Dear distinguished guests, members of the Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,
The turbulent domestic and international events of the year 2018 have led us to stand amongst the middle autumn days, when all things bear juicy fruit and the hills aflame into a magnificent riot of gold and red. It is a great pleasure for me, especially at this glorious and abundant time of the year, to welcome you all to the 57th annual KAMPRS congress, taking place here in Cheongju – the birthplace of ‘Jikji’, the world's oldest metalloid print book. Our members of the Dankook University Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery are truly greatly honored for having the privilege of hosting this event.
All the programs of the conference have been consisted to adequately fall under this year’s theme – “New Fashion in Maxillofacial Cosmetic & Functions” - and to further target the conference, all the symposiums and intensive lectures presented by our renowned guest speakers will be consisted to highlight only the meticulously selected topics such as orthognathic surgery, facial esthetics, and treatment methods for obstructive sleep apnea. In addition, in regards to the Korean esthetic standards that are becoming gradually Westernized, the esthetic criteria of other Eastern Asian countries that possess the physical appearances, skin textures, cultures, and values similar to those of our country’s will also be addressed.
Rather than covering the vast realms of maxillofacial surgery, the topic of the guest lectures has hence been limited to address orthognathic surgery only, in which our esteemed guest speakers – Professor YR Chen of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, Doctor Mitsugi from Japan, Professor Wang of Peking University, China, and Professor Jae Seung Kim of Konkuk University, Korea – will elaborate on the various diagnostic methods and procedures of the surgeries that they currently perform.
Only Korean and Eastern Asian professors have been invited to be the distinguished guest speakers for all the educational programs and symposiums of this event, in which they will discuss and propose new approaches and emerging strategies for the functional and aesthetically-orientated orthognathic treatment of contemporary Asians.
All the oral presentations will be presented by keynote speakers, and I would also like to announce that the symposium on the OGS of facial asymmetry will be hosted by the Association’s orthognathic research institute.
I sincerely wish that this conference will be a memorable and invaluable opportunity to attain academic knowledge, broaden insights, and build precious friendship and rapport for all the members present. I would like to conclude by expressing my most sincere gratitude for the tremendous support of Chairman Young Wook Park, the Board of Directors, the members of Dankook University department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our alumni, exhibitors, eminent guest speakers who generously offered to take time off their busy schedules to share their precious knowledge, and last but not least, all the distinguished members of our association, in hosting this event.