Dr. SM Balaji was invited to EACMFS 2021 for the Craniofacial Surgery Lecture

The 25th European Association for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (EACMFS) Congress was held in Paris, France from July 14-16, 2021. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic made the physical congress impossible this year. It was therefore held online for the first time. There was the participation of a record number of delegates from around the world.

Stalwarts from the field of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery were invited as speakers to deliver lectures at the plenary session of the congress. Dr. SM Balaji is a leading Craniomaxillofacial surgeon with many surgical innovations to his credit. He was invited by Prof Jean-Paul Meningaud, EACMFS 2021 Congress Chairman for a Craniofacial Surgery lecture at the plenary session.

The genesis of the European Association for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

The European Association for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery was established in 1970. It is a preeminent association of craniomaxillofacial surgeons, which was formed to advance the surgical superspecialty. The EACMFS Congress has always been a platform for leading surgeons to share the latest advances in the field.

Many specialists from oral and maxillofacial surgery also register as delegates for the conference. They also perform plastic and reconstructive surgeries. Plastic surgery is performed by many oral surgeons. There were many oral and maxillofacial surgery lectures at the congress.

The oral and maxillofacial surgery presentations were greatly appreciated by the delegates. These were delivered by leading oral and maxillofacial surgeons from around the world.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Masterclasses by Eminent Surgeons

The oral and maxillofacial surgery masterclasses by leading surgeons provide a great learning platform for the participants. Craniofacial surgery masterclasses focus on complex craniofacial reconstructions in a variety of conditions. The oral and maxillofacial surgery lectures present groundbreaking research findings at these congresses.

Invitations to Leading Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons as Plenary Session Speakers

Leading craniofacial surgeons from around the world are invited as speakers at the plenary sessions of the conference. The invited speakers delivered expert oral and maxillofacial lectures at the congress. This serves as an ideal platform to update on the latest advances made around the world.

The EACMFS Congress plays host to over 3000 delegates who converge on the venue from around the globe. Craniomaxillofacial surgeons from around the world deliver cutting-edge research findings at the plenary sessions. Congress serves as a platform for everyone to catch up and renew professional and personal relationships.

25th EACMFS Congress held Online due to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

The last two years however have been unprecedented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has played havoc around the world. COVID-19 cases have seen a lot of fatalities as well as residual comorbidities.

The Ministry of Health of the Government of India has played a leading role in the control of the pandemic. It has drawn stringent guidelines for international travel to prevent the spread of the virus. Public health studies have helped in the control of the virus.

After due deliberation, it was decided to conduct the 25th EACMFS 2021 in Paris entirely online. The EACMFS 2021 congress has seen the registration of even higher numbers of delegates than usual.

Dr. SM Balaji Delivers Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Presentation at Congress

Dr. SM Balaji has delivered successful plenary session lectures at previous EACMFS conferences. He was also invited to deliver a lecture at the EACMFS 2021 plenary session. The topic chosen by him was the management of secondary orbital deformities caused by fractures and soft tissue trauma.

This was both an oral and maxillofacial surgery lecture as well as a craniofacial surgery masterclass. He is a specialist in orthognathic surgery, surgical removal of impactions with tooth extraction, cleft lip and palate surgery and temporomandibular joint surgeries.

Craniofacial Surgery Masterclass on Management of Secondary Orbital Deformities

Fractures of the orbital cavity are on the rise around the world. They are caused most commonly by road traffic accidents and falls. Other causes include assaults and sports-related injuries. The number of cases with secondary orbital deformities after surgeries is also on the rise.

Dr. SM Balaji chose this topic for his plenary session lecture at the EACMFS 2021 Congress. He has handled a wide variety of patients with postoperative complications of orbital fractures. These include cases with gunshot injuries, multiple fractures caused by road traffic accidents and sports-related injuries.

Appreciation of Craniofacial Surgery Lecture at Plenary Session by Delegates

Dr. SM Balaji began his lecture by explaining the alignment of bones in the orbital cavity. He then explained the importance of the reestablishment of correct alignment following surgery. This was followed by enumerating the complications that would arise by improper reduction of the bones.

The presentation next included a wide variety of patients with secondary orbital deformities. He enumerated the various techniques that can be adopted for the surgical management of individual cases. Materials used for the reconstruction of defects were presented in detail. Rehabilitation of the patient back to complete normalcy was documented at the end of the presentation.

Dr. SM Balaji’s lecture was widely appreciated by the delegates. It showcased the important role played by Craniomaxillofacial surgeons in the rehabilitation of victims of craniofacial trauma.

Successful Conclusion to 25th EACMFS Congress in Paris, France

The EAFMFS Congress held in Paris, France saw a record number of delegates. Presentations at the plenary session provided significant research findings from around the world. Innovations to improve results were presented at the congress.

Prof. Jean-Paul Meningaud thanked the speakers at the plenary session for their excellent presentations at the EACMFS conference. He also invited all delegates to the 26th European Association for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Congress. This is scheduled to be held next year in Madrid, Spain.

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