The European Association for Osseointegration (EAO) is currently holding its 20th annual scientific meeting in Athens. At the congress, the EAO Junior committee has elected a new Chairman, Dr Theodoros Kapos.
Despite announcements of Greek strikes, the EAO congress has been attended by approximately 3000 clinicians and researchers from all over the world.
The overall theme of the 20th EAO congress is treatment planning in implant dentistry. As dental implants are now considered a widely accepted form of treatment, it is crucial that the state-of-the-art solutions they offer meet patients' expectations. According to Professor Søren Schou, President of the EAO, good treatment planning should enable dental professionals to create appropriate treatment plans for every patient.
At the congress, a world-class faculty of more than 80 speakers and chairs are sharing their scientific and clinical knowledge, providing evidence-based guidelines and practical advice. "The EAO is very pleased with the high-level presentations and scientific work showcased. Yet, we face many more challenges in clinical research. Many speakers' conclusions are that even more research is needed to be able to generate consensus statements," state Professor Friedrich Neukam and Professor Asterios Doukoudakis, Chairmen of the Scientific Committee.
"We are very happy to welcome this large number of professionals, many of whom are nationally or internationally renowned scientists and clinicians," added Professor Neukam and Professor Doukoudakis. The EAO has registered up to 3000 attendees from more than 70 countries around the world. The top countries represented are host country Greece, Switzerland, Italy and Sweden, followed by Japan, the Republic of Korea and China.