LAHORE: A three-day international research conference with the theme of Dental Research: New Horizons and Challenges will commence at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) between September 4 and 6.
Speakers from Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan will address the conference. The event is being organised in collaboration with the Pak Association of Dental Research. There will be over 150 oral and poster presentations on the occasion. As many as 90 speakers will come together from areas across the country to shed light on various areas of dentistry such as behavioural and epidemiologic health services, clinical dental research, craniofacial biology, cancer research, dental materials, education research, implantology research, microbiology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral biology and regenerative medicine, oral medicine and pathology, orthodontics, periodontal research, pharmacology and therapeutics and prosthodontic research.
The conference will also host a clinical session in collaboration with other major organizations including the Pakistan Dental Association, the Pakistan Association of Orthodontists the, Pakistan Prothodontists Association, the Pakistan Association of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery, the Pakistan Association of Restorative Dentistry, COMSATS IIT’s Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials and the Society of Dental Materials Pakistan.
Sarah Ghafoor, the focal person of the conference, said there would be 10 scientific and poster sessions with undergraduate and postgraduate competitions. Ghafoor said there would also be three workshops at the conference. She said over 1,000 participants had been registered for the conference. She said this conference was linked with the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and all accepted abstracts would be published in the Journal of Dental Research (Impact Factor: 4.1). Ghafoor said the international nature of the conference would allow presenters to publish their abstracts in the highest impact factor journal of dentistry. Ghafoor said the objective of the conference was to provide a forum for discussion and policy building in dentistry and explore the challenges confronting clinicians.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 4th, 2015.