Osteology Monaco 2016 was a great success. 2311 participants from 67 countries from all-over the world attended the International Osteology Symposium, which takes place every three years. The launch of the novel online platform THE BOX created a lot of attention and many participants immediately signed up.
The Scientific Chairmen of the symposium, Myron Nevins and Friedrich Neukam, as well as the President of the Osteology Foundation, Mariano Sanz, were very pleased with the symposium, the perfect organisation, the number of participants, and also the quality of the Scientific Programme, the Research Forum and the Poster Exhibition with 163 posters.
The two Scientific Chairmen thanked the Founding and Gold partners of Osteology Monaco 2016 as well as the exhibitors and publishing partners at the symposium. “Without their support such an event wouldn’t be possible”, they said. With 49 exhibitors in total, a record number was achieved and places in the exhibition hall were sold out well before the event.
But participants enjoyed not only the scientific programme and the workshops. Many also said that they enjoyed the special atmosphere very much, which is characteristic for the International Osteology Symposia, and makes it always worth to go to the event.
OPENING “THE BOX”
THE BOX, the new Global Osteology Community Platform, which was launched in Monaco, attracted a lot of attention. Many people signed up during the congress and could already use special tools and functions for the symposium, such as the online submission of questions to the experts, they could browse the programme and abstracts and also browse the online poster exhibition.
1780 users coming from 83 different countries have signed up for THE BOX until now, and many more are expected to sign up in the next weeks, when more content from the symposium will be made available online.
Hector Rios, Project Leader of the online platform project, explained that in addition to information and tools for scientists and practitioners, THE BOX provides great networking possibilities. He said: “It was the goal of the project team to create the one place to go in oral regeneration, connecting everybody in this field, and providing new and unique benefits for scientists and practitioners.”
A key task of the Osteology Foundation is the promotion of research, and also the transfer of the results to practice. This is why research also played an important role at the International Symposium in Monaco.
The Osteology Research Prizes were awarded to Fabian Duttenhoefer, Germany (1st), Vanessa Sousa, UK (2nd), and Jung-Ju Kim, South Korea (3rd) for Basic Research, and to Ernest Rojo, Spain (1st), Hyun-Chang Lim, South Korea (2nd), and Thomas De Bruyckere, Belgium (3rd) for Clinical Research.
The Audience Poster Award received Rustam Aghazada, Italy. This prize was awarded for the first time, and based on an online voting for the posters on THE BOX.
NEXT OSTEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2019
The Osteology Foundation is looking forward to welcoming everybody interested in oral regenerative therapies again at the next International Osteology Symposium in 2019. The place and the exact date will be communicated as soon as it is confirmed.