Prof Manlio Galie

Consultant OMFS, Clinical Professor
Head Unit of Cranio Maxillo Facial Surgery – St. Anna University Hospital of Ferrara, Italy
Formal training in Medicine MD and Dentistry DMD
Specialization: Maxillo-Facial Surgery and ENT Surgery
Over 70 indexed papers, 3 booksEditorial Board Member JCMFS, JCMTR, AMSJ
International Fellow UCLA, Craniofacial Center
Fellow of the European Board OMFS
EACMFS Education & Training Officer
European Clinical Network Member: EUROCRAN and ORPHANET.
Past President:
Prof Julio Acero

Prof Dr Drhc. Julio Acero is Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Ramon y Cajal University and the Puerta de Hierro University Hospitals in Madrid, Spain, Professor of Maxillofacial Surgery at the Alcala University of Madrid. He studied Medicine and Dentistry and obtained his PhD at the university in Madrid. Dr. Acero is a Fellow of the European Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Fellow Ad eundem of the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as Member of the Spanish National Academy of Dental Sciences . Honorary Professor at the University of Ferrara (Italy), the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the University of Bucharest (Romania), Visiting Professor at the University of Florida in Jacksonville and the Vanderbilt University (USA) and Doctor Honoris Causa (University of Iasi, Romania). Honorary Member of the OMFS Societies of Argentina, Australia and New Zealand, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Turkey and Macedonia. Dr. Acero was the Education and Training Officer of the European Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, currently President Elect of the European Association and President of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Past-President of the Spanish Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr Julio Acero 2013
Senior President (Elect):
Dr Nicholas Kalavrezos

Nicholas Kalavrezos is a Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgeon and the Lead Clinician in the Head and Neck Centre at University College London Hospital with a background in Oral and Maxillo-Facial surgery. He is also the Lead Head and Neck Sarcoma Surgeon for the London Sarcoma Service. His clinical practice includes major surgery for the head and neck with a special interest in bone sarcomas.
Mr Kalavrezos’ research interests include applications of “tissue engineering”. He is a founding member of the “Centre for Reconstructive Surgery” at University College London. He holds a Senior Lecturer post at the same Institution. He has joint research projects in the Nanotechnology Lab of UCL on “tissue engineered bio-scaffolding” aiming to replace defects of the head and neck with tissue–engineered based micro-vascular flap reconstruction.
Junior President (Elect):
Prof Stefaan Bergé

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. Dent Stefaan J. Bergé studied Dentistry and Medicine in Louvain, Belgium. He trained as a resident at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) of the Academic Hospital in Saarbrücken, Germany. From 1998 until 2005 he worked at the department of OMFS at the University in Bonn, Germany as a full stafmember. His qualification for “Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” followed in 2002. Clinical and animal experimental studies on the prenatal diagnosis and fetal surgery of orofacial clefts, resulted in a PhD. Since 2005, he is Full University Professor and Head of the department of OMFS at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is founding member of the 3D-Facial Imaging Group Nijmegen and President of the Nijmegen Cleft and Craniofacial Center. Since 2006, more than 4 Million Euro could be raised within the 3D-LAB for research-projects and hardware investment. Prof. Bergé has published over 290 peer reviewed publications, has done several book publications and has given hundreds of international lectures all over the world. He has won several international awards and is promoter of over 25 doctoral theses. In 2016 he was awarded as the best Teaching Professor of the Netherlands. Since 2018, he is the President of the Innovation Board of the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He is a passionate musician, builds cembalo’s and is the proud father of 6 great children.
Stefaan Bergé
Secretary General:
Dr Satheesh Prabhu

Satheesh Prabhu FDS RCS, MRCS, FRCS (OMFS)
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustTraining- Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham
Founder of ProjecTrain-Weblecture Concept
Past Assistant SAC Representative for TIG fellowship in Head & Neck Cancer
Past e-learning lead (English) for IAOMS
Prof Emeka Nkenke

Emeka Nkenke is Professor and Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. His clinical fields of expertise are craniofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, orthognathic surgery including distraction osteogenesis and reconstructive surgery with a focus on microvascular flaps. Emeka’s research interests include tissue engineering, biomaterials, molecular biological markers, virtual surgical 3D planning and advanced methods of e-learning. Based on the citations of his work in international journals Emeka has gained an h-index of 40.
Emeka Nkenke
Dr Aakshay Gulati

Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead, UK
Specialist interests – Head & neck oncology and microvascular reconstruction
Fellowships – Microvascular – Munich, National Head & Neck Interface Group – East Grinstead
Reviewer – JCMFS
Past EACMFS Trainee representative
Previous assistant SAC representative for TIG Fellowship in Head & Neck Oncology
Emeka Nkenke
Assistant Secretary:
Dr T Dormaar

Education & Training Officer:
Prof Christos Perisanidis

Christos Perisanidis is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Athens, Greece. Scientific Director of the International Master Program in Periodontology and Implantology at the University Clinic of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. Section editor of the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. He organizes and chairs international courses and practical workshops covering the whole spectrum of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Center of Anatomy of the Medical University of Vienna. He leads several basic and clinical research projects in the field of head and neck cancer.
Media Development Officer:
Dr J Gonzalez Lagunas

MD , DDS. PhD. Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery trained in Hospital Vall d’Hebron (Barcelona). Fellow of the European Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Zurich, 1996)
Dr Gonzalez Lagunas is the Head of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Hospital Quironsalud Barcelona.
He is a member of EACMFS since 1996, he acted as General Secretary of the Barcelona EACMFS meeting in 2006, chaired by Prof. Guillermo Raspall. He was the Spanish councillor in UEMS from 2013-2017.
He served as President of the Spanish Association of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery (SECOM) in 2013-2015, and he was Member at Large of the Executive Committee of IAOMS from 2014 to 2019. He chaired the 21st International Conference of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2013 (ICOMS) in Barcelona
Dr González Lagunas was the Editor-in-Chief of the IAOMS magazine Face to face from 2014 to 2020, and co-author of the books “Advanced Implant Surgery” and “Basic Handbook of Implantologyl”

UEMS Liaison Officer:
Prof Frank Hölzle

Head and Chairman, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at RWTH Aachen University Hospital. Co-author of 2 Textbooks, more than 500 International Publications, Scientific Posters and Oral Presentations. Organization and Performance of more than 75 Congresses, Workshops and Training Courses in the field of Oncology, Reconstructive Surgery, and Dental Implantology.
Executive Advisor:
Dr R Tieghi

Dr. Riccardo Tieghi is Staff Member at the St. Anna University Hospital of Ferrara, Unit of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery – Center for Orbital Pathology & Surgery.Author of several publications in National and International Journals, is Reviewer for the Journal ofCranio and Maxillofacial Surgery and for the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Nominated Executive Adviser to the EACMFS Executive Committee.Dr. Tieghi has lectured as invited speaker to numerous Seminars, and Congresses.Member of national and international societies. He was also visiting Doctor in different Units worldwide: Active Resident at the Universtity of Washington-Seattle (USA), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ; Bruges (Belgium), Maxillofacial Surgery; Freiburg (Germany), Maxillofacial Surgery; Wesseling (Germany) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ; New York University (USA) ) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.Main fields of interest: Craniofacial surgery, Traumatology, Orthognathic Surgery, Distraction osteogenesis. Current researches involve: distraction osteogenesis, orbital pathology and surgery, endoscopic surgery, fat grafting, stem cells & tissue engineering. Dr. Tieghi is member of the Italian Association of Maxillofacial Surgery (SICMF), European Association for Cranio and Maxillofacial Surgery (EACMFS), International Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ISCFS). He is also responsible for promoting Maxillofacial Surgery throughout Europe and Eastern Countries (EACMFS Educational Rolling Programmes).

Executive Advisor:
Prof Klaus-Dietrich Wolff

K.-D. Wolff (Munich, Germany) researches in the area of tumor and reconstructive surgery. The aim of his research is to improve the microsurgical tissue transfer through a better understanding of anatomy and a systematic approach to flap raising. He developed the German Guideline for the treatment of oral cancer and contributed to establish perforator flaps for intraoral reconstruction. Actually, he persues the idea to use an extracorporeal perfusion system for free flap transfer in difficult cases.
K.-D. Wolff has published more than 250 Medline-listed papers and is President of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery 2016-2018.
Prof Sylvie Testelin

Native in north France, Sylvie TESTELIN trained in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery in AMIENS and has been part of Professor Bernard Devauchelle’s team since 1990 with the same interest in the scope of the speciality but particularly reconstructive surgery.Having become a Professor in 2002, she is involved in all training and courses in France and also in Europe. As a result of the first face transplantation 2005, she has been invited to give conferences all over the world on transplant and all reconstructive surgery subjects particularly on secondary cases. She belongs to many transversal scientific societies in FRANCE and EUROPE on the same subject: cancer, transplant, malformations, microsurgery. Her research interest is focused on reconstructive innovations, imaging, tissue engineering and all other fields on social and human sciences (ethics, history and art). Prof Testelin has participated in the EACMFS Executive Committee since 2008 and is in charge of networking on research subjects.
Prof Sylvie Testelin