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Brussels, May 23: Scientific Conference epiXchange2018

Seven large EU-funded projects have joined forces – epiXchange 2018 brings together Europe’s best brains to pave the way for future epilepsy research.

Brussels, May 23: Scientific Conference epiXchange2018

Scientific Conference epiXchange 2018, May 23, 2018, Brussels

Around 50 million people worldwide suffer from epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases. To decrease this figure and pave the way for future ground-breaking epilepsy research, seven large EU-funded projects have joined forces. epiXchange 2018 is a unique global community building event, designed to gather a critical mass of epilepsy researchers to exchange about latest progress in research aiming to improve the way epilepsy is diagnosed and treated and thereby increase the quality of life of affected people. Six of these projects were funded through the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) which provided total funding of EUR 52 million.

Despite a great progress in the management of epilepsy, 30-40% of epilepsy patients are refractory to all available medications.
Moreover, about 50% of children with epilepsy suffer from epilepsy-related co-morbidities, including developmental delay, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder. Diagnostics is another issue.
„Diagnosis of epilepsy is really difficult,“ explained Prof. David Henshall, coordinator of the epiXchange 2018 co-organising EpimiRNA project. „Seizures are the main clinical symptom for the disease but it is very rare that a doctor will witness the patient having a seizure.“

New innovative solutions to diagnose and treat epilepsy

As published in HORIZON – The EU Research & Innovation Magazine on February 12, one of the major results from the epiXchange projects is the development of biomarkers for epilepsy diagnosis. Identifying biomarkers and changes to brain structures may ultimately lead to new treatments.
„Combining biomarkers is key,“ said Prof. Merab Kokaia, coordinator of the co-organising EPITARGET project. „It could make treatment more personalised in the years to come. Another interesting result as published in HORIZON on April 6 is the fact that delaying epilepsy onset through preventive medication in children with related disorders could reduce the impact on development of epilepsy and other related symptoms.
„If you have a brain malformation… there is nothing you can do to revers it. But… if you can prevent epilepsy from aggravating the situation you can improve the clinical status of these patients“, said Renzo Guerrini, coordinator of the co-organising DESIRE project.
Efforts have been made to pin down the genetics behind the disorders. Blood samples of babies at four key moments – at birth, when the EEG first begins to pick up problems, when seizures begin and at two years of age may help us to develop new drugs.
„We have a very, very unique situation. For the first time we have access to the molecular story before epilepsy“, said Prof. Sergiusz Jozwiak, coordinator of the co-organising EPISTOP project.

These findings and many others will be showcased at epiXchange. To boost the impact of the event, the epiXchange partners are preparing a white paper, presenting the current state of the art in epilepsy research, major bottlenecks and recommendations to shape the way for further research breakthroughs, to move forward to new ways of treatment and to bring research results closer to clinical application.

Five major areas

The epiXchange 2018 scientific conference focuses on five major themes in epilepsy research:

Genetics:
Development of novel treatment strategies based on optogenetics, gene and stem cell therapies.

Therapeutics:
Development of effective epileptogenic therapeutics, many of which face different kinds of bottlenecks e.g. regulatory hurdles.

Biomarkers:
Identification of new biomarkers in blood, peripheral organs, brain tissue, electrophysical data, behavioural data and imaging data, in order to develop novel preventive strategies in at-risk patients.

Biobanks and databases:
Integration of Biobanks and databases into clinical care to facilitate preclinical research. A collaborative approach as foundation for the future of epilepsy research and other disease model biobanks.

Co-morbidities:
Exploration of the mechanisms underlying bi-directional relations between epilepsy and neurological co-morbidities to reduce the high burden of co-morbidities in epilepsy.

epiXchange 2018 is is a dissemination activity of the FP7 funded projects DESIRE, EpimiRNA, EpiTarget and EPISTOP and is open for scientists, EC representatives, industries and other stakeholders from the epilepsy community as well as the press.

epiXchange 2018 key data
Organisers: DESIRE, EpimiRNA, EPISTOP and EpiTarget; Scientific contributions by EpiCare, EpiPGX and Epixchange
Venue: THE EGG, Brussels, www.theeggbrussels.com
Date: May 23, 2018
Homepage: www.epiXchange2018.eu
Twitter: www.twitter.com/epiXchange
Facebook: www.facebook.com/epiXchange2018/

Seven large EC-funded projects on epilepsy co-organise this conference to disseminate project results and discuss the future of epilepsy research in the EU and worldwide.

Six of these projects were funded through the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) which provided total funding of EUR 52 million.

Four of the projects (DESIRE, EpimiRNA, EPISTOP and EpiTarget), still ongoing FP7 collaborative research projects, are co-financing the event. Scientific contributions are provided by partners from EpiCare, an ongoing reference network project, as well as EpiPGX (FP7 collaborative research project) and Epixchange (FP7 MSCA ITN project), which are now finished.

Contact
ARTTIC S.A.S
Sebastian Vinzenz Gfäller
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80333 München
Phone: +49-89 248 83 03 -36
E-Mail: gfaeller@arttic.eu
Url: http://www.arttic.eu

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Osteology Researcher Grants – apply now!

1st call for grant applications 2015

Osteology Researcher Grants - apply now!

Funding for research: Osteology Researcher Grants

The Osteology Foundation calls for the first grant application cycle in 2015 – don’t miss the chance to apply for funding, and send your application now!

The Osteology Foundation offers besides its established Advanced Researcher Grants a special grant program for young researchers: the Osteology Young Researcher Grants, which support researchers in realizing their own research project and fuelling their research career.

The Osteology Young Researcher Grants program (new since 2014) is addressed to all clinicians and researchers (primary investigators) currently undergoing post-graduate education or within three years thereafter. The grants are limited to 30″000 Swiss Francs with a maximum project duration of one year. The new Young Researcher Program is dedicated to projects with sound hypothesis, and aims that show thinking out of the box.

The Osteology Advanced Researcher Grants program is addressed to clinicians and researchers at universities and in private practice (having an university affiliation) conducting research in the field of dental tissue regeneration. It is dedicated to projects with hypothesis and aims focusing on clinical relevance bolstered with preliminary work within a research group setting. In general, grants are limited to 100″000 Swiss francs with a maximum project duration of two years.
If you have an interesting research project fitting to one of the Osteology Foundation grants programmes you are invited to submit your application before June 15, 2015.

Detailed information as well as the application guidelines for the research and education grants are available from the
Osteology Website (http://www.osteology.org/grants/researcher-grants/).

The Osteology Foundation\’s motto is \“Linking Science with Practice in Regeneration\“. The Foundation was established in 2003 and its core activities include funding of research projects and organisation of national and international symposia throughout the world. In recent years, the Foundation has expanded its focus. Today, it also offers courses and textbooks specifically for researchers in the field of oral tissue regeneration.

Kontakt
Osteology Foundation
Dr. Heike Fania
Landenbergstrasse 35
6002 Lucerne
+41413684441
heike.fania@osteology.org
http://www.osteology.org

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New Osteology Research Scholarship Programme

The Osteology Foundation now also provides Research Scholarships. The one-year scholarships aim to help young researchers to develop a research career in the field of oral tissue regeneration.

New Osteology Research Scholarship Programme

Research drives advances in science, and promoting research in the field of oral tissue regeneration is one of the core activities of the Osteology Foundation. That is why the Foundation is continuously expanding its activities in this field.

New in 2015: the Osteology Foundation is now offering one-year Research Scholarships for young investigators to develop their career in the field of oral tissue regeneration. The aim of the Osteology Foundation is to offer scholars an outstanding environment and expertise on clinical and basic research.

The scholars will work on a research project teaming up with their mentors at one of the Osteology Scholarship Centres, which are among the world“s leading research institutes in oral regeneration.

The Osteology Scholarship Centres are:

– University of Gothenburg (Prof. Christer Dahlin)
– University of Michigan School of Dentistry (Prof. William Giannobile)
– Medical University of Vienna School of Dentistry (Prof. Reinhard Gruber)
– University of Zurich (Prof. Christoph Hämmerle)

The Research Scholarships consist of 35’000 Swiss Francs per scholar for a twelve month stay in one of the Osteology Scholarship Centres, and are offered annually.
All young investigators with an academic affiliation can apply. The Research Scholarships are awarded based on the evaluation of a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae and a recommendation letter. Financial needs are also taken into account.

Deadline for the submission of applications is May 15, 2015. Applicants will be notified about acceptance by July 15, 2015.

Develop your research career in oral regeneration, and apply for an Osteology Research Scholarship now!

Further information and application on the Osteology Website (http://www.osteology.org/media/news/detail/news/new-osteology-research-scholarship-programme/)

The Osteology Foundation’s motto is „Linking Science with Practice in Regeneration“. The Foundation was established in 2003 and its core activities include funding of research projects and organisation of national and international symposia throughout the world. In recent years, the Foundation has expanded its focus. Today, it also offers courses and textbooks specifically for researchers in the field of oral tissue regeneration.

Kontakt
Osteology Foundation
Dr. Heike Fania
Landenbergstrasse 35
6002 Lucerne
+41413684441
heike.fania@osteology.org
http://www.osteology.org

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Osteology Research Academy 2015 – Registration open!

Training in Research Methodology can make all the difference

Osteology Research Academy 2015 - Registration open!

Training in Research Methodology can make all the difference

Research methodology is of great significance for scientists. Nevertheless, many young researchers have so far acquired their knowledge on research methodology and research management painstakingly through a „trial and error“ approach. Only a few obtained a structured course in research methodology. Therefore, the Osteology Research Academy emerged as a development from the Osteology Foundation in close cooperation with leading scientists.
In 2015 the Osteology Research Academy enters its 4th year. More than 90 young researchers from all over the world were already successfully educated in this program, and went home eager to implement the newly gained knowledge in their research projects. Some participants even told us that the courses were „life-changing“ or „a milestone“ in their professional career. We are very happy and proud to receive such a feedback.
In the Core Module the participants of the Osteology Research Academy get a comprehensive view on most of the aspects of preclinical and clinical studies required by young researchers for their daily work.
In addition, the Expert Module represents an opportunity for those interested in histological techniques to go into more detail and learn the most important techniques from experienced scientists.
The Osteology Research Academy brings together leading scientists to share their expertise. Only few such opportunities are provided in the area of dental and craniofacial research. Don“t miss the chance to join the next course!

Further information and registration (http://www.osteology.org/education/research-academy/)

The Osteology Foundation’s motto is „Linking Science with Practice in Regeneration“. The Foundation was established in 2003 and its core activities include funding of research projects and organisation of national and international symposia throughout the world. In recent years, the Foundation has expanded its focus. Today, it also offers courses and textbooks specifically for researchers in the field of oral tissue regeneration.

Kontakt
Osteology Foundation
Dr. Heike Fania
Landenbergstrasse 35
6002 Lucerne
+41413684441
heike.fania@osteology.org
http://www.osteology.org

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New President – new Board Members

The Osteology Foundation has voted

New President - new Board Members

Present and future Foundation Board members

The Osteology Foundation has selected three new Foundation Board members: Pamela McClain, Frank Schwarz and Istvan Urban. In addition, Mariano Sanz will become the new President from June 2015 onwards.

The end of May 2015 signals the end of the term of office for three present Foundation Board members: Friedrich W. Neukam (Germany), Myron Nevins (USA) and Massimo Simion (Italy). During its meeting of 27 January 2015, the Foundation Board of the Osteology Foundation therefore selected three new members to join the ranks of the Board: Pamela McClain (USA), Frank Schwarz (Germany) and Istvan Urban (Hungary). They will succeed the outgoing members in June 2015.

The term of office of the current president Christoph Hämmerle (Switzerland), who has successfully led the Foundation since it was established and strongly influenced the development thereof, will also end in May 2015. Mariano Sanz (Spain), who will take over as President of the Foundation from June 2015 onwards, was chosen as his successor.

Both the Foundation Board members and the President of the Osteology Foundation are selected for a period of four years and may be chosen a second time for a further four years.

Voting criteria:
The candidates for election are nominated by the existing Foundation Board members. The vote itself takes place by means of secret ballot. In addition to professional expertise and international standing, geographical and professional equilibrium constitutes a criterion for nominations and selection. Care is taken to ensure that various countries and cultures are given just as much consideration as the various specialist areas that figure in oral regeneration, i.e. maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery, periodontology, implantology and cell biology. A balance between practice and science is also ensured.

Further organisational changes:
From June onwards, further organisational changes will result from the new elections. The Executive Board of the Osteology Foundation will consist of the new President Mariano Sanz (Spain), William V. Giannobile (USA) as well as Christer Dahlin (Sweden) from June onwards. The Founders‘ Representative will also continue to be represented by Paul Note (Switzerland).

Further changes will concern the configurations of the three committees. They will not be definitively decided on, however, until June 2015 when the new members take up their duties during the next Foundation Board meeting.

For the CVs of current and new board members please see the News on Osteology website. (http://www.osteology.org/media/news/detail/news/the-osteology-foundation-has-voted/)

The Osteology Foundation’s motto is „Linking Science with Practice in Regeneration“. The Foundation was established in 2003 and its core activities include funding of research projects and organisation of national and international symposia throughout the world. In recent years, the Foundation has expanded its focus. Today, it also offers courses and textbooks specifically for researchers in the field of oral tissue regeneration.

Kontakt
Osteology Foundation
Dr. Heike Fania
Landenbergstrasse 35
6002 Lucerne
+41413684441
heike.fania@osteology.org
http://www.osteology.org

Wissenschaft Technik Umwelt

Major New STN® Release Delivers Essential Biomedical and Patent Content to IP Professionals

Largest content expansion to date extends the enhanced new STN search experience to a broader range of users.

Columbus, Ohio and Karlsruhe, Germany (February 10, 2015) – STN partners, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and FIZ Karlsruhe, are pleased to announce the latest release of the new STN platform, a web-based search solution offering essential, value-added content in an intuitive, powerful interface designed for professional IP searching. New databases deliver highly anticipated content, including premier biomedical databases BIOSIS®, MEDLINE® and Embase™, complementary life science databases CABA and FSTA, and full-text databases that expand global patent portfolio coverage beyond what is available on the classic STN platform.

„New STN is a modern, efficient research solution, and the addition of new biomedical and patent databases allows more IP professionals to take advantage of this enhanced search experience,“ said Christine McCue, vice president of marketing at CAS.

The latest release also includes new features and interface refinements that enhance efficiency and usability. Additional thesauri, including the Embase Emtree Thesaurus and MeSH Medical Subject Headings in MEDLINE, enable discovery of search terms and synonyms for even more comprehensive retrieval. Highly requested hit chemical structure displays and CAS Registry Number® highlighting speeds answer review by indicating the relevant chemical entities in CAplusSM search results. In addition, INPADOC enhancements, including new family displays, increase users“ ability to leverage global patent content to answer business-critical questions.
New STN delivers the high-quality content, search power and precision needed to understand and protect intellectual property in today“s global economy. As searchers increasingly adopt the new platform, they have expressed appreciation for the enhanced search power, intuitive chemical structure search capabilities, and unique features, such as Extended Patent Family Tables, that enable them to search in ways that had not previously been possible. Users also praise the project-oriented workflow and intuitive interface that enhance their efficiency by integrating real-time analysis with query development and answer set review.

„This release marks an important milestone in bringing STN“s value-added content portfolio to the new platform,“ said Dr. Rainer Stuike-Prill, vice president marketing and sales at FIZ Karlsruhe. „Feedback from users is instrumental to our progress, and we are excited to offer new content and features that deliver highly requested enhancements.“

About STN
The choice of patent experts, only STN® offers access to trusted scientific and technical information including the authoritative chemistry content from CAS and patent content from Thomson Reuters“ Derwent World Patents Index®. Intellectual property professionals and patent examiners at the world“s major patent offices and research organizations rely on STN for their information needs. STN is operated jointly by CAS and FIZ Karlsruhe worldwide.

About CAS
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society, is the world’s authority for chemical information. CAS is the only organization in the world whose objective is to find, collect, and organize all publicly disclosed substance information. A team of scientists worldwide curates and controls the quality of our databases, which are recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative by chemical and pharmaceutical companies, universities, government organizations and patent offices around the world. By combining these databases with advanced search and analysis technologies (SciFinder® and STN), CAS delivers the most current, complete, secure, and interlinked digital information environment for scientific discovery.

About FIZ Karlsruhe
FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure is a non-profit corporation and the largest non-university institution for information infrastructure in Germany. Our mission is to supply scientists and companies with professional research and patent information as well as to develop innovative information services. FIZ Karlsruhe strives to strengthen the transfer of knowledge in Germany and abroad and to support the promotion of innovation. FIZ Karlsruhe is a member of the Leibniz Association, which comprises almost 90 institutions involved in research activities and/or the development of scientific infrastructure. Learn more by visiting us at www.fiz-karlsruhe.de , and follow us on Twitter (@fiznews).

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New publications from Osteology-funded studies

The results of two pre-clinical studies funded by the Osteology Foundation have been published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Oral Implants Research.

New publications from Osteology-funded studies

Supporting research into all aspects of oral tissue regeneration is a core task of the Osteology Foundation. Over recent years, the Foundation has supported a number of pre-clinical and clinical studies that have led to about 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

In 2014 the results from two pre-clinical studies supported by the Osteology Foundation were published in the high-ranking journal „Clinical Oral Implants Research“. Both studies provide important insights into basic mechanisms in bone loss and tissue regeneration.

Pre-clinical rat model for studies on osteoporosis

A study by Xi Ling Liu and co-workers from Hong Kong investigated the skeletal site-specific response to ovariectomy in a rat model (Liu 2014). The investigators examined changes in bone density and microcarchitecture in different bone sites and found significant differences, which is highly relevant for other studies using this animal model for osteoporosis-related studies.

After 36 weeks the researchers observed that jaw bones and cranial bones in ovariectomized rats only showed a minor reduction in bone mineral density, whilst long bones, lumber vertebra and ilium in the same animals showed significant bone loss compared to the baseline. A significant deterioration of the trabecular structure was detected in the long bones and vertebra, while jaw bones remained relatively stable. Overall, femur and tibia displayed the largest bone loss.

Relevant information for further studies using the model

The study by Liu et al. assessed for the first time the systemic site-specific bone loss and microarchitecture changes in ovariectomized rats, a widely used animal model that mimics the estrogen-deficiency-induced bone loss, and one which is approved by the FDA for osteoporosis.

The results provide valuable information for the selection of bone sites and observation times in further studies using this animal model for osteoporosis studies – a topic that is becoming increasingly important, since osteoporosis, along with the aging of the population, has developed into a relevant health burden.

Crosslinked and non-crosslinked collagen matrices

A different topic investigated the study by Daniel S. Thoma and his co-workers from Zurich (Thoma 2014). Their study, which was also funded by a Research Grant from the Osteology Foundation, investigated in a rat model whether the crosslinking of a collagen matrix, as well as the addition of recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-BB (rhPDGF-BB), influenced tissue integration, angiogenesis and degeneration of the collagen matrices.

Four treatment modalities were tested in an ectopic model in rats and compared for the study: the cross linked matrix with and without rhPDGF-BB, and the non-cross-linked matrix with and without rhPDGF-BB. In 50 rats, the four combinations were planted in four unconnected pouches on the back of each animal. Descriptive histology and histomorphometric assessments were performed at 2, 4, 8, 16 and 24 weeks after the surgery.

Angiogenesis and stability of the collagen matrices

The study showed that the compact layer of the non-cross linked matrix delayed angiogenesis and connective tissue formation, while the spongeous cross-linked matrix facilitated early vascularization and also demonstrated network presence over a longer time span. No statistically significant effects of rhPDGF-BB were observed for any of the evaluated parameters.

Different characteristics for different indications

These results revealed that both types of matrices can be successfully incorporated into the tissue. However, the matrix composition influenced the healing patterns. The study therefore revealed important information on the use of the two different collagen matrices for different indications, since they provide different characteristics due to their different designs. These are important findings that help to evaluate the efficacy of different matrices for different indications and to understand why such differences exist.

References

– Liu XL, Li CL, Lu WW, Cai WX, Zheng LW. Skeletal site-specific response to ovariectomy in a rat model: change in bone density and microarchitecture. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2014 Mar 5. doi: 10.1111/clr.12360.

– Thoma DS, Nänni N, Benic GI, Weber FE, Hämmerle CH, Jung RE. Effect of platelet-derived growth factor-BB on tissue integration of cross-linked and non-cross-linked collagen matrices in a rat ectopic model. Clin Oral Implants Res 2014 Sep 30. doi: 10.1111/clr.12496.

More information (http://www.osteology.org/media/news/detail/news/new-publications-from-osteology-funded-studies/)

The Osteology Foundation’s motto is „Linking Science with Practice in Regeneration“. The Foundation was established in 2003 and its core activities include funding of research projects and organisation of national and international symposia throughout the world. In recent years, the Foundation has expanded its focus. Today, it also offers courses and textbooks specifically for researchers in the field of oral tissue regeneration.

Kontakt
Osteology Foundation
Dr. Heike Fania
Landenbergstrasse 35
6002 Lucerne
+41413684441
heike.fania@osteology.org
http://www.osteology.org

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Do you need funding for your research? – Apply now!

Do you need funding for your research? - Apply now!

The Osteology Foundation calls for the second grant application cycle 2014 – don’t miss the chance to apply for funding, and send your application now!

The Osteology Foundation offers besides its established Advanced Researcher Grants a special grant program for young researchers: the Osteology Young Researcher Grants, which support researchers in realizing their own research project and fuelling their research career.

The new Osteology Young Researcher Grants program (since 2014) is addressed to all clinicians and researchers (primary investigators) currently undergoing post-graduate education or within three years thereafter. The grants are limited to 30″000 Swiss Francs with a maximum project duration of one year. The new Young Researcher Program is dedicated to projects with sound hypothesis, and aims that show thinking out of the box.

The traditional Osteology Advanced Researcher Grants program is addressed to clinicians and researchers at universities and in private practice (having an university affiliation) conducting research in the field of dental tissue regeneration. It is dedicated to projects with hypothesis and aims focusing on clinical relevance bolstered with preliminary work within a research group setting. In general, grants are limited to 100″000 Swiss francs with a maximum project duration of two years.

If you have an interesting research project fitting to one of the Osteology Foundation grants programmes you are invited to submit your application before December 1st, 2014.

Detailed information as well as the application guidelines for the research and education grants are available from the Osteology Website.

Don’t miss the chance – we are looking forward to receive your applications!

Osteology Granting Website (http://www.osteology.org/grants/researcher-grants/)

The Osteology Foundation’s motto is „Linking Science with Practice in Regeneration“. The Foundation was established in 2003 and its core activities include funding of research projects and organisation of national and international symposia throughout the world. In recent years, the Foundation has expanded its focus. Today, it also offers courses and textbooks specifically for researchers in the field of oral tissue regeneration.

Kontakt
Osteology Foundation
Dr. Heike Fania
Landenbergstrasse 35
6002 Lucerne
+41413684441
heike.fania@osteology.org
http://www.osteology.org

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Cold weather – hot presentations: 2nd National Osteology Symposium in Moscow

Cold weather - hot presentations: 2nd National Osteology Symposium in Moscow

National Osteology Symposium in Moskow

Back to the roots: Nine years ago the very first National Osteology Symposium was held in Moscow. The Foundation returned in October 2014 with a highly successful National Symposium and a hot programme in Moscow, already in the grip of winter.

Further information on the Osteology National SymposiaAt the National Osteology Symposium there were no signs of the icy cold prevailing outside in Russia at the end of October. 500 participants registered for the two-day event in the prestigious Lotte Hotel in Moscow from 25 to 26 October 2014 to catch up on the hottest and newest trends in oral restoration. The event held under the motto „Two inspiring days of new ideas and new friends“ was sold out.

It was the second time a National Symposium had taken place in the Russian capital. Back in 2005, the very first National Symposium of the Osteology Foundation was staged in Moscow. So the 2014 event was like going back to the Foundation’s roots.

The scientific programme entitled „Current concepts and future demands in oral tissue regeneration“ spanned all aspects of oral regeneration: current techniques in soft tissue regeneration were covered, as well as sophisticated treatment concepts for bone regeneration. Handling complications was another main topic in the scientific programme on the first day of the National Symposium.

The presentations from the national and international speakers attracted great interest among the participants, as was also reflected in the lively discussions and numerous questions. Often the time was too scarce to answer all the questions and the discussions had to be curtailed or postponed to the breaks. To avoid any communication problems between international and national participants and speakers, all presentations were simultaneously translated into English or Russian.

A further highlight of the scientific programme compiled by Chairmen Christoph Hämmerle, Switzerland, and Anatoly Kulakov, Russia, was the Interactive Forum, in which cases were firstly presented and then discussed by a team of international experts. The participants explained that they found it particularly interesting, as well as exciting, to hear different opinions and approaches from the various experts.

An „Implant Forum“ took place on the second day of the National Osteology Symposium with six further presentations from international speakers. These presentations were all organised by different sponsors from industry, yet their contents showed a high degree of neutrality and they were scientifically sound.

Various hands-on workshops were also run on the second day, true to the Osteology Foundation’s motto: „Linking science and practice“. One workshop with the speakers Christoph Hämmerle and Daniel Thoma was organized directly by the Foundation, and four others were provided by sponsors of the Symposium. All workshops met with strong interest and were very popular. Two further theoretical sponsor workshops were also very well attended.

Christoph Hämmerle and Daniel Thoma were delighted and impressed by the Osteology Workshop: „The Russian surgeons‘ skills were very good“, they reported. „Thanks to the high level of the participants, this workshop was really outstanding.“

The scientific programme was accompanied by a poster exhibition where the latest research insights were presented. Three of the posters were presented with awards by the jurors Kristian Badalyan, Russia, and Daniel Thoma, Switzerland, and the authors received the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work in a five-minute presentation on the podium.

The poster awards were given to:
– Alexey A. Mikhaylovsky
– Avtandil M. Khorguani
– Olga Eisenbraun

The National Osteology Symposium in Russia was the last in 2014 – a worthy conclusion to a successful year with great symposia in China, Columbia and Japan. And next year it continues with Germany and Italy – further information will be available shortly on the Osteology Foundation website. (http://www.osteology.org/education/national-symposia/)

Speakers and moderators of the National Osteology Symposium in Moscow, Russia:

Christoph Hämmerle, Switzerland (Scientific Chairman)
Anatoly Kulakov, Russia (Scientific Chairman)

Kristina Badalyan, Russia
Rino Burkhardt, Switzerland
Aram Davidyan, Russia
Grigory Drobot, Russia
Aleksey Drobyshev, Russia
Ueli Grunder, Switzerland
Massimo Simion, Italy
Daniel Thoma, Switzerland
Pascal Valentini, Italy

The Osteology Foundation’s motto is „Linking Science with Practice in Regeneration“. The foundation was established in 2003 and its core activities include funding of research projects and organisation of national and international symposia throughout the world. In recent years, the Foundation has expanded its focus. Today, it also offers courses and textbooks specifically for researchers in the field of oral tissue regeneration.

Kontakt
Osteology Foundation
Dr. Heike Fania
Landenbergstrasse 35
6002 Lucerne
+41413684441
heike.fania@osteology.org
http://www.osteology.org

Science Research Technology

NEW OSTEOLOGY BOOK ON CLINICAL RESEARCH – GET YOUR COPY AT THE EAO IN ROME

NEW OSTEOLOGY BOOK ON CLINICAL RESEARCH - GET YOUR COPY AT THE EAO IN ROME

Osteology Research Guidelines

At the EAO congress in Rome, the Osteology Foundation will present its second book of the series „Osteology Guidelines for Oral & Maxillofacial Regeneration“. The book from the editors William V. Giannobile, Niklaus P. Lang and Maurizio S. Tonetti

The first book of the Osteology Guidelines for Oral & More information on the Osteology website (http://www.osteology.org) Maxillofacial Regeneration has been available for a while, and it has been frequently recommended by researchers from all over the world. Now the second book of the series is published, and it will be presented at the EAO congress in Rome for the first time.

The editors of the Clinical Research Guidelines of the Osteology Foundation, William V. Giannobile, Niklaus P. Lang and Maurizio S. Tonetti, focused on all aspects of clinical research, including the development of study goals, research design methodology and outcome measures.

The content is provided by a group of eminent investigators with expertise in all facets of clinical research from methodology to clinical protocols.

Covered topics include oral/maxillofacial imaging, histomorphometry, examiner calibration, good clinical practice, ridge augmentation, soft/hard tissue grafting, sinus augmentation and periodontal regeneration protocols.

The new Osteology book guides clinical researchers and practitioners and young investigators in creating protocols that lead to meaningful outcomes in oral and maxillofacial tissue regeneration. It is an essential reference guide for clinical researchers engaged in research in oral tissue regeneration

Visit the Osteology booth at the EAO in Rome, and get your copy of the new book on Clinical Research at a special price, which is only valid during the congress!
More information on our website (http://www.osteology.org)

The Osteology Foundation“s motto is „Linking Science with Practice in Regeneration“. The foundation was established in 2003 and its core activities include funding of research projects and organisation of national and international symposia throughout the world. In recent years, the Foundation has expanded its focus. Today, it also offers courses and textbooks specifically for researchers in the field of oral tissue regeneration.

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