The International College of Maxillofacial Surgery ( https://www.icmfs.com/) was created in the year 1970 by the leading stalwarts of maxillofacial surgery who felt a lacunae in connectivity between members of the profession from different parts of the world.
This global organization was started to help form a seamless worldwide network for maxillofacial surgeons from all parts of the globe. The aim of the college is to provide opportunities for learning and sharing of information pertaining to the latest advances made in the field.
Members of the council of the ICMFS held a council meeting at the 31st ICMFS World Congress in Tel Aviv to decide on the landmark 32nd ICMFS World Congress to be held in 2020, which would mark the 50th year of existence of this glorious organization.
After due deliberations, it was decided to unanimously elect Dr SM Balaji, who is a council member of the ICMFS, to be the Congress President of the 32nd ICMFS World Conference (https://www.icmfs2020.com/) in light of proven track record as a renowned craniomaxillofacial surgeon and his role as a key opinion leader in this field.
Being the perfect destination for the conference, the Republic of Seychelles was chosen by the Congress President and members of the council to host the prestigious congress. The beautiful island nation offers the perfect blend of hi-tech infrastructure and scenic beauty to host the magnificent conference.
Dr SM Balaji met with His Excellency Jean Paul Adam, Hon’ble Health Minister of Seychelles and His Excellency Didier Dogley, Hon’ble Tourism Minister of Seychelles to seek their moral support and blessings for a successful congress. The two eminent ministers conveyed their best wishes for the congress to set a new benchmark for landmark scientific presentations and deliberations.
The congress will see the presence of leading stalwarts from the field of maxillofacial surgery and other allied surgical branches.
Prof. Daniel Laskin, USA, who is considered to be the ‘Father of Oral Surgery’ will be making the opening presentation with the ICMFS lecture on “The development of a specialty: Where have we been and where should we go.”
Prof Jatin P Shah, EW Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York will be delivering the ICMFS Golden Jubilee Oration on “Oncological, Functional and Esthetic Outcomes after Mandible Resection and Reconstruction for Oral Cancer – The State of the Art.”
Prof Jean-Paul Meningaud, Head of the Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Henri Mondor, France who made the world’s first face transplant will be delivering the Prestigious Prof Bruck Oration on “Facial Transplant – 10 years after the first complete facial allotransplant.” He will also be making a presentation on “New refinements in face and neck rejuvenation.”
Leading maxillofacial surgeons from around the world will be in attendance at the congress and will be presenting the latest surgical innovations from the field of maxillofacial surgery.