The American Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ASCFS) would like to welcome you to the first shared symposium with our neurosurgery partners of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (ASPN). The symposium will take place on Monday the 23rd of January 2017 at the Fairmont Resort on Wailea Beach, Maui, Hawaii. It will prove to be a stimulating accredited educational event that will foster debate and discussion of topics of mutual interest to these two societies. Following the symposium there will be a two-day ASCFS conference at the adjacent Grand Wailea Resort focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing Craniofacial Plastic Surgery.
The ASPN-ASCFS Symposium will have three interactive panels. Each panel will have a focus topic of controversy and will be briefly debated by opposing viewpoints from two teams, each consisting of a pediatric neurosurgeon and a craniofacial plastic surgeon. A panel of experts will then discuss the two opposing viewpoints and include the audience. Through this interaction, participants will be exposed to interdisciplinary perspectives on controversial topics in craniofacial surgery, and will be able to contribute and challenge their own experience and observations. The Monday symposium will conclude with a keynote speaker.
The ASCFS Conference will follow the symposium and take place on the 24th and 25th of January. The ASCFS Conference will be at the Grand Wailea Resort adjacent to the Fairmont. We will have four podium presentation sessions for selected papers as well as three panels. The panels will focus on current challenges and opportunities faced by craniofacial surgeons in education, research and health care policy.
The Room block for ASCFS members and their guests is at the Grand Wailea Resort overlooking beautiful Wailea Beach on the island of Maui. The conference schedule will allow participants to enjoy the wonders of the island, including world-class golfing, surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, volcano hiking, and horseback riding. Please book your accommodation early since the room block is limited.
We hope to see you in January for this unique experience to be challenged by our pediatric neurosurgery partners in a stimulating debate, and to challenge ourselves in our collective vision of the future of our specialty.
Richard A. Hopper
ASCFS Immediate Past-President