The Spanish Society of Aesthetic Medicine (SEME) is a non-profit scientific organization founded in 1984 and therefore foremost in its sector. It agglutinates more than six hundred associated doctors throughout Spain. The institution has been officially recognised by the International Union of Aesthetic Medicine (UIME) and as such is the only official Spanish organisation that is integrated within organisations at both a European and international level.
Its main objective is to promote an appropriate and regulated preparation for the professionals who work in aesthetic medicine, a speciality that excludes both plastic and aesthetic surgery. In addition, the SEME has contacts with the Spanish National and Regional Governments as well as other organisations that represent professional groups to collaborate in the regularization in this speciality of medical practice, to prevent intrusion from other sectors and to oversee and ensure an adequate control and supervision of the establishments that offer these treatments.
The SEME regularly organises congresses at both a national and international level along with conferences and courses on the different aspects of aesthetic medicine, all with the objective of maintaining its members well informed and prepared for the novelties and developments within the sector. For example, the SEME has participated actively in the creation of a pioneer Masters course in Aesthetic Medicine with the University of the Balearic Islands, as well as a Master course at the University of Córdoba and a University Speciality Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine and Cosmetics at the Complutense University in Madrid.
One of the more outstanding initiatives of the organisation has been the writing of a White Paper of Aesthetic Medicine. This was first published in 1997 and is the result of debate and consensus by all the professionals integrated in the organisation. It forms the framework for a Code of Conduct to which all the members adhere to ensure the correct practice of their professional activity.
The SEME also releases a three monthly specialist publication with the title “Medicina Estética”. This scientific magazine is distributed exclusively to the members and is supported by a web page (www.seme.org) and together they maintain the members informed of new developments, news and activities in the sector.
With the objective of maintaining contacts and communication between the different sectors of medicine, the SEME promotes the creation of an Association of Aesthetic Medicine in all the different Official Colleges of Medicine in Spain. It also actively collaborates with the commissions that have been created by some of the Medical Colleges to accredit and register as Doctors of Aesthetic Medicine the professionals who are working in this speciality of medical practice.
|President||Dra. Petra Mª Vega López|
|First Vice President||Dra. Carmen Fernández Pérez|
|Second Vice President||Dr. Alberto Morano Ventayol|
|Secretary||Dra. Concha Obregón Cagigas|
|Accountant||Dr. Manuel Sánchez Sánchez|
|Spokesperson||Dr. Juan Antonio López López-Pitalúa|
|Spokesperson||Dr. Fernando García Monforte|
|Spokesperson||Dra. Sofía Ruiz del Cueto|
|Spokesperson||Dra. Mercedes Campoy|