Italian perio society issues call for papers for research prize
The Henry M. Goldman award at the 2016 SIdP congress
The Italian Society of Periodontology and Implantology (SIdP) has issued a call for submissions of papers for its Henry M. Goldman award, which will be awarded at the society’s international congress, which will take place in Rimini from March 16 to 18.
Papers must relate to scientific and clinical research in periodontology and implant therapy; they may cover basic research, laboratory research, or clinical research (clinical trials or innovative surgical techniques).
Papers should be submitted by February 8 for review by the SIdP scientific committee. They should be written in English and comprise an abstract (of no more than 200 words) in both English and Italian and a text of no more than 3,500 words, divided into Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions, and Bibliography. Submitted papers may include a maximum of seven figures and tables.
Papers, which must be original and not previously published or presented in any other congress, should be send in electronic format by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The papers selected by the scientific committee will be presented in Italian or English, during the first day of the Rimini congress. Papers that are not selected may be chosen for presentation as electronic posters in the Research Forum, also on March 16.
Two of the presented works – one for basic or laboratory research and the other for clinical research – will be awarded the Henry M. Goldman Prize and their authors will receive the sum of €2,000.
The Prize will be assigned by a commission of international experts nominated by the SIdP executive council. The commission reserves the right both to withhold the prizes and to award both of them to two papers in the same category.
The Italian perio society has also created an annual award to honour the memory of Professor Giorgio Vogel, a founder and past president of the SIdP, who devoted great attention and enthusiasm to the teaching and clinical training of young students and colleagues. This will be the first occasion on which the prize is awarded. The deadline for submissions is also February 8.
This prize is awarded for the “best clinical case” which should concern periodontal surgery, implant surgery, and/or tissue regeneration and should be presented in accordance with SIdP guidelines. The abstract should be written, in English, using an electronic template – available in the “scholarships and awards” section of the society’s website www.sidp.it – and must contain a description of the clinical case with the diagnosis, treatment goals and description of the procedure, and the results obtained.
A committee of experts comprising a member of the SIdP board, an academic professor of periodontology, and a private practitioner who is an active member of the society will evaluate the presentations. The prize for the best case is a free annual membership of the SIdP and publication of the case on the society’s website. The winner will be announced on March 18 during the congress and the case will then be presented by the winner.
The SIdP has also called for submissions from dentists for the Research Forum and from oral hygienists for the Research Forum-M. Gagidiaco Prize. Again, the deadline for submissions is February 8.
More details about the awards and the rules for submissions can be obtained from the SIdP website.