On behalf of the EFP, I wish all the members of our 29 national periodontal societies a joyful and restful holiday.
After starting winter with an intense but wonderful XI EFP Workshop on Prevention, I see us approaching that time of the year when we join family and friends for a little less perio and a bit more merry-o...it's CHRISTMAS.
And a very happy 2015, a year which promises great things in periodontology, among them the April publication of very important conclusions and guidelines from that Workshop, the completion of the Delphi Study PERIO EU 2025, and the big one, EuroPerio8.
Thanks, everyone, and have a great year ahead helping to make Periodontology for All.
EuroPerio8 has broken its first record with 1,614 abstract presentations received by the midnight deadline on December 9.
This outstanding statistic smashes the former best total of 1,459, which was set in 2012 for the Vienna EuroPerio7 event.
This good news also gets the final six months of promotion for the world's biggest event in periodontology off to a very promising start. EuroPerio8 begins on June 3, 2015 at the ExCeL Conference Centre, London.
"Only six months to go and the excitement is mounting," said Chairman of the EuroPerio8 Organising Committee, Francis Hughes, who is delighted with the response so far to the event.
"Everywhere I go the enthusiasm for EuroPerio8 is amazing," he continued.
"We have had a record number of abstracts submitted, and it looks like we are on for the biggest and best EuroPerio ever," said the EP8 Chairman.
Whet your appetite for EuroPerio8 by checking the array of top international perio speakers featured in our promo video here.
Entries for the EFP's annual Postgraduate Research Prize must be in by the deadline of January 5, 2015.
This annual prize is open to all postgraduate students of EFP-accredited postgraduate programmes in periodontology. To qualify, your research paper must have been published between January and December, 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology or another English-language international peer reviewed scientific journal. The postgraduate student must be the principal author.
Promotion of postgraduate research is one of the European Federation of Periontology's educational priorities, and this annual prize competition provides a stimulus in the area and a chance to shine for the author of the best research.
Original research articles should be sent by email to EFP European Co-ordinator Mónica Guinea at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 5, 2015.
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