The Pan Asia Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is an international non-profit medical society incorporated under the Federal laws of Canada. Its members are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head, face and neck. Membership is open to all physicians and surgeons who are certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or its equivalent governing body within countries located in East Asia, including without limitation, Australia, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of India, the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Singapore, and the Kingdom of Thailand (collectively "Asia"), and who have had training and experience in plastic surgery of this region. Any appropriately qualified physician and surgeon in the world can join this truly international association.
The Academy was formed to stimulate scientific advancement in the field of facial plastic surgery and to improve the skills of those active in this practice. A prime purpose of the Academy is to foster interest in residents and other young surgeons in this type of regional specialty practice. Interaction of specialists involved in this area, such as Otolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons, Ophthalmologists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, General Plastic Surgeons, and Dermatologists will be encouraged. The Academy will continue to stimulate study and research in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and its related basic sciences.