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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES SPEAKERS

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2018

Jens Juul Holst

University of Copenhagen
Professor of Medical Physiology
Deputy Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Copenhagen, Denmark
“The Gut – Its Role in the Development of Obesity and Diabetes”


SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018

Peter S. Ungar

University of Arkansas
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
Director, Environmental Dynamics Program
Fayetteville, Ark., USA
“Evolution’s Bite: Using Teeth to Reconstruct Diets of Human Ancestors”

Cariology Research
Keynote Address: Mechanical Plaque Control – We Know Everything, Don’t We?
Nadine Schlueter (University Hospital of Freiburg, Germany)

 

Craniofacial Biology
Keynote Address: Genomic and Phenotypic Studies in Orofacial Cleft Families
Mary Marazita (University of Pittsburgh, Penn., USA)

 

Dental Materials
Keynote Address: Zirconia–Differentiation, Limitation and Opportunities
Martin Rosentritt (University of Regensburg, Germany)

Keynote Address: Click Polymerizations as a Potential Candidate for Dental Restorative Materials
Christopher Bowman (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)

Keynote Address: Direct Metal Laser Sintering Implants: From Research to Clinical Applications
Francesco Mangano (BMC Oral Health, United Kingdom)

Keynote Address: Adhesion to Glass Ceramics and Zirconia: A Closer Look at the Evidence
Nathaniel Lawson (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)

Keynote Address: Surface Modification of Implant Surfaces to Control Tissue Interaction
John Ricci (New York University, USA)

Keynote Address: Dentin Regenerated: Biomaterials and Clinical Implications
Jeremy Mao (Columbia University, New York, USA)

Keynote Address: Where Does Optical Coherence Tomography Sit Alongside Pointy Sticks and Other Oral Measurement Tools?
Pete Tomlins (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)

Keynote Address: Color Research: The State of the Art
Rade Paravina (University of Texas at Houston, USA)

Keynote Address: Restorative Treatment of the Severe Toothwear Patient: High Failure Due to High Risk?
Bas Loomans (Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands)

 

Geriatric Oral Health
Keynote Address: Disparities in Oral Health and Dental Care Utilization Among Older Adults in the U.S.
Bei Wu (New York University, New York, USA)

 

Implantology Research
Keynote Address: Microbiology of Peri-Impantitis – Current Status
Georgios Belibasakis (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)

Keynote Address: Experimental Studies in Guided Bone Regeneration
Nikolaos Donos (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)

 

Mineralized Tissue
Keynote Address: A Debate in Oral Pathophysiology: Would Osteoblasts be Different in Jaws and Long Bones
Ariane Berdal (University of Paris, France)


Neuroscience
Keynote Address: Moving From Deafferentation to Bespoke Sodium Channel Blockers: A Journey Through Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment and Research
Joanna Zakrzewska (Eastman Dental Hospital UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom)

 

Nutrition Research
Keynote Address: Sensorimotor Function of Human Oral Mechanoreceptors
Mats Trulsson (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)

 

Pediatric Oral Health Research
Keynote Address: Molar Hypomineralisation Research: Past, Present, Future
Michael Hubbard (University of Melbourne, Australia)

 

Periodontal Research
Keynote Address: Periodontitis Epidemiology: Lessons Learned and Unlearned
Panos N. Papapanou (Columbia University, New York, USA)

Keynote Address: Oral-Gut Connection is a New Paradigm of Periodontal Medicine
Kazuhisa Yamazaki (Niigata University, Japan)


Pulp Biology & Regeneration Research
Keynote Address: Bioinformatics Approach to Optimise DPSCs Osteo/odontoblastic Differentiation
Ikhlas El Karim (Queen's University of Belfast, Ireland)

Keynote Address: Dental Pulp Stem Cells in Repair and Regeneration: Do They Make the Difference?
Petra Hilkens (Hasselt University, Belgium)

 

Salivary Research
Keynote Address: Disease Induced Changes in Salivary Gland Function and the Composition of Saliva
Gordon Proctor (King's College London, United Kingdom)


  

3D Printing Strategies for the Regeneration of Craniofacial Tissues
Organizer(s): Paulo Coelho (New York University, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Dental Materials, Stem Cell Biology Research

Anaesthesia in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Orofacial Pain
Organizer(s): Charlotte Currie (Newcastle University, UK), Justin Durham (Newcastle University, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Dental Anesthesiology Research, International Network for Orofacial Pain and Related Disorders Methodology, Neuroscience

Bioactive Glasses with a Focus on Dental Composites
Organizer(s): Robert Hill (Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Dental Materials, Implantology Research

Biodental Engineering – Towards Real Tissue Synthesis In vitro
Organizer(s): Takuya Matsumoto (Okayama University, Japan); Hiroshi Egusa (Tohoku University, Sendai-city, Japan)  
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Prosthodontics Research, Implantology Research

Biomolecules as Bioactive Components of Dental Materials and Implants
Organizer(s): Conrado Aparicio (University of Minnesota, Minneaepolis, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Dental Materials, Implantology Research

Birth Cohort Studies of Oral Health: Findings and Methodological Considerations.
Organizer(s): Karen Peres (Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, Adelaide Dental School, Australia)  
Sponsoring Group/Network(s): Nutrition Research
Supported by: The Borrow Foundation

Bone Mechanical Stimulation and its Therapeutic Applications
Organizer(s): Cristina Teixeira (New York University, NY, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Orthodontics Research, Mineralized Tissue, Implantology Research, Periodontal Research, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Health Research

Can the Present Glass-Ionomers Be Considered As Alternatives to Amalgam?
Organizer(s): Sharanbir Sidhu (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Dental Materials Research, Cariology Research, Evidence-based Dentistry Network

Caries Management in Minimally Invasive Way: Biological Aspects
Organizer(s): Tamara Peric (University of Belgrade, Serbia); Ivana Miletic (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s): Cariology Research, Women in Science Network

Cariology for the Future: Inspiration from William H Bowen
Organizer(s): Brian O'Connell (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Cariology Research, Salivary Research, Microbiology/Immunology

Changes in Dental Epidemiology – Challenges for the Profession
Organizer(s): Falk Schwendicke (Charite University, Berlin, Germany)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Cariology Research
Supported by: DMG, Hamburg

Dental Education Outreach: From the Bench to the Community
Organizer(s): Richard Cannon (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Education Research

Dental Mineralization Disorders: Bench to Bedside
Organizer(s): Catherine Chaussain (Unversity of Paris, Montrouge, France); Brian Foster (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Mineralized Tissue, Periodontology Research, Craniofacial Biology

Determining the Level of Unacceptable Dental Fluorosis for Populations Globally
Organizer(s): Margaret Woodward (The Borrow Foundation, Hampshire, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Cariology Research
Supported by: The Borrow Foundation

Diet, the Oral Microbiome and the Environment: Keys to Tooth Decay
Organizer(s): Riva Touger-Decker (Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark, NJ, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Nutrition Research, Pediatric Oral Health Research

E-Health: Research Initiatives in the Delivery of Oral Health Care
Organizer(s): Nicolas Giraudeau (University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France); Elham Emami (Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  e-Oral Health Network, Canadian Association for Dental Research

Electronic Data Capture and Management for Clinic and Research
Organizer(s): Dominik Ettlin (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Neuroscience, International Network for Orofacial Pain and Related Disorders Methodology, Clinical and Translational Science Network Group, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Health Research

Endodontic Infections and Systemic Health, Is There a Link?
Organizer(s): Ikhlas El Karim (Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland); Fionnuala Lundy (Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland); Hal Duncan (Dublin Dental Hospital, Ireland)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Pulp Biology & Regeneration Research, Oral Health Research, Other, Irish Division of IADR

Environmental and Antibiotic Stress on Oral Bacteria: A Target for New Therapies
Organizer(s): Roger Junges (University of Oslo, Norway)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Microbiology/Immunology, Cariology Research, Clinical and Translational Science Network

Evidence-based Periodontal Treatment: Interpreting Results of RCTs and SRs
Organizer(s): Magda Feres (Universidade Guarulhos, Centro, Brazil); Anne-Marie Glenny (Cochrane Oral Health Group, Manchester, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Periodontology Research, Evidence-based Dentistry Network

Evolving Trends in Head and Neck Cancer Immunotherapy
Organizer(s): Simon Young (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA); Rabie Shanti (University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA); Ahn Le (University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Microbiology/Immunology, Oral Medicine & Pathology

Exploring Interface Biology in Dental Research-Organotypic Culture Applications
Organizer(s): Binnaz Leblebicioglu (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Implantology Research, Periodontology Research

Extracellular Vesicles of Neural Crest-Derived Stem Cells as a Novel Approach to Stimulate Alveolar Bone Regeneration through Regulation of Osteogenesis and Angiogenesis
Organizer(s): Wolf-Dieter Grimm (Witten/Herdecke University, Witten, Germany)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Periodontology Research

FiCTION: Filling Children’s Teeth: Indicated Or Not?- Trial Results & Discussion
Organizer(s): Anne Maguire (Newcastle University, UK); Jan Clarkson (Dundee Dental Education Centre, Scotland)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Evidence-based Dentistry Network, Clinical and Translational Science Network
Supported by: National Institute of Healthcare Research-Health Technology Assessment Programme

From Basic to Contemporary Methods and Techniques in Orthodontics
Organizer(s): Dror Aizenbud (Ramban Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel); Sylvia Frazier-Bowers (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Craniofacial Biology Research, Orthodontics Research, Pediatric Oral Health Research

Functional Aspects of Natural and Artificial Load-transmitting Interfaces
Organizer(s): Sunita Ho (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Dental Materials Research, Dental Materials Group, Dental Materials Research
Supported by: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Funding for Biomedical Research: Global Perspectives and Future Prospects
Organizer(s): Rena D'Souza (University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network, International Network for Orofacial Pain and Related Disorders Methodology, Student Training and Research (STAR) Network

Fungal-Bacterial Interplay: Impact on Pathogenesis and Virulence
Organizer(s): Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou (University of Connecticut, Framington, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Microbiology/Immunology, Oral Medicine & Pathology

Gender Bias in Scholarly Activities: An Evidence-based Approach
Organizer(s): Effie Ioannidou (University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA); Flavia Teles (University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Women in Science Network, Microbiology/Immunology, Implantology Research

Gene Discoveries in Craniofacial Anomalies and Oral Inflammatory Conditions
Organizer(s): Ariadne Letra (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Cariology Research, Craniofacial Biology, Pulp Biology & Regeneration Research, Women in Science Network

Genes, Environment and Epigenetics: Putting the Puzzle Together
Organizer(s): Mihiri Silva (University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Cariology Research, Pediatric Oral Health Research

Harassment in Science: Steps to No-tolerance
Organizer(s): Effie Ioannidou (University of Connecticut, Farmington, USA); Ariadne Letra (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Women in Science Network, Periodontology Research

Héctor Lanfranchi; Celebrating His Oral Cancer Campaign in Latin America
Organizer(s): Saman Warnakulasuriya (King's College London, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  e-Oral Health Network, Oral Medicine & Pathology
Supported by: Henry Schein Cares Foundation

Host-Microbial Interactions at the Oral Mucosal Barrier
Organizer(s): Niki Moutsopoulos (National Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bestheda, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Microbiology/Immunology, Periodontology Research

How Host-biomaterial and Microbial Interactions Guide Biomaterials Development
Organizer(s): Yoav Finer (University of Toronto, Canada)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Dental Materials

IADR Presidential Symposium: Caries in an Aging Society
Organizer(s): Angus Walls (Edinburgh Dental Institute, Scotland)
Sponsoring Group/Network: International Association for Dental Research

Identification and Treatment Of Oral Malodor MicroBiome
Organizer(s): Sushma Nachnani (University Health Resources, Inc., Culver City, California, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Oral Health Research
Supported by: Takasago International Corporation

Implementation Research in Dentistry: Can Psychological Theory be a Useful Tool?
Organizer(s): Sarah Baker (University of Sheffield, UK); Koula Asimakopoulou (King's College London, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research, Evidence-based Dentistry Network, Women in Science Network, Clinical and Translational Science Network

Indigenous Child Oral Health Inequalities; Results from International Trials
Organizer(s): Lisa Jamieson (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research, Pediatric Oral Health Research, Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network

Influence Of Mastication On Memory/Cognition During Development and Aging
Organizer(s): Maria Piancino (University of Turin, Torino, Italy)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Nutrition Research, Geriatric Oral Research, Prosthodontics Group, Craniofacial Biology

Innate Immune Cell Heterogeneity in Health and Disease
Organizer(s): Marcelo Freire (J Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, USA); Thomas Van Dyke (The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Clinical and Translational Science Network, Periodontology Research, Microbiology/Immunology

Innovative Clinical Trial Design With an Interdisciplinary Patient-centric Focus
Organizer(s): Sue Pavitt (University of Leeds, UK) Francesco D'Aiuto (UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Periodontology Research, Oral Health Research Group, Evidence-based Dentistry Network, Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research
Supported by: GlaxoSmithKlein

Innovative Community Based Participatory Children’s Oral Health Research
Organizer(s): Francisco Ramos-Gomez (University of California Los Angeles, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Pediatric Oral Health Research, Cariology Research, Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network

International Perspectives on Socially Inclusive Dentistry: A Call to Action
Organizer(s): Vanessa Muirhead (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Janine Doughty (Eastman Dental Institute, London, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network

Interventions for Erosive Toothwear
Organizer(s): Nigel Pitts (Kings College London, United Kingdom), David Bartlett (Kings College London, United Kingdom)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Cariology Research, Prosthodontics Research
Supported by: Erosive ToothWear Foundation

Inverting the Pyramid: Designing an Integrated Workforce for Disease Prevention.
Organizer(s): Lone Schou (National University of Singapore), Manu Mathur (Public Health Foundation of India, Jaipur, India)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network, Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research, Education Research
Supported by: Dentsply Sirona

Is There a Local Regulation of Pulp Inflammation?
Organizer(s): Imad About (Aix-Marseille University,  Marseille, France); Fionnuala Lundy (Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Pulp Biology & Regeneration Research

Jimmy Steele: His Impact in Epidemiology on Oral Health Care Policy and Delivering Dental Care
Organizer(s): J. Mark Thomason (University of Newcastlef, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research, Geriatric Oral Research, Nutrition Research
Supported by: Newcastle University

Leveraging the NCD Alliance for Prioritising Global Oral Health Research
Organizer(s): Manu Mathur (Public Health Foundation of India, Jaipur, India); Peter Mossey (Dundee Dental Education Centre, Scotland); David Williams (Bart's and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network, Nutrition Research
Supported by: FDI, WHO Collaborating Centre

Malocclusion and Orthodontic Treatment Affect Quality Of Life – Facts Or Myths?
Organizer(s): Guy Willems (Katholieke Univesiteit, Leuven, Belgium)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Orthodontics Research

Mastication and Deglutition of Geriatric Patients: Mechanisms and Practice
Organizer(s): Ming-Lun Hsu (National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Geriatric Oral Research, Neuroscience

Medication-induced Xerostomia – An Increasing Problem?
Organizer(s): Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  NOF Scandinavian Division of IADR
Supported by: Unilever Denmark

Microbial Dysbiosis and Cancer, Caries, Periodontitis and Peri-implantitis
Organizer(s): Purnima Kumar (Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Microbiology / Immunology, Periodontology Research

Moving Ahead With Causal Inference–Exploring Application in Dental Research
Organizer(s): Richard Watt (University College London, London, UK), Jun Aida (Tohoku University, Sandai, Japan)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network, Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research, Geriatric Oral Research

Optimizing Care and Managing Complications
Organizer(s): James Taylor (Academy of Osseointegration, Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Implantology Research
Supported by: Academy of Osseointegration

Oral Health Disparities: Focus on Modifiable Social Determinants
Organizer(s): Tamanna Tiwari (University of Colorado, Aurora, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Pediatric Oral Health Research, Women in Science Network

Oral Microbiome (DNA/RNA) Sequencing Data Analysis
Organizer(s): Di Wu (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA), Dongmei Deng (Academic Center for Dentistry, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Cariology Research, Craniofacial Biology, Microbiology/Immunology, Pediatric Oral Health Research, Periodontal Research, Salivary Research

Oro-facial Impairment in Stroke Patients
Organizer(s): Martin Schimmel (University of Bern, Switzerland)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Neuroscience, International Network for Orofacial Pain and Related Disorders Methodology, Geriatric Oral Research

Periodontal Regeneration Using Biologically Active Factors.
Organizer(s): Songling Wang (Capital Medical University, Beijing, China)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Periodontology Research, Stem Cell Biology, Clinical and Translational Science Network

Precision Oral Oncology: a Head and Neck Cancer Perspective.
Organizer(s): Raj Nair (Griffith University, Australia)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Oral Medicine & Pathology Research

Pulp Regeneration Key Issues: Scaffolds, Vascularization and What’s Next?
Organizer(s): Marco Bottino (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA); George Huang (University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Pulp Biology & Regeneration Research, Dental Materials Research, Stem Cell Biology

Quality in Dentistry: How Do We Define, Measure and Improve?
Organizer(s): Martin Tickle (University of Manchester, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Network for Practice -based Research, Evidence-based Dentistry Network, Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research

Research Potential of Electronic Dental Records
Organizer(s): Heiko Spallek (The University of Sydney, Westmead, Australia)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Education Research, Clinical and Translational Science Network, Cariology Research

Role of Dental Professionals in Reducing Sugar Intake
Organizer(s): Mohd Masood (La Trobe University, Bendigo, Australia)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Nutrition Research, Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research, Cariology Research

Role of Kinases in Etiology and Treatment of Orofacial Pain
Organizer(s): Ashok Kulkarni (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, Md., USA); Man-Kyo Chung (University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Neuroscience, Dental Anesthesiology Research Scientific Group, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, International Network for Orofacial Pain and Related Disorders Methodology, Physiology/Therapeutics/Toxicology Scientific Group

Root Canal Irrigation and Medicaments for Pulp Regenerative Therapy
Organizer(s): Ashraf Fouad (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA); Misako Nakashima (National Center for Geriatorics and Gerontology, Aichi, Japan)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Pulp Biology & Regeneration Research

Saliva Extracellular RNA: New Horizon in Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research
Organizer(s): David Wong (University of California, Los Angeles, USA); Roger Alexander (Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute, Seattle, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s): Salivary Research, Diagnostic Sciences
Supported by: Extracellular RNA Communication Consortium

Salivary Stones: Current Views and Innovative Approaches forTtreatment
Organizer(s): Hendrik Brand (Academic Center for Dentistry, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Salivary Research, Oral Medicine & Pathology

Shaping the Future of Dental Education: A Joint ADEE-ADEA Collaboration
Organizer(s): Barry Quinn (King's College London, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Education Research, Nutrition Research
Supported by: American Dental Education Association and Association of Dental Education in Europe

Sjögren’s Syndrome: Thinking Outside of the Box
Organizer(s): Seunghee Cha (University of Florida, Gainsville, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Salivary Research

State of the Art of CAD/CAM Removable Dental Prostheses
Organizer(s): Joke Duyck (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Prosthodontics Research, Geriatric Oral Research

Stem Cells in and Around the Tooth: What’s Capable and What’s Mission Impossible
Organizer(s): Jeremy Mao (Columbia University, New York, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Stem Cell Biology Research, Craniofacial Biology, Pulp Biology & Regeneration Research

Sticking Together: A Tale of Two Oral Microbiologists
Organizer(s): Patricia Diaz (University of Connecticut, Framington, USA); Angela Nobbs (University of Bristol, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Microbiology / Immunology, Periodontology Research, Women in Science Network

The Drugs Won't Work: What's the Future for Antibiotics in Dentistry?
Organizer(s): Jan Clarkson (Dundee Dental Education Centre, Scotland); Wendy Thompson (University of Leeds, Leeds, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Pharmacology /Therapeutics/Toxicology, Evidence-based Dentistry Network

The Role of Nano-Hydroxyapatite Technologies in Dentistry
Organizer(s): Bennett Amaechi (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Cariology Research, Dental Material, Evidence-based Dentistry Network, Mineralized Tissue, Oral Health Research, Periodontal Research
Supported by: SANGI Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan

Tooth Pain: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms
Organizer(s): Seog Bae Oh (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Neuroscience

Translating Research Evidence into Policy for Better Oral Health
Organizer(s): Brian O'Connell (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Pediatric Oral Health Research, Geriatric Oral Research, Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network

Translating the Science of SDF into Clinical Practice
Organizer(s): Yasmi Crystal (New York University, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Pediatric Oral Health Research, Cariology Research, Clinical and Translational Science Network

Trigeminal Neuralgia, Neuropathy and Autonomic Cephalalgia
Organizer(s): Maria Pigg (Malmö University, Sweden), Justin Durham (Newcastle University, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Neuroscience, International Network for Orofacial Pain and Related Disorders Methodology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Understanding and Modelling the Microbiome and its Clinical Applications
Organizer(s): Mike Curtis (King's College London, UK), David Moyes (King's College London, UK), Stephen Challacombe (King's College London, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Oral Medicine & Pathology Research, Microbiology/Immunology
Supported by: Oral Microbiology and Immunology Group UK

Universal Oral Health Coverage: Giving Shape to a Concept
Organizer(s): Habib Benzian (New York University, USA); Manu Mathur (Public Health Foundation of India, Jaipur)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network, Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research

Vital Pulp Therapy in the Age of Tricalcium Silicates
Organizer(s): Imad About (Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France); Ashraf Fouad (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Pulp Biology & Regeneration Research
Supported by: Septodont

Will Saliva Translate to a Real Diagnostic Tool?
Organizer(s): Lynne Bingle (University of Sheffield, UK)
Sponsoring Group/Network(s):  Oral Medicine & Pathology Research
Supported by: British Oral Medicine and Pathology