WELCOME ADDRESS

Dear ISCFS members, dear colleagues,

I have the pleasure to invite you to the XVIIIth meeting of the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery in Paris, September 16th-19th, 2019. More than 20 years ago, under the Presidency of Mr. Paul Tessier, our Society was founded, and 10 years later, St Tropez had the pleasure to host a successful meeting under the leadership of Daniel Marchac; today, we are proud to welcome our 2019 meeting in Paris, the birthplace of Craniofacial Surgery.

Since my first participation as a resident in 1991, I have considered the ISCFS biennial scientific meeting as the most relevant forum in this field.

The format of the meeting will be scientifically dense, over a four days period, covering most aspects of craniofacial care, including the latest developments in craniosynostosis, craniofacial research in regenerative medicine, neurosurgical aspects related to reconstructive surgery, craniofacial clefts, comparison of distraction techniques for facial dysostoses, without forgetting microvascular reconstruction in craniofacial care including a facial transplantation panel.

The first day (preconference symposium) will include a comprehensive evaluation of the long – term outcomes, challenges, and multidisciplinary aspects of the monobloc frontofacial advancement procedure, which was revolutionized 20 years ago by the techniques of distraction.

Our conference venue is «Maison de la Chimie», located in Paris city center and surrounded by many commodities for our participants, from hotels, to restaurants and other facilities.

The compact programme from Monday to Thursday will comply with the latest rules of industry sponsoring, and we hope that you will be allowed some time to enjoy Paris or the surrounding area for a few days.

Thanks to your participation and contribution, I trust this event will be another landmark in the craniofacial records of our society, and that it will further allow ISCFS to maintain its leadership as the authoritative voice of the craniofacial community.

I will make my best to build an outstanding scientific and social program to fulfill your interest.

Yours truly

Eric Arnaud,
ISCFS 2017-2019 President

Key dates:

April 2019: abstract authors notification
May 2019: full programme available
May 29, 2019: Early bird registration deadline
September 16, 2019: Pre-symposium
September 17, 2019: Congress Opening