FINDOS Symposium 2019

TURKU, FINLAND - MAY 9-10, 2019

Welcome to FINDOS Symposium 2019 – Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction

We cordially invite you to attend the FINDOS symposium to be held in Turku between May 9th and 10th 2019.

Location: University of Turku, Institute of Dentistry, Arje Scheinin Hall (Lemminkäisenkatu 2)

The theme of the 2019 symposium is “Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction”. Reconstructive surgery may be required due to various congenital and acquired deformities or defects of the face and skull. Treatment aims to restore appearance as well as function, and involves the manipulation of bone, muscle, skin, nerves, blood vessels, other soft tissues, and teeth. However, reconstruction of severe deformities presents many challenges due to the complexity of the structures in the craniofacial area. This symposium provides lectures from distinguished clinicians and researchers about different indications and methods for craniomaxillofacial reconstructive surgery in children and adults, including applications of 3D printing and tissue engineering.

Welcome to listen to esteemed international and local speakers. We look forward to seeing you in Turku!

> FINDOS Symposium 2019 Speakers

Programme of the symposium

Thursday 9th of May

Location: University of Turku, Institute of Dentistry, Arje Scheinin Hall (Lemminkäisenkatu 2)

8:45-9:00Welcome and opening of the symposium, Professor Hanna Thorén
9:00-9:45Docent Niko Moritz
Biomechanics of bone and implant devices
9:45-10:45Docent Nina Lindfors
Bioactive glass in the treatment of bone defects – a half-century long story
10:45-11:15Coffee break and posters
11:15-12:00Docent Patricia Stoor
Patient specific implants in orthognatic surgery
12:00-13:15Lunch (at own cost)
13:15-14:00Docent Johanna Snäll
Patient specific implants in facial fracture surgery
14:00-14:30Professor Riitta Seppänen-Kaijansinkko
Stem cells in craniomaxillofacial reconstruction
14:30-14:45Leg stretching pause
14:45-15:45Docent Junnu Leikola
Cranioplasties in pediatric patients
15:45-Lobby coctail and posters

Friday 10th of May

Location: University of Turku, Institute of Dentistry, Arje Scheinin Hall (Lemminkäisenkatu 2)

9:00-10:00Professor Max Heiland
Reconstruction of the facial skeleton using free flaps and patient specific implants
10:00-10:10Leg stretching pause
10:10-11:10Docent Patrik Lassus
The Helsinki approach to face transplantation
11:10-Professor Hanna Thorén
Discussion and closing remarks

The symposium is open to all interested parties.

All FINDOS students are encouraged to bring a poster! Participation in the whole symposium programme brings 1 ECTS credit.

> Please register here

Registration is open until 28th of April 2019.

The symposium is free of charge for the registered participants. Lunch is self-financed.

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