AO Charter Chapter program reaches Asia and Europe
During September and October, the Academy of Osseointegration’s global outreach footprint made its first strides with the Chinese dental community, held its third meeting in Spain, partnered with the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO), and saw a sellout crowd in the United Kingdom.
AO’s China Outreach Symposium on September 23 was in conjunction with the China Stomatological Association’s (CSA) 19th Annual Meeting and in partnership with the BYBO Dental Group, a leading national dental group in China. The schedule of impressive international speakers at the Symposium included AO member speakers Drs. Brian J. Fitzpatrick, Brisbane, Australia, David L. Guichet, Orange, CA, James Kwok Fai Chow, Hong Kong, Christopher Ho, Chatswood, Australia, Lambert J. Stumpel, San Francisco, CA, and Hom-Lay Wang, Ann Arbor, MI.
“AO’s Charter Chapter meeting was a very enriching experience. It offered a high-class scientific debate with a diversity of opinion. We seldom have the chance to join forces with first-rate researchers and sincerely appreciate AO launching and bringing this conference to other countries,” said Dr. Rojas-Vizcaya.
In October, the 1st International Congress of the Italian Academy of Osseointegration (IAO) kicked off with an anticipated 1,400 dental colleagues attending in Milan. AO’s Italian Charter Chapter was there for the final day on October 21, with a half-day program, “Complications in Modern Osseointegrated Implant Dentistry: Prevention, Management and Treatment.” The event, organized by Dr. Ruggero Rodriguez y Baena, Pavia, Italy, featured renowned presenters Drs. Tiziano T. Testori, Como, Italy, Pascal Valentini, paris, France, and Tomaso Vercellotti, Genova, Italy.
Last but certainly not least, AO’s UK Charter Chapter brought an international slate of member speakers and a sellout crowd to the Royal Society of Medicine in London, October 26-27, with a program theme of “Contemporary Implant Dentistry: Traditional concepts and Sound Science Interfacing with the Digital Age leading to Comprehensive Patient Care.”
According to Dr. Norton, an oral surgeon with a practice in central London, topics of the meeting centered around the goal of discussing traditional concepts and sound science interfacing with the digital age leading to comprehensive patient care as part of the packed two-day schedule. The event was moderated by AO Ambassador to the UK, and chairman of the AO Global Program Committee, Dr. Stephen L. Jacobs, a general dental practitioner from Glasgow, Scotland.
An impressive lineup of 15 presenters included Drs. Norton, Adrian Binney, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Chris Butterworth, Liverpool, England, UK, Steve Campbell, Jameel Gardee, Kevin A. Lockhead, Edinburgh, Scotland, Jimmy Makdissi, Jonathan Schofield, and David Winkler, from the UK; Drs. Koichiro Kawasaki, Kiyotaka Umezu, Tokyo, and Yuichiro Yoshiki from Japan; and Drs. Philippe Khayat, Franck Renouard, and Pascal Valentini, all from Paris, France.