AO announces Call for Abstracts, $20K in new OF travel grants
Present your research at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles!
The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) is now accepting abstracts for Clinical Innovations, Oral Research (Scientific and Clinical), and Electronic Poster (Scientific, Clinical and Case Studies) presentations for its upcoming 33rd Annual Meeting, February 28 – March 3, 2018.
AO’s Research Submissions and E-poster committees will review submitted abstracts for quality and appropriateness of content and presentation. Eight oral clinical, eight oral scientific and 20 clinical innovation abstracts will be selected for presentation at the Annual Meeting.
During the event’s Annual Business Meeting on March 3, 2018 awards and plaques will be presented for the best oral presentations and e-posters.
New Student Travel Grants this year!
To help increase participation in the number of students submitting abstracts, the Osseointegration Foundation (OF) is proud to announce the OF Student Travel Grant Program. Twenty, $1,000 Student Travel Grants will be awarded to the recipients of the top scoring oral research and e-poster abstracts submitted for the 2018 AO Annual Meeting. This award is open to both AO student members and student non-members who submit an abstract for the 2018 meeting and are currently enrolled in a dental school program.
“As the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Osseointegration, the OF is giving grants to students to advance the science of osseointegration for both clinical application and basic scientific research,” said Dr. Edward Sevetz, OF president and board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon based in Orange Park, FL. “Today’s students need financial assistance, as they are the ‘life blood’ to advancing the evidence-based scientific approach to, and further benefiting mankind with osseointegration.”
As noted above, members of AO’s Research Submissions and E-poster committees will review and score the submitted abstracts to determine the best student presentations based on the quality of the research and relevance to the field of Osseointegration.
“There has never been a more exciting time in implant dentistry than right now, as research is pushing the implant science envelope toward new horizons,” Dr. Robert Lemke, chairman of AO’s Research Submissions Committee and board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon from San Antonio, Texas. “AO is the only program in the world that brings together specialists, general dentists, and laboratory technicians to promote all aspects of implant dentistry, and provides the greatest number of travel grants to students. Fostering research at this grassroots level is key to advancing the science of implants for the ultimate benefit of our patients.”
The grants will be allocated toward travel expenses related to attending the 2018 AO Annual Meeting, to assist in paying travel expenses including airfare, hotel and ground transportation. All recipients must be present at the Annual Meeting to receive their grant.
Those receiving a Student Travel Grant may still be considered for the Best Abstract and Best E-poster awards.
How to Apply
Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:59PM EST via the electronic abstract submission site: https://osseo2018.abstractcentral.com/. Follow the on-screen prompts, which will take you through the submission process.
For students interested in OF Travel Grants, apply here: https://osseo.org/student-travel-grant-program/. Only authors indicating their interest via the abstract submission site will be considered for a Student Travel Grant.
For any additional questions about either the Call for Abstracts or the Student Travel Grants, please contact Kim Scroggs, AO Manager of Education at email@example.com or at 847-725-2288.