The Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL) is one of the world's most outstanding dermal surgical bodies. The Organizing Committee of this non-profit professional organization is comprised of members from over 30 countries, and research is carried out across multiple areas of medicine. DASIL's mission is to provide the highest level of education for dermatologic surgeons around the globe and to promote the rapid development of dermatologic and cosmetic surgery worldwide. DASIL's 6th World Congress of Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery was held from October 24 to 28, 2017, in Shanghai, China. Numerous well-known dermatologic and aesthetic surgeons from all over the world gathered in Shanghai to attend this significant event.
Editorial Board member of Plastic and Aesthetic Research (PAR) journal and Past President of the Italian Federation of Aesthetic Medicine (FIME) Dr. Raffaele Rauso was invited to be Speaker at the congress, traveling from Italy to attend. Dr. Rauso also invited PAR editors to meet there to discuss a series of issues relating to the development of PAR, including how to set up disciplinary procedures and create a leading journal. Editorial Director of OAE Publishing Inc., Rui-Rui Zhang, and Managing Editor of PAR, Min-Jie Zhang, seized this welcome opportunity to go to Shanghai for study.
Dr. Rauso introduced PAR to participating specialists at the DASIL
6th World Congress of Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery
They not only discussed the development of PAR with Dr. Rauso, but also brought themselves up to date with academic research and current trends in the field, gaining a deeper understanding of some significant developments in plastic and aesthetic research. These included innovations in technology and the challenges of some exciting new trends in eyelid cosmetic surgery, facial rejuvenation and fat transplantation. During the meeting, Dr. Rauso's excellent lectures on "Canthal Management in Surgical Blepharoplasty", "Non-surgical Nose Reshaping with Fillers" and "Non-surgical Fat Reduction with DC Injections" garnered universal praise from the gathered experts. Dr. Rauso energetically introduced PAR to participating specialists at the end of his talks and expressed the hope that more of them would pay attention to the journal. In addition, Dr. Rauso introduced PAR to peer specialists at SICPRE 2017 (the national congress of the Italian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery). As well as being an Editorial Board member, Dr. Rauso is Professor at Foggia University in Italy. Since he was invited to join PAR's editorial team in 2014, he has set a good example by ceaselessly promoting the journal across the globe and giving timely advice on its development.
He and other Editorial Board members further the development of PAR and expand its influence in a very practical way. Thanks to the joint efforts of the Editor-in-Chief, Editorial Board members and all the Editorial Office staff, PAR is now recognized by more and more world experts in the field of plastic surgery and its influence has been greatly enhanced. It is this enthusiasm and the responsible attitude of the editorial team that has propelled PAR all over the world. Hopefully, it has a brilliant future!