The final EuroPerio9 scientific programme, which includes details of posters and abstracts presentations, has been published and can be downloaded from the EFP website.
The 332-page programme gives full details of the scientific programme, the poster discussions, abstracts, industry sessions, and exhibition. It also offers plenty of practical information for participants at the congress, which takes place at RAI Amsterdam from June 20 to 23.
There are 42 sessions with 132 speakers in the main programme, along with 30 sponsor sessions and workshops, and more than 300 moderated abstract and poster presentations.
In his introduction to the programme, EFP president Anton Sculean writes: “EuroPerio9 is at the heart of the EFP’s activities and helps to illustrate the leading role the EFP plays at a global level in the prevention and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions. In keeping with this role, it is the duty of the EFP leadership to create a scientific programme that encompasses and adequately addresses all pertinent aspects related to current concepts but also emerging trends in today’s profession.”
He praises the organising committee under the leadership of congress chair Michèle Reners, scientific chair Søren Jepsen, and treasurer Gernot Wimmer for having done “a tremendous job in making sure that the high-quality standards that the EFP represents have not just been maintained but even surpassed in both form and content.”
In addition, Prof Sculean observes that “the EFP is only as strong as its members” and says it is important that EuroPerio9 is used to showcase the activities of the 30 member societies. He urges participants to visit the societies’ stands in the EFP Village area and “experience the full power and diversity that constitutes the international perio family.”
Turning to the EFP’s increasingly global role, the federation’s president highlights the importance of working with “those countries who wish to share in our philosophy and activities” and he mentions the joint session with the Japanese Society of Periodontology (which takes place on June 20) as “a beautiful illustration of this endeavour.”
In her “welcome words” in the programme, congress chair Michèle Reners writes that the organising committee hopes that participants “will appreciate the new session formats, the new technologies that make this event more interactive than ever before, and all the other novelties.”
She says that being chair of the organising committee has been “an enormous privilege, an unforgettable and exciting adventure” and pays tribute to some of the key people involved: “Being surrounded by so many talented people, such as Søren Jepsen, the scientific chair, who prepared a scientific programme very rich and well balanced; with the help of Bruno Loos they achieved a tremendous feat. Gernot Wimmer, as treasurer, sharing his experience of EuroPerio7 in Vienna was just the right person at the right time and in the right place.”
Dr Reners, from Belgium, adds that this is the first EuroPerio congress where the chair has not come from the host country and thanked the Dutch Society of Periodontology and its president Monique Danser for their “great collaboration” and “efficient and trustful support”.
In addition, “very special thanks go to our core professional conference organiser, Mondial Congress & Events and their wonderful team, which was always present, reactive, and creative.”
Finally, the congress chair also highlighted the role of the 26 sponsors of EuroPerio9, saying that “their motivation to participate and to make this event so special was very stimulating for us, too. In the name of all at the EFP I thank them most sincerely.”