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ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

Leaders in the Education, Art, and
Science of Facial Reconstruction

This year, we celebrate the 75th anniversary (1947-2022) of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS). The need for a society focused on not only soft tissue but also injury involving the maxillofacial skeleton became apparent soon after the start of World War I (1914-1918). With advancing weapon technology in the setting of trench warfare, large volumes of survivable maxillofacial injuries necessitated the search for more effective treatments and thus, the formation of specialized maxillofacial units in Europe and the United States. [1] Maxillofacial injuries have two distinguishing features that when combined are unique among military injuries: survivability, yet severe disfigurements that dressings or clothing alone cannot hide.
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American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons NEW Grant Opportunity
PSF and DePuy Snythes Craniomaxillofacial Research Grant
Applications for this grant are due Feb. 1, 2023

The NEW PSF and DePuy Snythes Craniomaxillofacial Research Grant is intended to fund a research project that will advance the scientific knowledge of craniomaxillofacial and head and neck reconstruction. Areas of investigation can include trauma, head and neck reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, and congenital deformity correction. Examples of technologies of interest include, but are not limited to, the use of biomaterials, 3-D printing and virtual technologies, tissue engineering and wound healing.

Priority will be given to applications that translate clinical or basic science research findings into clinically relevant advancements or tools with a high likelihood of impacting daily practice and patient care within the next few years. Applications will be evaluated based on the importance of the study question, soundness of study design, demonstration of study feasibility through preliminary/pilot data, the quality of the investigator team and the use of appropriate statistical and analytic methods.
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American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons ASMS Position Statement on Gun Safety
As plastic surgeons who care for patients with ballistic injuries to the face and cranium, we witness the devastating damages from gun violence on a daily basis. We strongly support the 13 recommendations based on public safety principles recently released by the Firearm Strategy Team of American College of Surgeons-Committee on Trauma. Specifically, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons supports the following legislative efforts for gun safety at the federal and state levels.
  1. Improve the access and funding for mental health
  2. Increase the resources for and training of law enforcement personnel
  3. Ban on assault-style weapons
  4. Raise the legal age for gun purchase to 21 years
  5. Programs to remove firearms from those deemed an imminent threat to self or others such as Extreme Risk Protection Order policies, Red Flag laws, and other similar state and federal laws
  6. Effective and efficient background check
  7. Limit magazine capacity
  8. National 3 digit hotline: 988 for suicide prevention and mental health crisis

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) Mission
The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons strongly condemns the senseless, violent actions occurring in Ukraine by Russia. We are appalled and deeply saddened by the widespread destruction, devastating injuries and loss of life among the citizens of Ukraine. We join the entire world and our fellow surgeons in Ukraine in demanding an immediate end to this war, ending the human suffering there, with a return to a peaceful, free and healthy country.

Join the Canada-Ukraine Foundation (CUF) proposed humanitarian surgery mission - please send your availability (for May and June), so they can plan accordingly, to

The Canada Ukraine Surgery Aid Program:

The 2021 ASMS Kazanjian Lecture The 2021 ASMS Kazanjian Lecture
Arun Gosain, MD
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FACE FACE, the official publication of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) and of the American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons (ASCFS) is dedicated to the advancement of the Art and Science of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery through the dissemination of cutting edge, evidence-based, data-driven manuscripts from experts in their respective fields.

To access your member subscription to FACE, please log into the Members Corner and click on the journal image.

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We encourage you to submit your manuscripts for review and potential publication via the SAGE ScholarOne submission site.

Topics for publication in FACE include: Clefts, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Basic Science, Aesthetic Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Trauma, Gender Reaffirmation, Government Policy and Advocacy, and Business/Finance.

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TOPS Cleft Registry
John VanAalst, Ray Harshbarger, and Arun Gosain have been working with the PSF since 2016 for the purpose of collecting long-term data on our patients who undergo cleft palate repair from infancy at the time of cleft palate repair until skeletal maturity. Outcomes will focus on fistula formation, speech development, dental/orthodontic progress, and maxillary growth. Data input is compartmentalized to...
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  2023 Ferraro Winter Basic Course
January 20-22, 2023
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Los Angeles, California
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