The 2nd Asian Pacific Congress on Craniofacial Distraction Osteogenesis, the one of its kind symposium on advanced craniofacial treatment for deformities was conducted in the Republic of Maldives on March 5-10, 2004. Prof. US Nayak was the Congress President and Prof. S.M. Balaji was the Congress Secretary.The meet was inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the President of Maldives. He released the Congress Transactions book. There was a pre-conference surgical workshop at the IGMH Govt. Hospital, in which international panel of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons & Plastic surgeons performed free surgeries. Experts from across the world assembled for a brain storming academic sessions and hands on courses.