Lectures, keynotes, symposia highlight International Dental Research meeting


Honolulu, Hawaii...Following is a summary of the key lectures (plenary sessions), symposia, and workshops that will anchor the 82nd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening today at the Hawaii Convention Center: All presentations will be in the Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Plenary Sessions

  • "Ethics, Research, and Social Values: Dental Research in a Changing World", Wendy Mouradian (University of Washington, Seattle, USA), Thursday, March 11, 7 a.m., Ballroom A, Hawaii Convention Center [NB: This is the W.J. Gies Distinguished Speaker Lecture.]
  • "The Global Status of Nutrition and Infection", Gerald Keusch (Boston University, MA, USA), Friday, March 12, 7 a.m., Ballroom A, Hawaii Convention Center
  • "Molecular Mechanisms of Cell-mediated Killing and Tumor Rejection", Ko Okumura (Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan), Saturday, March 13, 7 a.m., Ballroom A, Hawaii Convention Center

Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, March 10

  • "All-in-One Adhesives: Simpler is Not Necessarily Better", David Pashley (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA), 2 p.m., Room 313-B
  • "The Role of Material and Geometric Factors in Initiation Site and Mode in Layered Ceramics", Dianne Rekow (New York University, USA), 2 p.m., Room 313-A
  • "Oral Health, Nutrition, and Aging–A Vicious Cycle", Angus Walls (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), 2 p.m., Room 305-A

Thursday, March 11

  • "Delphi Analyses in Restorative Dentistry", Ros Randall (3M-ESPE Dental Products, St. Paul, MN, USA), 8 a.m., Room 313-B
  • "Dynamics of the Porphyromonas gingivalis/Host Cell Interaction", Ann Progulske-Fox (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA), 8 a.m., Room 319-A

  • "Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: The State of the Art", Leon Assael (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA), 8 a.m., Room 325-B
  • "Update on the Pathogenesis of Periodontal Disease", Harvey Schenkein (Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA), 8 a.m., Room 323-B
  • "Craniofacial Biology–Present and Future", Gregory King (University of Washington, Seattle, USA), 12:30 p.m., Room 325-A
  • "Advances in Dental Tissue Regeneration", Bruce Rutherford (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA), 12:30 p.m., Room 305-A

Friday, March 12

  • "Fatigue Measurement Techniques for Adhesives", Roland Frankenberger (University of Erlangen, Germany), 8 a.m., Room 312
  • "Configuration and Geometry of Composite Restorations", Ronald Sakaguchi (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA), Room 311
  • "Micro-shear Bond Test: Its Advantages and Disadvantages", Junji Tagami (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan), 8 a.m., Room 314
  • "History, Focus, and Direction of the Oral Health Research Group", Trisha O'Hehir (Perio Reports, Tucson, AZ, USA), 8 a.m., Room 322-B
  • "Molecular Diagnostics for Oral Cancer", Maxine Partridge (King's College Hospital, London, UK), 8 a.m., Room 316-C
  • "Salivary Protein Composition, Structure, and Function", Josie Beeley (University of Glasgow, Scotland), 8 a.m., Room 327
  • "Current Topics in Dental Anesthesiology Research", Raymond Dionne (NIDCR/NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA), 12:30 p.m., Room 305-B
  • "State of the Art in Education Research", Raman Bedi (King's College London, UK), 12:30 p.m., Room 322-A
  • "Recent Trends and Future Opportunities in Prosthodontics Research", Kent Knoernschild (University of Illinois, Chicago, USA), 12:30 p.m., Room 321-B

Saturday, March 13

  • "Is the Wear of Dental Composites Still a Clinical Concern?", Jack Ferracane (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA), 8 a.m., Room 313-A
  • "Innate Immune Recognition of Invasive P. gingivalis Accelerates Atherosclerosis in Apolipoprotein E-deficient Mice", Caroline Genco (Boston University, MA, USA), 8 a.m., Room 319-B
  • "Nutrition and Oxidative Stress in Periodontal Disease", Iain Chapple (University of Birmingham, UK), 8 a.m., Room 306-B
  • "Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis of Multiphase Materials", John Mecholsky (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA), 12:30 p.m., Room 313-C

Symposia Wednesday, March 10

  • "Achieving Healthy People 2010 Objectives: Oral Cancer", Room 316-A (2 p.m.)
  • "Microbial Genomics and its Aftermath: Transcriptomes and Models", Room 316-B (2 p.m.)
  • "Salivary Gland Regeneration: Advances Toward Therapeutic Strategies", Room 317-A (2 p.m.)

Thursday, March 11

  • "Challenges and Opportunities for Bioengineering Oral Tissues", Room 317-A (8 a.m.)
  • "Dentists on Mars", Ballroom A (8 a.m.)
  • "International Perspectives on Barriers and Opportunities for Women Researchers", Room 316-A (8 a.m.)
  • "Understanding the Fundamentals of Tooth-whitening Technology", Room 316-B (8 a.m.)
  • "Ensuring Ethnic Minority Participation in Clinical Research: Practical Applications for the Pacific Rim", Room 316-B (12:30 p.m.)
  • "Human Genetics Advances for Periodontal Research and Treatment", Ballroom A (12:30 p.m.)
  • "Nanotechnology for Bone-Titanium Integration Research", Room 316-A (12:30 p.m.)
  • "Oral Microbiology 2004: A Tribute to Toshihiko Koga", Room 317-A (12:30 p.m.)

Friday, March 12

  • "Demystifying Nanofillers for New Dental Composites", Room 316-A (8 a.m.)
  • "Enhancing Opportunities for Oral Health Clinical Research", Room 317-A (8 a.m.)
  • "Healthy Mouth-Healthy Life: Critical Connections between Oral Health and Systemic Well-being", Ballroom A (8 a.m.)
  • "Signaling Pathways Regulating Craniofacial Growth and Morphogenesis", Room 316-B (8 a.m.)
  • "The Scientific and Moral Imperative for a Dental Caries Vaccine", Room 317-B (8 a.m.)
  • "Local Delivery of Medications for Periodontal Therapy", Ballroom A (12:30 p.m.)
  • "Neural Control of Mastication", Room 317-B (12:30 p.m.)
  • "Nutrition, Oral Health, and Food Choice: Are Their Influences the Same in All Countries?", Room 317-A (12:30 p.m.)
  • "Saliva-/Oral-fluid-based Diagnostic Markers of Disease", Room 316-A (12:30 p.m.)
  • "Use and Validity of Oral Health Measures in Public Health and Epidemiology", Room 316-B (12:30 p.m.)

Saturday, March 13

  • "Human Papilloma Viruses and Oral Cancer: State of the Science and Art", Room 317-A (8 a.m.)
  • "The Odontoblast–A Special Cell?", Ballroom A (8 a.m.)
  • "Risk Assessment and Risk Management of the Periodontal Diseases", Room 316-A (8 a.m.)
  • "Clinical Findings in Temporomandibular Disorders: Challenges to Determining Validity", Room 317-B (12:30 p.m.)
  • "Gene Expression and the Genomics of Pain and Analgesic Drug Actions", Room 316-B (12:30 p.m.)
  • "Oral Connections to Aspiration Pneumonia", Room 316-A (12:30 p.m.)
  • "Outreach Teaching: Does Clinical Teaching of Dental Students Outside the Dental School Improve their Education?", Room 317-A (12:30 p.m.)

Satellite Symposia

  • "World Congress for Oral Implantology 6: Dental and Craniofacial Implant Science and Technology Transfer: From Bench-side to Chair-side", Hilton Hawaiian Village, March 5-8, 2004
  • "Oral and Systemic Diseases: Current and Future Indications", Wednesday, March 11 (10:15 a.m.)
  • "Understanding Biofilm: Implications in Clinical Practice", Wednesday, March 11 (2:45 p.m.)

Hands-on Workshops

Wednesday, March 10

  • "Contemporary Approaches to Fears about Dental Pain: Theoretical Formulation and Clinical Applications", Room 317-B (2 p.m.)
  • "Continuing Professional Development: Refining Research Approaches for the Emerging Debates", Room 307 (2 p.m.)

Thursday, March 11

  • "Essentials of Grant Writing", Room 317-B (Part 1, 8 a.m.; Part 2, 12:30 p.m.)
  • "Tips on Microscopy", Room 306-B (12:30 p.m.)

Saturday, March 13

  • "Ethical Dilemmas in International Collaborative Oral Health Research: Case Studies", Room 316-B (8 a.m.)
  • "Minimizing Bias in Evidence-based Dental Research", Room 317-B (8 a.m.)

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