Terms and Conditions

The organizing committee of the International Cleft Course Utrecht is committed to protecting the privacy of our attendees and advise that any personal data you provide us with will only be used to process your registration at this event. 

 We will collect your name, organization, position, address, telephone number, email address, dietary requirements and special access requirements. We will only share relevant information with the organizing committee for this event. Your name, organization and country will be displayed on your name badge provided at the conference.  

Your personal data will be permanently removed from our records 5 years after the event unless you request us to do so earlier. Should you have any concerns or issues concerning the use of your personal information, or if you wish your data to not be on the attendee list, please contact our secretary: cleftcourseutrecht@umcutrecht.nl


Emma Paes

Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cleft Surgeon

Emma C. Paes (1984, Mainz, Germany) started to study medicine at the University of Utrecht in 2002. Her interest in plastic surgery developed primarily by her proceedings in the anatomy department during her study. This is also where she conducted her first scientific work, by performing cadaver dissections to investigate the anatomic features of the internal mammary artery perforator flap. Awaiting the start of her training in plastic surgery in 2012, Emma chose to work as a junior teacher in head and neck anatomy, under the auspices of professor Ronald Bleys. In 2015 she defended her Ph.D. thesis entitled “progress toward understanding infants with Robin sequence”. Since 2017 she works as a pediatric reconstructive plastic surgeon at the University Medical Centre and Princess Máxima Center, Utrecht. She is involved in post-oncologic (pediatric) reconstructions, microtia and facial nerve reconstructions, and the treatment of pediatric vascular anomalies. Since 2021 she also participates in the Cleft Team of the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital. She currently supervises various research projects in cleft care. Special interest goes out for infants with the Robin sequence.

Meet the Faculty of the Cleft Course