For the first time in Australia

The 1st Osteology Australasia Symposium took place in Melbourne in June this year. It was the first symposium of the Osteology Foundation in Australia, and with 302 participants from twelve different countries it was a huge success.

With the first symposium in Australia, the Osteology Foundation has not only set foot into a new country, but on a whole new continent. Under the title “Strategies for Predictable Regeneration – Today and Tomorrow”, the chairmen, Pamela McClain, Stephen Chen, and Saso Ivanovski, set up an excellent scientific programme, with renowned speakers from Australia and New Zealand, as well as the USA, Europe and Asia. 

In addition to the scientific forum, an Osteology Research Forum, a poster exhibition and 4 hands-on workshops were organised – two by the Osteology Foundation, and two by the founding partner. All were sold out long time before the symposium took place.

One of the highlights in the Scientific Programme was an interactive session, where different treatment concepts under the title “Managing the Anterior Aesthetic Dilemma” were discussed, and the audience could actively participate, not only by asking questions online on THE BOX, but also through an online voting system.

In the Osteology Research Forum, the best posters, which had been evaluated in advance, were presented. A jury rated the presentations, and selected the following winners: 1st Cedryck Vaquette, 2nd Dileep Sharma, and 3rd Fabian Obregon, all from Australia.

The first National Osteology Symposium in Australia was certainly not the last, and the 2nd Osteology Australia symposium is already in planning for 2020 – this time in Sydney.