Did you know that osteoporosis can be detected using ordinary dental x-rays? that theres a new way to cure canker sores? ...that scientists are getting closer to creating tissues to augment or replace injured, defective, or diseased body parts?
These are but a few of the thousands of pieces of information which will be presented when the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) holds its 85th General Session & Exhibition, March 21-24, 2007, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. It will also be the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 31st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research.
This year, nearly 3,000 scientific presentations will be made, divided among plenary/oral/poster sessions and symposia/workshops. (For releases on selected topics, please see the white section of this Press Kit.) Estimates are that over 4,500 dental scientists, educators, students, and practicing dentists from around the world will convene, representing the latest thinking in dental research.
In addition to the individual presentations, there will be Distinguished Speaker lectures, symposia, and workshops during the four-day meeting, dealing with special-interest symposium topics ranging from gender effects on temporomandibular disorders, to frail older adults with dementia and failing dentition, to the impact of Hurricane Katrina on oral medicine and pathology in New Orleans. (For a complete listing, please see the green section of this Press Kit.)
Featured during Meeting Week will be the IADR/Unilever Hatton Awards Competition (45 competitors from 22 countries) for student investigators. The presentations, in poster format, will be judged by top-level scientists. Winners will receive cash prizes and plaques.
The Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Reception, from 4:15 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21, will provide an exciting kick-off for the week's act
Contact: Linda Hemphill
International & American Association for Dental Research