Doctor Jacono was approved to become the next fellowship preceptor to train future specialists for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship program provides postgraduate training in facial plastic surgery. The objectives of the fellowship program are to:
*provide an outstanding academic opportunity for the acquisition of specialized knowledge and skills in facial plastic surgery;
*develop trained specialists who will contribute to the ongoing development of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery;
*foster development of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery educators, especially in residency programs; and
*encourage the development of new skills and knowledge in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery through basic research and clinical trials.
The AAFPRS fellowship program is widely respected by the medical community and represents the finest postgraduate program in the world for the training of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. Eligible physicians may apply for 40 positions available each year. Since its beginning in 1969, the program has prepared more than 600 highly specialized experts to be educators and leaders in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. These individuals and their directors have performed a tremendous service to the AAFPRS and the specialty through the development and dissemination of new procedures, improvement of patient care, refinement of surgical techniques and the promotion of confidence and respect in the specialty.
Doctor Jacono was also named the National Chairman of Face to Face. The American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPRS) Foundation is the first surgical group to take a firm stand and become involved in assisting individuals of domestic violence break the cycle of violence, enhance their self-esteem and rebuild their lives. Many victims of domestic violence receive facial injuries and are not financially able to have these injuries adequately repaired. We offer consultation and surgery, pro-bono, to eligible individuals through FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project .
We developed a partnership with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), which is the umbrella group for the majority of shelters in this country. In addition, the American Medial Association has enthusiastically endorsed our program.
The AAFPRS is a leader in the medical field by helping empower individuals who have been physically abused. The problem of domestic violence is vast. Everyday, the AAFPRS works hand-in-hand with the shelters making sure that the individual is helped emotionally then physically hopefully eliminating the painful memories of the abuse.
We realize that the facial plastic surgery that our doctors perform will not alleviate the emotional scars that these individuals carry at all times. That is why we have partnered with shelters across the country. Healing must occur within before the surgery erases the physical scars.