The International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation
ICPF is one of the world’s foremost bodies dedicated to the care and management of cleft lip and palate. This multi-disciplinary, humanitarian, non-profit foundation provides vital information, inspiration and motivation to healthcare professionals all over the world and helps to enhance the quality of comprehensive care for patients with cleft lip and palate. ICPF conferences are unique, global events where healthcare professionals from around the world discuss current issues in management of congenital and genetic pathology of head, face and neck. The ICPF Presidential Oration is the highest honor bestowed upon by the ICPF congresses and are delivered by legendary, stellar and most distinguished surgeons of our times in recognition of their exemplary expertise, outstanding accomplishments and exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire, and collaborate with broad impact. With this special distinction, the ICPF honors their innovative approaches and unsurpassed contributions for the advancement of cleft missions.
We are privileged to have the Congress’ prestigious ICPF Presidential Oration to be given by Prof. Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D.
Prof. Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D
Prof. Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D, Founder & Chairman, World Craniofacial Foundation, Founder, International Craniofacial Institute and the Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment Center, Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Texas, President, International Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation, USA.
Prof. Salyer is internationally recognized as a pioneer and leader in craniofacial reconstruction surgery. In his illustrious career spanning nearly half a century, he has surgically rehabilitated several thousands of children, adolescents and adults afflicted with deformities of the skull and face. He is probably best-known for a herculean feat of medicine: the 36-hour operation to separate the Egyptian twin toddlers Ahmed and Mohamed Ibrahim conjoined at the head, in 2003. He was part of the team that tried to save John F. Kennedy after the President was shot in November 1963. His passion for his patients and the promise of a normal face have given hope to thousands of children around the world. He is the author of a new memoir, A Life That Matters: Transforming Faces, Renewing Lives.