Welcome to the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery!
Our society represents excellence, safety, and innovation in surgeries that reconstruct birth defects or traumatic injuries of the skull and facial bones. Our active members belong to interdisciplinary craniofacial teams and undergo a selective admission process to ensure they have the training, experience, and team structure needed to perform these complex surgeries. We are a group of specialists who come together every two years from over 30 countries to advance the field of craniofacial surgery for our pediatric and adult patients.
Our next society in-person gathering is in Seattle from September 5-8, 2023. The motto of the Congress is “Shooting for the Stars – Defining the future of Craniofacial Surgery”. The pre-congress on Tuesday, September 5, will focus on advances in artificial intelligence, artificial reality, and virtual reality and will include influential speakers from industry, venture capital firms, and start-ups.
Please enjoy our new website to learn more about our upcoming 2023 Congress, our affiliates, our growing educational video content, and how to become an ISCFS member.
Richard A Hopper MD FACS FRCSC
2022-2023 ISCFS Past President
Our Mission | Our Goals
To furnish leadership and foster advances in craniofacial surgery.
To provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge pertaining to the practice.
To enhance the study and practice of craniofacial surgery.
To stimulate research, investigation, and teaching methods for preventing and correcting congenital and acquired craniofacial deformities.
To afford recognition to those who have contributed to craniofacial surgery by extending to them membership in the ISCFS.
- In Memoriam | We sadly report the loss of ISCFS Founding Member, Dr. S. Anthony WolfeThe following tribute was written by Council member Dr. Cassio Eduardo Raposo do Amaral (Brazil)....
21st ISCFS Congress 2025
21-24 October 2025
I am an ISCFS Member...
“The reason I just applied to be a member is because ISCFS is the premiere international society to share ideas, discuss difficult cases and collaborate with the most comprehensive global network of peers in the field. The ISCFS meeting is the optimal platform and opportunity to catch up with like-minded individuals to continue to innovate and push the field of craniofacial surgery forward.”
“ISCFS has been there since the early days of craniofacial surgery, and always brings together a host of the best surgeons, teachers, and researchers in the realm. The ISCFS biannual meeting is a must attend event for anyone interested in this dynamic and transformational specialty.”
“I always look forward to attending ISCFS every two years. It is the most focused meeting I attend on craniofacial surgery, and I wouldn’t miss it”
“It has been a great privilege to become an Active member of ISCFS. Of all professional societies to which I belong, this is certainly the one with the greatest influence on my ongoing learning and sense of connectedness with peers across the globe. Every other year, I greatly look forward to joining with other craniofacial surgeons at centers from around the world as we gather to discuss the latest techniques and innovations, and critically debate the merits of our previous approaches and entrenched dogma. The meetings are lively, informative, spirited, and capture the essence of what Paul Tessier set out to establish decades ago. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of, and to represent, this outstanding assembly of international craniofacial surgeons.”
"I love ISCFS because I could learn not only the wisdom from the seniors but also the enthusiasm from the juniors. If you become a member of ISCFS, you will be able to meet all the scholars in craniofacial surgery and share with each other."
"I have found being an active ISCFS member extremely helpful in accessing the latest society information. Being part of the business meetings provides a forum to be part of discussions about the future of the society and the ability to vote for council members. In addition, being a member has facilitated important clinical links and networks with other members."
“As a member of ISCFS, I get to share my research with the best and the brightest in craniofacial surgery and learn from an incredible group of people. The biennial meetings are a testament to the collaboration, compassion, and comradery of ISCFS members all around the world.”
"Going into my craniofacial fellowship, membership in the ISCFS provides an amazing platform for continued education, international collaboration, and comradery. As the preeminent society in craniofacial surgery, I am proud to be included as a member."
My first exposure to ISCFS was at the Zambia meeting in 2011. I had been a doctor for three weeks at this point, the experience I had and the contacts I made truly cemented my drive to become a fully fledged craniofacial surgeon. I look forward to the biennial meetings as an opportunity to catch up with international colleagues and listen to the most contemporaneous research (the social program is always great fun too!)