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Eduardo D. Rodriguez

CHAIR OF THE HANSJÖRG WYSS DEPARTMENT OF PLASTIC SURGERY AT NYU LANGONE HEALTH AND NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

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

Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery At Université de Montréal

Daniel completed his undergraduate, masters of business administration, and medical doctor degrees at McGill University and his specialty training in plastic surgery at the Université de Montreal. He then pursued a subspecialty fellowship in adult and pediatric craniofacial surgery and microsurgery at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He is now 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 is his passion.

Jill Helms

PROFESSOR OF SURGERY (PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY) AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Jill Helms

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 Leemans

CHAIR OF THE OTOLARYNGOLOGY HEAD AND NECK SURGERY DEPARTMENT AT VU UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, AMSTERDAM

René Leemans

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

M. Beckett Howorth Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and President of the AO Foundation

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. 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.

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