New President of AAFPS
Recently I attended and presented at two conferences in Adelaide, and I was elected as President of the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
This week I’m also presenting on both the Deep Plane Facelift and Advanced Rhinoplasty techniques at Cosmetex, the annual Conference of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery.
OK, so I’m rolling a few things into one here… but I just wanted to keep you posted as a lot is happening, as always.
While the day-to-day is about delivering the best results for my patients, behind the scenes is an ongoing quest for education and excellence. This involves meeting up with my local and international colleagues and peers to exchange information, share knowledge and generally keep up-to-date with developments in the cosmetic medical industry and with facial plastic surgery.
To be top of your game – no matter what your game is – a commitment to ongoing learning, and sharing your knowledge, is essential.
Next week, I’ll post about the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery – to let you know more about what it is, why it’s important, and some of the things I’ll be aiming to achieve as President.
For now, I’ll back-track and fill you in on Adelaide:
- 30-31 March, 2012: Rhinoplasty Sypmosium – Form and Function; an Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery two-day mini symposium.
- 70 specialists attended this meeting (you need to be either an Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon, Head and Neck Surgeon, Ocular Plastic Surgeon, Maxillo-facial Specialist, a Dermatologist specializing in facial work or Facial Plastic Surgeon to qualify).
- This year our keynote speaker was Jonathon Sykes (California) www.sykesfacialsurgery.com – he has recently completed his term as President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the world’s largest specialty association for Facial Plastic Surgery.
- Also in attendance – Peter Callan, the immediate past President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
- I gave four talks at the meeting and was a panelist for another session.
- At the AGM, I was elected as President of AAFPS for a two-year term – more info coming next week.
- The emphasis in presentations this year was on making sure the breathing function of the nose is maintained while achieving ideal aesthetic outcomes. My presentations on structural techniques and nasal tip refinement were well received in this context.
- The Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS) held it’s annual meeting in Adelaide from 31 March – 3 April. This is the major yearly meeting for ENT specialists in Australia and over 200 attended. My talk in this meeting was on “The Difficult Nasal Tip”.
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Meet Dr Marcells
MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
Past President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.