About this event

  • Date and time Thu 6 Dec 2018 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
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

Engaging with professional sports

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

Maxillofacial fracture healing

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

Mandibular fractures in sports

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

Tea and coffee break
Nasal injuries

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

Orbital injuries

Professor Simon Holmes, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon, Royal London Hospital

Zygomatic injuries

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

Dental injuries and preventative dental care

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


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

Soft tissue injuries

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

Tea and coffee break
Panel discussion

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

Close of meeting and online evaluations


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom