Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013
Dr. Sheryl Lewin of Aesthetic Ear Reconstruction (http://www.microtiaearsurgery.com) and Earicles – Miracles for Ears, a non-profit organization that treats children born without ears with cost-free Microtia surgery, announces the 1st Annual Los Angeles Microtia Atresia Conference (LAMAC), from August 9th -11th.
This sold out conference at the Terranea Resort in beautiful Palos Verdes, California, will host more than 75 families, including their respective children with Microtia, from around the globe. Traveling from locations as far as South Korea, South America, Canada and various locations within the United States, these families will receive education and consultations with expert surgeons (only a handful of surgeons specialize in this rare form of ear reconstruction). The surgeons will also participate in an interactive forum with patients and families who have completed treatment.
During this conference, LAMAC will be partnering with the Ear Community: an online forum dedicated to comprehensive education of this condition, to host hundreds of additional families at the Ear Community Microtia Atresia Family Picnic, one of the largest events of its kind worldwide.
The event will, among other things, educate people on Microtia: a rare condition that results in approximately 1 in 8,000 babies worldwide being born with missing or malformed ears. Through the cutting edge MEDOR® technique, which significantly reduces scarring and achieves realistic results, Dr. Lewin uses a synthetic framework and a patient’s own tissue to create an ear. Additional information about MEDOR® and all reconstructive options will be part of the discussions at LAMAC.
“This conference is a moving testament – from patients, loved ones and doctors throughout the world – at the beautiful Terranea Resort for a weekend of information, inspiration and fun,” says Dr. Lewin. “I would also like to thank the many sponsors, including K&B Surgical Center for their generous support on behalf of LAMAC and our efforts to bring much-needed awareness to treating Microtia.”
In fact, one of the guests at the conference is the very first recipient of surgical care from Earicles, a third-grader who is a role model to other children with Microtia. People can make a donation for Earicles (and learn more about specific patients, read testimonials and learn about Santiago’s story, the boy who is Dr. Lewin’s original Earicle patient) at http://microtiaearsurgery.com/earicles-donation-form.
About Dr. Sheryl Lewin
Dr. Sheryl Lewin is a Craniofacial-trained, board-certified Plastic Surgeon. She is one of the nation’s leading Microtia surgeons, treating children and adults with the MEDOR® technique of ear reconstruction. Dr. Lewin is also a surgical pioneer with innovations for minimizing scars and developing improved methods for realistic outcomes with MEDPOR®. She is the Founder of Earicles – Miracles for Ears, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering research in Microtia treatment, education of families and providing surgeries for needy patients with Microtia.
With her training in the Fine Arts, which includes an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Lewin completed the prestigious Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Southern California, and has advanced training on Microtia Reconstruction through a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).