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The Leading Scientific Organization for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research is Celebrating its Centennial in Washington, D.C., March 18-21, 2020

Alexandria, VA, March 4, 2020 — Leading scientists will convene this March for the 98th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). In celebration of IADR’s Centennial, the meeting will honor the historic advancements and scientific discoveries that provide the foundation for tomorrow’s science and highlight the accomplishments of the greatest contributors to dental, oral and craniofacial research worldwide. More than 4,000 global attendees are expected.

The meeting features many lectures, symposia, workshops and keynote addresses on topics impacting today’s patient care. The Distinguished Lecture Series includes: 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

  • The Human Genome Project Was Just the Beginning: Research Opportunities at ‘The Forefront of Genomics’.  Eric Green, National Institutes of Health, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute

Friday, March 20, 2020

  • Cancer Control in the 21st Century. Otis W. Brawley, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology

Saturday, March 21, 2020

  • Sex and Gender Influences Across the Biomedical and Dental Research Continuum: A Value-Added Proposition. Janine Austin Clayton, National Institutes of Health, Professor, Microbiology-Infectiology and Immunology, Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.

IADR Centennial Plenary Sessions

To commemorate the Centennial, the meeting will include special IADR Centennial Plenary Sessions featuring prominent researchers speaking on topics that will impact the future of dental, oral and craniofacial research:

  • Artificial Intelligence in Research
    •  Featuring John E. Laird, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

  • Genetic Insights Into Diagnostics and Therapeutics in the 21st Century
    • Featuring Jeff Murray, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

  • Global Health Care Models and Public Policy – Closing the Inequality Gaps
    • A panel discussion with Bella Monse, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Bonn, Germany, Lorna Macpherson, University of Glasgow, Scotland and Rita Villena, San Martin de Porres University, Lima, Peru, 

Many of the presentations will feature a Centennial theme, including, but not limited to:

  • 100 Years of Salivary Research
  • Evolving Therapies to Maintain Vital Dentin-pulp Complex: 100-years of Innovation
  • A Century of Craniofacial Growth Research
  • 100: A Century of Understanding Cariogenic Biofilms and Their Clinical Management
  • A Century of Prevention: Where are we Going Next?

March 18-21, 2020
Walter E. Convention Center
901 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Media interested in attending should email IADR to request press credentials and to request interviews with speakers and IADR leadership.

About the International Association for Dental Research

The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 10,000 individual members worldwide, dedicated to driving dental, oral and craniofacial research for health and well-being worldwide. To learn more, visit #IADR100

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