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Lectures, keynoters, symposia highlight international dental research meeting

International & American Associations for Dental Research

Following is a summary of the key lectures, symposia, and workshops that will anchor the 87th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening here April 1-4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Featured Presentations: Distinguished Lecture Series

  • "Telomeres and Telomerase in Human Health and Disease", Elizabeth Blackburn (University of California, San Francisco, USA), Thursday, April 2, 9:45 a.m., Miami Beach Convention Center, Room C125-126 [NB: This is the W.J. Gies Distinguished Speaker lecture.]
  • "Stem Cells in Squamous Cell Carcinomas", Fiona Watt (Cambridge Research Institute, UK), Friday, April 3, 9:45 a.m., Miami Beach Convention Center, Room C125-126 (This event is generously sponsored by Quintessence Publishing.)
  • "Science and Social Benefit: the Special Case of the Academic Health Sciences", W. Rory Hume (United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates), Saturday, April 4, 9:45 a.m., Miami Beach Convention Center, Room C125-126
  • (Student Plenary Session) "Dentistry and Academics: A Great Career Choice", Thursday, April 2, 4 p.m., Room D129

Keynote Speakers

The Scientific Groups have been asked to select a keynote speaker to give an overview of research in that area of expertise. Delegates can benefit from these 30-minute presentations by getting an overall understanding of what is currently being done in other disciplines.

Wednesday, April 1

  • "Salivary Protein Arrays for Periodontal Disease Detection", C. Ramseier (University of Berne, Switzerland), 2:30 p.m., Room D129
  • "A Clinical Perspective of Salivary Research", S.J. Challacombe (King's College London, UK), 3:00 p.m., Room D129
  • "Evidence-based Pain Management", P. Coulthard (University of Manchester, UK), 3:30 p.m., Room D129

Thursday, April 2

  • "Molecular Bases of Lrp5 Regulation of Bone Mass", G. Karsenty (Columbia University, New York, NY, USA), 8 a.m., Room D129
  • "Transcriptional Control of Bone Formation", R. Franceschi (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA), 8:30 a.m., Room D129
  • "Secretion of Pathogenic Proteins in Porphyromonas gingivalis", K. Nakayama (Nagasaki University, Japan), 9:00 a.m., Room D129
  • "Dietary Evidence in Oral Health: Needs vs. Pitfalls", T.A. Marshall (University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA), 8:00 a.m., Room C225-226
  • "Insights into Preventive Measures for Dental Erosion", M.A.R. Buzalaf (University of São Paulo, Bauru, Brazil), 10:45 a.m., Room D241
  • "Composite Dental Restorative Materials: Enhanced Control and Understanding of Formation-Structure-Property Relationships", C. Bowman (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA), 10:45 a.m., Room D129
  • "Amalgam and Its Alternatives: Issues and Insights", J.R. Mackert (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA), 11:15 a.m., Room D129
  • "Biomimetic Titanium Implants by Selective Electron Beam Melting", T. Okabe et al. (Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX, USA), 11:45 a.m., Room D129

Friday, April 3

  • "Current Status of the Material MTA - Chemistry, Properties, and Performance", J.C. Pereira (Bauru Dental School, University of São Paulo, Brazil), 8:00 a.m., Room D129
  • "New Horizons in Prosthodontics", N. Garrett (University of California, Los Angeles, USA), 8:30 a.m., Room D129
  • "Regeneration of the Pulp-Dentin Complex", A. George (University of Illinois, Chicago, USA), 9:00 a.m., Room D129
  • "Evaluation of Bond Durability and Characteristics of the Interface", J. Tagami (Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Japan), 10:45 a.m., Room A205
  • "What is Effective Oral Care for Older People?" J. Steele (Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), 10:45 a.m., Room C220
  • "Sliding Contact Fatigue Damage in Ceramic Restorations", Y. Zhang (New York University, USA), 10:45 a.m., Room D129
  • "Caries-preventive Effects of Community Water Fluoridation among Adults", G. Slade (University of Adelaide, SA, Australia), 11:15 a.m., Room D129

Saturday, April 4

  • "Clinical Research from a Manufacturer's Perspective", R. Randall (3M ESPE Dental Products, St. Paul, MN, USA), 8:00 a.m., Room D129
  • "Recent Studies of Tooth Color and Appearance: What are the Conclusions?", D. Nathanson (Boston University, MA, USA), 8:30 a.m., Room D129
  • "Current Aspects of Adhesion", F. Garcia-Godoy (Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA), 10:45 a.m., Room D129
  • "Tailor-made Components for Dental Adhesives", N. Moszner (Ivoclar Vivadent, Schaan, Liechtenstein), 11:15 a.m., Room D129

Symposia

Wednesday, April 1

  • Emerging Issues in Practice-based Research, 9:00 a.m.-Noon, Room D128 (sponsored by the Evidence-based Dentistry Network and the Cariology Research, Dental Materials, Geriatric Oral Research, Education Research and Behavioral, Epidemiologic and HSR Groups)
  • Biological Modeling of Secondary Caries, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Room C123 (sponsored by the Cariology Group, Evidence-based Network, Geriatric Oral Research Group. Network for Practice-based Dentistry, Oral Health Research Group, American Dental Association Foundation, American Dental Association and the National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Co-morbid Conditions Related to Temporomandibular Disorders: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Psychosocial Impact and Management, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Room D131 (sponsored by the Neuroscience Group and the RCD/TMD Consortium)
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Craniofacial Development and Craniosynostosis, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Room D128 (sponsored by the Craniofacial Biology and Mineralized Tissue Groups)

Thursday, April 2

  • Clinical Research Methodology: Adaptive Trials, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room D131 (sponsored by the Pharmacology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Group and the Task Force for Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research) (supported by Colgate-Palmolive)
  • Dental Pulp Degeneration and Regeneration, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room C123 (sponsored by the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group)
  • New Insights into Mechanisms of Pathogenesis of Oral Microbes, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room D128 (sponsor by the Microbiology/Immunology and Periodontal Research Group;s)
  • Building Ethics Models for Global Research, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room D128 (sponsored by the IADR Ethics in Research Committee, Practice-based Research Network and the Geriatric Oral Research, Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research, Oral Health Research and Education Research Groups)
  • A Tribute to a Pioneer in Periodontal Microbiology, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Room C123 (sponsored by the Microbiology/Immunology and Periodontal Research Groups)
  • Novel Concepts on the Functions of Dental and Bone Matrix Proteins, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Room D131 (sponsored by the Craniofacial Biology and Mineralized Tissue Groups)
Friday, April 3
  • New Criteria for the Clinical Evaluation of Dental Restorations, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room D128 (sponsored by the Dental Materials Group)
  • Oral Sensory Function in Aging, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room C123 (sponsored by the Geriatric Oral Research, Behavioral, Epidemiologic and HSR and Prosthodontics Research Groups)
  • Understanding the Human Oral Microbiome, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room D131 (sponsorby the NIDCR and the Microbiology/Immunology and Periodontal Research Groups)
  • Bionanotechnology-enabled Platforms for the Engineering of Craniofacial Tissues, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room C123 (sponsored by the Pulp Biology and Mineralized Tissue Groups)
  • Optical Diagnostics in the Oral Cavity, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room D128 (sponsored by the Diagnostic Sciences, Cariology Research, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and Periodontal Research Groups)

Saturday, April 4

  • Biological Response to Recent Implant Surfaces by New Technologies, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room D131 (sponsored by the Implantology, Mineralized Tissue, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and Prosthodontics Groups and the Korean Academy of Prosthodontics
  • Cataloging the Human Salivary Proteome in Health and Disease, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room D128 (sponsored by the Oral Medicine & Pathology and Salivary Research Groups) (supported by GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Functional Foods - from Science to Oral Health, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room C123 (sponsored by the Nutrition Research Group)
  • Advancing Nutrition & Oral Health Research: New Concepts in Disease-specific Nutrition Outcomes Measures, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room D128 (sponsored by the Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research, Geriatric Oral Research, Periodontal Research, and Nutrition Research Groups)
  • Proteases in Tooth and Orofacial Development, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room C123 (sponsored by the Mineralized Tissue and Craniofacial Biology Groups) (supported by The Forsyth Institute and GlaxoSmithKline)
  • Salivary Gland Regeneration, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room D131 (sponsored by the Salivary Research Group) (supported by the Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Company)
Industry-sponsored Satellite Symposia

Thursday, April 2

  • 1:00-3:00 p.m. "Dentinal Hypersensitivity - New Management Approaches" (sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive), Room D129
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m. "Getting the Best from Fluoride Dentifrices: New Insights on the Importance of Behavior and Design" (sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline), Room C123 Friday, April 3
  • 1:00-3:30 p.m. "Objective Quantitative Methods for Oral Health Research" (sponsored by P&G Professional Oral Health), Room C123
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m. "New Science on the Links between Oral Diseases and Systemic Disorders" (sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide), Room D131

Hands-on Workshops (HOW)

Wednesday, April 1

  • Introduction to the Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Data Resource Center (a joint project of CDC's Division of Oral Health and NIH's National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research), 2:30-4:00 p.m., Room D237 (sponsored by the Behavioral, Epidemiologic & HSR Group)
  • Student Forum on Dental and Craniofacial Research, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Room C220 (sponsored by the NSRG)
Thursday, April 2
  • Deriving Quantitative Data from 3D Images, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room D237 (sponsored by the Craniofacial Biology Group)

Friday, April 3

  • Quality of Abstracts: Getting from Good to Better to Best, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room D237 (sponsored by the Education Research Group, Network for Practice-based Dentistry, Dental Materials Group, and Cariology Research Group)
  • Analysis of Oral Microbiome Sequence Data, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room D237 (sponsored and supported by NIDCR)
  • Publishing Your Manuscript - a JDR Perspective, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room D131 (sponsored by the Journal of Dental Research)
  • NIDCR Essentials in Grant Writing, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Rooms D229-230 (sponsored and supported by NIDCR)

Saturday, April 4

  • IADR Code of Ethics Revision, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Room D237 (sponsored by the IADR Ethics in Research Committee; Network for Practice-based Dentistry, and the Geriatric Oral Research, Behavioral, Epidemiologic and HSR, Oral Health Research, and Education Research Groups)
  • Finding and Managing Knowledge Resources: Strategies that Work!, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room D237 (sponsored by the Education Research and Oral Health Research Groups and the Network for Practice-based Research)

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