Partnerships

P-I Brånemark Institute, Bauru, Brazil, October 2011

ANaplastologie - P-I Brånemark Institute, Bauru, Brazil, October 2011 Instructors: Dr Kerstin Bergström, Dr Marcelo Ferraz de Oliveira, Anne-Marie Riedinger and Dr Marcos Curi at the P-I Brånemark Institute

Maxillofacial Workshop, in Bauru au Brésil, brought together around 15 prosthetists from 18th to 22nd October who profited from lectures and technical demonstrations and also observed live how epitheses are made for Brazilian patients.

IAA Board Meeting for Strategic Planning

ANaplastologie - IAA Board Meeting for Strategic Planning From 6 to 8th June 2010, Anne-Marie Riedinger, then President of the International Anaplastology Association (IAA), organised special days devoted to the IAA's strategy which brought together European and American members of the executive committee. The meeting was organised in Durham, North Caroline, USA. 

The members of the IAA's present were: 
Paula Sauerborn (Vice-President), Jan De Cubber (Vice-President Elect), Andrea Stevensen-Won (Secretary), Anne-Marie Riedinger (President), Paul Tanner (Treasurer), Peter Evans (Director) and Jay McClennen (Director)

Visit to Durham Museum, North Carolina, USA

ANaplastologie - Visit to Durham Museum, North Carolina, USA When I visited the Durham Museum of Modern Art with Tammy McClennen in North Carolina, USA, I discovered this work by Ron Mueck, a self-portrait. 
This artist's work is gigantic in scope. His lifelike sculpture and moulding techniques are very close to those we use to make a facial prostheses - but just a tad bigger!

The Prosthetic Maxillofacial Rehabilitaion Unit, Morriston Hospital Swansea, Wales

ANaplastologie - The Prosthetic Maxillofacial Rehabilitaion Unit, Morriston Hospital Swansea, Wales Visit and collaboration with the Prosthetic Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Unit, Morriston Hospital Swansea, Wales, UK, from 20-25th June 2010.

Mr Alan Bocca MSc, MIMPT, who manages the Maxillofacial Unit and Mr Peter Evans, MIMPT, heading a facial prosthesis unit, welcomed Louise Desmeules, prosthetist in Hôtel-Dieu, Quebec, Canada, and Anne-Marie Riedinger, prosthetist in Strasbourg, France. 

They attended the surgical intervention to fit implants conducted by Dr Adrian Sugar, and applied new technologies for the rehabilitation of patients using bone anchored facial prostheses. After discovering the facilities and visiting Technovent Ltd in Cardiff, they helped make a breast prosthesis and met the patients together.