Professor Iain Hutchison delivers Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh lecture 25 September 2015

Internationally acclaimed facial surgeon Professor Iain Hutchison is to deliver the Dental Faculty’s Annie McNeil Lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) on 25 September.

Professor Hutchison is Oral & Maxillofacial Consultant at Barts, specialising in head and neck cancer resection and the reconstruction of patients with severe facial deficits following removal of cancers, traumatic damage or birth defects.

He founded and runs the facial surgery research charity, Saving Faces, which operates an electronic diagnosis and triage service to speed up specialist referrals for patients with cancer and funds the world’s first National Facial Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre.

Dean of the RCSEd’s Dental Faculty, Professor Bill Saunders said: “We are very privileged that Professor Hutchison will be delivering this year’s Annie McNeill Lecture. As founder of Saving Faces, Iain has been a key figure in international multi-centre clinical trials on oral and facial disease and injury prevention and treatment. Professor Hutchison will be sharing
his experiences in facial surgery, explaining how the anatomy and physiology of the face relates to its physical, emotional and societal functions. This lecture promises to be a highlight of the year for the Faculty.”

The 2015 Annie McNeill Lecture “Voyages with my patients – A lifetime of facial surgery” takes place at the RCSEd, Wolfson Hall, Edinburgh, at 11.15am, Friday 25 September, followed by the Faculty’s annual general meeting

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