Invitation Letter

We have the pleasure to announce the 14th International Bernd Spiessl-Symposium.

Under the Theme “Innovation meets Art” there will be a focus on face and identity as every year as well as the next generation of surgery. Raising new fields at the interface between Life Sciences and MedTech will be given a platform to nurture interdisciplinary collaboration between medical doctors, scientists, engineers, start-ups and the private industry.

Innovative and visionary technologies in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery will be presented from Thursday, 14 June to Saturday, 16 June 2018 at the University Hospital Basel, Zentrum für Lehre und Forschung (ZLF), Hebelstrasse 20, Basel, Switzerland.

The International Bernd-Spiessl Symposium is one of the leading conferences for Innovative and Visionary Technologies in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. The concept unites practical science with highly qualitative academic value which is recognizable in its diversity on topics such Face & Identity, Next Generation of Education, Care Concepts of the Future, Smart Implants, Internet of the Body, Robotics, Archeomedicine, Artificial Intelligence, Implantology & Navigation, Clefts, 3D Printing, Orthodontics, Spiritual Care, MAS Craniofacial Kinetic Science and interesting Free Topics.

There is a saying: Art leads to scientific and medical innovation – science and medicine inspire art. This is the spirit of the conference. Art performances and music improvisation will be an integrative part of the conference.

On Wednesday, 13 June 2018 before the opening of the scientific symposium and the industrial exhibition, we offer again special workshops in cooperation with the industry.

Traditionally, our cultural program starts on Thursday evening with an aperitif and a Swiss vernissage. The next evening we invite you to our favorite Gala Dinner at the Wildt’sche Haus. On Saturday, we start our cultural racer, the guided tour through the Art Basel 2018. The congress programme ends, as every year, with our traditional Garden Party.


We are looking forward to meeting you at our exciting scientific event.

Your Innovation and Art Team