The monographs from the Craniofacial Growth Series originate from the more than 40-year-old Moyers Symposium, which celebrates the contributions of Dr. Robert E. Moyers, the former Chair of the Department of Orthodontics and the Founding Director of the Center for Human Growth and Development at The University of Michigan. The Symposium and Presymposium are held in the Rackham Auditorium at The University of Michigan.
During the first weekend of March every year, hundreds of professionals from around the world attend this Symposium, which attracts some of the world’s finest educators, clinicians, researchers and staff in an interdisciplinary forum. Topics center around orthodontics and human growth and development, but also have featured other disciplines including psychology, gender issues, pediatrics, anatomy, anthropology, information technology, statistics, gerontology, public health, bioengineering, philosophy, plastic surgery, art history, medicine and epidemiology—to name a few. Such a diverse range of disciplines, combined with the dental/orthodontic/craniofacial growth field, make this series truly unique and an asset to any professional healthcare provider.
Of particular note in this series are the atlases (Vol. 2, An Atlas of Craniofacial Growth; Vol. 5, Standards of Human Occlusal Development; Vol. 26, An Atlas of Craniofacial Growth in Americans of African Descent; and Vol. 37, An Atlas of the Transverse Dimensions of the Face), which truly are one of a kind and invaluable to any clinician.
These monographs are published through the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry and the Center for Human Growth and Development at The University of Michigan. They become available for sale at the time of the symposium each year.