British Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons – TMJ SSIG (BAOMS-TMJ SSIG)
Formerly British Association of TMJ Surgeons (BATS)
The BATS was founded in 2008 by Dr. Bernie Speculand, Dr. Andrew Sidebottom and Dr. Steve Worrall
Today, it is devolved to the BAOMS TMJ SSIG. Current SSIG lead is Nad Saeed and deputy is Martin Dodd. Dr. Speculand remains president and Dr. Andrew Sidebottom, secretary of the now transferred BATS although the BATS name has been maintained to redevelop the website.
European Society of TMJ Surgeons (ESTMJS)
The ESTMJS was founded in 2009 in Rome, Italy upon the initiative of Piero Cascone (Italy) and Gerhard Undt (Austria) in close relationship with the American Association of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (ASTMJS). Nineteen European specialists and Louis Mercuri as representative of ASTMJS were the founding members at the constitutional meeting an April 18th, 2009.
The founding members include: Drs. Esben Aagaard, Piero Cascone, Lambert De Bont, Orhan Guven, Dusan Hirjack, Vladimir Machon, Louis Mercuri, Florencio Monji Gil, Andreas Neff, Dorrit Nitzan, Rudolf Reich, Jacinto Sanroman, Salvatore Sembronio, Andrew Sidebottom, Bernie Speculand and Gerhard Undt.
Dr. Fred Spijkervet is the current President. Many educational forums are offered in Europe including the ESTMJS Annual Meeting and can be found on the ESTMJS web site.
Japanese Society of Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons (JSTMJS)
JSTMJS was founded May 25, 2013. There were 30 founding surgeons including Drs. Kenichiro Murakami, Tetsuji Kawakami, Natsuki Segami, Toshiro Kondo and other distinguished TMJ surgeons in Japan.
The Annual Meeting is usually held in conjunction with the meeting of the Japanese OMS Society, Stomatology Society, and other related meetings in Spring or Autumn. Both scientific and social programs are held at a variety of beautiful cities such as Nikko-Tokugawa shrine area, Hakata in Kyushu district, Nagoya, Tokyo, and Kyoto.
The board is composed of the above mentioned four surgeons, with Dr. Kenichiro Murakami serving as President.
The 2019 meeting site has not yet been selected, but possibly in Tokyo in conjunction with the Asian Congress for TMJ in the summer or in Sapporo in Hokkaido in conjunction with the Japanese OMS Society annual meeting in the autumn.
Members of ASTMJS, ESTMJS and related societies are welcome at the JSTMJS meetings.
Latin American Society of TMJ Surgeons (LASTMJS)
This Society is in its organizational stage.