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FINAL PROGRAMME FOR INTERNATIONAL PERIO MASTER CLINIC 2022 WITH TOP LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS HAS BEEN PUBLISHED
The final slots have now been filled in the high-quality line-up of speakers for the EFP’s International Perio Master Clinic 2022 which takes place in León, Mexico at the end of next month. Twenty-five expert clinicians from 14 countries will share their knowledge on current and future challenges in hard- and soft-tissue reconstructions around teeth and dental implants. The aim of International Perio Master Clinic 2022, which takes place on February 25 and 26, is to present innovative clinical techniques that are based on sound scientific principles in periodontology and implant dentistry.
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IAIN CHAPPLE RECEIVES UK HONOUR FOR SERVICES TO DENTISTRY
Former EFP secretary general Iain Chapple was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the UK’s New Year Honours 2022, which acknowledge people who have made achievements in public life. Prof Chapple, who is professor of periodontology at the University of Birmingham and was EFP secretary general from 2016 to 2019, was awarded his MBE for “services to Oral and Dental Health”.
PANOS N. PAPAPANOU HIGHLIGHTS SUCCESS OF JCP
In the latest EFP Virtual Perio Talks session on Instagram, Panos N. Papapanou – editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP) since April – talked about the EFP’s sector-leading scientific publication. Prof Papapanou, professor of dental medicine at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York, USA, described the history of the JCP, the publication’s impact factor, and gave some suggestions to authors who wish to see their research published in the journal.
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EFP IS NAMED ASSOCIATION OF THE YEAR
A few days after celebrating its 30th anniversary on December 13, the EFP was named as the “European Association of the Year” in the International & European Association Awards Competition 2021. The judges who made the award said: “This sector experienced unique sets of challenges during the pandemic and this organisation (EFP) appears to have met them head on. Successful overall achievements. Well done!”
EFP AND AAP SIGN AGREEMENT ON NEW CLASSIFICATION
The EFP and its US counterpart the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) signed a collaboration agreement with SNOMED International, a not-for-profit organisation that owns and develops SNOMED CT, a leading healthcare terminology product. Under the five-year agreement, the EFP and the AAP will provide new and updated material on periodontology to SNOMED CT, in line with the new classification of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions that the two periodontology organizations drew up at the World Workshop in Chicago in 2017 and published jointly the following year.
CALL FOR CASE VIDEOS FOR PERIO MASTER CLINIC 2023
The organising committee of EFP Perio Master Clinic 2023 on "Perio-ortho synergy" is inviting pitches of cases for consideration for 15-minute presentations at the event, which takes place in Antwerp, Belgium, in March 2023. Videos of a maximum of three minutes with a brief presentation of the case in English should be submitted by March 1 to the EFP European co-ordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) and marked for the attention of the Perio Master Clinic 2023 committee.
JANUARY 30 DEADLINE FOR EFP DIGITAL INNOVATION PRIZE
The deadline of sumbissions for the EFP's new annual award for innovation in digital solutions for gum health is fast approaching. Applicants have until January 30 to submit their applications for the EFP Innovation Award for Digital Solutions for Gum Health, which is financially supported by GSK, one of the EFP’s partners. Three prizes will be awarded, with a first prize of €10,000, a second prize of €6,000, and a third prize of €4,000.