AO CMF North America fellows portal
Congratulations on your selection as an AO CMF North America Fellow for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. I hope this message finds you well, and your Fellowship is progressing smoothly, and you are having a challenging surgical case load and diversity. Please allow me to use this letter as an introduction—my name is Dave Powers and I am the AO North America Fellowship Committee Director. We will have multiple communications with you over the course of your Fellowship advising you of upcoming AO events, courses and learning opportunities. One of these events is a monthly Online Seminar - of which the North America CMF Fellows will have an integral role to play. Once every three months there will be a Case Presentation/Point-Counterpoint Webinar about specific CMF Trauma topics. Each of you are expected to present something on one of these Webinars over the course of your 12-month Fellowship. In the near future, the Chair of the Online Webinar will be reaching out to you for inclusion in one of these seminars. Our goal is to have you present one of your actual cases from Fellowship or Residency and have an international audience weigh in on the various treatment options available for the management of these cases. So please be on the lookout for an email from one of the identified Webinar Chairs—Drs. Dedhia, Pawar, Budden or Englestad—who will be working with you on these projects.
On a personal level, I am always available to answer any questions you have regarding the AO Fellowship, educational opportunities and involvement in the AO. Again, welcome to the AO and I look forward to hopefully meeting each of you at a future AO event.
- 2024 CMF Fellow’s Forum and the Contemporary Management of Orbit and Midface (CMOM) Trauma Symposium April 19-21, 2024 Raynham, Massachusetts
- Check back for registration in the fall
AO CMF NA Advanced Courses
As part of your AO CMF NA Fellowship, you are required to take one AO CMF NA Advanced Course. These should be funded independent of AO CMF NA or with the funds that your institution receives as part of the fellowship award. Here are two Advanced Cadaveric Training Educational Activities to consider.
Orthognathic Surgery: Current Trends and Clinical Perspective
March 16, 2024, Dallas, TX
Hot Topics in Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction
May 31-June 2, 2024, New York, NY
Funding awards and opportunities
Fellows Research Grant
Funding for worthwhile clinical and translational CMF-oriented research projects to be performed by fellows at AO CMF NA-sponsored sites.
Young Investigator Research Grant Award
Funding for surgeons early in their career interested in performing high-quality, clinically-relevant CMF research.
AO CMF research (international)
Explore research opportunities available to global AO CMF community
AO CMF NA fellowship committee
David Powers, MD, DMD, FACS, FRCS(Ed)
Duke University Medical Center
Raj Dedhia, MD
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Curtis Budden, MD, MEd, FRCSC
University of Alberta, Edmonton
Mark Engelstad, DDS, MD, MS
Oregon Health & Science University
Sachin S. Pawar, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin