|Happy about the good collaboration: Xiomara Gimenez (FIPP) & Mariano Sanz (Osteology Foundation)|
The 1st National Osteology Symposium in Colombia took place on the 29th August 2014 on the occasion of the “5° Congreso Iberopanamericano de Periodoncia” in Cartagena de Indias, an attractive location for such a congress.
The Osteology Symposium was opened by Xiomara Gimenez, past president of the Federación Iberopanamericana de Periodonica (FIPP). She emphasized her great pleasure about the collaboration with the Osteology Foundation and the excellent program of the National Symposium.
Excellent scientific program of practical relevance
Mariano Sanz, Spain and Maurízio Araújo, Brazil, organized a scientific program with leading experts in regenerative dentistry under the comprehensive motto “Oral Tissue Regeneration in Dental Medicine”.
In accordance with this motto, the presentations, which were all given in Spanish, covered a broad range of topics: the treatment of extraction sockets was addressed, as well as soft tissue management around implants and regenerative procedures in the aesthetic zone.
With Ramon Pereira, Colombia and Manuel De La Rosa Garza, Mexico, it was the first time that speakers from these countries participated in an Osteology Symposium. Together with the presentations by the two chairmen and Julio Cesar Joly from Brazil, their lectures formed an overall excellent scientific program of practical relevance.
|Chairmen & Speakers at the National Osteology Symposium Colombia (from left to right): Mariano Sanz (Spain), Julio Cesar Joly (Brazil), Ramon Pereira (Colombia), Maurízio Araújo (Brazil), Manuel De La Rosa Garza (Mexico)|
Gloria Nancy Arango Hernandes from Medellín, Colombia, who is the leader of a research team, was excited to hear about the different Osteology Research Grants: “It’s great to have independent sources of funding”, she said, “since it is always difficult to find the money for new research projects.”
The Osteology Guidelines for Oral & Maxillofacial Regeneration book series was also praised: Luz Elena Archila Antolinez from Bucaramanga, Colombia, said that she finds them “a very helpful tool for training students in good research practice”. Alejandro Miguel Fino Solano from Bogota, Colombia, agreed with her. He thinks that the books are a great summary of all the relevant information for researchers in oral regeneration.
Those that already knew the first book of the series on pre-clinical research were happy to hear that the second book about clinical research is now available as well.
Linking Science and Practice in Regeneration
All in all, it was another successful start for the Osteology Foundation in a new country: Colombia. Also in South and Central America, the Foundation is continuously expanding its network, linking Science & Practice in Regeneration, and allowing researchers, as well as practitioners, to benefit from the educational and research activities of the Foundation.
|Full of praise for the Osteology Research Guidelines: Luz Elena Archila Antolinez (left) and Alejandro Miguel Fino Solano (right), Colombia, with Kay Horsch, Executive Director of the Osteology Foundation|