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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

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.

Waleed Khan

Waleed Khan

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

Waleed Khan

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.

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