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The European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) (Formerly known as The Joseph Society and as the European Academy of Facial Surgery) was established in 1977 with the primary objective of establishing a proficient community of surgeons specialized in plastic and reconstructive surgery focusing on the face and neck. Its core aim is to foster a cohort of adequately trained and experienced surgeons in this specific domain. The overarching goal of the academy is to encourage comprehensive study, research, and scientific progression in the realm of plastic and reconstructive surgery, amalgamating common interests across several specialties. These specialties typically encompass otorhinolaryngology, maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, and general plastic surgery.

While primarily catering to surgeons within Europe, the academy welcomes interest and participation from professionals outside the European region. English serves as the official language of communication within the Academy. EAFPS actively engages with the European community to delineate facial plastic surgery as a distinct entity and is proactive in advocating appropriate training programs for the subspecialty of facial plastic surgery.

The Academy administers a postgraduate fellowship program and, as a member of the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies (IFFPSS), adheres to a unified examination and certification process. This process is under the affiliation of European Board Examination – Otorhinolaryngology (EBE-ORL) for its examination and certification guidelines.

EAFPS Membership Benefits

Reduced membership fees are available for “Junior Members” (residents in training) and “Senior Members” (retired members). EAFPS Members enjoy a number of benefits. Full access to the members only area and watch videos and teaching materials from all aspects of facial plastic surgery. Members will also have the benefits of having their profile page that can be updated by themselves. This will provide them with high visibility among fellow surgeons and to public too.

How to become a member

Read more here about the many EAFPS Membership benefits, membership types and details on how to join us

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