Dr S M Balaji invited to confer Craniofacial Research Fellowship Award:
Dr S M Balaji was invited to the 3rd International Craniofacial & Dental Summit held from March 4-6, 2018, in Paro, Bhutan, as he was being conferred the Craniofacial Research Fellowship Award by the Craniofacial Research Foundation in recognition of his outstanding contributions towards building awareness of craniofacial surgery and advancing knowledge of craniofacial surgical techniques.
Prof. S.M. Balaji honored by being Chairperson for Inaugural Lecture at the Summit:
Prof. S.M. Balaji was given the honor of being the chairperson for the inaugural lecture of the summit by Prof. Warren Schubert, member, Board of Trustees, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, on the topic of “Orbital Reconstruction.”
Dr. S.M. Balaji’s Keynote Speech on Management of Craniofacial Clefts:
Prof. S.M. Balaji was also invited by the Organizing Chair, Prof. Samdrup Wangchuk, Secretary to the Ministry of Health, Royal Government of Bhutan and Scientific Chair, Prof. Divya Mehrotra, Professor, King George Medical University, Lucknow to deliver a keynote guest lecture on “Management of Craniofacial Clefts.”Dr. S.M. Balaji spoke at length on the topic, drawing from his vast experience of 20+ years as a craniofacial surgeon, elucidating the way the field has evolved over the years and the latest research that is being done to advance the frontiers of the superspecialty to further serve patients with craniofacial deformities. Prof. S.M. Balaji’s presentation included latest craniofacial corrective surgeries performed on patients with various Tessier’s craniofacial clefts.
Other Faculty at Summit:
Other eminent keynote speakers at the summit included Prof. Francis V. Roasa from the Phillipines, Prof. Ravi Kant, ex-Vice Chancellor, King George Medical University, Lucknow and Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh and Prof. Jeff Downie, member, British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Prof. S.M. Balaji’s appointment as Honorary Consultant Surgeon by the Government of Bhutan:
Prof. S.M. Balaji was invited by Mr. Lhab Dorji, President and Dr. Phub Tshering, ENT and Head-Neck Surgeon, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan to render his services as Honorary Consultant surgeon towards treatment of Cranio-Maxillofacial defects and deformities among the Bhutanese people.