EFP Delegation at AAP 100th Anniversary
The momentous occasion of the 100th anniversary of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) saw an important EFP delegation invited to the Academy's 2014 Annual Meeting, which ran from September 19 to 22 in the great city of San Francisco.
Promoting the EFP's flagship event, EuroPerio8, which takes place in London from June 3 to 6, 2015, the delegation was headed by the Federation's new president Phoebus Madianos, and President Elect Soren Jepsen. EFP officers joined in discussions with their AAP counterparts, who welcomed and lauded the coming EuroPerio event.
Our photo shows, left to right, Phoebus Madianos, EFP European Co-ordinator Mónica Guinea, AAP Membership Manager Rose Barnstable, and Soren Jepsen.
Transatlantic goodwill between the world's biggest perio organisations was further boosted on Monday, September 22 at the gala dinner of the British Society of Periodontology's (BSP) Autumn Conference when AAP colleague Thomas Van Dyke toasted the continuing health of the US organisation on behalf of the BSP and its new president Iain Chapple. Within minutes of Professor Van Dyke's toast, a video of this was streamed to San Francisco for the enjoyment of AAP members gathered at the Academy's 100th anniversary meeting.