It is my great pleasure to invite you to Munich in 2018, to participate in the Annual ESTMJS meeting, which will take place in Munich, Germany, from 17 – 19th September 2018. The ESTMJS annual meeting 2018 will be a joint meeting with the EACMFS bi-annual European meeting (September 18th-21st 2018) and ESTMJS will actively participate in the scientific program of EACMFS as a guest society and in close co-operation with other scientific guest societies.
Monday 17th will be reserved to ESTMJS members for holding the annual members’ meeting in the morning and to discuss controversial cases and complications in the field of TMJ surgery and disorders within a closed shop afternoon session which will be held in a lecture room at the Technical University of Munich.
The main topic of the joint ESTMJS/EACMFS scientific open sessions on 18-19th September 2018 will be “The Future in Condylar Trauma” with a special focus on fractures which directly affect the TMJ. This long standing and highly controversially debated topic was decided taking into account the more and more surgically oriented approach to these fractures, which traditionally have been considered not to amenable to safe and stable osteosynthesis. This theme is expected to open discussions on the consequences of our surgeries and the long term results of our treatments, either surgical or non-surgical, which last but not least also need be re-evaluated within the scope of the recent popular renaissance of the TMJ prosthesis. We also want to discuss which among the many various and rapidly evolving technical ways to cope with these demanding fractures will allow best to restore TMJ functionality and to avoid adverse long-term sequelae to the TMJ. Second major topics will be dedicated to the “Future in minimally invasive surgery” and” Future in TMJ Total Joint Replacement”.
The joint EACMFS/ESTMJS meeting will be located in the “Gasteig”, Munich’s culture and education centre, which is home of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and was created as a place for musical events and meetings, it is well suited to host the 2018 EACMFS European meeting. The “Gasteig” is located close to the famous historical city center and conspicuous on the right-hand riverbank of the river Isar. It can be easily reached via the urban-suburban commuter railway system and offers various hotels in direct reach of the congress venue. Fees for attending to ESTMJS sessions will allow full access to parallel EACMFS sessions and vice versa during 18-19th September. One option for social activity is to join the EACMFS congress excursion to Lake Starnberg to spend the evening on a steamboat in the charming surroundings of the Bavarian foothills of the Alps.