EuroPerio9 Deadline Day nears – abstract submissions and applications for EFP Research Prize and Perio Talks must be in by November 28
RAI Amsterdam, venue for EuroPerio9, 20-23 June 2018
Tuesday, November 28 is a key date in the EuroPerio9 calendar as it is the deadline for receiving applications related to three different parts of the congress programme.
The triple deadlines are for:
- Submissions of papers for the EFP Research Prize in Periodontology;
- Applications to take part in the “Perio Talks” session;
- Submissions of abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the EuroPerio9 programme.
The prestigious EFP Research Prize in Periodontology (formerly known as the Jaccard Prize) is awarded once every three years at the EuroPerio congress.
This prize is open to all members of EFP-affiliated national societies of periodontology. The research work must not have been previously published or presented at any meeting.
The manuscripts should be prepared according to the principles presented in the Author Guidelines of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP), in which the three best entries will be published.
The winners of the three previous research prizes (lead authors in bold type) were:
EuroPerio8 (London, 2015): Acute phase response following full mouth versus quadrant non-surgical periodontal treatment. A randomized clinical trial, by Filippo Graziani, Silvia Cei, Marco Orlandi, Stefano Gennai, Mario Gabriele, Natalia Filice, Marco Nisi, and Francesco D’Aiuto.
EuroPerio7 (Vienna, 2012): Validation of reported genetic risk factors for periodontitis in a large-scale replication study, by Arne S. Schaefer, Michael Nothnagel, Gesa Richter, Christian Graetz, Yvonne Jockel, Inga Harks, Ingmar Staufenbiehl, Esra Guzeldemir, Mathias Folwaczny, Barbara Noack, Joerg Meyle, Peter Eickholz, Andre Franke, Birte Groessner-Schreiber, Christof Doerfer, Leonardo Trombelli, Chiara Scapoli, Rahime Nohutcu, Søren Jepsen, Bruno G. Loos, and Stefan Schreiber.
EuroPerio6 (Stockholm, 2009): “Lack of adjunctive benefit of Er: YAG Laser in non-surgical periodontal treatment. A randomised split-mouth clinical trial,” by Roberto Rotundo, Michele Nieri, Francesco Cairo, Debora Franceschi, Jana Mervelt, Daniele Bonaccini, Marco Esposito, and Giovanpaolo Pini Prato.
The second deadline to fall on November 28 is that for for applications to participate as a speaker in the innovative Perio Talks: 1st EFP Graduate-Alumni Symposium session, which will take place on the opening day (June 20) of EuroPerio 9 in Amsterdam.
Already well over a dozen applications have been received and organisers are hoping for many many more. Current EFP postgraduates and alumni of the EFP’s accredited postgraduate programmes in periodontology are invited to apply.
The application procedure involves uploading a completed pdf application form together with a video abstract (of no more than three minutes). Full details are available at the Perio Talks section of the EuroPerio9 area of the EFP website.
Inspired by the “TED Talks” format, Perio Talks will address the topic of “Periodontal experience and discoveries worth spreading.”
The session will involve a series of short talks, demonstrations, and performances (of 10 to 12 minutes) about something that has inspired the speakers’ professional careers. This could be a training programme, a research project, a patient case, a conference, a specific technique, or any other outstanding idea that has served as a source of inspiration.
The talks should be “ideas-focused” and cover a wide range of subjects in the field of periodontology, dentistry, and life experience. The aim is “to foster learning, inspiration, and wonder as well as to provoke conversations that matter.”
Talks will be given by single presenters and there will be no panels nor questions-and-answers with the audience. The Perio Talks session will be open to all registered attendees at EuroPerio9.
Finally, November 28 is the deadline for submission of abstracts for consideration by the EuroPerio9 scientific committee.
Extra space has been created in the programme to accommodate more abstract presentations than at any previous EuroPerio congress.
Abstracts of scientific presentations (both basic and clinical research) and clinical presentations (such as case studies and innovative surgical or therapeutic approaches) must be written in English and should be based on previously unpublished data
Applicants can indicate whether they prefer an oral presentation or poster presentation – although the final decision about this will be taken by the EuroPerio9 scientific committee.
Abstracts, which must be written in English, will be approved according to their scientific or clinical merit.
Full guidelines on abstract submissions, and a list of approved topics, are available at the Abstracts section of the EuroPerio9 website.