Congress outline - ECTP 2019
Main topics will be:
PRE-CONGRESS SEMINAR: COMING EUROPEAN UNION REGULATION OF TATTOOING
- Invited keynote speakers and panel discussion
- The world of tattoos, tattooing and tattooists
- Permanent make-up and medical tattooing, a rapidly growing business
- Tattoo and pigment research at the cutting edge
- Clinical complications, prevention and treatment
- Ink ingredients, chemical analysis and regulatory requirements
- Industry seminars (ink manufacturers and suppliers, instrument makers)
- Tattooist and PMU artists’ seminars
- Tattoo removal by lasers and novel methods
- Frequently asked questions, Q&A session for interest groups
- Commercial exhibition
Pre-congress seminar 1st day in the afternoon.
Main congress 2nd and 3rd day with full program, and parallel sessions in the afternoons, organized by tattooists and PMU-artists.
Maurice Adatto, Congress President
Kristine Heidemeyer, Chairwoman of Local Congress Organization
Jørgen Serup, Chairman of ESTP
Scientific Committee, organizers of the main program
Jørgen Serup (Programme Chairman; ECTP 2013), Wolfgang Bäumler (ECTP2017), Sebastiaan van der Bent (ECTP2021), Christa de Cuyper (ECTP2015), Maurice Adatto, Christopher Hohl, Michael Dirks, Lucia Bonadonna and Kristine Heidemeyer.
Tuesday 26 March 2019 from 13.00
Pre-congress seminar: Coming European regulation of tattooing
The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) guideline on practices to improve tattoo hygiene
New regulation of devices in Europe, MDR replacing MDD in 2020, consequences for the tattoo industry
Regulation of tattoo ink products in the European Union as chemical products under REACH, prepared by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA)
Can the countries in the European Union implement the ECHA/REACH regulation at the national level and practice efficient surveillance of ink manufacturing, import, sales and use in the tattoo parlors?
The Netherlands, early bird in regulation of the tattoo business: measurable effects of interventions?
United Kingdom leaving the EU on March 29th of 2019, the coming situation of tattoo inks in UK and EU after the BREXIT
The tattoo ink industry of Europe, the industry’s expected reaction to new regulation of tattoo ink manufacturing, sales and use
Commentaries from the industry, panel of invited stakeholders from industry
Pre-congress industrial seminar: Exhibitor’s introduction of products
Wednesday 27 March 2019 (full day from 08.30)
ECTP 2019 Main congress
SESSION: The world of tattoos, tattooing and tattooists
Tattooing and tattooists on the move into the future, when, where, why, how, whom?
The French view on the tattoo business of today and tomorrow
The association between tattoos, piercings and other adornments
Tattoo trends according to a recent population study of 32.417 persons, 5.205 with tattoos
Demographics, rates of tattoo complications, regret and unsafe tattooing practices
Present state of local or systemic infections by tattooing, sources of infection and bacterial strains causing problem
SESSION: Permanent make-up and medical tattooing, a rapidly growing field
Cosmetic and medical tattoos back in time
The international growth of cosmetic tattoos into a mainstream business
Tattooing by microblading and other special techniques
State of art of medical tattooing, indications, techniques, refinements, outcomes
SESSION: Tattoo and pigment research at the cutting edge
Quantitative versus qualitative assessment of pigments in tattoo inks, feasibility in relation to product labelling and control
Analysis of tattoo inks: do we need harmonized methods?
Analysis of pigments in skin samples from patients with allergic reactions in red tattoos
Pigment agglomeration in skin samples; association between carbon black agglomerates and sarcoidosis
Pigment agglomeration in commercial ink stock products; new versus old
Hexavalent chromium in tattoo inks, exposure and risk
Allergic reaction to a new temporary black dye, an extract from the jagua fruit (Genipa americana L)
Allergy patch test ongoing study of tattooed patients, allergy related to non-pigment ingredients of tattoo inks
Impurity issues of raw materials used in the tattoo ink production
AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSION IN ANNEX AUDITORIUM: TATTOOIST’S OWN SESSION
Organizers: Lis Kierstein, Andy Schmidt, Walter Liszewski and Michael Dirks.
Programme coming soon
Thursday 28 March 2019 (full day from 09.00)
ESTP general assembly
SESSION: Clinical complications, prevention and treatment
Brief updates from the tattoo clinics in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris, Rome and New York
Technical failures of tattooing and tattoo studio related conditions causing tattoo complications
Tattoos and psoriasis, a focus group study
PANEL DISCUSSION ON TREATMENT OF COMPLICATIONS
SESSION: Tattoo removal by lasers and novel methods
Complications arising from amateurs removal of tattoos using lasers, lactic acid, excision, water tattooing, and self-treatment
High-frequency (20MHz) focused ultrasound (HIFU), a novel method for tattoo removal: pre-clinical experience and first experience in man
Pico-second laser removal of tattoos in tattoo regret, practical experience and clinical studies referenced to Q-switched (nanosecond) lasers, the pros and cons of the two methods
“Iron” tattoo removal with Q-Switched lasers are more efficient than removal with picosecond lasers
Tattoo removal of chronic tattoo reactions using CO2 laser
Selection and pretesting of candidates for laser removal who may benefit from treatment, or not
How to improve results of laser removal of tattoos, need for technical innovation or need for better practice?
PANEL DISCUSSION ON PROS AND CONS
AFTERNOON PARALLEL SESSION IN ANNEX AUDITORIUM: PMU-ARTIST’S OWN SESSION
Organizers: Maya Ercegovac, Ina Bennoun and Diana Hvas
Programme coming soon
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