Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Four decades ago, in September 1972, the first Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery was held in Ljubljana under the presidency of professor Čelesnik. Among the organizers was Ivo Čupar founder of Maxillofacial Surgery in Croatia. Today, I have the privilege to invite you to the 21st Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 11th − 15th 2012, under the Auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipović.
The 21st EACMFS Congress is approaching rapidly. It aims to provide up-to-date scientific education for all those working in the field of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery, ranging from trainees to junior and senior specialists. It is the perfect opportunity to bring colleagues together to share and advance clinical expertise. Our biannual Congress is not only organised with the purpose to introduce and disseminate cutting edge knowledge among our members, but also to enable communication with colleagues from “neighbouring” specialties.
The programme offers keynote lectures, panels, special lectures, guest society symposia, as well as pre-congress courses. Both oral and poster presentations are welcome. The E-poster format introduced in Brugge will be applied. Masterclasses, morning lectures given by well-known experts will enable both young and more experienced surgeons to learn some tricks and traps in selected areas. In this Announcement I am happy to list the highlights of the scientific programme.
We would like to invite you to register for the 21st Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery.
Online registration for the congress is already open. For the latest update on the scientific programme and details about the deadlines, please visit www.eacmfs2012.com.
Dubrovnik is inscribed on the List of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO and it is the one of the most attractive and famous cities in the world. This city is the highlight of the Adriatic and the whole of Croatia. It is not easy to write about Dubrovnik, it has to be seen and, in particular, experienced for its history which is intensely reflected in the fascinating and picturesque city streets, churches, museums without forgetting the beaches.
The venue, Valamar Lacroma Hotel and Congress Centre will not only enable scientific interaction, but will also give a unique opportunity to meet old friends and acquire new ones in a most relaxing atmosphere. I would like to invite all maxillo-facial surgeons as well as all colleagues from related disciplines to join us in the magical city of Dubrovnik.
We look forward to welcoming you in September 2012!
Prof. Mišo Virag, MD, PHD, FRCS
President of the XXIst EACMFS Congress
President EACMFS 2010 − 2012
xxi Congress of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
11 - 15 September 2012 Dubrovnik, Croatia
A tribute to John Lowry