5th Congress of the Balkan Association for Maxillofacial Surgery
19th Congress of the Slovenian Association for Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

24 – 25 November 2017

The congress will take place on Friday and Saturday in the charming city of Ljubljana.

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Grand Hotel Union

We will be hosted in one of the hotels with the oldest tradition located right in the old city centre.

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A rich and varied programme

The programme  includes a broad spectrum of invited specialists that are one of the best in their fields.

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A variety of precourses on human anatomical specimens from 21 – 23 November. (additional fee)

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Following tradition

On the behalf of the organizing committee, it is a great honor to invite you to the joint meeting of the Balkan and Slovenian Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

It is our pleasure to organize this scientific meeting with participants from the Balkan region and associated countries. The congress will offer many opportunities for building strong professional and personal connections, as well as for enjoying Slovenian hospitality. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Ljubljana, conveniently located in the center of Slovenia, on the northern tip of the Balkan peninsula, between the Adriatic sea, the Alps and the Panonian plain.

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Friday, 24.11.2017

08:00   Registration

09:00   Opening speech

Cancer of the Head and Neck

09:15Oral cancer, my experience Virag M

09:35Diagnostic procedures Kalavrezos N

09:55Treatment of head and neck cancer Didanovič V

10:15Reconstruction Wolf KD

10:35Survival and quality of life after treatment Kozamara R

10:55   Discussion

☕   Coffee break

Head & Neck Tumors

11:45Salivary gland tumors Popovski V

12:05Skin tumors Uglešić V

12:25Vascular tumors Stošić S

12:45Tumors in children Dovšak T

12:55Dental rehabilitation in tumor patients Lazić V

13:15   Discussion

🍽️   Lunch

Maxillofacial traumatology

14:30Facial gunshot injuries Parmar S

14:50Midfacial trauma and medial canthal ligament management Kansky A

15:10Open surgery of the TMJ Vesnaver A

15:30Intubation in difficult conditions Kulonja K

15:50Condylar trauma management Schön R

16:10   Discussion

☕   Coffee break

Cleft Surgery

16:30Ljubljana concept of cleft surgery Eberlinc A

16:50Craniofacial advancement Rasse M

17:10Palatal repair Kişnişçi R

17:30Problems of the lip and nose Knežević P

17:50Proboscis lateralis. Literature review and surgical update Clauser L, Galiè M

18:05   Discussion

20:00   Gala dinner (60€ additional payment)

Saturday, 25.11.2017

Orthognathic Surgery

08:15Treatment of facial asymmetries Santler G

08:35Planning orthognathic surgery Hrušák D

08:55Contemporary principles of skeletal class III treatment Ihan Hren N

09:15Surgery first, an alternative paradigm Ratner S

09:35Control of the lower facial third in esthetic and orthognathic surgery Clauser L, Lucchi A

09:55Facial esthetic procedures Milenović A

10:15   Discussion

☕   Coffee break

Dental Implantology I

10:45Dental implant planning in severe anatomical conditions Konstantinović V

11:05Zygomatic implants Cerović R

11:25All in one treatment concept Oblak Č

11:45Removable versus fixed prosthodontics Bauer F

11:55Periimplantitis and other complications Gorjanc M

12:15   Discussion

🍽️   Lunch

Dental Implantology II

14:30Immediate implantation Kočar M

14:50Implant rehabilitation of the edentulous maxilla Kuhar M

14:40Implant rehabilitation of the edentulous mandible Macan D

15:00Soft tissue management Gašperšič R

15:20Surgical complications in implantology Galiè M

15:40   Discussion

☕   Coffee break

Oral Surgery

16:30Laser treatment of snoring Dovšak D

16:50Wisdom teeth removal, is it necessary? Sotošek B

17:10MRONJ Sapundžijev D

17:30Extractions and socket preservation Dubnov A

17:50   Discussion

18:00   End of the congress


Our Awesome Invited Lecturers

We have the pleasure to present you some of our invited speakers.
Each of them is one of the best.

Only a few speakers are displayed at a time, so don’t forget to take a look at all of our speakers.
We are constantly updating the page.

Tadej Dovšak

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Mišo Virag

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Vitomir Konstantinović

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Vladimir Popovski

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Manlio Galiè

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Sanford L. Ratner

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A strong foundation

The scientific committee

Andrej Kansky, Vojko Didanovič, Tadej Dovšak, Andreja Eberlinc, Nataša Ihan Hren, Reha Kişnişçi, Miha Kočar, Vitomir Konstantinović, Vladimir Popovski, Srboljub Stošić, Vedran Uglešić, Andrej Vesnaver and Klaus Dietrich Wolff.

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Location of the congress

Grand hotel Union

Participants will be granted reduced prices for the accommodation at the Union hotel group from 21 – 26 November 2017.

Please note that the accommodation is not included in the congress fee.

Hotel telephone: +386 1 3081270

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Excited about the congress?

Be a part of it! Send us your paper!

You are encouraged to submit your posters and abstracts for oral presentations. In parallel with the main lectures, small lectures will be held in the adjacent halls.

The posters and oral presentations are going to be divided in the following sections:

  • Head and Neck tumors and reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial traumatology
  • Cleft, orthognatic and esthetic surgery
  • Implantology and oral surgery and oral pathology


Hurry up! The deadline for submitting the abstracts is 31 August 2017.

Due to high demand we are expending the deadline to 23 September 2017!


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Take a minute to look up our incredible array of congress precourses!

Advances in Condylar Fractures


21 – 22 November 2017, Ljubljana, Slovenija

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dental implantology and augmentation   techniques 



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Medical University Ljubljana
Korytkova ulica 2
1000 Ljubljana

23th November 2017

9:00 – 18:00

A „close to reality“ simulation

A maximum of two participants will be assigned to each fresh cadaver skull. The faculty is around to support you and will guide you through the whole process.

Techniques of immediate implant placement and alveolar ridge preservation

23th November 2017

Hands on cadaver course

Practical training on fresh-frozen cadaver heads with a maximum of 2 participants per head.

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An exciting schedule

Renew your knowledge about surgical extractions and upgrade it with techniques of alveolar ridge maintaining and imediate implant placement.

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Expert organising committee

Miha Kočar, DMD, OMFS (SI)

David Dovšak, MD, OMFS (SI)


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