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Facial Nerve Symposium

The Inaugural Facial Nerve Symposium is hosted by the Sydney Facial Nerve Service at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

It brings leading specialists in Ophthalmology, ENT/Head & Neck and Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery and Allied Health together to explore new technologies and techniques in the pursuit of improved patient outcomes through shared knowledge and experience.

2019 Symposium theme: State of the Art and Research Frontiers

Venue: Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, L5 Education Centre. 119-143 Missenden Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050

Convenors: Dr Joe Dusseldorp and Dr Tim Eviston

Program: A full program will be emailed following registration

Topics include:

  • Diagnostic Dilemmas in Facial Palsy

  • Management of the eye in Facial Palsy

  • Smile Restoration in Facial Palsy

  • Frontiers in Facial Palsy research

Panel discussions include:

  • Should more patients with transient facial palsy (post Bell’s / post-operative) be offered temporary eyelid weighting for symptomatic management?

  • Is there a gold standard in smile restoration?

  • Should early innervation of facial musculature be mandatory in the era of implanted electronic control?

The day kicks off at 8.30am and the program runs to 16.30. It will be followed by drinks & canapés on the Lifehouse Balcony.


Registration is open to all specialists, junior doctors, medical students and allied health staff with an interest in reconstructive head and neck surgery and facial paralysis surgery.

The event is free but we ask that you register because places are limited. You are welcome to attend all or part of the Symposium.

Later Event: November 23
TEDx Newtown