Inspirational feedback from our maxillofacial trauma conference, A Face in the Crowd
We were very pleased to be able to run such an important conference to focus on how best to support those with severe facial injury, both medically and legally, and to provide patients and clients with better access to rehabilitation.
Continual advances in areas such as reconstruction, 3D planning, plastic surgery and dental restoration have huge impact on a person's recovery, as do early psychological interventions and cosmetic treatments such as laser, camouflage and scar management.
The day-long conference provided a forum to hear from those performing the surgeries and after-care - from Kings College, Royal London and the Chelsea and Westminster hospital - and from patients themselves, including the hugely inspirational Gina Van Dort, a victim of the Tunisia Terrorist attack in 2015, who was shot through the chin and lost her husband in the attack.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who gave up their time to share knowledge and generate greater understanding of this topic. The feedback from attendees was excellent and inspires us to run further events. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved.
Here are some of the comments we received:
"I wanted to say well done on what has to be the best conference I have ever attended. Every speaker was so engaging, so many inspirational stories (including yours) and I learnt so much!"
"As a senior medical nurse specialist I found the conference very engaging and inspiring."
"I can’t thank you enough for inviting me to be a part of your amazing conference. It was one of the most rewarding and educational days I have had in a long time. It was awe-inspiring to hear the specialists share a little of the unbelievable work they do every day and to meet so many fascinating people."
"You organised a really marvellous conference today which several people said what an inspired idea to have so many different disciplines all together sharing experiences and ideas. For so much of one's professional life you meet with colleagues from your own field and this was such a stimulating meeting to have the chance to hear broad but interconnected talks from others"