16.00 - 18.00
The Institute of Mathematics, University of Oxford
19.00 - 20.00

Welcome Drinks and Duke Humphries Library Tour

The Divinity School, University of Oxford
20.00 – 22.00
The Divinity School, University of Oxford






07.15 - 08.00
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
08.00 - 08.15
David Johnson (President)
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
08.15 - 08.50
Professor Sir Andrew Pollard
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
08.50 - 10.30

8.50                 Guest Speaker: James Allison, UK
                           The value of failure


9.10                 Samer Haber, France
Oxycephaly Management: Retrospective Study about 28 Patients

9.15                 Eleanor McGovern, Ireland
Dental needs assessment in a paediatric craniofacial population at the National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre in Ireland

9.18                 Helen Sanders, UK
Oral health and access to care for children with craniofacial anomalies: a comparison of two units.

9.21                 Moath Shummo, Oman
An In House 3D printing lab: An everyday modern craniofacial surgeon’s skill

9.24                 Discussion

9.30                 Jordan Swanson, USA
Single segment neo-bandeau fronto-orbital advancement in children with craniosynostosis: technique adaptation and craniometric analysis

9.33                 Federico Di Rocco, France
NIRS (Near InfraRed Spectroscopy) applied during the surgical correction of craniosynostosis to analyse perioperative modifications

9.36                 Giovanna Paternoster, France
“Therapeutic patient education – TPE”: a new approach for patients, parents and siblings to face complex surgery

9.39                 Discussion

9.45                 Guest speaker:
                           Eppo Wolvius, Netherlands
Orthognathic surgery in craniofacial anomalies

10.00               Discussion

10.05               Gökhan Tuncbilek, Turkey
Long Term Results of the Fronto-Orbital Segment Distraction as A Nonvascularised Bone Graft

10.10               Greg Thomas, UK
Fronto-Orbital Advancement and Remodelling with Distraction: the Oxford Experience

10.15               Liana Cheung, USA
Radiation Safety in Craniosynostosis Surgery: Efficacy of Industry Improvements

10.18               Junnu Leikola, Finland
The Use of O-arm Imaging in Craniosynostosis Surgery

10.21               Discussion

Dylan Murray Ireland,
Daniel Nowinski Sweden
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
10.30 - 11.00
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
11.00 - 13.00

11.00           Guest speaker: Andrew Wilkie, UK
Clinical genetics of craniosynostosis – current status and future prospects

11.15               Discussion

11.20               Ce Liang, UK
Characterising normal craniofacial growth to 4 years of age

11.25               Griffin Bins, USA
Cranial Defect Reconstruction with Custom 3D-printed Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds: A Large Pre-Clinical Model

11.28               Alexandra Topa, Sweden
WGS/WES as unique diagnostic tool for the genetic screening of patients with syndromic forms of craniosynostosis

11.33              Steve Twigg, UK
Cellular structure of the coronal suture: insights into normal and abnormal function

11.38               Discussion

11.45    Guest speaker: Caroline Wilkinson, UK
Depicting the Dead: craniofacial analysis in forensic and archaeological investigation

12.00               Discussion

12.05               Mariangela Meyer, Ireland
Identification of Intracellular Signalling Associated to Premature Cranial Suture Ossification in Children with Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis

12.10               Lars Kolby, Sweden
In Vivo MRI Reveals Functional Vascularization of Gridded 3D Bioprinted Cartilaginous Constructs

12.15               Soh Nishimoto, Japan
Automatic location systems for anatomical landmarks

12.20               Conor Cross, UK
A computational framework to optimise the management of sagittal craniosynostosis

12.25               Discussion

12.35               Eduardo Calpena, UK
Rearrangements at chromosome 1p31.3: a new causal locus for craniosynostosis

12.40               Federica Tiberio, Italy
Innovative noninvasive therapeutic approach for Crouzon syndrome through FGFR2 gene knockdown by recombinant human ferritin-based targeted siRNA delivery

12.45               Yoshiaki Sakamoto, Japan
Practical use of Augmented Reality in Craniofacial Surgery

12.50               Alessandro Borghi, UK
A Prototype To Measure Distraction Forces During Frontofacial Advancement

12.53               Discussion

Andrew Wilkie UK,
Roman Khonsari France
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13.00 - 13.45
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
13.45 - 13.55
Radcliffe Humanities Building (front aspect) University of Oxford
14.00 – 15.30

14.00               Guest speaker: Richard Hopper, USA
May the rotational force be with you: update on airway changes with counter-clockwise jaw surgery

14.15               Discussion

14.20               Keisuke Imai, Japan
Assessment of Le Fort Ⅲ Distraction for Syndromic Craniosynostosis: Internal vs. External Device

14.25               Xianjing Liu, Netherlands
Analysis of the facial asymmetry in patients with coronal craniosynostosis syndromes by using 3D stereophotogrammetry

14.28               Daisuke Sakahara, Japan
Clinical Application of a 3D Intraoperative Guide Template Using 3D Planning Software for Le Fort III Distraction with an Internal Device

14.33               Iris Cuperus, Netherlands
Perioperative airway management in midface surgery in syndromic craniosynostosis: an ERN CRANIO multicentre study

14.38               Discussion

14.45               Guest speaker: Eric Arnaud, France Complications of 175 frontofacial monoblocs

15.00               Discussion

15.05               Parinaz Rostamzad, Netherlands
Effect of Midface Surgery on ocular outcomes in children with orbital malformations

15.08               Daniel Cho, USA
A Quantitative Photogrammetric Analysis of Soft Tissue Changes Between LeFort III and Monobloc Frontofacial Advancement in Syndromic Craniosynostosis

15.11               Sumin Yang, Netherlands
The impact of obstructive sleep apnea on growth in patients with syndromic and complex craniosynostosis

15.16               Anne Markey, UK
The role of airway management on feeding difficulties in children with Pfeiffer syndrome

15.19               Alvin Nguyen, USA
Alterations in Sphenoid anatomy in Craniosynostosis:  Implications for Fronto-orbital advancement

15.22   Discussion

Lars Kolby Sweden,
Giovanna Paternoster France
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15.30 - 16.00
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
16.00 - 17.30

16.00   Guest speaker: Scott Bartlett USA
Costochondral grafts in Type 3 HFM: Long term results

16.15   Discussion

16.20   Ehtesham UlHaq, Pakistan
Evolution of Craniofacial surgery in Pakistan (Keeping the passion alive)

16.25   Richard Hopper, USA
The challenges, successes and complications of orthognathic management of severe Auriculocondylar (ACS) syndrome

16.30   Lukas O Brien. Ireland
Performing Cranial Vault Reconstructive Surgery for Craniosynostosis during the COVID-19 pandemic at the National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre in Ireland

16.33   Rosanna Ching, UK
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on surgery at the Oxford Craniofacial Unit

16.36   Discussion

16.45   Guest speaker: David Dunaway, UK
The GOSH experience of craniopagus twin separation

17.00   Discussion

17.05  Emily Panteli, Ireland
Reducing the rate of resorbable plate-associated wound complications in cranial vault reconstruction surgery at the National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre in Ireland: Clinical Practice Changes

17.10   Åsa Munkhammar, Sweden
Psychosocial obstacles to craniofacial surgery – an ethical discussion

17.13   Moath Shummo, Oman
The Era of Piezosurgery: Effectiveness and safety demonstrated through two complex craniofacial cases

17.16   Rosanna Ching, UK
A challenging case for discussion: expanded frontal sinus in a Proteus-like syndrome patient requesting forehead remodelling

17.19   Julie Chauvel-Picard, France
Lipofilling of the lower eyelids: a craniofacial tool to postpone the facial advancement in craniofacial syndromes

17.22   Discussion

17.30   David Johnson, UK
Closing remarks

Eric Arnaud France,
David Johnson UK
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
18.15 - 19.45
The Natural History Museum
20.00 - 22.00
Balliol College followed by after dinner drinks in the College Bar






07.15 - 08.00
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
08.00 - 10.30

8.00                 Guest speaker: Fintan Sheerin, UK
Advances in craniofacial imaging over ther last 15 years and what to expect in the next decade

8.15                 Discussion

8.20                 Tareq Abdel-Alim, Netherlands
Comparing long-term postoperative outcomes of three different surgical techniques to correct sagittal synostosis using 3D photogrammetry

8.25                 Richard Hopper, USA
Natural History of Nonsyndromic Sagittal Synostosis Morphometrics following Open Middle and Posterior Cranial Vault Expansion

8.30                 Adam ShathurUK
The Paediatric Vault Score – A Novel Scoring Tool for Prioritisation of Surgical Management of Craniosynostosis Patients

8.33                 Monica Manrique, USA
Normocephalic Sagittal Craniosynostosis in Young Children is Common and Unrecognized

8.36                 Discussion

8.50                 Dawid Larysz, Poland
Neurodevelopmental problems of children with non-syndromic craniosynostosis

8.55                 Sarah Kilcoyne, UK
Communication, language and autism spectrum disorder in children with non-syndromic sagittal synostosis: The Oxford Craniofacial Unit experience

9.00                 Anne Glenney, USA
Management and Outcomes of Patients who Present with Sagittal Craniosynostosis After the Age of One Year and 6-Year Follow-Up

9.03                 Jonas Mellgren Sweden
Improved facial and skull base symmetry following osteotomy and distraction of unilateral coronal synostosis

9.06                 Discussion

9.20                 Guest speaker:
Irene Mathijssen, Netherlands
European Reference Network CRANIO: an update of the first five years

9.35                 Discussion

9.40                 Maxime Taverne, France
Growth trajectories of the occipito-cervical junction in children: geometry, anatomy, and biomechanics

9.43                 Sara Fischer, Sweden
Springs produce favorable morphological outcomes compared to H-craniectomy in a two-center comparison of matched cases.

9.48                 Derek Mendonca, UAE
Endoscopic‑assisted craniosynostosis surgery: First case series from the United Arab Emirates and Middle East

9.51                 Ahmed Elawadly UK
Quantitative outcomes of endoscopic strip craniectomy with post-operative helmet in treating single unilateral coronal synostosis using 3D surface scans

9.54                 Discussion

10.05               Linda Gaillard, Netherlands
Clinical and esthetic outcome in unoperated trigonocephaly patients: a pilot study

10.08               Vybhav Deraje, India
Minimally invasive treatment of Single suture craniosynstosis: Eight year experience of a Craniofacial team from India

10.13               Dillan Villavisanas, USA
Interactions Between Parietal Bone Thickness and Springs Forces Predict Changes in Cephalic Index Following Spring Mediated Cranioplasty for Non-Syndromic Sagittal Craniosynostosis

10.16               Ahmed Elawadly, UK
The natural history of untreated metopic synostosis: a morphological study

10.21               Discussion

Junnu Leikola Finland,
Greg Thomas UK
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
10.30 - 11.00
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
11.00 - 13.00

11.00               Guest speaker: Gianpiero Tamburrini, Italy
Hydrocephalus in craniosynostosis: a complex pathophysiology with controversial management strategies

11.15               Discussion

11.20               Tobias Hallen, Sweden
Circulating brain injury biomarkers after surgery for craniosynostosis

11.25               Alexander Mitchell, UK
Evaluation of fundoscopy as a means of intra-cranial pressure screening in paediatric patients with cranial synostosis

11.28               Federico Di Rocco, France
The role of CSF dynamics in the early morphological changes after endoscopy and helmet therapy for scaphocephaly

11.31               Sohaib Rufai UK
Characterising optic nerve head morphological variation in craniosynostosis: a cohort study

11.34               Discussion

11.45               Alessandro Borghi, UK
Spring-Assisted Posterior Vault Expansion: a parametric study to improve the intracranial volume increase prediction

11.50               Iris Cuperus, Netherlands
Syringomyelia in Crouzon syndrome: watch the back long term

11.53               Pasquale Gallo, UK
Posterior Vault Expansion and Remodelling in bilateral lambdoid and posterior sagittal synostosis with acute posterior angle: Birmingham Children’s Hospital experience

11.56               Discussion

12.05               Guest Speaker:
                           Federico Di Rocco,France
Hindbrain herniations in craniosynostosis

12.20               Discussion

12.25               Jordan Swanson, USA
How Low Should We Go? Safety and Craniometric Impact of the Low Occipital Osteotomy in Posterior Vault Remodeling

12.28               Karin Saljo, Sweden
Spring-Assisted Posterior Vault Expansion

12.31               Sohaib Rufai UK
Recognition of Intracranial Hypertension in Children using Handheld Optical Coherence Tomography

12.34               Giovanna Paternoster, France
Cranio cervical instabilty in syndromic craniofacial patients: 3 cases treated by craniovertebral junction (CVJ) fixation and proposal of enlarged diagnostic protocol

12.37               Discussion

12.45               Rohit Khosla USA
Posterior Vault Distraction Osteogenesis in Children Greater Than Four Years Old: A Single-Institution Case Series of Six Patients

12.48               Fardad T. Afshari UK
Posterior Calvarial Distraction in older paediatric population: Birmingham Craniofacial Unit experience

12.51               Ravi Purohit, UK
Optic nerve head asymmetry in unicoronal synostosis

12.54   Discussion

Martin Evans UK,
Jayaratnam Jayamohan UK
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
13.00 - 14.00
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
14.00 - 15.30

14.00               Guest speaker: Pravin Patel, USA
From rocket ships to surgery: How we become better

14.15               Discussion

14.20               Yasmin Esser, Netherlands
Prevalence of ocular anomalies and effect of strabismus surgery in children with unicoronal craniosynostosis

14.23               James Davis, UK
Re-operation for non-syndromic single suture craniosynostosis – a single centre’s experience

14.26               Anne Glenney, USA
Stable or Not? Machine Learning Analysis of Postoperative Results in Patients with Metopic Craniosynostosis

14.31               Jessica Blum, USA
Machine Learning in Metopic Craniosynostosis: Relating Phenotypic Severity to OCT Parameters and Long-term Aesthetic Outcomes

14.36               Discussion

14.45               Guest speaker: Jesse Taylor, USA
A Midfacial Odyssey

15.00               Discussion

15.05              Hanna Lif, Sweden
Persistent discrepancies in orbital morphology after surgical treatment of Unicoronal synostosis

15.10               Laura Valentini Italy
Free Flaps Cranial Vault Remodelling for Sagittal Synostosis

15.15               Griffin Bins, USA
Measures of Posterior and Anterior Morphology in Sagittal Craniosynostosis: The Frontal Bossing and Occipital Bulleting Indices

15.20               Isabelle Verlut, France
Neurodevelopment in craniosynostosis with Smad6

15.23               Discussion

Christian Duncan UK,
Marie-Lise van Veelen Netherlands
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
15.30 - 16.00
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
16.00 - 17.30

16.00               Guest speaker:
Dr Mamoon Rashid, Pakistan
Evolving techniques in the management of Tessier number 3 and 4 clefts

16.15               Discussion

16.20               Dillan Villavisanis, USA
Reconstruction of Hemifacial Microsomia Alters Visual Attention: A Prospective Eye-Tracking Study

16.25               Urbano Urbani, Italy
The craniofacial surgeon’s role in the treatment of head tumour in pediatrics

16.28               Monica Manrique USA
Sickle Cell Disease Association with Premature Suture Fusion in Young Children

16.31              Laura Wadlow, UK
Visual ability of children with craniosynostosis

16.36               Discussion

16.45               Maire Caitlin Casey, Ireland
Reducing inappropriate referrals using a standardised referral and photographic assessment at the National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre in Ireland

16.48               Sarah Kilcoyne UK
Craniofacial Surgery-Related Hashtag Utilisation on Instagram

16.51               Discussion

17.05               Guest speaker: Shailendra Magdum UK
The surgical management of encephaloceles

17.20               Discussion

17.25               Daniel Cho, USA
The Natural History and Management of Fibrous Dysplasia of the Orbit

17.30               Juling Ong UK
The surgical experience of patients undergoing tongue reduction surgery (TRS) for macroglossia in Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS)  – a 10 year experience from the National BWS Macroglossia Service

17.33              Caroleen Shipster, UK
The functional and psychosocial benefits of tongue reduction surgery (TRS) for macroglossia in Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWSm) – findings from a 10 year cohort study

17.36               Irene Mathijssen, Netherlands
Prenatal ultrasound parameters of twins with sagittal suture craniosynostosis question mechanical constraint as the leading cause

17.39               Discussion

Greg James UK,
Steven Wall UK
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford
David Johnson (President)
The Institute of Mathematics University of Oxford