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Dear participants of the WCTP 2021 in Amsterdam, dear members of the ESTP,

in the name of the European Society for Tattoo and Pigment Research and the congress chairs, I would like to thank you for your participation of this years congress. We think back to a successful congress, with many participants from numerous nationalities and working fields, attending physical or virtual. We felt a positive and enthusiastic atmosphere during the congress and the social events. Your participation and input was highly appreciated and we hereby thank you for this. 

Despite the uncertainties we and you had to face during the planning of the congress, we achieved a lively and successful exchange of knowledge, valuable discussions and new connections to other people in the field. 

Our first hybrid event enabled people all over the world to join and profit from the expertise of the 58 talks and panel discussions during the conference. We tried to involve the virtual participants as much as possible and apologize for all questions that could not be answered either due to time limitations or technical problems. We will take our lessons from here and likely proceed with this hybrid congress format from now on. 

For those who are not members yet, we highly recommend to get a ESTP membership. Besides reduced fees for the congresses, you also support us survive financially in the long term. 

We hope to see you at the next WCTP congress in 2023!

Kind regards, 

the ESTP Organizing committee of the WCTP 2021:

WCTP 2021 Congress President
Sebastiaan van der Bent, MD
Tattoo Clinic (Tattoo poli), Alrijne Ziekenhuis Leiden, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

WCTP 2021 Congress Co-host
Thijs Veenstra
RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


ESTP Research Chairman
Jørgen Serup, MD, Professor
Department of Dermatology
Bispebjerg University Hospital
Copenhagen, Denmark

WCTP 2021 Congress Co-host
Dr. Ines Schreiver, 
Junior Research Group Leader “Tattoo Inks”, Department of Chemicals and Product Safety, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
Berlin, Germany


Key aspects raised in Panel Discussion at WCTP 2021

Press release

Read the Press Release on WCTP 2021 here

Congress reports

Nikolas Kluger released his reports on some of the talks, which you can view here

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