The head, face and neck region is a complex structure that requires special mention in medicine. Surgical management of tumours and reconstruction of these delicate anatomical sites demand balance between functionality and cosmesis. Various specialties including plastics and reconstructive surgeons, otorhinolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, craniofacial surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, dermatologists and aesthetics
physicians work in a concerted effort in managing diseases pertaining to these regions.
The upcoming 9thPan Asia Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PAAFPRS) conference 2019 in UKMMC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia documents the broad spectrum of topics associated with this important multidisciplinary and challenging field of medicine. Participants will find congress covering current and future treatment options in reconstruction of the nose, face, skull, eyes, ear and neckand aesthetic medicine in general. The conference will showcase cadaveric dissection demonstration on rhinoplasty, local facial flaps and a live demonstration on facial fillersand laser surgery etc. It is a great honor and pleasure that members from the National University of Malaysia (UKM), the organizesof this meetingalong with the support of Secretary General of PAAFPRS,Dr Gordon Soo from Hong Kong and the President of PAAFPRS, Dr Yong Ju Jang from Korea, look forwards to the active participation ofinternational and local delegates,Universities and Ministry of Health Malaysia in making this congress a great success.
Lastly, I would like to welcome all delegates from far and near to join us at this congress to contribute the state of the art lectures steering future directions in the multidisciplinary field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeryand general facial aesthetics. I wish all the international delegates a pleasant visit to Malaysia and hope you get to enjoy the delicious local cuisines and the exotic natural landscape and beautiful beaches.
With best wishes,
Dato’ Dr Balwant Singh Gendeh,
President 9thPan Asia Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PAAFPRS)