Internationally Recognized: TOC Abroad

Internationally Recognized: TOC Abroad

The physicians of TOC take pride in expanding the field of oculoplastics, not only through clinical practice but also through opportunities in research and education. Several of our surgeons have traveled around the world to present lectures and demonstrate live surgery to international colleagues in the field of oculoplastic and facial surgery. Here are some highlights from their recent travels:

Tanuj Nakra M.D., F.A.C.S.

September 18-20, 2014: Dr. Tanuj Nakra was invited to the Blepharoplasty Australia Triennial Masters Symposium in Sydney, Australia. This meeting, sponsored by the Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, presented a unique opportunity for over 200 experts in blepharoplasty and periorbital rejuvenation to come together and discuss exciting advancements, innovations, and challenges in the field. This is the third time Dr. Nakra has been invited as a speaker for meetings in the Australia/New Zealand region. Dr. Nakra presented two lectures at the symposium: “How to Optimize Blepharoplasty with Fat Transfer” and “The 3D Lower Blepharoplasty”.

John Shore M.D., F.A.C.S.

October 2-3, 2014: Dr. John Shore was the invited guest speaker at the 3rd International Oculoplastic Surgery Conference in Curitiba, Brazil. The meeting included a rigorous schedule of lectures and live surgical cases demonstrating oculoplastic techniques for international surgeons in five specialties: Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, General Plastic Surgery, and Oculoplastic Surgery. Dr. Shore presented six lectures and performed multiple procedures in the operating room. This is Dr. Shore’s fifth teaching trip to Brazil and twelfth to Central and South America.

Sean Blaydon, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Vikram Durairaj, M.D., F.A.C.S.

October 12-14, 2014: Drs. Sean Blaydon and Vikram Durairaj traveled to Cancun, Mexico for the Pan-American Congress “Oculoplastic Surgery without Borders” conference. The three day meeting included more than 100 lectures from international specialists in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery. Dr. Blaydon presented two lectures: “Important Concepts of Brow and Forehead Rejuvenation” and “Our Approach to Lower Eyelid and Midface Rejuvenation Using Fat Transposition and Autologous Fat Grafting”. Dr. Durairaj presented the following lectures: “Eyelid Neoplasm Breaking Bad”, “Pediatric Oculoplastic Trauma”, and “Pediatric Orbital Cellulitis- Notes from the Battlefield”

Vivian Yin, M.D. (recently completed training with TOC physicians)

September 11-13, 2014: Dr. Vivian Yin supplemented her MD Anderson fellowship by studying with Texas Oculoplastic Consultants in 2013. She is currently the Director of Oculoplastic Surgery and Orbital Oncology at the University of Vancouver. Recently she attended the 33rd annual European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) Meeting in Budapest, Hungary. ESOPRS shapes its annual meetings around a challenging scientific content which is considered both ambitious and innovative. Its program hosts approximately 500 participants from around the world and aims to study international trends in the field. Dr. Yin presented one paper, “Epidemiology and Prognosis of Primary Periocular Sweat-Gland Carcinomas”, and one poster, “Treatment Challenges for Benign Mesenchymal Tumors of Orbit”.

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