Mustardé Lecture

Brigita Drnovsek, Slovenia
Current Challenges and the Future of Oculoplastic Surgery

She passed the final exam in ophthalmology at University Eye Hospital in  1987, in1991 received her MSc  and in 1995 PhD. Since 1987 she has been working mainly as oculoplastic surgeon. She has been a head of the Oculoplastic department at University Eye Hospital Ljubljana since 1993 and a head of the same hospital 2002-2009. Medical director of University Medical Centre Ljubljana 2009-2013. Her scientific work include: leadership of scientific research , is author and co-author of over 300 abstracts, articles in peer-reviewed journals and other publications. Since 2005 professor of Ophthalmology at the Medical School, University of Ljubljana. Memberships: member of Slovenian Ophthalmologic Society since 1983, founding member of  IDS ,fellow of ASLMS, member of AAO; President and founding member of SSLMS, Fellow of EBO, President of ESOPRS 2011-2013.


Keynote Lectures

Richard Allen, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Facial nerve palsy: paying attention to the little things

Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, FACS is a Professor in the Section of Ophthalmology, Dept. Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Allen attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, followed Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas where he received his MD and PhD Degrees.  He completed fellowship training in oculoplastic surgery at the University of Iowa under the direction of Jeffrey A. Nerad MD and Keith D. Carter MD.  Dr. Allen is a member of ASOPRS, the Orbital Society, the North American Skull Base Society, ESOPRS, and the American Eye Study Club.  He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters.  He is a reviewer for multiple medical journals and is a member on committees in ASOPRS and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Rudolf Guthoff, Rostock University Medical Center, Rostock, Germany
Our medical profession in varying social surroundings – Nature or Nurture

Rudolf Guthoff graduated at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Medical School in Frankfurt/Main. He was trained in Hamburg and London in ophthalmic and plastic surgery (Fellow of John Wright, Richard Collin and Richard Welham). In 1992 he took over the University Rostock Eye Department. From 1998 – 2006 he served as secretary of the „European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery“ (ESOPRS) and in 2001 as president of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG). In 2016 he was appointed Senior Professor of Rostock University.

Malin Malmsjö, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Novel imaging techniques in oculoplastic surgery

Malin Malmsjö (MD, PhD) is a professor and senior consultant oculoplastic surgeon at Skåne University Hospital, Sweden. She is Head of Department of Ophthalmology at Lund University. Her primary expertise lies in investigating microvascular blood flow, which she has done in the fields of heart surgery, wound healing and plastic reconstructive surgery. She has written over 150 scientific publications and book chapters and is also the inventor and patent holder of award winning medical devices for protecting exposed organs during NPWT in open heart and vascular surgery. Her research in ophthalmology focuses on the development and application of novel non-invasive imaging techniques for tumor margin delineation and studying blood perfusion during reconstructive surgery. She has a research group of five post-docs and eight PhD students performing a combination of experimental research, at her laboratory at the Biomedical Center in Lund, and clinical research, at the University Hospital.



Keynote Lectures

Jurij Bilyk, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, USA
A Review of Orbital and Adnexal Lymphoproliferative Disease

Dr. Jurij R. Bilyk is an attending surgeon on the Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery Service at Wills Eye Hospital and a professor of ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Bilyk completed an internship in internal medicine at Jefferson University Hospital and his residency in ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital.  His oculoplastic and orbital surgery fellowship training was completed at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) of Harvard Medical School with Dr. John Shore. Upon completing his fellowship, Dr. Bilyk joined the faculty at MEEI in 1993. In 1994, he returned to the Wills Eye Hospital, where he has a special interest in orbital disease and trauma, and works closely with the Departments of Otolaryngology, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, and Neurosurgery at Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Bilyk is a member of the Orbit Society as well as a fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). He has served as the chairman of the ASOPRS thesis committee and has won awards for his teaching excellence. He has published over 100 papers in the peer-reviewed literature as well as numerous book chapters, and is a frequently invited speaker at local, national, and international conferences.

Miguel Gonzalez-Candial, Spain
Midfacial implications on lower eyelid positioning

Fellowship in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. (U.C.L.A.).
Active member of ESOPRS, ASOPRS and ASOS.
Member of editorial board of Orbit (European Journal of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery).
Invited speaker worldwide, contributed in textbooks and published medical papers in the leading journals.
He trains fellows since 2002.
Chief, Department of Ophthalmology at Hospital Universitari de Girona ¨Dr. Josep Trueta¨, and Division of Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery.
He has a private practice at C.M.Teknon in Barcelona specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive oculofacial plastic surgery and tumours.



Junior Award Lecture

Hannah Timlin, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
Down the plughole

Hannah is an Adnexal Fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, and trained in Edinburgh