ISMR
Interest Groups

The ISMR has created several Special Interest Groups and encourage our members to take an active role to advance the field of maxillofacial rehabilitation. Interested in joining a group? Please contact the Group Leaders mentioned below.

  • Behavioral
  • Facial Prosthetics
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Clinical Outcomes

BEHAVIORAL

Objective:
The Behavioral Group has special interest in developing a better understanding of how patients, their families and care givers arrive at decisions regarding selection of treatment or decisions regarding end of life.

How the Group will Function:
At each biennial conference and possibly in interim years, the Behavioral Group will arrange for the group to meet to pursue this interest. The group will also develop means of communicating with group members during each year.

Group Leader:
Chiquit van Linden van den Heuvell (c.van.linden@umcg.nl)

Group Participants:
Srinivasan B
Max Baer
Doke Buurman
Filippo Cazzulani
Paula Ceruti
Kanchan Dholam
Dale Howes
Banu Karayazgan-Saracoglu
Vojkan Lazic
Denise MacCarthy
Martin Osswald
Harry Reinstema
David Reisberg
Rosie Seelaus
Khim Teoh
Alvin Wee
Mary Wells
Johan Wolfaardt

FACIAL PROSTHETICS

Objective:
The Facial Prosthetics Group will be established to bring together those with a particular interest in facial prosthetic care, materials and digital technologies. This group will provide a forum for the advancement of facial prosthetics for both developing as well as advanced economies.

How the Group will Function:
At each biennial conference and possibly in interim years, the Facial Prosthetics Group will arrange for the group to meet to pursue this interest. The group will also develop means of communicating with group members during each year.

Group Leaders:
Rosemary Seelaus (rseelaus@gmail.com)
Peter Evans (maxillo@btinternet.com)

Group Participants:
Nina Arami
Marco Bertschinger
Leonardo Ciocca
Trevor Coward
Kancham Dholam
Thadias Emidio
James Fisher
Gianfranceo Gassino
Ahire Gorakh
Dale Howes
Ting Jiao
Banu Karayazgan-Saracoglu
Vojkan Lazic
Yannos Poyiadjis
Karina Ramirez Marquez
Ana Sousa Surwald
Joacim Stalfors
Stephan Tam
Bart van der Kuijl
Suzanne Verma

ORAL HYGIENE

Objective:
To develop an international group dedicated to improving maxillofacial rehabilitation relating to oral hygiene through the dissemination of clinical and research experience.

Format:

  • Opening remarks and introduction
  • Research related presentations (15 minute presentations)

Topic Themes:

  • Oral and dental considerations for the head and neck cancer & maxillofacial rehabilitation patient;
  • Challenges and Care for the Osseointegrated implant oral rehabilitation patient;
      • 1. Head and Neck Cancer – Protocols for the Oral Hygienist as Part of the Cranio-Facial Team – presenter Sabine Harck.
      • 2. Tooth loss after conventional and intensity modulated radiotherapy for the treatment of head and neck cancer – presenter Richelle Beesley
      • 3. Dental Screening as work up for head and neck oncology treatment – presenter Hester Groenewegen
  • Open discussion – future direction of the special interest group (SIG) and outreach collaboration initiatives and modalities.

Visions and Goals:
The ISMR is a group of interdisciplinary professionals dedicated to improving maxillofacial rehabilitation. The development of an international special interest group focusing on oral hygiene care has been established to initiate a team dedicated to the dissemination of research and clinical care for this unique patient population.

Group Leaders:
Richelle Chuka (richelle.chuka@albertahealthservices.ca)
Hester Groenewegen (h.groenewegen@umcg.nl)
Sabine A. Harck (sabine@howes.co.za)

CLINICAL OUTCOMES

Objective:
The Clinical Outcomes Group will work to develop tools for clinical outcomes studies in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and will develop clinical trials.

How the Group will Function:
At each biennial conference and possibly in interim years, the Clinical Outcomes Group will arrange for the group to meet to pursue this interest. The group will also develop means of communicating with group members during each year.

Group Leaders:
Alvin Wee (alvingwee@gmail.com)
Peter Gerngross (pjgerngross@mac.com)

Group Participants:
Paulo Ceruti
Leonardo Ciocca
Kancham Dholam
Gerry Grant
Dale Howes
Harry Reinstema
B. Srinivasan
Stephan Tam