Association of Plastic ,Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in Bosnia and Herzegovina ( UPREHBiH )was formed at the level of Bosnia and Herzegovina following the decision of the Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2011. (Original Decision available at the Association’s web site www.uprehbih.com ,section Info).
Former Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was formed in 1999 (and where I served as the first president) had split into the Association of Plastic ,Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and the Association of Maxillofacial Surgery in 2011.
The newly formed UPREHBIH Association brings together plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgeons from both entities i.e. the entire Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As the national secretary at ISAPS, I represented Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2005 to 2016.
The Association was a member of IPRAS, and is still a member of ESPRAS.
We are member of BAPRAS(Balkan Association of Plastic,Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) and ,,Fellows in science’’.
We have formed the “Fellows in Science” association which brings together the Associations of plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgeons of Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Joint congresses were held in Slovenia in 2013, in Croatia in 2015, and in Serbia in 2017, with the participation of world authorities. The next congress will be held in 2019 in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Additionally, UPREHBiH organized the 7th Balkan Congress of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2011 , and co-organized the 1st Euro-Asian Congress on Melanoma and Skin Cancers in 2014 and Symposium of UPREBiH with international participation in Zenica,BiH,in 2016.
At the meeting of chairs of the BAPRAS member-
On behalf of the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UPREHBiH), I would like to extend my greetings.
President of UPREBiH :
Prof. Reuf Karabeg, MD,PhD,
Specialist in general, plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery