Art 3 of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the face and skull

- Surgery In A Child's Face -

13. - 15. November 2015

Meet the Experts

"Aesthetic follows function" This fundamental truth is basis for every serious reconstruction of facial defects and has been the essential part of all previous conferences of the Society for Implantology and TissueIntegrated Prosthesis.
This will stay the same in 2015 when the surgery in children's faces will be the main topic. We are proud to announce that we have been able to invite some of the world's most distinguished experts on the subject of cleft, transplant and reconstructive surgery, and the NOMA disease.

The Speakers

(in alphabetical order)

The scientific Program and Videos

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Friday, 13th of November 2015

Workshop I: Videosessions 09:00 - 11:00

Osteoplastic surgery in clefts
Inductive surgery: DO and prefabrication of composite grafts
Restorative surgery: Aesthetics, anatomic form and function

Discussion and press conference 11:00 - 13:00

Workshop II: Regenerative surgery 14:00 - 16:00

Inductive surgery
Stem cell technology

Saturday, 14th of November 2015

Block I - Treatment concepts

Chair: D. Montandon (CH), P. Spauwen (NL)

08:15 - 08:30 Introduction
08:30 - 08:45 Welcoming words of the president of the GIGIP (C. Schaudy)
08:45 - 09:00 Welcoming words of the congress president (K. Vinzenz)
09:00 - 09:45 Short and long term protocols for management of patients with clefts (M. Cohen - USA)
09:45 - 10:30 A new index of facial aesthetics in Cleft Surgery: Reliability, reproducibility and validity (G. Reddy-I)
10:30 - 11:00 Craniofacial Surgery: The Artist and the Architect (P. Patel - USA)
11:00 - 11:30 Planning operations for complex cranio-facial malformations (D. Montandon - CH)
11:30 - 12:00 Discussion
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Break

Block II - Surgery

Chair: M. Cohen (USA), B. Pittet-Cuenod (CH)

13:00 - 13:45 Cleft, Lip and Palate: aesthetic and functional outcome with a 'Touch of Dutch' (P. Spauwen - NL)
13:45 - 14:30 Hemifacial reconstruction and others challenges of facial reconstruction in noma patients (B. Pittet-Cuenod - CH)
14:30 - 15:00 Functional and aesthetic correction of cleft nasal deformities (M. Cohen - USA)
15:00 - 15:30 Restorative Surgery of the Face - Reconstruction of aesthetical and functional maxillofacial conditions (K. Vinzenz - A)
15:30 - 16:00 Inductive Surgery of the Face (C. Schaudy - A)
16:00 - 16:30 Aesthetic aspects in restorative surgery (N. Chichakli - A)
16:30 - 17:00 Etiopathogenesis and microbiology of noma, a difficult story (D. Baratti-Mayer - CH)
17:00 - 18:00 Discussion


The Venue

The meeting will be held in the famous "Billrothhaus" in Vienna.
It is located in the city center (Frankgasse 8, 1090 Vienna) near the Votivkirche and close to the University of Vienna. It can be reached by public transport with the subway U2 and the lines 1,2 and D at "Schottentor"-Station. From there it is only a 5 Minutes walk. If coming by car, there is a local garage "Otto Wagner-Platz" situated close to the venue.

Get In Touch With Us


Phone: (+43) 1 4056505
Fax: (+43) 1 40565059


Postal Address

Ges. f. Implantologie und gewebeintegrierte Prothetik,
Reichsratsstrasse 13/10,
1010 Vienna,


Sponsered by

Johnson&Johnson Medical companies and Braun - Sharing expertis

and under patronage of

Österr. Ges. für Plastische und Rekonstruktive ChirurgieNONOMAGIGIPNomahilfe Schweiz