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WELCOME TO ESCFS 2018, ATHENS MEETING
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Dr. Kanaris Panagopoulos

President

It is with great pleasure to invite you to the Bi Annual Conference of the European Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ESCFS), to be held in Athens, Greece from 4 to 6 October 2018.

There are 16 years since the 2002 ESCFS Meeting in Athens, organized by the late Alexander Stratoudakis. The old members might remember that those days   the   ESCFS  Meetings   were   informal,   with   restricted   number   of participant, live surgery demos, etc. Since then there is considerable discussion about the organization of the ESCFS meetings. However recently the format has changed to more typical international congresses format. Following the ancient Greek wisdom «Πάντων μέτρον άριστον» (meaning no excess  either  direction)  I  organized  the  meeting  to  the  following  lines:

Thursday  4th  October  2018  will  be  devoted  to  registration  and  reception.

Friday  will  be  devoted  to  the  scientific  program  with  2  morning  and  2 afternoon sessions. The formal Gala of the society will be Friday night. Saturday morning will be devoted to 2 morning scientific sessions. Following, the business meeting of the society will conclude, as usually, the meeting. Main topic of the scientific program will be craniosynostosis but papers in all in all aspects of craniofacial surgery and research will be accommodated as much as possible.

Greece is a diverse and beautiful country, with a unique history, great architecture, delicious food, warm-hearted people and a very safe country to travel in Europe. The capital of Greece, Athens, is a travel- friendly destination, easily accessible from the majority of European, American, Middle East and Asian countries. The city is filled with renowned archaeological sites – Parthenon being the most famous among them – modern and classical art museums and galleries, restaurants and bars, street markets and bazaars, open-air cinemas, sandy beaches, picturesque islands in close proximity and 300 sun- drenched days per year. Greece has historically held a leading role in medicine dating back to the time of Hippocrates (5th Century B.C.), the Father of Western Medicine.

I warmly invite you to Athens and I look forward to your active participation for another outstanding meeting!

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