EFP pays tribute to a great scientist Robert Genco
The periodontal world has grieved for the loss of too many periodontal giants in recent years, but there are few whose influence and humanity exceed that of Dr Robert (Bob) Genco, who we were stunned to hear, passed away on 6th March 2019 at the age of 80 years. The reason for our shock was because Bob seemed immortal to us all, a comforting and welcome presence in our lives. He had an internal energy and vitality that belied his years, and it is sadly fitting that Bob passed away early in the morning, at work, and amongst his colleagues and students.
A new year with much activity and expansion for the EFP
The next 12 months will mark a significant chapter in the story of the EFP, as the federation stages its first event outside of Europe and welcomes new members from beyond the shores of the old continent.
EFP president Anton Sculean reflects on a successful 2018 and looks forward to the new year
In a message to members of the 30 EFP-affiliated national societies of periodontology, federation president Anton Sculean looks back on an eventful year and highlights the main attractions of 2019.
EFP World Workshop co-chairs are given special award at AAP conference
The recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) featured a series of awards to EFP officers, including the four co-chairs of the working groups in last year’s crucial World Workshop on the classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
EFP executive-committee meeting prepares to embrace international members
The half-yearly meeting of the EFP’s executive committee, which took place in Cape Sounio, near Athens (Greece) from October 18 to 20, agreed some key measures on the future of the federation which will be presented to its general assembly in March 2019.
Executive committee gathers in Greece to plan next six months
Members of the EFP’s executive committee are meeting in Cape Sounion, near Athens (Greece) from October 18 to 20 to review the federation’s progress and to prepare for the months ahead leading up to the next general assembly in March 2019.
World Smile Day – a chance to focus on perio
Today (Friday, October 5) is World Smile Day, an annual event devoted to smiles and acts of kindness that provides an opportunity to focus on the importance of gum health to people’s smiles.