Clinic and Research Day set for University of Illinois at Chicago

Oct. 9, 2003
Dentists and auxiliaries can receive up to six hours of CE credit at the February 6 event.

A great venue for dentists and auxiliaries to receive up to six hours of CE credit is Clinic and Research Day, set for Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St. in Chicago.

For the 17th year, the College will take on the appearance of a national dental meeting all day, as the event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a reception.

"There will be oral and poster presentations of scientific research, awards, dental products vendors' exhibits, and student research group activities," said Dr. Christine Wu, Associate Dean for Research. "There are events planned just for fun, too - games and a wax carving competition."

Dr. Larry Tabak, Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health, will present the keynote speech.

Events will wrap up with a reception at which there will be presentations of awards in a variety of categories, including best research papers in both basic and clinical sciences.

"We'll really see accelerated research activity on the students' part, as many more students -- from freshmen to postgraduates -- will be participating this year," Dr. Wu noted. "In fact, the students are much more involved in the organization of the event's activities this year."

The fee is $35 for dentists and auxiliaries.

For information on CE, call Joyce Burger, Director of Continuing Education, at (312) 996-2604.

Commercial enterprises are welcome to participate as exhibitors, sponsors, or both. Exhibitors will be provided display space. For information about exhibiting, call Dr. Darryn Weinstein at (312) 355-3583.

For additional information about the event, please contact Shannon Dawdy, Project Coordinator, Office of the Associate Dean for Research, at (312) 413-1160.