Welcome Message

International Academy for Oral and Facial Rehabilitation (IAOFR) will come to Hong Kong again in 2018 following its great conference success in 2015.
Program

28 April Symposium
“Advances on the Rehabilitation of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients”
29 April Symposium
“Advances on Implant Rehabilitation”
About Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Asia's World City, offers you the opportunity to experience a vibrant living culture featuring a unique blend of East and West.


CME/CPD accreditations available

Welcome Message



International Academy for Oral and Facial Rehabilitation (IAOFR) will come to Hong Kong again in 2018 following its great conference success in 2015. The Hong Kong Association of Oral and Facial Rehabilitation (HKAOFR) and Hong Kong Prosthetic Dentistry Society (HKPDS) will jointly host a scientific conference with presentation from over 20 international speakers, who are fellows of IAOFR, on 28 – 29 April 2018 at the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

The theme of this scientific conference will be “Advances on Cleft and Implant Rehabilitation”. The first day symposium will focus on “Advances on rehabilitation of cleft lip and palate patients” and the second day symposium will focus on “Advances on implant rehabilitation”. The objective of the scientific conference is to provide the participants with an in-depth information on the advances of two current multi-disciplinary fields.

We look forward to seeing you attending this conference and networking with the IAOFR international fellows and the members of HKAOFR and HKPDS. This conference is CME creditable as well.


Professor CHEUNG Lim Kwong
Chairman
Organizing Committee

PROGRAM

* CME/CPD accreditations 6.5 pts
Symposium (28 April 2018, Saturday)
Advances on the Rehabilitation of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients
9:00 a.m. Welcome speech to IAOFR Conference, Hong Kong
Lim Cheung
Peter Moy
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9:20 a.m. Introduction of cleft symposium
Paul Stoelinga
Emeritus Professor Dep. Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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9:25 a.m. New concepts in the approach of cleft treatment
Piet Haers
Clinical Director and Cleft Surgeon, South Thames Cleft Team, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK
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10:10 a.m. Segmental osteotomies to align the segments, close a diastema and /or to simultaneously graft the bony cleft
Paul Stoelinga
Emeritus Professor Dep. Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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10:40 a.m. Discussion
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11:00 a.m. Tea / Coffee Break
11:20 a.m. Distraction osteogenesis and orthognathic surgery in adult cleft patients
Lim Cheung
Chairman, Hong Kong Association for Oral and Facial Rehabilitation
Honorary Clinical Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The University of Hong Kong
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11:50 a.m. An integrated approach in the prosthodontic management of the cleft palate patient
Anthony Summerwill
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Periodontology, UK
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12:20 p.m. Discussion
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12:40 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 p.m. The challenges of CLP treatment in rural India - The Chitrakoot experience
Naresh Sharma
Specialist Oral Surgery, UK
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2:30 p.m. A retrospective study of cleft palate prosthodontics
Jeffrey Rubenstein
Professor and Director, Maxillofacial Prosthetic Service, University of Washington School of Dentistry, USA
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3:00 p.m. Discussion
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3:20 p.m. Tea / coffee break
3:40 p.m. Short and long-term results of dental implants in cleft patients
Satinder Chander
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust
Honorary Clinical Lecturer Kings College London Dental Institute, UK
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4:10 p.m. Interdisciplinary treatment in orofacial rehabilitation of partially edentulous cleft patients: identification of challenges and treatment protocols
Piet Haers
Clinical Director and Cleft Surgeon, South Thames Cleft Team, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK
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4:40 p.m. Discussion and Summary
Peter Moy
Paul Stoelinga
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Symposium (29 April 2018, Sunday)
Advances on Implant Rehabilitation
Advances on biomaterials for dental implants
9:00 a.m. The use of Autologous Growth Factors in Hard and Soft Tissue Reconstruction
Peter Moy
Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, UCLA
Director of Implant Dentistry, Straumann Surgical Dental Center and Nobel Biocare Surgical Fellow Program, USA
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9:30 a.m. Current advances on platelet rich fibrin
Piet Haers
Clinical Director and Cleft Surgeon, South Thames Cleft Team, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK
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10:00 a.m. The application of recombinant human BMP-2 in pre-prosthetic dental implant reconstruction
Bruce Robinson
Registered specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in associate private practice, Australia
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10:30 a.m. Tea break
Advances on immediate and virtual implants
11:00 a.m. Immediate implants – An atraumatic experience. Focusing on preservation of tissue
Ashok Sethi
Specialist in Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics, UK
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11:30 a.m. Virtual implant prosthodontic reconstruction / rehabilitation - initial experiences at the University of Washington
Jeffrey Rubenstein
Professor and Director, Maxillofacial Prosthetic Service, University of Washington School of Dentistry, USA
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12:00 noon Lunch Break
Advances on zygomatic and facial implants and risk management
1:00 p.m. Zygomatic implants – free hand or guided
James Chow
Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)
Director, Brånemark Osseointegration Center, Hong Kong and Shanghai
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2:00 p.m. Facial implant retained prostheses
Tim Blackburn
Consultant Oral Maxillofacial / Head & Neck Surgeon
Manchester Head and Neck Centre, UK
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2:30 p.m. Risk Factors and Management of Congenital Missing or Malformed Teeth
Russell Nishimura
Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Dentistry
Past President of the Academy of Osseointegration, USA
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3:00 p.m. Tea Break
Advances on implant interface and prosthodontics
3:30 p.m. Antimicrobial implant surfaces –opportunities, challenges and clinical impact
Owen Addison
Professor and ADA&C Endowed Chair in Oral Health Translational Research, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
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4:00 p.m. Implant soft tissue interfece - Advances in implant design and soft tissue manipulation with provisional restorations
Anthony Summerwill
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics & Periodontology, UK
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4:30 p.m. Outcomes and complications of implant over-dentures
Alvin Wee
Section Head of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, VA NWIHCS
Director, Education and Research Division, American College of Prosthodontists, USA
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5:00 p.m. Closing ceremony
Peter Moy
Lim Cheung
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(The above programs are subject to change without prior notice.)

REGISTRATION

Categories Day 1 (28 Apr) Day 2 (29 Apr) Day 1 & 2
Dentist / Specialist HK$2,000 / US$256 HK$2,500 / US$320 HK$3,800 / US$487
Members (HKAOFR / HKPDS) HK$1,800 HK$2,250 HK$3,420
Student (Post-grad) / Trainee / Technician HK$1,000 / USD128 HK$1,250 / US$160 HK$1,900 / US$244
Student (Undergraduate) HK$500
Online Registration

Entitlements for Participant
Cancellation Policy

For cancellation, please notify the Secretariat by email to iaofr2018@connexustravel.com, and please identify the name(s) of the participant(s) and the cancellation item(s). An administration fee of 50% of the paid registration fee will apply. Refunds will only be made after the completion of IAOFR2018. No refund will be entertained for cancellation requests received by the Conference Secretariat on or after 18 March 2018.

HOTEL & TRAVEL


Hotel Accommodation

We are pleased to offer hotel reservation service for all the participants of the IAOFR 2018. Please make your hotel booking during online registration, or contact the secretariat directly (info@hkaofr.org).

The following rates are based on HK$ per night (including 10% service charge and free WIFI)

L’hotel Island South
55 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Southern District, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

L'hotel Island South offers stylish air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi access. A fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool are also available.

Premium City View Room
HK$ 1,050 per room per night with one daily breakfast
Ovolo Southside
64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Southern District, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Where cool design and love of art meet, Ovolo Southside is a warehouse-converted hotel which provides a space brimming with sleek, meticulous design and awe-inspiring art throughout.

Mini Queen / Mini Twin Room
HK$ 1,020 per room per night with free breakfasts


Remarks:
  1. Upon making the hotel reservation via the on-line registration system, full payment will be deducted from your credit card.
  2. A non-refundable deposit equivalent to 1 night per room is required to secure your hotel reservation. Balance payment must be settled with Connexus Travel on or before 15 March 2018. Failure to comply with final payment requirement would result in automatic cancellation of reservation and no refund of the deposit will be made.
  3. Any amendments must be sent to the Secretariat in writing on or before 15 March 2018. Changes or cancellation made on or after 15 March 2018 will not be accepted.
  4. No refund for any no show booking.
  5. Check-in and check-out time:
    Check-in time: 14:00
    Check-out time: 12:00


Local Information

Hong Kong, the Asia's World City, is one of the premier meeting destinations around the globe. As a destination, Asia's world city offers you the opportunity to experience a vibrant living culture featuring a unique blend of East and West.

Bank
Major banks are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday, and 9:00am to 12:30pm on Saturday. They close on Sundays and public holidays.


Currency
Legal tender is the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). There are 100 cents in a dollar. Coins, issued by the government, are bronze-colored for 10 cents, 20 cents and 50 cents; silver-colored for HKD1, HKD2, HKD5, nickel and bronze for HKD10. Notes issued by HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank have denominations of HKD10, HKD20, HKD50, HKD100, HKD500 and HKD1000. The Bank of China issues all of the denominations except HKD10.

Exchange Rates
Since the mid-1980s, the value of the Hong Kong dollar has been pegged at HKD7.8 to the US dollar, and consequent rates of exchange to other currencies. However, the market rate exchange to the US dollar fluctuates marginally. Banks and money changers charge commission. Similarly, commissions are payable in hotels and major retail outlets which provide exchange facilities for their customers.

Electricity
The standard electrical voltage in Hong Kong is 220 volts AC, 50HZ, so you will need an adaptor for your 100-volt appliances and electrical equipment. The majority of electrical outlets in Hong Kong take a three-pronged plug. You can buy an inexpensive adaptor for your equipment when you arrive in Hong Kong.

Mobile Services
Using your mobile phone in Hong Kong is convenient as most of the telephone systems used around the globe - like GSM 900, PCS 1800, CDMA and WCDMA - operate in Hong Kong. Mobile operators in Hong Kong also have roaming agreements with most overseas operators enabling visitors to use their own mobile phone when they come to Hong Kong. Before leaving home check with your network provider to make sure they have a roaming service to the various destinations you will be visiting and be sure to check pricing.

Opening Hours
The vast majority of shops are open every day throughout the year, some only closing during the Chinese New Year holiday. Generally, opening hours are 10:00am - 7:00pm. However many stores in busy retail areas like Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui stay open until 9:30pm or even later, particularly on weekends. Shops in Central close as early as 7:00pm.

Tips
Most restaurants will levy a 10% service charge but waiters will expect to be given some loose change. Restaurants, which do not add a service charge, will expect a 10% tip. However, tipping is left to your discretion. Bellboys, porters, restroom attendants and taxi drivers will happily accept loose change.

Transportation
Public transportation via bus, ferry or train is efficient, relatively inexpensive and user-friendly. The system covers extension areas of Hong Kong with signs in English and Chinese. Airport Express links between Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong's vibrant Central business hub. All the Airport Express stations include an In-town Check-in desk and regular Airport Express Shuttle Bus services. For details of train service, please visit www.mtr.com.hk

Visa
Please check visa requirements with the embassy of your country in Hong Kong. Fully registered and paid delegates may receive an invitation letter from the Organizing Committee, in order to facilitate their visa application procedure.

Weather
Hong Kong has a subtropical climate with distinct seasons. April can be very pleasant although there are occasional spells of high humidity. Fog and drizzle can be particularly troublesome on high ground which is exposed to the southeast. Average Temperature: 17°C ‐ 26°C
Hong Kong Weather Information for Tourists: visithk.weather.gov.hk/index_e.htm

Useful Numbers (*)
Directory Enquiries: 1081 / 1083
Weather: 187 8200
Emergency Service (Police, Fire, Ambulance): 999
Hong Kong Tourism Board Visitor Hotline (8am - 6pm Hong Kong Time): 2508 1234
Hong Kong International Airport, English (24 hours): 2181 0000
(*) If you're dialing from outside Hong Kong, please add the area code (852).