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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin February 2011
19 FEBRUARY 2011 Wow, if you haven't yet organized yourself to get to Congress this year, you better get straight to it. Already well over 1,500 of your dental colleagues have registered for what is sure to be an outstanding event in terms of the scientific programme to say little of the great social interactions and industry exhibition. Can you afford to miss out on this premier event? With compulsory CPD upon us there is no easier way to get so many hours up in one exercise. The scientific programme has been specifically designed to allow you to get to every keynote speaker lecture as well as many others. With three different lecture streams running concurrently, if you don't wish to hear a keynote, there is sure to be something completely different being presented in the other two streams. To date registrants have indicated they have diverse tastes with all lectures across the three streams well subscribed. Keynote speakers have been given 90 minute slots, so they really can drill down into their topics to give the full version of their rationales. Our great local speakers are usually on for 45 minutes with quite specific topics to be covered. Together the keynotes and Australian/NZ based lecturers will provide a powerhouse of solid science with direct clinical implications. The theme in 2011 is centred on the concept that to benefit from the latest treatment options and to plan for the future we need a sound footing of where we have come from. Not all old ideas are bad ideas, in fact many basic facts are still being reinterpreted and utilized in today's and tomorrow's technologies. If you are just starting out in the profession, now is the time to fill in the gaps in your knowledge that university couldn't always fill. If you are a more seasoned campaigner, now is the time to get with the new thinking without having to start all over again. Touch base with the people that really are involved in the new tips and tricks. An often over looked aspect of Congress is the immense benefit that can be gained in discussing dental topics with your colleagues. Too often we get so lost in our own little world, we forget that many of our problems are also being experienced and often have been solved by our fellow clinicians. That short chat in the corridor may open doors you never knew existed. If you have never previously been to a Congress, don't worry, it is very user friendly, and being a Queensland Congress, 'casual' is the second theme for the event! Our keynote speakers Lussi, Hargreaves and Cooper all have extensive research backgrounds and yet also have wide clinical experience in taking the science to the chair side. Professor Lyndon Cooper is the Stallings Distinguished Professor of Dentistry at the Department of Prosthodontics at the University of North Carolina. As a practising prosthodontist with a biology background there are few better qualified to discuss implant therapies. His laboratory primarily conducts research relating to the growth of bone tissue in conjunction with dental implants and he focuses on integrating basic and clinical research to improve patient care. Professor Ken M Hargreaves is Professor and Chair of Endodontics, and Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Centre San Antonio. In addition to his university work he maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. His area of research focuses on the pharmacology of pain and inflammation. Between editing the Journal of Endodontics and co-editing Seltzer and Bender's Dental Pulp, and Pathways of the Pulp he also manages to slip in some running with the odd half and full marathon! Professor Adrian Lussi from the University of Bern has authored and edited Dental Erosion from Diagnosis to Therapy a modern day classic in this area. His major expertise is in the area of the multifactorial aetiology of dental erosion the modern day epidemic and along the way will also cover optical/laser caries detection, ozone and fluorides as well as classic cariology. With such a broad range of keynotes with not only research but also wet-fingered approaches there is sure to plenty to keep you informed not to mention the almost 50 other local speakers! The programme has been specifically arranged to allow easy access to all the keynote addresses with no overlap. Plan now, to join us on a journey from loss of tooth structure to peri-implant tissues and pain control via aesthetics, minimally invasive preparations, nanotechnologies and everything else in between. Dr Rod Marshall Chairman Scientific Programme Committee NOW AND TOMORROW N N NO OW WAN ND DT TO OM MO OR RR RO OW W W BACK TO THE FUTURE: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia Wednesday 30th March to Sunday 3rd April 2011 Register online for accompanying persons, accommodation and Congress Dinner Countdown to Brisbane Those ADA members who are already registered for Congress, but who did not register an Accompanying Person, participation at the Congress Dinner, an optional activity or request for Congress Accommodation, can still do so online. Please go to the Congress website at www.adc2011.com and complete the options available via the Registration link.
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