The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and focus on student research presentations, Critically Appraised Topic competitions based on actual cases, and an internationally known keynote speaker. Continuing Education credit will be available.
“Our students and fellows will present 100-plus posters highlighting their current research,” said Dr. Phillip T. Marucha, Associate Dean for Research at the UIC College of Dentistry. “They cover a wide range of topics in the basic, behavioral, clinical, and applied sciences. Predoctoral, postgraduate, and graduate students; postdoctoral fellows; and their faculty mentors will be competing for awards in a number of categories.”
At the College, faculty, postgraduates, and students conduct a wide range of research activities, from basic research, public health and prevention, and the development of best practices in dentistry, to the creation of techniques and technology that will allow teeth to be regenerated in adults. Research occurs at the College from the ‘bench to the chairside’—from the laboratory to treatment of patients. Clinic and Research Day allows the postgraduates, students, and their faculty mentors to share their research with the dental and medical communities.
Keynote speaker will be Dr. James E. Melvin, Clinical Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Melvin focuses his research on the molecular identity of the transport proteins that regulate fluid secretion.
The College’s new Center for Clinical Research will be open for the first time at Clinic and Research Day.
Also featured will be “CaseCAT” (Critically Appraised Topic) competitions, featuring actual cases that exemplify aspects of dentistry combined with critically appraised topics that summarize individual research.
“There will be dental products and services vendors’ exhibits and events planned just for fun, too," Dr. Marucha continued. “Dentists, students, other medical personnel, and those interested in research and vendors’ exhibits are welcome.”
Events will wrap up with presentations of awards in a variety of categories.
Commercial enterprises are welcome to participate as exhibitors, sponsors, or both. Exhibitors will be provided display space. For information about exhibiting, visit the website http://dentistry.uic.edu/
Continuing Education credit will be awarded at no cost for attending a selected number of poster presentations and the keynote presentation. For additional information about CE or about the Clinic and Research Day event, contact Long.
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry is celebrating its 100th year as a college of the University of Illinois in 2013 with special events throughout the year under the theme “A Proud Past, A Brilliant Future.”