European Society of Craniofacial Surgery: Biennial Congress 2016
On behalf of the Craniofacial Team based at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (BCH), we look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham for the bi-annual conference of the European Society of Craniofacial Surgery. The meeting will be held in the Education Centre of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital on 23rd and 24th September 2016.
Friday will be an opportunity for all members of the teams to contribute to short presentations in the main lecture theatre. We have organised for the ESCFS conference dinner to be in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on the evening of Friday 23rd September preceded by a tour of the venue.
Everything is within easy walking distance of BCH.
Saturday morning will be an opportunity for the various teams (anaesthetics, clinical nurse specialists, speech and language and psychology) to hold their own 'break out' sessions within the Education Centre. It is hoped that the surgical session will be a more informal event with an opportunity to discuss overall activity, complex clinical issues, complications, morbidity and mortality.
We would like to have a discussion centred around the management of the severely affected Pfeiffer's child from birth to teenage years. It is hoped that delegates will bring along their own cases to stimulate discussion around issues such as the management of raised intra-cranial pressure, airway difficulties, orbital problems and the timing of surgery.
The conference will close after lunch on the Saturday
There are over 5,000 hotel rooms within a 2 mile radius of Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Some rooms have been pre-booked at two local hotels on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
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Travel and transport
Birmingham has excellent road, rail and air links with the UK and Europe. The Children’s Hospital is in the city centre and is a 10 minute walk from New Street train station.
Birmingham airport is 10 miles from the city centre. There are connections with most major European cities. There is a free monorail that links the airport with Birmingham International Station, with trains every few minutes to Birmingham New Street station. Taxis from the airport are expensive and take much longer than the train.
There is plenty of car parking around Birmingham Children’s Hospital, but it is expensive and we would recommend that you do not use a car for this conference.
1930 for 2000, Annexe Restaurant, Corporation Street, B’ham B4 6QT, dress code casual
0845 – 0915 Registration
0915 – 1100 Free papers
1100 – 1130 Coffee and visit trade stands
1130 – 1300 Free papers
1300 – 1400 Lunch and visit trade stands
1400 – 1530 Free papers
1530 – 1550 Afternoon break and trade stands
1550 – 1700 Free papers
1930 ESCFS dinner, Birmingham Museum, Dress code smart casual
0900 – 1045 Break out sessions/ Business meeting ESCFS
1045 – 1115 Coffee and trade stands
1115 – 1300 Special session: Controversies and Complications
1300 – 1400 Lunch and close
Special Interest Groups
Psychology, led by Jo Horton
Clinical nurse specialists group, led by Peter Noons
Speech and Language group, led by Emma Scobie