Lectures, keynoters, symposia highlight International Dental Research meeting

03/02/05

Baltimore, MD...Following is a summary of the key lectures (plenary sessions), symposia, and workshops that will anchor the 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening March 9 at the Baltimore Convention Center: All presentations will be in the Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

Plenary Sessions (Distinguished Lecture Series)

  • "From Proprietary Trade School to Integral Component of the Academic Health Center – The Long Journey to Academic Acceptance", J. Bernard Machen (President, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA), Thursday, March 10, 8:00 a.m., Ballroom 1, Baltimore Convention Center [NB: This is the W.J. Gies Distinguished Speaker Lecture.]
  • "NIH Roadmap for Medical Research", Elias A. Zerhouni (Director, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA), Friday, March 11, 8:00 a.m., Ballroom 1, Baltimore Convention Center
  • "Hedgehog Signaling Network", M. Michael Cohen (Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada), Saturday, March 12, 8:00 a.m., Ballroom 1, Baltimore Convention Center (supported by Quintessence Publishing)

    Keynote Speakers

    Wednesday, March 9

  • "Whither Caries Research?", W.H. Bowen (University of Rochester, NY, USA), 2 p.m., Room 331
  • "New Frontiers in Tooth Development Research", R. D'Souza (University of Texas-Houston/Health Science Ctr., USA), 2 p.m., Room 329
  • "Nutrition Research in Oral Health and Disease--Innovative Directions for the Future", D. DePaola (Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA, USA), 2 p.m., Room 312
  • "Current Trends in Oral Health Research", C.M. Barnes (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA), 2 p.m., Room 342
  • "Organs are Complex but their Origins are Simple", P. Sharpe (United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy's & St. Thomas, London, United Kingdom), 2 p.m., Room 345-346

    Thursday, March 10

  • "Novel Dental Composites and Adhesives Based on Nanotechnology", H. Dodiuk (Shenkar College for Engineering & Design, Ramat Gan, Israel), 9 a.m., Room 321
  • "Digital Radiography: Its Role as an Advanced Diagnostic Tool in Radiographic Imaging", P.F. Van der Stelt (Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam, Netherlands), 9 a.m., Room 327
  • "Survival Skills: Porphyromonas gingivalis in the Oral Cavity", H.M. Fletcher (Loma Linda University, CA, USA), 9 a.m., Room 315
  • "Diagnostic Classification and Evidence-based Treatment of TMD--an Updated Review", J.P. Okeson (University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA), 9 a.m., Room 331
  • "Topical Local Anesthesia", J.G. Meechan (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom), 10:45 a.m., Room 312
  • "Degradation of Resin-Dentin Bonds from Above and Below", F.R. Tay (University of Hong Kong), 10:45 a.m., Room 314
  • "Modern Aspects of Orthognathic Surgery", T. Reichert (University of Regensburg, Germany), 10:45 a.m., Room 328
  • "An Overview of Functional Genomic Approaches in Salivary Gland Research", M.P. Hoffman (Craniofacial Developmental Biology and Regeneration Branch, Bethesda, MD, USA), 10:45 a.m., Room 338

    Friday, March 11

  • "Nanotechniques for Dentin Investigation", S.J. Marshall (University of California-San Francisco, USA), 9:00 a.m., Room 321
  • "Adhesion Molecules of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans", K. Mintz (University of Vermont, Burlington, USA), 9:00 a.m., Room 314
  • "The Role of the Local Immune Response in Periodontal Disease Pathogenesis", A. Soskolne (Hebrew University Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel), 9:00 a.m., Room 339
  • "The Role of Biotechnology in Structural and Functional Reconstruction in Dentistry", I. Nishimura (UCLA School of Dentistry, Los Angeles, CA, USA), 9:00 a.m., Room 332
  • "Interfacial Characterization of Tooth-Biomaterial Interaction", B. Van Meerbeek (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium), 10:45 a.m., Room 310
  • "Challenges in the Use of New Technologies in Dental Education", K. Eaton (Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health Care Sciences, Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom), 10:45 a.m., Room 312
  • "Innovations and Revolutions in Dental Therapeutics", P.A. Moore (University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA), 10:45 a.m., Room 342
  • "Interactions of Sodium Channels ß2 Sub-units of Odontoblasts with Nerves", H. Magloire (Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, France), 10:45 a.m., Room 332

    Saturday, March 12

  • "The Concept of Positive Health: a Review and Commentary on its Application in Dental Research", D. Locker (University of Toronto, Canada), 9 a.m., Room 326
  • "Fatigue Measurement Techniques for Dental Ceramics", J. Griggs (Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX, USA), 9 a.m., Room 337
  • "What Should Be the Focus of Geriatric Oral Research: Aging, the Aged, or the Elderly Generation?", G.D. Slade (University of Adelaide, Australia), 9 a.m., Room 312
  • "Oral Cancer and Signaling Networks: Emerging Paradigms", S. Gutkind (NIDCR, Bethesda, MD, USA), 9 a.m., Room 338

    Symposia

    Tuesday, March 8

  • "Practical Strategies for Genetics Education in Dentistry", Room 309 (9 a.m.)
  • "Entrepreneurial Training to Promote Careers in Academic Dentistry", Room 343-344 (12 Noon)
  • "Education for Minority Oral Cancer Disparities", Room 340 (2 p.m.)

    Wednesday, March 9

  • "NIDCR Dialogue Panel with the AADR and ADEA Presidents", Room 340-341 (9 a.m.)
  • "Interplay of Bacteria, Genetics, and Risks in Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Periodontitis", Room 340-341 (2 p.m.)
  • "Intra-oral Restorative Materials Wear: Rethinking the Current Approaches", Room 343-344 (2 p.m.)
  • "Molecular Basis of Immunoregulation--Impact on Oral Health", Room 339 (2 p.m.)
  • "The Role of Mechanotransduction in Early Wound-healing Processes", Room 337 (2 p.m.)

    Thursday, March 10

  • "Perspectives on Practical Science", Room 343-344 (9 a.m.)
  • "Examining the Role of Caries-prevention Regimens and Restorative Materials in Meeting National Health Objectives for Dental Caries", Room 340-341 (9 a.m.)
  • "Improving Oral Health Outcomes for Elders: Recommendations from the Elders' Oral Health Summit", Room 337 (9 a.m.)
  • "Oral Health Disparities: Education, Research, and Political Agenda for Improving Oral Health", Room 345-346 (9 a.m.)
  • "The Extracellular Matrix in the Craniofacial Complex (Part 1)", Room 308 (9 a.m.)
  • "Incentives and Barriers to International Collaborative Research", Room 343-344 (10:45 a.m.)
  • "The Life-course Approach to Chronic Oral Disease", Room 309 (10:45 a.m.)
  • "The Extracellular Matrix in the Craniofacial Complex (Part 2)", Room 308 (2 p.m.)

    Friday, March 11

  • "Cytokine and Signal Transduction Blockers for the Treatment of Inflammatory Periodontal Diseases", Room 345-346 (9 a.m.)
  • "Early Detection of Dental Caries", Room 340-341 (9 a.m.)
  • "Skeletal Orthodontic Anchorage--Implantology and Orthodontics", Room 343-344 (9 a.m.)
  • "Application of Informatics in Oral Health Research: Results of a Conference", Room 330 (10:45 a.m.)
  • "Current Concepts in Diagnostic Forensic Odontology", Room 339 (10:45 a.m.)
  • "Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Community-based Populations", Room 309 (10:45 a.m.)
  • "The Role of Genomics and Proteomics in Better Understanding Periodontal Regeneration", Room 308 (10:45 a.m.)

    Saturday, March 12

  • "Longitudinal Studies of Orofacial Pain: Challenges and New Findings", Room 339 (9 a.m.)
  • "New Frontiers of Craniofacial Tissue Research: From Development to Regeneration", Room 343-344 (9 a.m.)
  • "The Osteoporosis-Oral Health Connection: Fact or Fiction?", Room 340-341 (9 a.m.)
  • "Population Genetics in Oral Health Research", Room 330 (10:45 a.m.)
  • "Sugars, Carbohydrates, and Oral Health in Developing and Developed Countries", Room 310 (10:45 a.m.)
  • "Systematic Reviews in Dental and Craniofacial Research", Room 324-325 (10:45 a.m.)

    Satellite Symposia

  • "Connecting the Mouth and Body: Enriching Oral Systemic Research through Healthcare Partnerships", Room 340-341, Thursday, March 10, 2-4 p.m.
  • "Biofilm Control: Science vs. Perception", Rom 340-341, Friday, March 11, 2-4 p.m.

    Hands-on Workshops

    Tuesday, March 8

  • "Tips and Tricks for Getting Your Research Published", Room 334 (9 a.m.)

    Wednesday, March 9

  • "Getting Started as a Successful Grant Writer and Academician", Room 319 (1 p.m.)

    Thursday, March 10

  • "Use of the NIDCR/CDC Data Resource Center", Room 319 (9 a.m.) [Registration required.]
  • "Statistical Considerations in Clinical Research Grant Applications", Room 319 (10:45 a.m.)

    Friday, March 11

  • "Eliminating Health Disparities: Diverse Types of Research--Diverse Funding Sources", Room 319 (9 a.m.)
  • "Introduction to Meta-analysis", Room 335 (10:45 a.m.) [Registration required.]

    Saturday, March 12

  • "The Role of a Data and Safety Monitoring Board in Clinical Trials", Room 319 (9 a.m.)

    Practitioner Day

  • "From Research Lab to the Dental Chair", Room 308, Saturday, March 12 [Registration opens at 7:45 a.m.]

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