ERN CRANIO is the European Reference Network for rare and/or complex craniofacial anomalies and ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders. There are 29 European hospitals involved in the network, from 11 member states. It is a multi-disciplinary network of highly specialised healthcare professionals. Patient representatives also play an active role in the network and its activities.

The network seeks to:

  • Set up a referral network for patients with craniofacial anomalies, cleft lip/palate, orthodontologic anomalies, and ENT disorders
  • Improve quality of care
  • Identify best practice and monitor effectiveness through the use of standardised outcome measurement
  • Stimulate innovation by conducting multi-centre research projects
  • Support the continuous learning and development of all members and affiliated partners
  • Disseminate expert knowledge across Europe and beyond