Spring Update: A Letter from the President of the Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association

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Arch Craniofac Surg. 2016;17(1):43-43
Publication date (electronic) : 2016 March 21
doi : https://doi.org/10.7181/acfs.2016.17.1.43
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, Cheonan, Korea.
Correspondence: Youngman Lee. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital, 31 Suncheonhyang 6-gil, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 31151, Korea. youngman@schmc.ac.kr
Received 2016 March 15; Revised 2016 March 16; Accepted 2016 March 16.

Dear Members of the Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association,

The Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial (KCPC) Association invites you to the annual symposium in Jeju Island on the month of April, with 'Mastery of Facial Bone Fracture' as the theme this year. Management of facial bone fractures is a basic but important practice for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Through this symposium, we would like to have an in-depth discussion about the management of facial bone fractures.

Thanks to your continued interest and participation, the Association has been growing in membership year after year and continue to advance South Korean plastic surgery to a global playing field. One such ongoing eff ort is the "Korean Session" to be held at the 23rd Congress of European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery in United Kingdom this September. Members of KCPC Association are encouraged to attend and participate in demonstrating the up-to-date practice of Korean craniofacial surgery to the rest of the world.

In the year 2016, my hope is that our Association resumes the influential role that craniofacial surgery played in beginning of plastic surgery and restores the confidence from our medical colleagues and our patients.

On behalf of the Association, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for those teachers who have contributed to the development of Korean craniofacial surgery. Likewise, I support the effort of young teachers who are leading us into a new future for Korean craniofacial surgery.

We thank you for the continued con dence and support in the Association.

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