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Conference Registration


Join us on Sunday, August 6th, at 1:00 p.m., for this unique opportunity to learn about the latest advances in facial paralysis understanding and treatment from the leading experts in the field!  A variety of presenters from the 13th International Facial Nerve Symposium will share highlights of this premiere medical conference, in a forum geared toward patients and their families.

Speakers and topics will include:

  • Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, Facial Plastic Surgeon –  Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments for Facial Paralysis/Bell’s Palsy
  • Dr. Guy Massry, Oculoplastic Surgeon – Eye Care for Facial Paralysis Patients– Surgical and Non-Surgical Options
  • Dr. William Slattery, Neurosurgeon –  Acoustic Neuroma and Facial Paralysis
  • Dr. Babak Larian – Head & Neck Surgeon – Parotid Surgery and Facial Paralysis
  • Susan Rankin, Physical Therapist – Understanding Facial Paralysis Grading Scales (House-Brackman, E-Face…)
  • Jacqueline Diels, Occupational Therapist –  Facial Neuromuscular Retraining
  • Carien Beurskens, Physical Therapist –  Mime Therapy for Facial Paralysis
  • Dr. Kathleen Bogart, Professor of Psychology –  Psychology of Facial Paralysis and Communication
  • Dr. Faye Wachs, Professor of Sociology –  Social and Professional Impact of Facial Paralysis
  • Dr. Bryn Webb, Geneticist – Congenital Facial Paralysis – New Research & Insights

Sharing their personal journeys with facial paralysis, our special guests will include:

  • Mary Jo Buttafuoco
  • Brian Apprille, Professional Comedian

The forum will end at approximately 5:30 p.m., with a networking reception to follow at the Loews. This gathering will take place in the Mt. Olympus Room at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, located at 1755 Highland Avenue, in Los Angeles. Public parking is available in the nearby parking garage at the Hollywood & Highland complex, and valet parking is available at the hotel. There is also a Metro station within a block of the hotel.

All persons with an interest in facial paralysis understanding and treatment are welcome to attend.  Advance registration is required for the patient forum, and there is a registration fee of $25 per person.   You can sign up easily by filling out the form below.

If you have further questions, please contact us via email at:  facialparalysisfound@gmail.com

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