Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 25th EACMFS Congress held in Paris, France, September 15-18, 2020. This will be the golden anniversary of our Association, symbolizing 50 years of advancing science. The EACMFS has grown over the years to become one of the most important conference 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 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 2020 scientific program in Paris.
We will invite the most prominent experts to headline the scientific program, to share their knowledge and experience with the delegates and to discuss newly developed technologies. We will also hope to attract a significant number of young CMF surgeons from Europe and the rest of the world as we believe that they will soon become the task force for the EACMFS and CMF in general. Of course, nothing will be accomplished without your attendance and active participation. We promise to do our best to involve each of you in our program. We trust that you will have an amazing professional experience during your stay in Paris and that you will learn from the engaged speakers and key opinion leaders. The scientific program will continue the tradition of the previous EACMFS congresses and will include, original research with oral and poster presentations, State-of-the-Art Lectures, Plenary Sessions, plus many joint sessions with other Guest Societies.
The meeting 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 Co PCO, Viparis, the Congress will be perfectly organized in The Palais des Congres which is a strategic place in Paris, located in the west part of the city, close to the Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe and within walking distance from numerous comfortable hotels. It is also a well-known location for shows, concerts and stores. Aside from Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Paris is well known for fashion, culture, cuisine and entertainment. It benefits from a very convenient metro and bus transportation system, but do not hesitate to rent bikes or e-scooters to discover the whole city, enjoy the banks of the Seine and all the Parisian jewels. Also remember to take time to have a drink in the many Parisian cafes. Participants will be able to enjoy the beauty of Paris, the Eiffel tower, the Louvre Museum, Montmartre, either before or after the meeting, as well as the idyllic rest of France, Versailles Castle, the Loire Valley and its amazing castles, the Mont Saint-Michel, Fontainebleau, Giverny... Victor Hugo said that "Respirer Paris, cela conserve l'ame", that you can translate as "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 2020 Congress
Prof. Jean-Paul Meningaud