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Center for Human Appearance Conferences

The Edwin & Fannie Gray Hall Center for Human Appearance (CHA), founded in 1987, is a first of its kind multispecialty group of physicians and psychologists all of whom have an academic and clinical interest in appearance. They are plastic surgeons, dermatologists, oral & maxillofacial surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, head & neck surgeons and psychologists. The mission of CHA is to support and promote research, education and treatment for ALL problems of appearance from birth through old age. (CHA website)

Among the CHA activities are monthly clinical conferences at which members of the Center present a leading edge topic related to each specialty’s perspective about appearance, with an active discussion following. Also, the CHA disburses small grants to support clinical and basic science research to the specialties involved on a competitive basis annually. The CHA then supports a research conference each spring focused on presentation of the results from each of the supported projects, and with an internationally known scientist as the additional feature for the day. In the fall a clinical symposium is held with rotating responsibility among the specialties, aimed at a multispecialty audience.

The Center was founded by Linton A. Whitaker, MD who continues as its Director. The Edwin Hall II TRUST supports the Center’s activities.

All Conferences 5:30 - 6:30 PM - Second Tuesday of the Month

DATE SECTION
9/12/2017 Psychology
10/10/2017 Oculoplastic Surgery
11/14/2017 Plastic Surgery - CHOP
12/14/2017* Plastic Surgery - HUP*
Thursday 7:00 AM
1/9/2018 Otorhinolaryngology
2/13/2018 Beyond Traditional CHA
3/13/2018 Dermatology
4/12/2018* Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery*
Thursday 7:00 AM
5/8/2018 No Conference
5/18/2018** CHA Research Conference*
Friday 1:30 PM
*CHA Grand Rounds - **CHA Research Conference