To mark Professor Iain Chapple’s retirement and acknowledge his achievements, the University of Birmingham is hosting a symposium on “Current controversies in periodontology”, on Saturday 1 July 2023. The symposium is open to all and will take place at the Bramall building, located on the Edgbaston Campus. Iain Chapple is professor of periodontology and consultant in restorative dentistry and head of research at the Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK.
The symposium programme starts at 09:00 and will feature lectures by leading international experts on topics such as:
- The new cool - Controlling gingival inflammation
- Perio causes everything - The perio-systemic link
- 30 years of clinical research at Birmingham
- Herodontics - Saving hopeless teeth
Hands-on courses will also take place on Friday 30 June at Birmingham Dental Hospital. They will concentrate on:
- Surgical focus: Periodontal regeneration and soft tissues management, with Anton Sculean
- Non-surgical focus: “Debride smarter, not harder,” with Varkha Rattu and Siobhan Kelleher.
Prof. Chapple is an active member of the EFP. He was treasurer (2007-2013), co-organiser of Perio Workshops, chair of the scientific advisory committee, editor of the JCP Digest (2014-2016) and secretary-general (2016-2019).
Iain is the former Scientific Editor of the British Dental Journal, former Associate Editor of Journal of Periodontal Research and the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, and current Associate Editor of Periodontology 2000. He has written 14 textbooks and 40 book chapters, and has published over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts in international scientific journals.
In addition, he was president of the British Society of Periodontology (2014-2015). Chapple was awarded the Charles Tomes medal of The Royal College of Surgeons (2011); IADR Distinguished Scientist in Periodontal Research (2018); AAP Special Citation Award (2018); EFP’s Eminence Award (2022). Iain was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2022 for services to oral and dental health. He leads Birmingham’s Periodontal Research Group, a regional periodontal service and national service for adults with Epidermolysis Bullosa.
Iain Chapple commented: “This was a wonderful surprise, and I am so incredibly grateful to Moritz Kebschull, Thomas Dietrich, and Nicola West for organising such a special symposium. It is really about periodontology and what it stands for: biological science, clinical excellence, and fantastic camaraderie; when these three are on offer, as they are with such an amazing set of speakers, then the community turn up in great numbers and have a wonderful time. This event will be something I will remember very fondly for the rest of my life, and I am so grateful for people registering for the event, especially those friends and colleagues from countries around the world. Birmingham is a great university with a great history, and this will be very special.”
Professor Moritz Kebschull, symposium coordinator and EFP president-elect said: “Iain has contributed generously to the EFP and immensely to periodontology. It is fitting that we acknowledge his contribution to our profession and accompany him at this milestone. I hope many EFP members will be in Birmingham to join the symposium and to celebrate this occasion with Iain. We already have a very significant number of bookings, with large numbers of prominent people from the perio world in attendance – therefore, this is a networking and learning event not to be missed!”
The symposium will end with a reception and gala dinner at the University of Birmingham’s Great Hall.
Last bookings will be taken on 28 June 2023.