Saving Faces was set up in 2000 by Professor Iain Hutchinson, a renowned Consultant Maxillofacial surgeon working at our very own St Bartholomew's Hospital on the West Smithfield campus. Back then he realized that there was very sparse research into the treatment of facial diseases, such as oral cancers, and also into the treatment of trauma involving the face, head and neck. Now, after thirteen years, there are more than forty facial surgeons nationwide who collaborate with a team of nine researchers, all working to broaden our knowledge of such conditions and to produce groundbreaking research into new treatments.
BL saving faces society is based at Barts and the London SMD and works to fundraise for the Saving Faces charity, whilst also providing educational events, shadowing, surgical skills training and other exciting opportunities for its members in their field of interest.
We are very lucky to work so closely alongside Professor Iain Hutchinson, who led a fantastic set of interactive talks in the last academic year on a wide range of subjects such as craniofacial deformity, facial reconstruction and cranio-facial trauma. In these talks, consultant surgeons from around the country would present cases and in some instances, bring the patients involved who would speak about their experiences to our audience.