Calling IADH Members – call for abstracts for online research competition

Following the cancellation of the iADH congess in Mexico due to the pandemic iADH Scientific Commitee is delighted to announce that they will be holding the biennial IADH research competition online.

Abstracts are invited on the theme of Special Care Dentistry (SCD). Within the iADH definition, SCD concerns those individuals with an activity restriction, a health condition and/or a disability that directly or indirectly affects their oral health, within the personal and environmental context of that individual. This population may include patients of all ages, medically compromised patients, disabled persons, mental health patients, prison populations, refugees, homeless persons, persons with dental fear, etc.
Original clinical research, basic scientific research, case reports or studies, oral health promotion initiatives, behavioural interventions, education in SCD and wider topics will be considered.
Submissions are encouraged both from dentists and the wider SCD team – physicians, speech therapists, hygienists, nurses, educators.

Abstract submission opens 8th June and Closes 1st August 2020). Please note that abstracts previously submitted for Mexico need to be resubmitted.

Read more details below and follow this link for detailed author instructions

Abstract categories

1. Clinical research
2. Translational research, including oral health promotion, access to services etc
3. Basic research
4. Case reports
5. Education research

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the iADH Scientific committee.
All authors whose abstracts are accepted will be invited to produce a poster/presentation that will be placed on the iADH website. In addition, all accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal Medicina Oral Patología Oral y Cirugía

Oral presentation awards competition (optional)

Authors may choose to enter the oral presentation awards competition. Awards will be made for:
1) Best basic research or translational research presentation
2) Best clinical research presentation
3) Best early career research presentation (<36 years)

The iADH Scientific committee will shortlist abstracts submitted for competition. Short-listed authors will be invited to give a 2 minute, live, online, oral presentation of their work, using their poster as visual support. Authors will answer one or two questions regarding their work. Presentations will be judged by the iADH scientific committee. The oral presentation must be given in English but the iADH will try and provide an interpreter for the questions if requested. This service cannot be guaranteed.

Prize winning authors will win a prize of $500 and will be invited to provide an extended abstract for publication in the the Journal Medicina Oral Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal.Poster awards competition

In addition, two other prizes will be awarded, based solely on the online posters/presentations:
1. Best educational research poster
2. Best case report poster
Prize winning authors will win a prize of up to $500 and will also be invited to provide an extended abstract for publication in the Journal Medicina Oral Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal.Finalists of the Education Research competition may also be invited to present their research if they wish at a joint iADH / ADEE Webinar (Association for Dental Education in Europe) to be held later in the year.

Submit an abstract here

8th June 2020: Call for abstracts issued.
1st August 2020: Abstract submission closes.

Please note that you need to be member of iADH or one of the allied national member societies
If you are not a member of a national member society affiliated to iADH you can join as an individual member.

Visit our membership page for more details about how to become a member of IADH 

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