Dear Colleagues and Friends
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 25th EACMFS Hybrid Congress to be held in Paris (France), July 14-16, 2021.
This will be the Golden Anniversary of our Association, symbolizing 50 years of advancing science. The EACMFS congress has grown over the years to become one of the most important conferences in the World in the field of Cranio Maxillo Facial Surgery. This is due to the leadership of the EACMFS, the quality of the scientific program in previous EACMFS congresses, together with the tremendous support of the distinguished international faculty and companies. The Scientific Committee, led by my esteemed colleague Prof. Joel Ferri, is motivated and enthusiastic to build a fantastic and an unforgettable EACMFS 2021 scientific program.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that we cannot plan for an exclusive in-person event if we want all of our members and stakeholders to have the chance to join us, so and we have decided that EACMFS 2021 will be hybrid - which means you can attend in person and/ or virtually.
The physical part of the Congress will be held in Paris, "Ville Lumiere", one of the world's most attractive destinations. Thanks to an excellent cooperation with our PCO Torres Pardo and the local Core PCO, Viparis, the Congress will be perfectly organized in The Palais des Congres which is a strategic place, located in the west part of the city, close to the Champ Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe and within walking distance from numerous comfortable hotels.
Going hybrid will allow people who, for a variety of reasons, will not be able to join the in-person conference in Paris. Our dedicated Virtual Platform EACMFS 2021 will offer you an unbelievable 3D experience facilitating your participation wherever you are based in the world: attend the lectures live, participate in the discussion through the chat, visit the booths, collecte your CME credits … The Congress is also yours!
EACMFS 2021 will be hosting one event with two experiences – both giving you live access to the entire scientific programme. And you don't have to decide now – if you change your mind you can always switch to the virtual event or vice versa. We are based on flexibility and want everyone to join us at the Congress: bear in mind that the in person registration also includes the access to our Virtual Platform which will be open until October 1st to watch all the presentations “on demand”.
Victor Hugo said that "Respirer Paris, cela conserve l'ame", which translates to "Breathing Paris keeps your soul", and Hemingway wrote "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."
As all the Parisians who love their beautiful city, we are convinced that this Congress will not only be scientifically exciting but also that you will fall in love with Paris.
I look forward to welcoming all of you to the City of Love and to the EACMFS 2021 Congress, do not miss it!
Prof. Jean-Paul Meningaud
EACMFS Past President & Congress Chairman Paris 2021