Sir Charles Bell


About SCBS

What is the Sir Charles Bell Society?
Disorders of the facial nerve are extremely complex and can seriously decrease quality of life in many patients. Historically, different disciplines (e.g. ENT-, plastic and neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, neurologists, psychologists), are involved in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in patients suffering from facial nerve disorders. It is imperative that all these medical disciplines, working together, combine their unique talents to achieve the best outcome for affected patients.

The Sir Charles Bell Society (SCBS) is a non-profit multidisciplinary medical organization founded in 1992 in Cologne. The intent of the SCBS is to concentrate knowledge and to present a platform of exchange for all people and professions dealing with facial nerve problems. It is dedicated to the collection, dissemination, and the interchange of ideas relating to the facial nerve, thus furthering cooperation and encouraging global friendship to improve the quality of care delivere to facial palsy patients.

The organization of a quadrennial International Symposium (next to be held in 2013 in Boston) has become a major tool towards this goal. However, the maintenance of a website has become a critical instrument as well.

If you, as a (para)medical professional, are interested in one or all of these matters, please join the SCBS (click banner on top). Your membership will be instrumental in enhancing the international community of dedicated practicioners and furthering the ongoing advancement in the treatment of facial nerve disorders!

Executive Committee

Prof. Dr. Henri Marres (NL), President
Dr. Tessa Hadlock (USA), Secretary
Dr. Paul Mulkens (NL), Treasurer
Prof. Dr. Javier Gavilan (ES), Assessor
Dr. William Slattery (USA), Member-At-Large

Facial Nerve Symposium







About SCBS

Contributions of Dr. Charles Bell



Past Symposia



Poster Award




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