Lectures, keynoters, symposia highlight International Dental Research meeting

June 16, 2006

Following is a summary of the key lectures (plenary sessions), symposia, and workshops that will anchor the 84th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening June 28 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCC). All presentations will be in the BCC.

Plenary Sessions (Distinguished Lecture Series)

"Adventures with Killers", Peter Doherty (Nobel Laureate) (University of Melbourne, Australia), Thursday, June 29, 8:00 am, Plaza Ballroom (Plaza Level) [NB: This is the W.J. Gies Distinguished Speaker Lecture.]
"Tissue Engineering and Anti-aging Therapy", Minoru Ueda (Nagoya University, Japan), Friday, June 30, 8:00 am, Plaza Ballroom (Plaza Level). Supported by Quintessence Publishing.

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, June 28

"Microbial Pathogenesis of Periodontal Disease: Expect the Unexpected", Mike Curtis (Barts & the London SMD, UK), 2:00 pm, Room M2

Thursday, June 29

"Practice-based Research - A New Model for Obtaining Clinical Evidence?", Thomas Hilton (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA), 9:00 am, Ballroom Concourse
"Salivary-conditioning Films: Where It All Starts", Mira Edgerton (SUNY, Buffalo, NY, USA), 9:00 am, Room P5

Friday, June 30

"Sedation in Dental Practice", Mikiko Yamashiro (Nippon Dental University, Tokyo, Japan), 1:30 pm, Room P3
"Developing New Chemistries for Polymeric Dental Materials", Jeffrey Stansbury (University of Colorado, Aurora, USA), 1:30 pm, Plaza Terrace
"Distance Learning in Dentistry: Past, Present, and Future Challenges", Kenneth Eaton (Eastman Dental Institute, Kent, UK), 1:30 pm, Room P5
"The Impact of Oral Health on Nutrition-related Quality of Life in the Elderly", Paula Moynihan (University of Newcastle, UK), 1:30 pm, Ballroom Concourse

Saturday, July 1

"Why We Are Able to Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time", James Lund (McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada), 8:00 am, Room P2
"Hunting for Virulence Determinants in the Post-genomic Era", Martin Handfield (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA), 8:00 am, Room M4
"New Ceramic Technologies for Restorative Dentistry", J. Robert Kelly (University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA), 8:00 am, Plaza Ballroom
"Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Current Focus in Basic and Clinical Research", Nabil Samman (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA), 8:00 am, Room M2
"Global Trends in the Epidemiology of Oral Cancer: Risk Factors and Their Management", Newell Johnson (Griffith University, Queensland, Australia), 8:00 am, Room P1
"Tissue-specific Requirement for TGF-β Signaling during Craniofacial Development", Yang Chai (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA), 10:15 am, Room M4
"Adhesion: A Multidisciplinary Science", Sumita B. Mitra (3M ESPE Dental Products, St. Paul, MN, USA), 10:15 am, Plaza Ballroom
"Can 3D Radiography be of Value in Dental Research?", Hans-Göran Grondahl (University of Göteborg, Sweden), 10:15 am, Room P5
"The Root of the Matter: Lessons from Genetic Diseases", Mary MacDougall (University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA), 10:15 am, Room M3


Wednesday, June 28 (2-4 pm)

"Frontiers in Oral Microbiology - Interactions within Communities", Great Hall 2
"Overview and Introduction to the Revision of the IADR Code of Ethics", Room M1

Thursday, June 29 (1:30-3:30 pm)

"Chinese Medicine on Periodontics", Room P1
"Development of Oral Mucosal Immune Responses: Role in Health and Disease", Room M3
"Is Dental Research Meeting the Oral Health Challenges of the World's Aging Population?", Great Hall 1
"Mineralization Genes of Bones & Teeth: The New Evolutionary Synthesis", Room M2
"Molecular Signaling in Oral Cancer: Implications in Cancer Therapy", Room P2
"Psychological Stress and Oral Health: Behavioral and Biological Mechanisms", Room P4
"The Era of Bio-active Materials--An Exciting Time for Restorative Dentistry", Great Hall 2

Friday, June 30

(9-11 am)

"Host Defense against Oral Pathogens", Room M1
"Imaging Oral Implants", Room P2
"Neuropathic Orofacial Pain: From Basic Science to Clinical Management", Room M4
"Remineralization of White-spot Lesions: Scientific Evidence", Room M3
"Stem-cell-based Tissue Engineering of Craniofacial Structures", Room M2
"The Salivary Film: Aspects of its Formation and Function", Room P3
"Tobacco and Oral Health: Updates on Health Effects, Predictors, and Interventions", Room P1

(1:30-3:30 pm) "Morphogenesis and Regeneration of Tooth and Bone", Room M3

Satellite Symposium

Luncheon, Friday, June 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Room M2. Featuring recent research into the complexity and pathogenicity of oral biofilms and translation of this research into practical preventive practice. Sponsored by Pfizer. To receive an invitation, contact jill.tayler@pfizer.com

Hands-on Workshops

Wednesday, June 28 (1-2 pm)

"Getting your Research Published in the JDR", Room P3

Thursday, June 29 (9-11 am)

"Changing Roles and Responsibilities--Dental Hygienists, Therapists, and Nurses/Assistants", Room P2 "Outreach Teaching: Educational Policy Development, Implementation, and Evaluation", Room M1
(1:30-3:30 pm)

"Using Questionnaires in Oral Health Research and Education: Strategies that Could Work for You", Room P3
"Successful Strategies for Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Populations for Oral Health Clinical Trials", Room M1
"Workshop to Foster International Collaboration in the Revision of the IADR Code of Ethics", Ballroom Concourse

Science Transfer Program

Designed for general practitioners, this program will occur in Great Hall 1-2, Friday, June 30 (Track #1, Special Needs Dentistry; Track #2, Restorative Dentistry), and Saturday, July 1 (Track #1, Systemic Health; Track #2: The Older Patient). [Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.]

International & American Associations for Dental Research

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