About this event

  • Date and time Thu 9 May 2019 from 8:20am to 4:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Receive the latest updates on clinical and technological advances in the field of 3D imaging and related technologies, including 4D imaging, virtual planning and augmented reality. 

This event, aimed at a highly multidisciplinary audience, includes an unprecedented line-up of international expert speakers from clinical, academic and industry backgrounds - highlighting that progress in this field depends on collaborations between all three sectors.

Book now to take part in this valuable networking opportunity to further lines of clinical application and research. 

Topics include:

- Technological advances in the field of 3D imaging and related technologies;
Demonstration of the full scope of current clinical applications in the craniomaxillofacial region;
- Future clinical applications and how they shall interface with big data and Artificial Intelligence;
- Demonstration of the interface of 3D imaging technologies and Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Virtual / Augmented Reality;
- Issues of data security around 3D technology


We would like to thank our exhibitor:

Cavendish Imaging

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Key speakers

Prof. Dr. Gwen Swennen

Prof Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Belgium 

Speaker's biography

Professor Gwen Swennen received an MD degree in 1995 from the University of Antwerp and a DDS degree from the University of Brussels in 1998. He was trained in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in Hannover and Brussels. He obtained his “Habilitation” PhD degree at Hannover Medical School. His interests are orthognathic surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery and congenital malformations, with special interests in three-dimensional virtual imaging and treatment planning. He has published and lectured extensively on these topics nationally and internationally. He is a member of the Education Committee of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Editor of the “Imaging Section” of the International Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery.

Nadine Hachach-Haram

Plastic Surgeon and Co-founder Proximie 

Speaker's biography

Nadine Hachach-Haram is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at St Thomas’ Hospital, London, and co-founder of Proximie, an award-winning augmented reality technology company providing solutions to improve healthcare systems.

Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram is a surgeon, lecturer and clinical entrepreneur. Nadine drew on her passion for innovation, education and global surgery to co-found Proximie, an augmented reality platform that allows doctors to virtually transport themselves in to any operating room anywhere in the world to visually and practically interact in an operation from start to finish. From marking up a patient to providing realtime virtual presence in assisting and instructing on an operation from start to finish overlayed with content and a rich palate of augmented reality they aim to provide safe, accessible and cost effective surgery to every patient around the world. Proximie has enjoyed significant success with early adoption by major medical institutions and NGOs and has been covered by news agencies around the world. Dubbed by CNN the "Future of Surgery," Proximie has gone from strength to strength and won multiple awards including Foreign Press Association Science Story of the Year.

Professor David Dunaway

Head of the Craniofacial unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), Consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Speaker's biography

Professor Dunaway is a world-renowned plastic and craniofacial surgeon with over 15 years experience in private practice. He proudly leads the world famous Craniofacial unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and is actively involved in teaching and research, both nationally and internationally. He is one of the few plastic surgeons who provide specialist care to children within the private sector. Patients travel from all over the globe for Professor Dunaway and his associate’s specialist approach and surgery.

Mr David Dunaway practices both privately and within the NHS His particular interests are in facial cosmetic surgery and reconstructive craniofacial surgery. He sits on the medical advisory committee of the Wellington Hospital. 

Mr Dunaway undertakes most types of cosmetic surgery and has a particular interest in the face and nose along with surgery of the chin, jaws and cheeks. In the NHS, he leads the world famous craniofacial unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital and treats adult patients with facial deformity at University College Hospital. He is actively involved in the education of plastic surgeons in training and lectures widely within the UK and abroad.

Mr Dunaway is a member of the British association of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons, British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery and the European Society of Craniofacial Surgery. He is past President of the Plastic Surgery Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Christopher Lane

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, 3dMD imaging systems, member of Web3D Consortium 

Speaker's biography

With more than 38 years of experience in the IT industry, Lane has held senior technical and chief executive positions in globally-recognized high-tech and services companies, as well as serving as a board member for both privately and publicly held companies in the US and Europe. Following an early career in software engineering and as a consultant with a U.K. government agency focused on the promotion of IT, Lane joined Oracle, the world’s largest business-to-business software company. During his six years with the company, he held VP positions in Europe and the U.S., including head of Consulting Operations. Lane then joined the IT team at EM Warburg, Pincus & Co., one of the world’s leading venture capital investors. In 1994, Lane was appointed as CEO and president of TSW International, which he shaped to be the acknowledged market leader and visionary company in the Enterprise Asset Management market. Just prior to joining 3dMD, Lane held the position of COO at ECSoft, a European IT services provider.

Lane co-founded 3dMD in 2000 with the goal of establishing a highly-reliable, non-invasive 3D technology platform for efficiently imaging of people in 3D to a level of anatomical shape precision required to fuel growth in applications such as medical, biometrics, human factor, high-end fit apparel, and anthropometrics. For the past 15 years, Lane has personally spearheaded an R&D strategy that has resulted in 3dMD becoming the benchmark supplier of high-precision 3D and sequential-3D/4D surface image capture solutions. To maintain the company’s global benchmark status, Lane is actively involved with the 3dMD customer community to better understand real-world requirements and ever-changing environments.

Thomas Maal

Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Speaker's biography

Thomas Maal is scientific researcher at the department of Oral- and Maxillofacial surgery of the Radboud University medical centre ( prof. Dr. S.J. Bergé). After finalizing his study Biomedical Image Science at the University of Utrecht and a scientific internship at the Katholieke University in Leuven (Belgium) he started his research concerning 3D imaging techniques in Oral- and Maxillofacial surgery. In September 2012 he finished his PhD and continues his work as coordinator of the 3D Lab.

Frank Reinauer

Head of Production and Innovations Biomaterials bei KLS Martin

Professor Ashraf Ayoub

Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Glasgow Dental School


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr. Andrew Hobkirk, Section Honorary Secretary, ST7 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Liverpool and Mr Piet Haers, Consultant Cleft Surgeon and Director of Research, South Thames Cleft Service, Evelina Children’s Hospital

Augmented reality and 3D technology in developing world surgery

Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, Co-founder Proximie, Plastic Surgical Trainee, London Deanery and Clinical Entrepreneur

Current trends in the widespread industry use of 3D/4D Human Surface imaging and the emerging standards around format and security

Mr Christopher Lane, Member of the Board of Directors, Web3D Consortium, Mountain View, CA

3D technology and patient-specific implants - our approach

Malvin Debono

Practical experience of 4D Human Surface Imaging to support clinical practice and it’s importance in preventative medicine

Mr Christopher Lane, Chief Executive Officer, 3dMD, Atlanta, GA

Future perspectives on 3D technology and craniofacial surgery

Professor Silvia Schievano, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University College London

Tea and coffee break
3D imaging technologies: the future of orthodontics and orthognathic surgery

Professor Thomas Maal, Director Radboudumc 3D Lab, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen

Applying 3D photographic biomarkers to evaluate cleft surgery

Mr Piet Haers

3D technology and surgical simulation

Professor Thomas Maal

3D surface scanning and analysis in relation to subjects with craniofacial anomalies

Dr. Tron A. Darvann, Research Engineer, PhD, 3D Craniofacial Image Research Laboratory, University of Copenhagen, University Hospital Rigshospitalet and Technical University of Denmark

Discussion and questions

3D imaging: an essential tool in the planning of challenging cases

Mr Ashraf Messiha, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, St George’s NHS Foundation Trust, Clinical Lead, Ashford and St Peters Hospitals and Lead for TMJ and Sleep Apnoea Surgery

The application of 3D and 4D imaging for the diagnosis and management of dento-maxillofacial deformities

Professor Ashraf Ayoub, Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Glasgow

3D planning of orthognathic surgery – a minimally invasive approach

Professor Gwen Swennen, Staff Member and Fellowship Director, Division of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Department of Surgery, AZ Sint-Jan, Brugge, Belgium

3D deep phenotyping of cleft lip – towards a precision medicine approach

Dr Ambika Chadha, Specialty Trainee, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Tea and coffee break
3D applications in head and neck reconstructive surgery

Mr Bhavin Visavadia, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Head and Neck Surgeon, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

3D technologies in healthcare: an NHS Perspective

Ms Amy Davey, Senior Reconstructive Scientist, North Bristol NHS Trust and Renishaw

Discussion and questions, completion of survey and close of meeting

Mr Andrew Hobkirk and Mr Piet Haers


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