
Injection lipolysis, Toxins and filler workshop faculty.
Dr. Matteo Clementoni
Prof. Muriel Wikswo Lambert
Role of melanin in preventing ageing
George Kroumpouzos
Chair for master class on scar revision.
Vic Narurkar
Dr. Ken Williams
Hair transplantation
Dr Firas Al-Niaimi
Chair for master class on aesthetic treatment for nonaesthetic skin conditions.
Dr. Justyna Sicinska
Dr. Milind Naik
Chair periorbital rejuvenation.
Lawrence Charles Parish
Lawrence Charles Parish
President, IACD
Sanjay Parashar
Hair transplantation
Lawrence Naomi
Dr. Naomi Lawrence
Eugene Van Scott lecture
Dr Mahaveer Mehta
Speaker for Lasers session
Dr. Benjamin Ascher
Facial anatomy, liposuction.
Dr. Med. Gerhard Sattler
Chair on liposuction
Farhad Handjani
Complications of tattoos
Dr. Uwe Wollina
Chair on Toxins
Dr. Anthony V Bebedetto
Dr. Minal Patwardhan
Dr. Dinker Rai
Varicose veins and sclerotherapy
Dr. Rajesh Gokhale
Vitiligo and Melanocyte
Dr. med .Klaus Fritz
Chair for workshop on LASERS
Dr. Vangee Handog
Dr. Jennifer L. Parish
Dr. Jennifer L. Parish
International Program Chair
Dr. Paula Georges Karam
Chair Toxins
Dr Susan Johnson
Cellulite Management
Dr. Falk Bechara
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Petronic Rosic
Dr. Vesna Petronic-Rosic
Chair on cosmeceuticals
Sharon Keene
Hair Transplantation
Dr. Andreas Katsambas
Tess Ferrarirz
Dr. R Glen Calderhead
Speaker in laser workshop
Dr. Sri Lestari
Liposuction for axillary hyperhidrosis
Dr. George Martin
Melanoma management
Dr. Alice Goh
Co chair in master class on periorbital rejuvenation.
Hirak Routh
Clinical Trials
Dr Donald Glass
Dr. Esperanza Welsh
Dr. Almond Derla
Stem Cells
Dr. William Clark Lambert

Important Dates

Early Bird Registration closes on 15th December 2016

15th October

Abstract submission last date 15th December 2016

15th  December

Special pricing accommodation 15th December 2016

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