Friday 1 July 2016 4:34pm
The International Association for Dental Research held their annual General Session in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 21-25 June 2016. This was a joint meeting of the IADR General Session, IADR Asia Pacific Region and our local Australia-New Zealand Division. Some 3,600 delegates were part of the meeting, held in the COEX conference centre in the Gangnam district of Seoul. The SJWRI and Faculty of Dentistry were well represented with 16 staff, two postgraduate and three undergraduate students attending.
The SJWRI hosted a booth at the Exhibition (right) to promote the activities and achievements of the Institute and the Faculty. The booth proved to be very popular amongst attendees and also offered a focal point for the NZ attendees. Thanks go to Dr James Smith from the SJWRI for all his efforts organising and staffing the booth. An alumni event was held on the opening night of the meeting.
The achievements of several SJWRI researchers were recognised through a number of awards:
- A/Prof Nick Chandler was awarded the ANZ Division Alan Docking Science Award (the highest award made by the Division);
- Dr Sunyoung Ma was awarded the J. Morita Junior Investigator Award for Geriatric Oral Research Second Prize in Post-doctoral category for Best Presentation in Geriatric Oral Research;
- and Chuen Lin Hong, 5th year BDS student was runner up in the ANZ Division Colgate poster competition and will get to present her work at the IADR General Session in San Francisco in March 2017.
Congratulations to all.