At GC4, Newer Collaborations in the Offing

A team from the Sahlgrenska AcademyUniversity of Gothenborg, Sweden, one of the largest and most prestigious University Hospitals of Northern Europe is currently on a week -long visit to the Mission Smile‘s Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre (GC4)

Dr. Hans Mark and Dr. Patrik Boivie, Associate Professors in the Department of Plastic Surgery have come with the sole objective of forming a research collaboration with the Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre, one of the largest cleft care centres in the world, observe surgery protocols and to study the long term results of cleft reconstructive surgeries.


This morning Dr Mark made an hour- long  and very lucid presentation on the history of how cleft treatment protocol have been developed in their university since 1956.

The discussions between the representatives of Sahlgrenska Academy and Team GC4 will hopefully culminate in the formation of a strong collaboration which will make important contribution to the understanding of long term results of cleft surgical interventions.

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