Personalized Medicine – A New Frontier in CMF Surgery

Explore the interactive program below, with 40 sessions of highly engaging content over two busy days in Barcelona.

Program FACE AHEAD 2020 legend

An online live-streaming program will be available also for those who cannot travel to Barcelona. All sessions marked with  Live Streaming Event  will be live-streamed and available as recording during the summit. Be part of FACE AHEAD 2020 wherever you are in the world!

Scientific Program Summary
Sessions focused on professional development
Explore the preliminary program
3-D Technology: from innovation to personalization

Orthognathics, TMJ, Reconstruction, Sleep Apnea

Tissue Replacement in CMF: from the lab to the patient

Bone Grafts and Substitutes, Future Technologies Cells and Genes, Reconstruction

Complications: preventions and personalized solutions

Oncology, Orthognathics, Pediatric and Adult Trauma, TMJ, Soft Tissue Management, Face Transplant

Through my eyes, the patient – get a new perspective

Ballistic Injuries

  • The FACE AHEAD 2020 Young Surgeon Awards Competition (abstract submission open)
  • Perfect your online presentation skills (digital training)
  • Stress management - taking control
  • Tips and tricks sessions
  • Network with peers and heads of CMF departments - consider your next challenge
  • Corner chats - get to know the real experts
  • Meet your idol breakfast sessions
  • Fellowship applications
  • How to succeed in academic surgery
  • Leadership - how to get on
  • Crystal Ball Lunchtime Symposium - look into the future of CMF surgery. Technology and workflow for the future

What's happening when - program details

Thursday, March 26
Friday, March 27
Saturday, March 28

14:00 17:00 Pre-summit industry events to be announced soon

15:00 - 17:00 Participants registration

17:00 19:00 Welcome networking evening

Speed dating

Get some time one on one with the FACE AHEAD top speakers.

19:00 - 21:00 Members Only Session

Digital training - making online presentations – get in front of the camera

08:00 - 08:30 Registration participants

08:30 - 08:45

Welcome to FACE AHEAD 2020  Live Streaming Event

G. Sanchez Aniceto

08:45 - 13:00 3-D Technology: from innovation to personalization

08:45 - 09:15

Keynote: Your beautiful face  Live Streaming Event

Daniel will take you on a journey centered around how microsurgical, aesthetic, and craniomaxillofacial techniques, combined with vascularized composite facial allotransplantation and cutting-edge surgical simulation, have transformed the field restorative surgery.

Who is Daniel Borsuk?

Daniel is the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Université de Montreal Pediatric teaching hospital Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Quebec.

Daniel Borsuk's Bio

09:15-10:00

Bespoke surgical planning to achieve success  Live Streaming Event

Engage in an expert panel discussion - you are taken through a step by step guide to using state of the art 3-D technology in orthognathic, TMJ or reconstructive surgery in multiple clinical cases.

Online panel discussion available, with live Q&A session.

Experts on stage

Moderators: S. Girod and I. Shah

Online moderator: F. Thieringer 

State of the art surgery - D. Buchbinder

Orthognathics - M. Leung

TMJ surgery - F. Monje

Reconstruction - M. Heiland

Free Papers - Oral Presentations

Deliver your scientific findings directly to the expert surgeon panel.

 

10:00 - 11:00 Networking break

It's networking time! Grab a coffee and meet some of the other participants of FACE AHEAD, or stroll through the exhibition area. We also have some interesting interviews going on on the Corner Chat stage, if you want to stop by. E-posters will be available for viewing in the designated area.

Corner chat with Daniel Borsuk (15 minutes)  Live Streaming Event

Grab a coffee - get to know the person behind the keynote presentation. Online participants can ask questions live via the chat function.

Free Papers - Oral Presentations

Deliver your scientific findings directly to the expert surgeon panel.

11:00-11:45 Work the case: Bespoke 3D Planning

Choose your topic and work with your group partners to solve the treatment plan on some of the hottest cases in the field.

Orthognathics/sleep apnea

P. Stoor, M. Leung, F. Briceño

Reconstruction

D. Borsuk, G. Sanchez-Aniceto, B. Beck-Broichsitter

Orbital surgery

L. Fryer, S. Heredero Jung, N-C. Gellrich

TMJ

M. Redondo, D. Danielsson, X. Peng

Aesthetic surgery and facial sculpting

D. Matic, L. Jones, D. Borsuk, G. Louie

Topic to be announced soon!

12:00 - 12:45 Accelerate your career hour

Multiple sessions available for sign-up

*Topics are subject to change

Deep dive into grant writing

Get useful insights from the R&D specialists in how to best prepare for submitting a research grant.

The world of AO CMF Fellowships

Meet former fellows and representatives of fellowship centers.  Immerse yourself in the world of opportunities that AO CMF has to offer you.

Session to be announced soon

 

Session to be announced soon

12:45 - 14:30 Networking break

Grab your lunch and meet fellow participants, or explore the exhibition area.

13:15-14:15 Sponsored Symposium

Sponsored Symposium Crystal Ball  Live Streaming Event

Look into the future - industry leaders share their 10 years' vision on surgical procedures and unveil the latest technological developments in the field.

14:30 - 18:30 Tissue Replacement in CMF: from the lab to the patient

14:30 - 15:00

Keynote: Genomics, tissue engineering, replacement and reconstruction  Live Streaming Event

Jill will be talking about regenerative medicine approach in the context of enhanced skeletal tissue regeneration, implant osseointegration, and other craniofacial applications.

Who is Jill Helms?

Jill leads the research program in the field of regeneration medicine at Stanford University.

Jill Helms Bio

15:00 - 15:45

Tissue replacement Live Streaming Event

Engage in an expert panel discussion - you are taken through a discussion on bone graft, bone substitutes, and future technologies.

Online panel discussion available, with live Q&A session.

Experts on stage

Moderators: E. Wolvius, S. Parmar, B. Beck-Broichsitter

Bone graft - M. Rana

Bone substitutes - S. Girod

Future technologies, cells, and genes - J. Helms

Free Papers - Oral Presentations

Deliver your scientific findings directly to the expert surgeon panel.

15:45 - 16:30 Networking break

It's networking time! Grab a coffee and meet some of the other participants of FACE AHEAD, or stroll through the exhibition area. We also have some interesting interviews going on on the Corner Chat stage, if you want to stop by. E-posters will be available for viewing in the designated area.

Corner chat with Jill Helms (15 minutes)  Live Streaming Event

Grab a coffee - get to know the person behind the keynote presentation. Online participants can ask questions live via the chat function.

Free Papers - Oral Presentations

Deliver your scientific findings directly to the expert surgeon panel.

16:30 - 17:15 Work the case: Tissue Replacement

Choose your topic and work with your group partners to solve the treatment plan on some of the hottest cases in reconstructive surgery.

Midface

S. Parmar, B. Beck-Broichsitter

Mandible

X. Peng, S. Heredero

TMJ

D. Danielsson, I. Barthélémy, M. Heiland

Soft tissue reconstruction

D. Matic, L. Jones

Topic to be announced soon!

17:30 - 18:30 FACE AHEAD 2020 Young Surgeons Award

Oral presentation of the six finalist papers on the big stage  Live Streaming Event

AOCMF R&D Final Judges

19:30 Networking event

Details to be announced soon

Location: Fabrika Mortiz

08:30 - 09:00

Keynote: My AO Journey  Live Streaming Event

Take a seat in the plenary - Robert McGuire, President of the AO Foundation will share his thoughts on mentorship and career development opportunities within the AO World.

Who is Robert McGuire?

Robert McGuire has decades of experience as a clinician and educator leading fellow surgeons in support of the AO mission of promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. 

Robert's Bio

09:00-18:30 When my back is against the wall: Complications, preventions and personalized solutions

09:00 – 09:30

Personalized treatment of head and neck oncology  Live Streaming Event

Take a seat in the plenary - René presents an interesting approach to head and neck oncology, and how personalized treatment can improve final results.

Who is René Leemans?

René is the Chair of the Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Department at VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. He has made a sustained and internationally recognized contribution to cancer care, research, and education in the field of head and neck oncology.

René's Bio

09:30 - 10:15

Clash of the Titans  Live Streaming Event

Our rockstars will be fighting it out in the ring. Engage in an expert panel discussion where some of the best surgeons challenge each other in the complexities of the treatment plans.

  • Dental alveolar augumentation autogenous versus biomaterial
  • Distraction versus bone replacement: early versus late distraction
  • Complex facial defects

Online panel discussion available, with live Q&A session.

Experts on stage

Moderators: G. Sanchez-Aniceto, N-C. Gellrich, M. Brix, D. Dhariwal

Complex patient defects (pros and cons and the evidence-based view)

Dental alveolar augmentation autogenous versus biomaterial - N-C. Gellrich vs. A. Nastri

Distraction veersus bone replacement: early versus late distraction - F. Hernandez Alfaro vs. E. Wolvius

10:15-11:15 Networking break

It's networking time! Grab a coffee and meet some of the other participants of FACE AHEAD, or stroll through the exhibition area. We also have some interesting interviews going on on the Corner Chat stage, if you want to stop by. E-posters will be available for viewing in the designated area.

Corner Chat with René Leemans (15 minutes)  Live Streaming Event

Grab a coffee - get to know the person behind the keynote presentation. Online participants can ask questions live via the chat function.

11:15-12:30 Work the case: Complications

Choose your topic and work with your group partners to solve the treatment plan on some of the hottest cases in the field.

Orthognathics / Sleep

F. Hernandez Alfaro, S. Girod

Adult Trauma

M. Brix, J. Rodriguez

TMJ

F. Monje, F. Briceño

Pediatric Trauma

I. Barthélémy, A. Elbarbary

Soft tissue management

D. Matic, L. Jones, D. Borsuk, G. Louie

Topic to be confirmed soon!

12:30-14:00 Networking break

Grab your lunch and meet fellow participants, or explore the exhibition area.

12:45-13:45 Sponsored Symposia

Sponsored Symposium   Live Streaming Event

More details to be announced soon!

14:00-14:30

Keynote: Through my eyes - the patient Live Streaming Event

An emotional talk about ballistic injuries in young patients. Our special guest will be Waleed Khan. 

Who is Whaleed Khan?

14:30-15:15

Cases that made me lose sleep  Live Streaming Event

Engage in an expert panel discussion - going through some of the most complicated cases in a surgeons career, covering different topics from orthognathic, malformations, posttraumatic, TMJ or oncology.

Online panel discussion available, with live Q&A session.

Experts on stage

Moderators: A. Elbarbary, M. Leung, L. Fryer

Orthognathic/malformations - F. Hernandez Alfaro

Posttraumatic - E. Rodriguez

TMJ - F. Monje

Oncology and reconstruction - S. Parmar

15:15-16:00 Networking break

It's networking time! Grab a coffee and meet some of the other participants of FACE AHEAD, or stroll through the exhibition area. We also have some interesting interviews going on on the Corner Chat stage, if you want to stop by. E-posters will be available for viewing in the designated area.

Corner Chat with Waleed (15 min)  Live Streaming Event

Grab a coffee - get to know the person behind the keynote presentation. Online participants can ask questions live via the chat function.

16:00-16:30

Keynote: New Face. New Beginning Live Streaming Event

Eduardo introduces you to the world of facial transplantation and the importance of building a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary team as an avenue for the restoration of human appearance and function for individuals with devastating composite facial disfigurement.

Who is Eduardo Rodriguez?

Master of craniofacial care, world-renowned plastic surgeon famous for completing the most extensive and comprehensive full-face transplant in history.

Eduardo's Bio

16:40-17:30

Tips and tricks in facial reconstruction  Live Streaming Event

Engage in an expert panel discussion - you are taken through a series of tips and tricks in facial reconstruction, straight from the rock stars in the field.

Online panel discussion available, with live Q&A session.

Experts on stage

Moderators: A. Elbarbary, M. Leung, L. Fryer

Online moderator: F. Roasa

S. Parmar, E. Rodriguez, J. Acero Sanz, N-C. Gellrich, M. Brix, P. Stoor

17:45-18:15

FACE AHEAD 2020, Young Surgeon Award Ceremony Live Streaming Event

Take a seat in the plenary for the award ceremony of the Young Surgeon Award 2020.

18:15 - 18:30 Summit closing. See you 2022!