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Virtual Conference 2022

The IAOMS Virtual Conference in collaboration with Osteo Science Foundation returned for the third year on June 15, 2022. Through the generous support of Osteo Science Foundation, IAOMS is able to offer complimentary registration to all OMF surgeons for this year’s event.

The two hour scientific program “Defect Oriented Approaches to Maxillofacial Reconstruction“ with presentations by Dr. Matteo Chiapasco, Dr. Nicholas Makhoul, and moderation by Dr. Michael Markiewicz​.

Program Overview


The IAOMS Virtual Conference in collaboration with Osteo Science Foundation took place on June 15, 2022 from 8:00AM to 10:00AM CDT.  This two hour scientific program will cover “Defect Oriented Approach to Maxillofacial Reconstruction​” with presentations by Dr. Matteo Chiapasco, Dr. Nicholas Makhoul and moderation by Dr. Michael Markiewicz​.

Through the generous support of Osteo Science Foundation, IAOMS is able to offer complimentary registration to all OMF surgeons for this year’s event. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 (8:00 AM – 10:00 AM CDT)

“Defect Oriented Approach to Maxillofacial Reconstruction“

In this session, the speakers will present complications in reconstruction and regeneration with a one hour question and answer opportunity following the conclusion of both presentations. 

8:00AM – 8:45AM

The Case for Non-revascularized Autogenous Bone – Indications and Limits

Matteo Chiapasco, MD

Session Overview:

Critical size defects of the jaws following ablation of benign or malignant tumors, traumas, or severely atrophy generally need, if clinical conditions will allow it, a reconstruction to recreate acceptable conditions for the support of facial tissues and improve facial contour, mastication, and phonetics.

The choice between reconstruction with revascularized or non-revascularized autogenous bone (with or without simultaneous soft tissue reconstruction) is still an important issue in the pre-operative decision-making process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To review the present indications for non-vascularized autogenous grafts in large maxillofacial defects
  2. Present a variety of cases from the author’s experience and correlate to data in the literature
  3. Understand the limitations of non-vascularized bone grafts

8:45AM – 9:30AM

The Case for Vascularized Free Tissue Transfer

Nicholas Makhoul, DMD, MD

Session Overview:

Reconstruction of the maxillofacial region poses many challenges and continues to be one of the most difficult tasks of an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. In the past few decades, a focus on improving patient form and functionality has driven advancements in the field. With the advent of free microvascular tissue transfer, patients requiring large hard and soft tissue reconstruction have had improved results that what was acceptable in the past. In addition, our application of computer aided design and manufacturing has made predictable functional reconstruction even more attainable. Even with these recent advancements our pursuit for perfection has yet to be realized as we explore new methods to solve an age-old problem.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review of principles for maxillofacial reconstruction
  2. Free tissue reconstruction techniques
  3. Use of computer aided surgical design and 3D printing in reconstruction
  4. Future directions in facial reconstruction

9:30AM – 10:00AM

Question & Answer

Following the conclusion of both sessions, DrMichael Markiewicz will moderate a question and answer opportunity and present additional cases surrounding complications.

Speaker Bios

Matteo Chiapasco, MD

Matteo Chiapasco, MD, graduated in Medicine with a specialization in Maxillo-Facial Surgery from the University of Milan, Italy. He is currently Professor, Unit of Oral Surgery – Department of Biomedical, Surgical, and Dental Sciences, at the University of Milan. Since 2007 he has been Visiting Associate Professor at Loma Linda University, and he has been on faculty at Egas Moniz University, Lisbon, Portugal, since 2020. Dr. Chiapasco is a member of the European Board of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeons and EAO. He is an ITI Fellow and Past President of numerous organizations, including the Italian Section of ITI, the Italian Society of Oral Surgery, and the Italian Society of Osseointegration. He is the Founder of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO). Dr. Chiapasco’s area of focus within OMS are orthognathic surgery and advanced preprosthetic surgery using techniques that are both “classical” (GBR, reconstructions with autogenous bone of severe atrophy, tumor defects, trauma sequelae, congenital malformations) and innovative (customized Ti-Meshes, et cetera). He has extensively lectured on these topics in the last 25 years all over the world. He is the author of approximately 340 publications on Italian Journals and 127 on international, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Chiapasco is also the author and co-author of 15 textbooks, some of them translated in more than 10 languages.

Nicholas Makhoul, DMD, MD

Dr. Makhoul is dual degreed and boarded Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with sub-specialization in Maxillofacial Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery.  He received his BSc with distinction from the University of Alberta in Biochemistry, DMD at McGill University and his MD at the University of Michigan.  He completed his clinical residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan. After residency he also completed an accredited fellowship in Maxillofacial Oncology and Microvascular Surgery at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Makhoul also heads the Maxillofacial surgery unit at McGill University and has an active clinical practice in a broad field of oral and maxillofacial surgery

His research interests include tissue engineering composite vascularized flap for complex facial reconstruction as well as outcomes studies in patients undergoing complex maxillofacial surgery.

Watch On Demand

If you do not have a Username or Password, create an account here. (For help with your Username and Password contact Xander Sobecki.)

Program Access

If you are an IAOMS member or have an IAOMS account:

  • Navigate to IAOMS e-learning portal here.
  • Enter your username: USERNAME.
  • Enter your password: password1 unless previously changed.
  • Select ‘2022 IAOMS Virtual Conference’ from main menu, or search for content in left sidebar. 

If you are not an IAOMS member or do not have an IAOMS account:

  • Navigate here to create an account.
  • Select the Non-member option and follow the prompts.
  • Once you have completed this process you may log into the e-learning portal here to register

Continuing Education


2 CME credits will be provided for full participation in the program. 


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC and Osteo Science Foundation. The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The PeerPoint Medical Education Institute, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Osteo Science Foundation 

Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.

7/1/18 to 6/30/21

Provider ID: 370582

2 CDE credits will be provided for full participation in the program. AGD Code 310

Watching the Virtual Conference

After the live event you will have access to the recordings of the full meeting through the e-learning portal on Recordings will be released by June 21, 2022.

Program Content Access:
1. Navigate to, click “Education” from the top navigation and select e-learning from the dropdown menu. You will be prompted to enter your IAOMS username and password. If you have questions regarding your username and password, please contact Xander Sobecki

2. Select “IAOMS Virtual Conference 2022” from the dropdown navigation on the left side or navigate to “On-Demand Webinars”  to search for the “IAOMS Virtual Conference 2022” 

Program Evaluations 

An online evaluation will be available on the IAOMS Virtual Conference page, immediately under the presentation recording link. All participants are required to watch the full recording for the evaluation to unlock.

There will be questions relevant to each presentation to confirm participation.  If the participants answers the questions incorrectly, he or she will be asked to either re-submit the evaluation after viewing the section for which an incorrect answer was provided or claim only the CE/CME credit hours for those sections that were answered correctly

How to get your CE Certificate

By June 21, the CE certificates for the program will be available for download on this same page of the IAOMS website, after each the evaluation is completed.  

How to get your CME Certificate

All participants will receive instructions on how to download the CME certificate within 30 days of watching the sessions and completing the evaluations. Because the CME is coordinated through PeerPoint, it is necessary for you to log onto their website to access your CME certificate.

If you have any additional questions regarding connecting to the IAOMS e-learning portal, watching recorded content or obtaining certificates, please contact IAOMS Marketing Manager Xander Sobecki.


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