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9th ACOMS at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 9th Asian Congress on Oral & Maxillfacial Surgery (ACOMS) was held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). KLCC is a purpose built convention centre under the shadows of the famous Kuala Lumpur landmark, the Petronas Tower. The conference began on the 25th  and lasted untill 28th November 2010. This event is held every 2 years by the Asian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. The 2010 event was held in collaboration of the Malaysian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. The very well organized conference was attended by more than 750 delegates from around the world. Like all times before, there  was tremendous effort made by the local organisers, the Trade Exhibition, Poster Display of 173, with 6 posters from Pakistan. Plenary Lectures, and invited talks etc.

The Conference was innaugrated by the King of Malaysia His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di Pertuan Agong & Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Permaisuri Agong. The Innaugral was followed by a roll-call of nations, a custom practised at all OMS meetings and a Cultural performance. Notable speakers included Prof. M Anthony Pogrel (US), Prof. Robert A Ord (US), Prof. Brent Ward (US), Mr. Andrew Brown (UK), Prof. Piet Haers (UK), Mr. Robert Woodwards (UK), Miss. Maire Morton (UK), Prof. Malcolm Harris (UK), Prof. St. John Crean (UK), Prof. van der Wal (Netherlands), Prof. David Precious (Canada), Prof. Julio Acero (Spain), Prof. Ralf Schon (Germany), Prof. Andre Eckardt (Germany), Prof. Riitta Suuronen (Finland), Prof. Chen-Ping Zhang (P R China), Prof. S M Balaji (India) and Prof. Moni Abraham Kuriakose (India) etc. Dedicated scientific sessions were held on maxillofacial trauma, facial aesthetics, craniofacial surgery and cleft lip & palate, orthognathic surgery, dental implants, obstructive sleep apnoea, head and neck oncology and pathology and maxillofacial reconstruction and rehabilitation.

Prof. Syed Mahmood Haider, Dr. Noor ul Wahab and Dr. Adnan Aslam attended the conference from Pakistan. They were joined by Dr. Moghees Baig from Qatar. Prof. Haider was invited by the organisers to Chair a session on facial aesthetics on the first day of the conference. The next meeting of the AAOMS will be held in Bali in 2012, Prof Haider hopes to raise a larger Pakistani contingent for that event in order to bring this conference to our shores.