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January 22-24, 2016
University of California
San Francisco, CA

A Word from the Chairmen
Thank you for your interest in the ASMS Basic Maxillofacial Principles and Techniques Course. We are proud to be part of this dynamic educational program jointly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons/Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation.

We hope you enjoy the course.

Co-Chairs: Gaby Doumit, MD; Jason Pomerantz, MD; Pravin Patel, MD; Andrew Wexler, MD

Local Host: William Hoffman, MD

Intended Audience
This course is appropriate for all practicing plastic surgeons, residents and other physicians interested in a greater understanding of basic maxillofacial principles and techniques.

This course is a three-day program consisting of lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions. The goal of this course is to introduce the principles of maxillofacial surgery, with a unique emphasis on the topics of dental anatomy, occlusion, dental impressions, orthodontics and prosthodontics, orthognathic surgery and maxillofacial trauma. Over half of the course is devoted to unique “hands-on laboratories” to teach plastic surgeons the basics of taking impressions and working with dental models, cephalometric analysis, osteotomies and plating techniques. All plastic surgeons should consider taking this course as part of their core curriculum in maxillofacial surgery.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the anatomy of the head and neck area, especially as related to dental aspects of the oral cavity.
  • Take impressions, construct and mount dental models and make acrylic splints.
  • Implement current concepts in diagnosis and treatment of facial fractures.
  • Incorporate cephalometric prediction tracings and application of orthognathic principles and
    techniques to diagnose and treat congenital and post-traumatic deformities in their practices.
  • Incorporate use of bone cutting equipment and rigid fixation in maxillofacial surgery in their practices.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation. The ASPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course is supported by: KLS Martin, LP and 3D Medical Modeling

Program Faculty:
Gaby Doumit, MD, M.Sc, FRCSC
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Chris Forrest, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Sabine Girod, MD
Stanford University Medical Center
Palo Alto, CA

Arun Gasain, MD
Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL

Joseph Gruss, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, Washington

William Hoffman, MD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Richard Hopper, MD
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA

Reza Jarrahy, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Anna Kuang, MD
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR
Mark Martin, MD
Loma Linda University
Pasadena, CA

Reid Muller, MD
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Frank Papay, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Pravin Patel, MD
University of Illinois & Shriners Hospital
Chicago, IL

Jason Pomerantz, MD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Warren Schubert, MD, FACS
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN
Mark Uratta, MD
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Andrew Wexler, MD, MA, FACS
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
*Faculty subject to change.

Disclosure Policy:
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) requires all instructors, planners, reviewers, managers, and other individuals in a position to control or influence the content of an activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved and the educational content thoroughly vetted by ASPS for fair balance, scientific objectivity, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. The ASPS also requires faculty/authors to disclose when off-label/unapproved uses of a product are discussed in a CME activity or included in related materials.

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