BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/
The Facial Paralysis Institute located in Beverly Hills, California has announced that Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS will be traveling to Florida in July to attend the 13th Moebius Syndrome Foundation Conference. The conference will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club located at 501 5th Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. The bi-yearly conference will begin on Friday, July 20 and conclude on Sunday, July 22.
Dr. Azizzadeh has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz shows for his world-renowned facial plastic and reconstructive surgeries and will be speaking at the 13th Moebius Syndrome Foundation Conference.
"I am looking forward to the opportunity to meet families and physicians who are deeply connected to moebius syndrome and to consult with several individuals during this conference and share my knowledge of treatment options for facial reanimation," said Dr. Azizzadeh. "Each diagnosis is unique in the way that it manifests, so having people from all over the world come together is a great opportunity to educate families on all of the cutting-edge treatments we have available for Moebius Syndrome patients today. I have witnessed firsthand how Moebius Syndrome affects not only the patient, but their family and loved ones as well, so dedicated efforts like the 13th Moebius Syndrome Foundation Conference are great for morale and to help further knowledge of this condition."
Moebius Syndrome is a craniofacial disorder where individuals are born without the facial nerve and it causes facial paralysis, this prevents all movement in the face including any facial expression such as smiling or lateral eye movement.
On Saturday, July 21 Dr. Azizzadeh will speak on the treatment options he offers to help Moebius Syndrome patients with facial reanimation including: temporalis tendon transfer, bilateral gracilis muscle transfer to masseter nerve, bilateral selective neurolysis and eyelid reconstruction. He will also be doing one-on-one consults for individuals with Moebius Syndrome to assess their needs and to provide his expert opinion on possible treatments.
Dr. Azizzadeh is deeply committed to the treatment of individuals with facial paralysis and Moebius Syndrome. He completed a prestigious fellowship at Harvard Medical School focused on facial nerve anatomy and reconstruction, and is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
The Moebius Syndrome Conference attracts many families that are trying to figure out how to manage the diagnosis. Attendees range from adults to children with Moebius Syndrome and come from around the world. The conference will have activities and topics specific to each age group that are both inspirational and educational.
The Moebius Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to providing information and support to individuals with Moebius Syndrome and their families in order to promote awareness and understanding, and the advancement of research, diagnosis and treatment.
About Dr. Babak Azizzadeh
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Since his extensive and prestigious training at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Azizzadeh has helped hundreds of people with varying degrees of facial paralysis and Bell's palsy. Dr. Azizzadeh is the director of the Facial Paralysis Institute in Beverly Hills, CA and one of the world's foremost authorities in the field of facial nerve paralysis. He has been recognized for his work on several occasions and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz and countless other media outlets.
Furthermore, Dr. Azizzadeh is the co-editor of the definitive textbook "The Facial Nerve," has published numerous articles in such peer-reviewed journals, and is regularly asked to present both nationally and internationally on facial paralysis. The Sir Charles Bell Society awarded Dr. Azizzadeh the honor of hosting and directing the 13th International Facial Nerve Symposium in August 2017.
Media Contact: Jessica LaBarbera, Facial Paralysis Institute, 310-657-2203, email@example.com
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SOURCE Facial Paralysis Institute