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Jill Helms at FACE AHEAD

Globally acclaimed stem cell researcher Jill Helms, professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University will join the rock-star ensemble of keynote speakers on the big stage at FACE AHEAD 2020, March 26-28 in Barcelona, Spain.


Beauty, reconsidered

In her talk, Helms will explore the concept of beauty from the perspective of craniomaxillofacial deformities, explaining how the latest research in genome and tissue engineering is shaping the future of the field.

"For millennia, we have vigilantly scrutinized and cataloged craniomaxillofacial deformities. Only in the last few decades have we found new clues as to how tissues and molecules interact to form the face, and how those same molecular pathways may be harnessed to stimulate tissue repair and regeneration,” Helms says. “But while this work continues, we also need to recognize how differences in facial anatomy deeply impact an individuals’ self-perception, as well as their acceptance in our beauty-conscious society."

Helms, who leads the research program in the field of regeneration medicine at Stanford University, believes education is the single greatest tool to improving human health. She is committed to transforming the way people think about science and to emphasize its contribution to their daily lives.

Get your online summit ticket

Reserve an online pass for the sold-out event and join the over 250 craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgeons who have already committed to attend FACE AHEAD 2020.

AO CMF members can enjoy the online action totally free of charge.