Welcome to Helsinki!
Dear Colleagues and Friends of the IADR,
The sixth International Association for Dental Research Pan-European Region Meeting (IADR/PER) will be held in Helsinki, Finland, September 12 -15, 2012.
We cordially invite you to participate in this scientific meeting hosted by all the five PER/IADR Divisions: The British Association for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR), the Continental European Division (CED), the Irish Division, the Israeli Division, and the Scandinavian Association for Dental Research (NOF).
The meeting will be an important event in European oral, dental, and craniofacial research but we also expect scientists from all over the world to attend, to meet with fellow-scientists, specialists, clinicians, and representatives of industry to exchange ideas and new research findings, and to deepen their knowledge. Members of the Scientific Committee representing all the PER Divisions have designed a conference that will provide first-hand information on recent research developments and breakthroughs, current and future trends, and will additionally provide an ideal opportunity for international exchange and networking. The conference will be organized in the traditional IADR way by covering all basic sciences, clinical and behavioural sciences and material sciences. There will be several top scientific symposia, workshops, keynote lectures, an exhibition, and oral and poster sessions where researchers present their findings.
IADR, PER and its Divisions will provide limited financial support to encourage the participation of young researchers through as many travel stipends as possible.
The venue is the famous architectural gem, Finlandia Hall, designed by Alvar Aalto, offering a taste of the local flavour of Helsinki which, in the year 2012, has been designated the World Design Capital. The program will conclude with an exciting social program in another architecturally unique modern building, “Dipoli!”
We look forward to seeing you in Helsinki September 12-15, 2012. Welcome to Finland where East meets the West!
Jukka H. Meurman
President PER/IADR Local Organizing Committee