Our Rock Stars

Paul Nellis Manson

Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Manson has had a distinguished career in craniofacial and reconstructive surgery, with over 435 peer-reviewed articles and over $10 million in research grants, awards and endowments to his credit. His principle contributions include establishing original classification and treatment for frontal bone fractures; classification of midface, orbital and nasoethmoidal fractures; and classification and algorithm for the treatment of facial defects from skin cancer.

He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry and his medical degree from Northwestern University. Dr. Manson then completed residencies in general surgery at New England Baptist Hospital. He completed his training in plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins and has been on faculty since that time. He was director of the Plastic Surgery Service at the University of Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Services Systems (Shock Trauma Unit) from 1978 to 1996.

Daniel Borsuk

Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery At Université de Montréal


Daniel Borsuk is the chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Université de Montreal Pediatric teaching hospital Sainte-Justine in Montreal, Quebec. Teaching and learning with surgical residents and medical students in attempting to offer patients the gold standard of health care through the combination of science, technology, engineering, and art are his passion.

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.

Jill Helms

Jill Helms

Professor of Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) at Stanford University

Jill leads the research program in the field of regeneration medicine at Stanford University. Responsible for multiple research programs composed of international and national collaborations, and educating future clinicians and scientists, Jill believes education is the single greatest tool to improving human health. She is committed to transforming the way people think about science and emphasizing its contribution to their daily lives. 

Waleed Khan

Waleed Khan

Member of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament and Survivor of the Peshawar attack

Five years after surviving the world’s fourth deadliest school massacre, Khan is a student in the United Kingdom, where he relocated in order to receive essential medical treatment for the injuries he sustained in the siege of his school. He has undergone more than a dozen surgeries to date but is resolutely focused on the future while studying for his General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exams, serving as a member of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament after being elected by all of the schools in Birmingham. Even more remarkably, he is making it his mission to spread a message of peace while offering help and hope to children affected by terrorism, poverty, hunger and other obstacles.

All Speakers


Invited Speakers


Julio Acero Sanz (ESP)
Sunil Aniruth (SA)
Benedicta Beck-Broichsitter (GER)
Daniel Borsuk (CAN)
Fernando Briceño (COL)
Daniel Buchbinder (USA)
Larry Cunningham (USA)
Daljit Dhariwal (GRB)
Thomas Dodson (USA)
Amir Elbarbary (EGY)
Kathleen Fan (GRB)
Rui Fernandes (USA)
Florian Gebhard (GER)
Sabine Girod (USA)
Zein Goussous (JOR)
Michael Grant (USA)
Max Heiland (GER)
Jill Helms (USA)
Susana Heredero Jung (ESP)
Federico Hernández Alfaro (ESP)
Lamont Jones (USA)
Waleed Khan (PAK)
Gopal Krishnan (IND)
Vinay Kumar (SWE)  
Mike Leung (HKG)
Paul Manson (USA)
Damir Matic (CAN)
Gerson Mast (GER)
Florencio Monje (ESP)
Gerhard Mundinger (USA)
Mohammed Nadershah (SAU)
Sat Parmar (GBR)
Alberto Rocha Pereira (PT)
Marta Redondo Alamillos (ESP)
Mirta Reksodiputro (IDN)
Javier Rodriguez (ESP)
René Rojas Sanchez (CHL)
Gregorio Sánchez Aniceto (ESP)
Irfan Shah (PAK)
Martin Stoddart (CHE)
Patricia Stoor (FIN)
Srinivas Susarla (USA)
Honey Thaljieh (PS)
Florian Thieringer (CHE)
Ana Catalina Tobon Trujillo (COL)
Eppo Wolvius (NLD)