With the November 18 deadline for abstract submissions just two weeks away, EuroPerio10 scientific chair David Herrera said that organisers were hoping for many submissions, after the postponement of the meeting from 2021 until June 2022.
For EuroPerio9 in Amsterdam, 1,753 abstract submissions were received, compared to 1,614 for EuroPerio8 in London in 2015. “So, for EuroPerio10 we want to be optimistic and expect 2,000 at least,” Prof Herrera said in a live Perio Talks session on Instagram, in which he explained how submissions will be evaluated.
Once the abstracts have been submitted, their topics will be identified and the abstracts will be sent to reviewers for consideration. This process is blind, so the reviewers are unaware of who has presented the abstract. Reviewers provide a score and abstracts are selected for presentation at EuroPerio10 according to the score.
The score also helps determine, along with the previously expressed preferences of the applicants, what kind of presentation will be given in Copenhagen. There is a limited number of slots for solo presentations, and other abstracts will be presented in oral poster discussion sessions or as a conventional poster.
Applicants should present abstracts of no more than 300 words by the November 18 deadline, and they can choose between research presentations and clinical-report presentations. Abstracts can be submitted on a wide range of topics in periodontology and periodontics, and in dental implants and peri-implant diseases. A full list of acceptable topics and details of the abstract-submission process can be found at the EuroPerio10 section of the EFP website.
Successful applicants will be notified by February 14, 2022, and will have until March 2 to register for EuroPerio10, which takes place at the Bella Center in Copenhagen on June 15-18, 2022.