Alexandria, Va., USA - The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published the proceedings from the 3rd AADR Fall Focused Symposium themed, "Salivary Diagnostics: Scientific & Clinical Frontiers." This symposium was held November 12-13, 2010, in Washington, DC.
AADR created the Fall Focused Symposium under the objective to provide networking opportunities and exchange of ideas, and to offer small regional symposia focused on cutting-edge technology and techniques. At this two-day scientific program, attendees had the opportunity to attend plenary sessions, view scientific posters, collaborate with colleagues and participate in panel discussions. The symposium brought together key opinion leaders from diagnostic sciences, the dental profession, scientists from the NIH's Directors Office, NIDCR and NCI, biotechnology companies, the FDA and CMS, the ADA, the dental insurance industry and NIH-funded investigators.
Twenty-two scientific posters were presented. Invited speakers also presented in five sessions pertaining to different areas in salivary diagnostics research, titled: "Diagnostics, Saliva and Dentistry," moderated by AADR Past President and symposium organizer David T. Wong, University of California, Los Angeles; "Scientific Frontiers: Emerging Technologies," moderated by Jim Melvin, NIDCR; "A New Industry-The Innovators' Journey" and "A New Industry-The Regulatory and Payor Environment," both moderated by Jed Jacobson, Delta Dental; "Clinical Frontiers: Translational & Clinical Applications," moderated by Dan Malamud, New York University; and "Salivary Diagnostics in Dentistry, Research and Education," moderated by Dan Meyer, American Dental Association.
"AADR is delighted with the record turnout of its 3rd Fall Focused Symposium," said AADR President Jeffrey Ebersole. "The high caliber of research presented at the meeting contributed to its overall success. I commend Professor David
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