Congress outline - ECTP 2019

Main topics will be:

PRE-CONGRESS SEMINAR: COMING EUROPEAN UNION REGULATION OF TATTOOING

  • Invited keynote speakers and panel discussion


MAIN CONGRESS 

  • 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.


Main Organizers
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.


Preliminary programme

 

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

OPENING

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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