The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) recently hosted its first-ever AO Indian Outreach Meeting (AOIOM), in collaboration with Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth (DPU), Pune. More than 275 dentists gathered January 22-24, 2015 to discuss and exchange information related to the event’s theme “Innovation and Practice in Modern Implant Therapy.”
This three-day, scientific program included plenary lectures from internationally and nationally acclaimed experts. In addition, delegates shared their scientific expertise during an e-poster session.
“Renowned experts from across the world shared their vast knowledge of the field and its latest advances. The interdisciplinary makeup of these speakers provided a refreshing and unparalleled learning experience,” said Dr. D. Gopalakrishnan, AOIOM 2015 organizing chairman.
The speaker line-up included: Dr. Joseph E. Gian-Grasso (USA), Dr. Michael Norton (UK), Dr. Paresh Kale (India), Dr. Hugo De Bruyn (Belgium), Dr. Saphal Shetty (India), Dr. Dhirendra Srivastava, Dr. Georgios Romanos (USA), Dr. T. V. Padmanabhan (India), Dr. Suvarna Nene (India), Dr. Fernando Vizcaya (Spain) and Dr. Jocelyne Feine (Canada).
There were 50 e-poster submissions, of which 20 were selected for a blind-review competition. Prizewinners for each category are listed below:
•Original Research: Dr. Shuchi Tripathi
•Case Series: Dr. Gurbani Kaur
•Case Report: Dr. Binita Srivastava
“AOIOM exemplifies the successful network AO is creating internationally to facilitate the exchange of new technologies, emerging trends, and research in the fields of implant dentistry and tissue engineering,” said Dr. Joseph Gian-Grasso, AO president. “This is consistent with, and critical to, the Academy’s mission. Exchanging ideas and learning with international colleagues is the fabric of our organization.”
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