To all honorable members of the Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (KAMPRS), it is with great joy and gratitude that I announce the holding of the 57th Congress of KAMPRS in this beautiful autumn, led by the Department of OMFS of the College of Dentistry, Dankook University.
Since the founding of KAMPRS in 1962 by our wise predecessors, we have strived to make improvements in the areas of maxillofacial reconstructive surgery and aesthetic surgery. All of your active efforts and contributions to the knowledge of this field have enabled us to establish the Orthognathics Institute. Moreover, by holding maxillofacial aesthetic surgery workshops regularly, the institute’s members and dentists can familiarize themselves more and more on the guidelines of aesthetic procedures. In addition, the result of maxillofacial reconstructive surgery research has been increasing dramatically, following the citation index of the Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal.
This time, the Congress will be held in the beautiful town of Cheongju from October 25 to 27, under the theme of “New Fashion in Maxillofacial Cosmetic & Functions,” which is something that, I believe, falls under the interest of most of us. To discuss the latest diagnostic methods and surgery concepts related to orthognathic surgery, Professor YR Chen and Dr. Frank Chang from the Department of Plastic Surgery of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital of Taiwan, Dr. Masaharu Mitsugi from Kagawa Prefectural Central Hospital of Japan, Professor Xiaoxia Wang from Peking University of China, and Professor Kim Jae-Seung from Konkuk University were gracious enough to be our speakers for this event.
Through the years, symposium speakers and delegations from the Japanese Society for Jaw Deformities and the Taiwanese Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have consistently engaged with us through this Congress.
On top of which, the Orthognathics Institute will hold a symposium on facial asymmetry, and there will be a separate symposium on insurance to provide actual help to members. Your attendance and support would be greatly appreciated. Despite these events holding great significance by themselves, we aim for the Congress to become a venue for academic exchange and relationship building, especially during the symposium, speech, and poster presentations.
It is our sincere hope that you have a productive and enjoyable experience, and we encourage you to take full advantage of all that this Congress and the town of Cheongju have to offer.
My sincerest gratitude goes to the invited speakers, the symposium speakers who have gladly agreed to impart their knowledge and share their experiences, and all the participants of this event. Furthermore, I want to thank Congress President, Jae Hoon Lee, and the organizing committee members and alumni of the Department of OMFS of Dankook University.
Lastly, I would also like to thank the board members of the Congress who have spared no effort in ensuring the success of this event as well as all the other people taking part in it.
I wish you all a healthy and prosperous life, and I believe with great confidence that the 57th Congress of the KAMPRS will be a success.