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Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course – MAFAC

The Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course Course (MAFAC) has been developed specifically for practicing Plastic Surgeons or Plastic Surgery Trainees in their final year, to advance their understanding of facial anatomy to the level where they can comfortably and safely incorporate the benefits of recent advances into their clinical practice.

The Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course is based around a tightly structured, two day dissection program focused on maximising surgeons ‘learning through hands on experience’. Participants readily understand the facial layers, the important facial nerve relationships and their applications, using the surgical quality cadavers at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons with direction from the experienced Faculty.

Upcoming Courses

Registration is open for the 22nd MAFAC, 12-14 November 2020 in Melbourne and is confirmed to go ahead in adherence with COVID-19 restrictions.

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Testimonials

I want to record in writing that this was the best course of any kind I have ever attended.

Michael F. Klaassen FRACS

I think this course is priceless.  The knowledge I have gained ‘hands on’ is incredible.  I would advise every plastic surgeon to take this workshop. Thanks so much.

Dr. Dean Cunha Gomes, Bahrain

I think this course is priceless.  The knowledge I have gained ‘hands on’ is incredible.  I would advise every plastic surgeon to take this workshop. Thanks so much.

Dr. Dean Cunha Gomes, Bahrain
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Anatomy News
‘Tagliacozzi Corner’ by Dr Lennert Van Putte Minelli

This new section on the MAFAC website will feature regular updates on anatomy and the ongoing research by the new MAFAC Research Fellow. This new position in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Melbourne is named after Gaspare Tagliacozzi, Professor of Anatomy and Surgery at the University of Bologna who wrote the first book on reconstructive plastic surgery in 1597.

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We encourage you to pose your question about facial anatomy through the designated form, as it might lead to a news article in the future!

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Tagliacozzi’s Corner: A New Haven for Anatomy News

By |July 7th, 2020|Anatomy News|

With the MAFAC Course having grown to become internationally renowned, it has raised the bar for anatomy teaching and learning worldwide. The international faculty meets regularly to discuss facial anatomy, sharing knowledge and stimulating the development of new ideas. As a result, an independent institution of learning facial anatomy has spontaneously formed through the years, where both faculty and past attendees come to find answers on anatomy. THE PHILOSOPHY OF MAFAC Dr. Bryan Mendelson, one of the founding fathers and soul of MAFAC, has [...]