Beverly Hills Facial Paralysis Expert Holds Instructional Course At AAFPRS Meeting

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Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, conducts an instructional course on facial paralysis at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting

Conducting this instructional course with Dr. Massry and Jackie Diels was a great experience, and the educational forum was very well received. I am passionate about the advancement of facial paralysis treatments, and it was great to share my knowledge.

With a slogan of "Be there when it happens,” people knew that the 2012 American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) fall meeting would be something special. The event, which took place in Washington D.C. between September 5 – 8, 2012, featured some of the very best surgeons in the world.

"This certainly was a fantastic event, and an unforgettable experience. I am proud and honored to not only have attended this meeting, but to have contributed in a meaningful way as well,” says Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, Dr. BabakAzizzadeh.

The meeting was offered for continued medical education of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The program was designed for physicians with all levels of experience, and covered aesthetic, reconstructive, and congenital issues relevant to these specialties.

"The course directors and the AAFPRS foundation truly formulated a program that was contemporary, unbiased, and relevant. As a result, I think participants were able to further their knowledge in an environment that was optimized for learning,” explains Dr. Azizzadeh.

On Thursday, September 6th, the second day of the event, Dr. Azizzadeh and Dr. Massry conducted an instructional course on facial paralysis along with facial reanimation expert, Jacqueline Diels. The course, entitled "Comprehensive Facial Paralysis Management”, was designed to be a multidisciplinary educational forum focused on describing the etiology and management of facial nerve disorders. During the event, preoperative analysis of patients with facial paralysis, as well as technical considerations of eyelid reconstruction and facial reanimation, were discussed at length.

At the conclusion of the course, the participants were able to differentiate various forms of facial paralysis, and devise a treatment plan to address patients who present facial nerve pathology.

"Conducting this instructional course with Dr. Massry and Jackie Diels was a great experience, and the educational forum was very well received. I am passionate about the advancement of facial paralysis treatments, and it was great to share my knowledge and experiences with such an interactive and engaged crowd,” notes Dr. Azizzadeh.

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a renowned Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon, recognized as a Top Doctor by the US News & World Report. Since his extensive and prestigious training at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Azizzadeh has helped countless people with facial paralysis and Bell's palsy. Dr. Azizzadeh is the director of the Facial Paralysis Institute and founder of the non-profit Facial Paralysis & Bell's Palsy Foundation. He is the principle investigator of facial nerve regeneration project at Cedars-Sinai, and the author of five bestselling books, including the definitive facial paralysis textbook entitled “Slattery Facial Nerve.”

Dr. Azizzadeh is trained in Facial Plastic &Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Head & Neck Surgery, giving him a distinctive insight into facial nerve function and facial aesthetics. He has been recognized for his work on several occasions, and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show for his expertise in facial nerve reconstruction. Dr. Azizzadeh is also the director of the USC Facial Plastic Fellowship Program as well as the Cedars-Sinai Multispecialty Plastic Surgery Symposium.

For more information, please visit http://www.facialparalysisinstitute.com or call (310)657-2203.

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