Scientific Committee

Plastic Surgery

Jonathan A. Britto, BSc, MB, MD, FRCS(Plast), Consultant Plastic and Craniofacial Surgeon, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK

Irene M.J Mathijssen, Professor doctor, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Lars Kölby, MD, PhD, Department of Plastic Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Magnus Becker, Associated professor, Lunds University, Senior Consultant, Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital SUS, Malmö, Sweden

Peter Schachner, MD, DMD, President of the Austrian Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, University Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Paracelsus Private Medical University, General Hospital, Salzburg, Austria

Mr Brian Sommerlad, Honorary Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London and the St Andrew’s Centre, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex, UK, and Plastic Surgeon, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy 

Eric Arnaud, Chirurgie plastique et esthétique, 34 avenue d'Eylau, Paris, France
Centre de Reference des Malformations Crânio-Faciales, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France

Radu-Iulian Spataru, MD, PhD, Department of Plastic Surgery and Paediatric Surgery, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", Bucharest, Romania

Henry Svensson, Professor, Lunds University, Senior Consultant, Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital SUS, Malmö, Sweden

Roberto Brusati, Professor Emeritus of Maxillo Facial Surgery of Milano University, Consultant at Smile House-Regional Center for CLP, San Paolo Hospital, Milano, Italy

Felicity Mehendale, MS, FRCS, FRCS(Plast), Consultant Cleft & Plastic Surgeon, Clinical Lead Cleft Lip & Palate Service, East of Scotland, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK

Albert De Mey, Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Free University Brussels, and

Head of Department at the Brugmann University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium

Jean Claude Talmant, Head of the Cleft Palate Team of the Pays de la Loire, Clinique Jules Verne, Nantes, France

Philippe Pellerin, Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The French National Reference Center for rare Craniomaxillofacial Malformations, Centre Hospitalo Universitaire de Lille, Lille cedex, France.

Michael Earley, MCh FRCS(plast), Clinical Professor, Consultant plastic surgeon, Chairman Surgical Council Operation Smile, Dublin, Ireland

Siegmar Reinert, Professor Dr. med. Dr. med. Dent, Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery at the University Hospital Tübingen, Germany

Speech Pathology

Debbie Sell, Dr Debbie Sell, Senior Research Fellow/Principal Speech and Language Therapist, Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust, UK

Elisabeth Willadsen, Associate Professor of Audiologopedics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Triona Sweeney, Cleft Palate Specialist/Adjunct Professor, Speech and Language Therapist, Temple Street Children's University Hospital and University of Limerick, Dublin, Ireland

Sandra Neumann, Dr, PhD, Speech-Language Pathologist, Pedagogics and Therapy in Speech-Language Disorders, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany

Anette Lohmander, Professor, Licensed SLP, CLINTEC/Division of Speech-Language Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Speech Pathology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Zuzana Oravkinova, PhD, CCC, Clinical Speech-Language Pathologist, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bratislava, Slovakia

Jill Nyberg, Speech-Language Pathologist, SLP, MSc, Department of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Orthodontics

Gunvor Semb, Adjunct Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital and Statped sørøst, Oslo, University of Oslo, Norway, and Cleft Unit in Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital, University of Manchester, UK

AnneMarie Kuijpers-Jagtman, Professor, DDS, PhD, FDSRCS(eng), Department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Biology, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Kirsti Humerinta, Clinic Director, PhD, Adj. Professor, Chief Orthodontist, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Centre, Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

Bill Shaw, Professor, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, University of Manchester, UK

Hans Friede, Professor Emeritus, Department of Orthodontics, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

David Rice, Professor, Head of Department of Orthodontics, University of Helsinki and Consultant Orthodontist, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland

Kirsten Mølsted, Head, Consultant Orthodontist, PhD, Copenhagen Cleft Palate Centre, Hellerup, Denmark

Agneta Marcusson. Associate Professor, Head of Maxillofacial Unit, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden

Agneta Karsten, DDS, MS, PhD, Spec. Orthodontist, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Orthodontics, Institute of Dental Medicine and Section for Jaw Orthopaedics at Stockholm Craniofacial Team, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Maxillofacial Surgery

Iain Hutchison, Professor, Director National Facial and Oral Research Centre (NFORC), Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals, Honorary Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon, University College London Hospitals, Honorary Chief Executive Saving Faces-The Facial Surgery Research Foundation, London, UK

György K.B. Sándor, MD, DDS, PhD, Professor of Tissue Engineering, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland, Director of Research, BioMediTech, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

Mr Nayeem Ali, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Oral and Maxillofacial Department, Whipps Cross Hospital, London, UK

Mats Sjöström, OD, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Umeå University, Sweden

Neurosurgery

Robert Olsson, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

Concezio Di Rocco, Professor, Director Pediatric Neurosurgery, International Neuroscience Institute INI, Hannover, Germany

Lorenzo Genitori, MD, Head of the Department of Neurosurgery, "Anna Meyer" Pediatric Hospital, Firenze, Italy

Jan-Falco Wilbrand, Priv.-Doz. Dr. med., MD, DMD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery-Plastic Surgery, F.E.B.O.M.S., Senior Surgeon, Head of the Section for Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniosynostosis and Malformation Surgery, University Hospital Giessen, Germany

Psychology

Nichola Rumsey, Professor, Co-Director, Centre for Appearance Research, Professor of Appearance Psychology, Department of Health & Social Sciences, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, UK

Kristin Billaud Feragen, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Statped sørøst, Oslo CLP-team, Department of Speech and Language Disorders, Oslo, Norway

Martin Persson, PhD, MPH, MSc, Centre for Appearance Research, UWE Bristol, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, UK

Nurses

Trisha Bannister, Consultant Nurse, North West & North Wales Regional Cleft Network, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester, UK