More than 1,700 abstracts will be presented at EuroPerio9
A poster presentation at EuroPerio8
The EuroPerio9 organising committee has accepted more than 1,700 abstracts for presentation at the congress, which takes place in Amsterdam from June 20 to 23.
Having received a record number of 1,753 submissions – nine percent more than were submitted for EuroPerio8 (London, 2015) – the committee selected 96 abstracts for oral presentations as part of the EuroPerio9 scientific programme.
While there will be six more oral presentations than at EuroPerio8, there will also be 232 poster discussions – two-and-a-half times as many as the 89 that took place in London three years ago.
Anticipating the large number of submissions, the organising committee took a deliberate decision to offer more slots for this kind of presentation. As a result, many more people will have the opportunity to talk about their research work.
The remaining selected abstracts will be presented as posters.
Assessing the submissions, Søren Jepsen, scientific chair of EuroPerio9, highlighted studies on genetics, the microbiome, the role of artificial intelligence in disease modelling, trends in antibiotic resistance, new diagnostic tools, and minimally invasive therapies.
Additional topics of interest include studies about the links between gum disease and systemic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “Indeed, one of the key messages the EFP wants to stress is the importance of periodontal care for oral health as well as for general well-being,” said Prof Jepsen.
Abstracts were received from 85 different countries. Those from which most abstracts were submitted were: Turkey, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Japan, the UK, and China.
Early-bird registration for EuroPerio9 – which offers discounts of up to 22% on standard fees and 36% on late or on-the-door booking – is still available, but the deadline of March 14 is fast approaching.
“This will be a truly international congress, and we expect more than 10,000 delegates from over 150 countries,” said Michèle Reners, chair of the organising committee.
“The top quality of EuroPerio9 presentations and speakers attracts dental and other health professionals from all over the world, who are interested in the science, management, and prevention of gum disease, and in advances in implant dentistry.”
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