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Perio-Cardio Workshop 2019
The Perio and Cardio Workshop, which will explore the links between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease and draw up a series of recommendations, will take place in Madrid, Spain, on 18 and 19 February 2019.
The workshop is organised jointly by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the World Heart Federation (WHF) in partnership with Dentaid.
More than 20 experts from the two organisations will review scientific papers and produce consensus reports, building on the groundbreaking work of the EFP’s IX European Workshop on Periodontology, held in 2012, which explored the links between periodontitis and systemic conditions including cardiovascular diseases. This knowledge will be updated in order to create specific recommendations for medical and oral-health practitioners.
Participants in the Perio & Cardio Workshop will consider four areas:
- The epidemiological evidence of the links between periodontitis and cardiovascular diseases;
- The biological mechanisms of the increased risk of developing atherosclerosis lesions in patients with periodontitis;
- The effect of intervention trials on atherosclerosis risk parameters;
- The potential cardiovascular risks of oral interventions.
Mariano Sanz (EFP)
José Ramón Gonzålez Juanatey (WHF)
Søren Jepsen (EFP)
Francisco Fernández-Avilés (WHF)
Working group 1, chaired by Mariano Sanz (EFP) and José Ramón Gonzålez Juanatey (WHF), will cover epidemiology and mechanisms;
Working group 2, chaired by Søren Jepsen (EFP) and Francisco Fernández-Avilés (WHF), will evaluate treatment and complications.).
The conclusions and recommendations of the Perio & Cardio Workshop will be published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the official EFP journal which has an impact factor of 4.046.
An outreach project, also sponsored by Dentaid, will then be developed to disseminate the content of this workshop among various stakeholders and target groups (oral-healthcare professionals, physicians, pharmacists, researchers, media, patients, and the public).