Empowering the next generation of surgeons

Whether you are a surgeon just starting your career, or already a more experienced professional with many hours in the operating room (OR) behind you, this event can take your career to the next level with the help of some of the most foremost craniomaxillofacial surgeons in the world. It's where the field's ultimate rock stars come together and share their best-kept secrets with you. FACE AHEAD 2022 offers you the unique opportunity to interact with your peers and build relationships with a global group of CMF experts.

In the spirit of knowledge exchange, FACE AHEAD 2022 is rooted in surgeons' desire to share, learn and grow in an open, relaxed environment. This two-day event promises intense discussions, keynotes and networking with professionals pursuing excellence in the OR.

If that's not two days well spent, what is?

Focus on personalized medicine

We are at a crossroads in medicine and CMF surgery. New technologies in regenerative medicine and genetics, virtual surgery and robotics, and complex tissue transfer promise personalized and minimally invasive solutions for CMF patients.

FACE AHEAD 2022 will help you to understand and critically assess the relevance of these new ideas and developments and teach you the skills necessary to succeed in your
surgical education and surgical practice.


The 2022 summit

At the 2022 edition of the summit, our all-star line-up of speakers will help you tackle topics on innovation and reconstruction from the perspective of personalized medicine.

As a participant you can look forward to an excellent summit experience that will allow you to focus on soaking up inspiration and concentrate on creating new connections with bright-minded, high-level professionals.


Scientifically supported by

European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (EACMFS)

European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery (EACMFS) EACMFS was established in 1970 by a group of innovative European surgeons who were keen to advance the specialty. It is has become the most prominent and highly respected professional group for the specialty in Europe and has a high profile in other parts of the world. The objectives of the Association are to promote cranio-maxillo-facial surgery in theory and practice and attempt to establish uniform training requirements for the specialty in Europe and encourage these worldwide.



Spanish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery (SECOM-CyC)

SECOM CyC was established in Spain 1965 before the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery formally existed as such. In 1977 the specialty was created in great part through the efforts of SECOM CyC founding members.

The objectives of the association are to promote and defend the specialty and the professional interests of its nearly 1,000 members. It is very active in training and organizes an annual congress as well as numerous courses and symposiums throughout the year.

SECOM CyC is also very alert at statutory and court levels in order to assure that only oral and maxillofacial surgeons with an official degree are allowed to practice in those areas that are part of the specialty.


AO CMF is the global academic community's leader for innovative education and research in craniomaxillofacial care, inspiring lifelong learning and improving patients' lives. AO CMF delivered excellent surgical education to over 7,000 surgeons around the world through 130 courses in 2018 alone.

This global community of craniomaxillofacial professionals includes specialties like oral and maxillofacial, plastic surgery, ear, nose and throat, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, and general surgery, as well as researchers and educators.

Read more about AO CMF and the courses organized worldwide on the website: www.aocmf.org