Elite sports facial injuries


Thursday 6 December 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section


5 CPD Points

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about this event

Athletic careers can be put in jeopardy due to unnecessarily long absences from training after contact sports injuries. Professional and elite sports athletes can benefit from different approaches to the management of their facial injuries to reduce time away from competing but maximise safety.

This day meeting provides a contemporary review of these approaches to operative and recovery management of facial injuries. By attending this event you will hear from and discuss with national experts who will provide clinicians with the knowledge they need to get involved with this rewarding area of clinical practice.

This meeting will provide you with:

  • An understanding of the unique focus of facial injury management in professional athletes
  • Appreciation for different approaches to the management of facial injuries in a variety of sports
  • Knowledge to make decisions about the appropriate return to training and competition
  • Insight into how to become involved with this area of clinical practice


RSM members: £33 - £117

Non-members: £55 - £195


8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Mr Alistair Cobb, President, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Section, Mr Neil Scott, Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, British Boxing Board of Control Head Office Medical Officer and Dr Justin Hughes, Consultant in Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Medicine, Fortius Clinic, London

9.15 am

Engaging with professional sports

Mr Simon Ball, Consultant Knee Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Fortius Clinic, London

9.45 am

Maxillofacial fracture healing

Mr Douglas Hammond, Senior Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Central Lancashire

10.15 am

Mandibular fractures in sports

Mr Dave Drake, Consultant Cleft and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow

10.45 am

Tea and coffee break

11.15 am

Nasal injuries

Mr Charles East, Consultant Surgeon, University College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

11.45 am

Orbital injuries

Professor Simon Holmes, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, Royal London Hospital

12.15 pm

Zygomatic injuries

Professor Iain Hutchison, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, St Bartholomew's Hospital

12.45 pm


1.45 pm

Dental injuries and preventative dental care

Miss Claire Forbes-Haley, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

2.15 pm


Mr Douglas Hammond, Senior Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Central Lancashire

2.45 pm

Soft tissue injuries

Mr Ewan Wilson, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust

3.15 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.45 pm

Panel discussion

To reach consensus on management and how long athletes should be off

4.30 pm

Close of meeting and online evaluations

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