Under the Patronage of
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority
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Roger Khouri, MD

ISPRES President



Marwan Al Zarouni, MD

EPSS President



It is a great pleasure to welcome you to Dubai for the 3rd congress of EPSS - Emirates Plastic Surgery Society, together with the 6th congress of ISPRES – the International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgery. It will be held at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel from November 17th to 19th, 2017. We are creating an outstanding scientific and social event for our international guests. We will have live surgery demonstrations with the top specialists of both societies.

The Scientific Program Committee is chaired by Dr. Luiz Toledo. We are preparing a high level education program involving more than 30 international speakers. A fabulous social program, is being organized by our Local Arrangements Committee under the direction of our organizing committee. Send your free-paper on Reconstructive or Aesthetic Surgery to be part of this great event.

November is a wonderful month in Dubai, with fair temperatures and blue skies. Do not miss this unique opportunity to come to Dubai and enjoy our beaches, desert safaris, international restaurants and climb to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Dr. Luiz Toledo
EPSS Scientific Director



Marwan Al Zarouni, MD

Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni is a leading authority in plastic surgery in the UAE. He received his medical degree in 1999 and his postgraduate in general and plastic surgery in 2004 from the University of Sahlgrenska, Sweden. He also has a postgraduate in Microsurgery in 2005 from the University of Chang Gung Hospital, Taipei (Taiwan). He is a board member of the Emirates Medical Association and the President of the Emirates Plastic Surgery Society.


International Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (IPRAS)

Scientific Board Member of the European Society for Laser Aesthetic Surgery (ESLAS)

President of the Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress (EPSS)

Vice President of the Emirates Medical Association (EMA)



Dr. Roger K. Khouri, MD, FACS

Roger K. Khouri, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon trained in general surgery at the University of North Carolina, in plastic surgery at Brown University, in reconstructive microsurgery at New York University, and in hand surgery at Harvard. Dr. Khouri is a scholar in plastic surgery with over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He was Professor of Plastic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine before moving to Miami.

Dr. Khouri is the founder of the Miami Breast Center. He has more than 25 years of experience as a reconstructive surgeon. In 2002 He was awarded the prestigious Godina Lectureship in Microsurgery. He was a pioneer in reconstructive microsurgery and flaps before becoming a pioneer in fat transfer to the breast. In 1999 he invented the  BRAVA   external expander which led him to develop the breakthrough third-option  breast reconstruction   procedure called BRAVA + AFT (Autologous Fat Transfer).

In 1997 Dr. Khouri published in the Annals of Surgery, the most prestigious scientific surgery journal, what was then the largest experience in the world with breast reconstruction using microsurgery (DIEP) and TRAM flaps. Over the past decade, always on the lookout for something better, he perfected BRAVA + AFT, a far better and much more patient-friendly alternative method of breast reconstruction. Along the way, he has contributed to many innovations in liposuction and lipografting, and he became a recognized innovator and expert in  natural, no implant, breast augmentation   and post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.

For his expertise and his pioneering work on the regenerative abilities of fat grafts and BRAVA in breast reconstruction and augmentation, Dr. Khouri has been invited to lecture all over the world. He has taught at more than 200 national and international plastic surgery society meetings in more than 35 countries. For his contribution to breast reconstruction with BRAVA + AFT, he won the award of Best Scientific Work at the prestigious European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons in 2010. He was also just awarded the best scientific paper of 2012 in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal.

A founding member and the vice president of the International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgeons  ( , he is a firm believer and a major force behind the evolution of plastic surgery from the scalpel-intensive reconstructive operations toward the minimally-invasive regenerative procedures.