History of the ESCFS

 

The European Society of Craniofacial Surgery (ESCFS) was founded in 1984, at the initiative of Daniel Marchac from Paris. It was supposed to help European Craniofacial teams to meet on a regular basis, to visit their center and to serve as a forum of scientific discussion. The constitutive meeting was held in Paris in January 1984. The Bylaws were adopted and Bengt Johansson elected as first President, Daniel Marchac being the Secretary General and Dominique Renier the treasurer. There was 23 founding members. The first meeting was held in Goteborg in November 1984, and hosted by Bengt Johansson. The format adopted then will be kept for all the consecutive meetings: live demonstrations by the hosting team, short, informal presentations focused on discussion of new techniques, difficult cases, problems and complications. Each participating team must present something. At first, it was planned to organise one meeting every year. It soon appeared that it was better to have a meeting every second year, alternating with the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery meeting, during which is held only a business meeting of the ESCFS. The principle of a "Club" where all the European teams of Craniofacial can meet, visit each other and exchange informally ideas has well fulfilled its propose.


The meetings have been held in most craniofacial centers:

  • 1984 Paris (France)
  • 1984 Göteborg (Sweden)
  • 1986 Milano (Italy)
  • 1987 Oxford-Birmingham (Great Britain)
  • 1988 Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
  • 1990 Munich - Innsbruck (Germany)
  • 1922 PolanickZdroj (Poland)
  • 1994 Jerusalem (Israel)
  • 1996 Göteborg (Sweden)
  • 1998 Paris (France)
  • 2000 London (Great Britain)
  • 2002 Athens (Greece)
  • 2004 Geneva (Switzerland)
  • 2006 Oxford (UK)
  • 2008 Lille (France)
  • 2010 Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
  • 2012 Götenburg (Sweden)
  • 2014 Paris (France)
  • 2016 Birmingham (Great Britain)
  • 13-14 January
  • 22-23 November
  • 30-31 May
  • 4-6 June
  • 10-11 June .
  • 17-19 June
  • 19-21 June
  • 1-3 October
  • 26-27 September
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • 17-18 September
  • 15-16 September
  • 19-20 September
  • 24-25 September
  • 28-29 September
  • 26-27 September
  • 30 Sep-1 October

Founders

  • Dr Gaston MAILLARD
  • Dr Denys MONTANDON
  • Mr Michael POOLE
  • Dr Dominique RENIER
  • Dr Paul TESSIER
  • Dr Yvon RAULO
  • Dr Louis MERVILLE
  • Dr Patrick DEROME
  • Prof Michel STRICKER
  • Prof Jacques VAN DER MEULEN
  • Prof Casimir KOBUS
  • Dr Luis TRESSERRA LLAURADO
  • Prof Hans ANDERL
  • Prof Wolfgang MUHLBAUER
  • Prof Ernesto CARONNI
  • Dr Michael VAANDRAGER
  • Prof Bengt JOHANSSON
  • Dr Claes LAURITZEN
  • Mr Mike BIGGS
  • Prof Jacques MONTAUT
  • Prof Henri BUREAU
  • Mr J.H. GOLDIN
  • Dr Daniel MARCHAC
  • Switzerland
  • Switzerland
  • Great-Britain
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Sweden
  • Great-Britain
  • France
  • France
  • Great-Britain
  • France

The Presidents

  • Bengt Johansson
  • Ernesto Caronni
  • Michael Poole - Henry Goldin
  • Jacques Van der Meulen
  • Hans Anderl- Wolfgang Muhlbauer
  • Daniel Marchac
  • Casimir Kobus
  • Menachem Wexler
  • Claes Lauritzen
  • Daniel Marchac
  • Barry Jones
  • Alexander Stratoudakis
  • Denys Montandon
  • Steve Wall
  • Phillipe Pellerin
  • Leon van Adrichem
  • Robert Olsson
  • Stephen Dover
  • 1984-1985
  • 1985-1986
  • 1986-1987
  • 1987-1988
  • 1989-1990
  • 1990-1991
  • 1992-1993
  • 1994-1995
  • 1995-1997
  • 1997-1998
  • 1999-2000
  • 2000-2002
  • 2002-2004
  • 2004-2006
  • 2006-2008
  • 2008-2010
  • 2010-2014
  • 2014-

The Secretary Generals

  • Daniel Marchac
  • Michael Poole
  • Steve Wall
  • Eric Arnaud
  • David Dunaway
  • Jacques van der Meulen

  • 1984-1990
  • 1990-1996
  • 1996-2004
  • 2004-2006
  • 2006-2014
  • 2014-

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