In the spirit of international learning and progress, it is with great pleasure that I invite you to participate in the first cleft expert consensus meeting of Taipei Medical University Hospital. Our theme will be “Primary Repair of the Unilateral Cleft Lip and Nose”. The meeting will be held on Apr 9th to Apr 11th, 2021.
In this inaugural meeting, we will focus on the “Primary repair of the unilateral cleft lip and nose”. The presentations and discussion will cover all aspects of the treatment, including presurgical management, the different surgical techniques and postoperative care.
The purpose of this meeting is to share the experience of different experts, and have a thorough discussion on the different aspects of cleft lip repair which will improve our knowledge and technique.
In 1996, my mentor, Dr. Sam Noordhoff, had a series of similar consensus meetings among five surgeons in Chang Gung Craniofacial Center, discussing “unilateral cleft lip repair”. Later that year, he made a teaching video which won the “Best Video Award” from the American Society of Plastic surgeons.
I believe this consensus meeting will be very helpful for all participants, and will have a great impact on the field of unilateral cleft lip repair.
Looking forward to seeing you in October!
Philip Kuo-Ting Chen Director, Craniofacial center, Taipei Medical University Hospital and Taipei Medical University Taipei, Taiwan