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MERC10 Congress

The Second Middle East Congress on Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery (MERC2010) will be held in Tehran at November 17th-19th  2010, the best seasonal time. In November, weather in Tehran is pleasant and mild, temperatures are between 14-18 C.  English will be the official language of the Congress. In this meeting experts from all around the world will graciously share their newest experiences and innovations in the fields of Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery.

Main topics of the congress includes but not confines to the following: Functional Nasal Surgery, Reconstructive Nasal Surgery, Primary and Revision Rhinoplasty, Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Polyposis, Allergy and Basic Sciences in Rhinology, Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Endoscopic Orbital Surgery, Sinonasal Neoplasms, Sleep Apnea, Rhinologic and Facial Trauma, Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation,  Minimally Invasive Facial Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery. 

MAIN TOPICS:
 

• Functional Nasal Surgery
• Reconstructive Nasal Surgery
• Primary and Revision Rhinoplasty
• Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Polyposis
• Allergy and Basic Sciences in Rhinology
• Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery
• Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
• Endoscopic Orbital Surgery
• Sinonasal Neoplasms
• Sleep Apnea
• Rhinologic and Facial Trauma
• Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation
• Minimally Invasive Facial Plastic Surgery
• Pediatric Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery

 HIGHLIGHTS:
• The most recent advances in different fields of Rhinology & Facial Plastic Surgery
• The Largest Gathering of the Middle East Rhinologists & Facial Plastic Surgeons
• Keynote lectures, panels, instruction courses & workshops on Rhinology & Facial Plastic Surgery by the most distinguished guest speakers from all over the world.
• The excitement of Tehran in November, with nice mountain views, traditional & modern art galleries, museum & monuments.

AWARDS:
• Best oral presentation award
• Best poster presentation award
• Best research project award
• Best young specialist award
• Best resident paper award
• The pioneers award
• Best Professional Ethics Award

IMPORTANT DATES:
• Congress Date: 17-19 November 2010
• Abstract Submission Open: July 10, 2010
• Registration Open: August 10, 2010

ABOUT IRAN:
 Iran as old as history itself inherits one of the most ancient civilizations of the planet. Throughout the years, its culture has influenced different parts of the globe from the Nile River to the heart of Europe.
For many years, people from all over the world have traveled the historic trade route of Silk Road, marveling at the varied glory of the Persian Empire's great civilization. To visit Iran is a unique experience, the experience of being in the cradle of a great culture and civilization. Boasting three millennia of recorded history, Iran enjoys a great legacy of ruins and hallowed stonework. 

ABOUT TEHRAN:
Tehran, the capital of Iran is one of the largest metropolitans of the world, and it is the country's largest economic center and the base for its large and small modern technological and industrial establishments. Located on the slopes of the mountains and at the foot of the magnificent Mount Damavand, it has been the country's capital city for over 200 years now. 

MERC2008 CONGRESS REPORT:
From 4th to 7th of November 2008 more than 1500 rhinologists, facial plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists from 26 countries attended the First Middle East Congress on Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery in Tehran, the nice capital of Iran. This meeting took place in Milad Tower Convention Center, the fourth tallest tower in the world. The participants were mostly Middle East otolaryngologists but there were also significant number of participants from European, American and African countries which traveled long distance from countries such as Brazil to participate in this unique event of the Middle East. The official language of conference was English. The conference was held by the Rhinology Research Society an international nongovernmental organization established to promote knowledge, practice and ethics in rhinology. The society has members from different countries and different subspecialties including Rhinology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Skull Base Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Cosmetology and encourages research in rhinology and related fields in head and face. RRS helps higher education in rhinology with results in the best patient care in nose, sinuses, face and skull base disorders. The Rhinology Research Society provides meetings, symposiums, workshops and research grants in rhinology while promotes health care in nose, face and related structures through public educational publications. 


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