Dr SM Balaji, President, Craniofacial Research Foundation Academy, welcomed the Chief Guest, Hon’ble Abdulla Ameen, Minister of Health, Government of Maldives, upon his arrival at the summit. The minister inaugurated the summit and spoke about Dr SM Balaji’s surgical missions to the island nation had help multitudes of patients with craniofacial deformities.
The Craniofacial Research Foundation Academy held its 5th International Craniofacial, Dental and Medical Summit in Paradise Island, Republic of Maldives recently. Many leading Craniofacial Surgeons and Plastic Surgeons from around the world were in attendance at the summit. Many scientific papers were presented and researchers awarded for their contributions to science.
The minister was honored with a shawl and presented with a memento by Dr SM Balaji to mark the occasion. He spoke at length about how his government was developing specialty hospitals for providing state of art healthcare to the residents of the Maldives.
Dr SM Balaji first thanked the Hon’ble minister for inaugurating the summit. He spoke at length about the long-standing relationship he has with the Government of Maldives. Being a researcher at heart, he also spoke about the recent advances made by craniofacial surgery around the world and the need for further research to help alleviate the suffering of those afflicted with craniofacial deformities.
The minister later presented the Certificate of Participation to Dr SM Balaji. Other stalwarts who were presented with the certificate include Dr David Koppel, Senior Consultant, Craniofacial Surgery, Glasgow, Scotland, Prof AK Singh, Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery and Mr Peter Evans, senior consultant in Reconstructive Science from Swansea, Wales