Dr SM Balaji invited to attend the presentation ceremony of Azerbaijan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AzSOMS)
Dr SM Balaji was invited for the presentation ceremony of the AzSOMS. This was held at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Clinic of the Azerbaijan Medical University in Baku. Prof. Chingiz Rahimov, President, AzSOMS, had extended this invitation to Dr SM Balaji. This was in recognition of his services and contributions towards craniomaxillofacial surgery.
Dr SM Balaji introduces the International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation to the audience
As the authorized representative of the International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation (ICPF), Dr SM Balaji introduced the ICPF to the audience. He spoke about his passion towards the rehabilitation of children born with cleft lip and palate. Dr SM Balaji also spoke about his extensive involvement with the International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation. He described how the organization has touched the lives of patients with cleft lip and palate through its humanitarian surgical missions to poor nations.
Dr SM Balaji’s keynote speech on the Management of Craniofacial Clefts
Dr SM Balaji delivered the keynote speech on the topic of Management of Craniofacial Clefts. He described key cases from his over 30 years of experience performing craniofacial surgeries. His keynote speech documented innovations made by him that led to significant improvement in the quality of life of the patients. The interactive Q&A session at the end of his keynote speech was very lively. Audience members asked him many questions on the management of craniofacial clefts. Prof SM Balaji answered all the questions with a depth that only comes from experience.
Dr SM Balaji urged the residents of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to take up a career in treating craniofacial clefts. He said that the satisfaction of rehabilitating a child afflicted with such severe deformities is second to none.
Dr SM Balaji’s meeting with the Rector, His Excellency Dr Garay Chingiz Garaybayli
Dr SM Balaji then met with the Rector of Azerbaycan Tibb Universiteti, His Excellency Dr Garay Chingiz Garaybayli. He spent time with the Rector discussing issues pertaining to craniofacial surgical care. The Rector evinced a deep interest in Dr SM Balaji’s opinions on the subject. Dr SM Balaji presented the Rector with a copy of his “Clinical Craniomaxillofacial Surgery” book at the end of the meeting.