The European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) is Europe's largest society of facial plastic surgeons. The Academy (formerly known as The Joseph Society and as the European Academy of Facial Surgery) was founded in 1977. The organisation is a body of facial plastic surgery enthusiasts that facilitates credentialing via fellowships and access to the European Board exams.
EAFPS Executive Board
Dr. Hesham Saleh
Dr. Alwyn Ray D'Souza
EAFPS President Elect
José Carlos Neves
EAFPS General Secretary
Prof. Dr. Fazil Apaydin
EAFPS Past President
To facilitate and contribute to the creation of a body of duly qualified surgeons in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.
The EAFPS objectives are to stimulate study, research and scientific advancement in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery between all the specialties that have common interests.
These specialties typically being:
general plastic surgery.
Programmes and Certification
The Academy is active in promoting appropriate training schemes for trainees in the subspecialty of facial plastic surgery to fulfil the EAFPS mission. There is a Postgraduate Fellowship Programme and opportunity to become members of the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies (IFFPSS).
The EAFPS have a common certification process. This process is based on and equal to the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) examination and rules for certification.
The Academy is mainly for surgeons in Europe although it does have some interested members from outside Europe. The official language of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery is English. The Academy has been involved in the European Community in identifying facial plastic surgery as an entity.
EAFPS Members Benefits
Access to fellowships: The EAFPS has established fellowship training centers in many cities in Europe. Members can apply for a fellowship in facial plastic surgery here.
Certification opportunities (EBCFPRS and Board Exam): The EAFPS offers access to the European Board exam in facial plastic surgery via The European Board for Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (EBCFPRS).