Archives of Craniofacial Surgery
Arch Craniofac Surg Vol.16 No.1, 47 http://dx.doi.org/10.7181/acfs.2015.16.1.47
My Hopes for 2015: Letter from the President of Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Jeong Yeol Yang President of Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Dear Members of Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association,
we are well on our way to becoming an internationally recognized society in the craniofacial field.
Our association, Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (KCPCA), hosts symposiums in March and September of every
Not everything has been in smooth sailing for us, however.
year. We also co-host academic conferences in November along
Last year, we stood in the center of scrutiny from the public for
with the Korean Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons.
unethical conducts motivated by greed of few members of our
These academic conferences cover a wide spectrum of topics,
profession. It is my hope that the year 2015 will be a year, in which
which are appropriate for training and senior surgeons alike. We
we will begin to uphold the principles of our profession and re-
look forward to seeing you at these conferences.
store the confidence from our medical colleagues, the public, and most importantly, our patients.
welcomed as a guest society by the European Association for
On behalf of the administrative board, I extend a welcome
Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery to the annual conference meeting.
challenge to the association members to join us, in working to-
In early February this year, 13 association members and the chair-
wards a more scholarly and upright future, both here at home in
man of the board of directors, Dr. Yong Wook Kim, were invited
Korea and internationally.
to the annual meeting by the Egyptian Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, which was held in Sharm El-Sheikh. Our
We thank you for the continued confidence and support in the
members gave several highlight presentation and received positive
accolades from our esteemed Egyptian colleagues. As a society,
Correspondence: Jeong Yeol Yang Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chosun University College of Medicine, 365 Pilmun-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju 501-171, Korea E-mail: [email protected]
Received February 28, 2015 / Revised February 28, 2015 / Accepted March 3, 2015
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Through the efforts of previous presidents, the association was