EACMFS was established in 1970 by a group of innovative European surgeons who
were keen to advance the specialty. It is has become the most prominent and
highly respected professional group for the specialty in Europe and has a high
profile in other parts of the World.
The objectives of the Association
are to to promote cranio-maxillo-facial surgery in theory and practice and
attempt to establish uniform training requirements for the specialty in Europe
and encourage these worldwide.
The main aim was to endeavour to ensure
that specialist training in oral and maxillo-facial surgery was based on a
solid foundation of dual medical and dental qualifications and core training in
Responsibility for harmonisation of qualifications and training
later passed to the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) Section of Oro-Maxillo-Facial Surgery &
Stomatology which published a Charter on Training of medical Specialists in OMFS
in 1994. With the establishment of the European Board for OMFS (EBOMFS) the RQ (Recognition of Qualification)
assessments were introduced in 1996 leading to the Fellow of the EBOMFS
qualification. EACMFS works in close liaison with these bodies and the RQ
assessments are held simultaneously with the Congresses of EACMFS.
is above all a scientific society aiming to facilitate access to education at
all levels of experience (from trainee to qualified specialist), to promote
exchanges between units and to bring together colleagues in order to share and
advance clinical expertise.
The portfolio of educational courses has progressively expanded over
the years and this is supported by a range of Prizes and Awards available to
Members funded through the EACMFS Educational Foundation.
The Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery which is
sent to all Members within the subscription fee is the official publication of
the Association. It covers all aspects of CMFS surgery with its contents include
original research papers, invited editorials, technical innovations, new
instrumentation, selected case reports, book reviews and forthcoming events.
For further information please visit http://www.eurofaces.com/