Dr. Jose Barrera gave courses at the 2018 International Facial Plastic Surgery Meeting as well as served as an Invited Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. His topics were Measure Twice, Cut Once: Virtual Surgical Planning for Craniofacial Surgery and how to build and credential an ambulatory surgical facility. He also presented a poster on functional rhinoplasty outcomes evaluating functional breathing scores between traditional rhinoplasty and a nasal valve implant and gave a course on Cleft Palate repair and a separate course on Cleft Lip repair.
Dr. Barrera was again an invited speaker at the 2019 Annual American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in San Diego, California. At the AAFPRS meeting in 2019, he was honored to have research presentations on Sleepiness and Nasal Obstruction outcomes with Rhinoplasty alongside his former AAFPRS fellows, Dr. Derrick Gale from Utah and Dr. Michael Olson from Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. Dr. Barrera also instructed the Cleft Lip Course for the second year in a row. Dr. Barrera presented alongside faculty in a panel entitled “The case for Preservation Rhinoplasty,” alongside AAFPRS President Phillip Langsdon.