News and reports

29th World Congress of ICMFS

05.10.2015 - 09.10.2015 in Lanitis Carob Mill by the Limassol Medieval Castle/ Cyprus

The congresspresident and vicepresident of ICMFS Mrs. Zoe Nicolaou was very successful together with her team in organizing an unforgetable meeting.

510 participants came from 47 countries to Cyprus. Besides 20 keynote lectures, 2 panel discussions, 3 symposiums, 6 masterclasses, 11 sessions with118 oral presentations and 40 e-posters we had 6 guest society sessions: European Assoc. for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial-Surgery (chair: M.Galie/Italy), Intern.Academy of Oral Oncology (chair: L.P.Kowalski (Brazil)), Israeli Assoc. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surg. (chair: A.Roisentul), Serbian Assoc. of Maxillofacial Surgeons (chair: M.Dimitrijevic), Hellenic Assoc. for Oral and Maxillo facial Surg. (chair:I.Iatrou), Belgian Assoc. for Maxillo-Facial-Surgery (chair: M.Mommaerts, G.v.Hemelen), Mount Vernon Cancer Network (chair:K.Karavidas).

During the congress the secretary-general H.-A.Gitt could give by order of the ICMFS-presidium awards to international very famous colleagues (D.M.Laskin (USA); J.P.Shah (USA); M.Knezevic (Spain) and Ch.Martis (Greece).

The social program was excellent and conveyed many interesting local and historical impressions. Total expenses for the meeting were 175 529 EUR and nearly covered by sponsors and congress fees. Concluding ICMFS-president M.Mesterovic assessed:The aim of the congress,improvement of patients care and a better quality of life,could be achieved in these days.