Master of craniofacial care, Rodriguez is a world-renowned plastic surgeon famous for completing the most extensive and comprehensive full-face transplant in history.
He leads NYU Langone’s vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA) program, which encompasses face and limb transplantation. Two face transplants have been performed at NYU Langone since the program was established in 2014 and have been widely recognized for their superior outcomes.
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 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.
René's special interests include head and neck oncology, reconstructive and microvascular surgery, and basic research. He has made a sustained and internationally recognized contribution to cancer care, research and education in the field of head and neck oncology.
He's motivated by the opportunity to be able to advise and treat patients in a devastating period in their lives.
The face of head and neck oncology is changing parallel to advances in biomedical research and changing epidemiology. The participants will be given an overview of current knowledge with a special focus on human papillomavirus driven cancers.
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. At the University of Mississippi Medical Center, He places great emphasis on educating residents and doctors who are early in their careers. His students recognize in him someone who is hands-on, passionate about teaching, and always ready to put in extra time.
He also sees simulation as central to surgical education, particularly for younger generations.
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.