BARCELONA, Spain: From 31 March to 2 April, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) will return to Europe for its World Congress. After the 2015 event in Berlin, the ICOI is expecting over 1,000 delegates for this year’s meeting in the Spanish metropolis of Barcelona. Suggestive of the abbreviation for Barcelona, BCN, it will focus on bone, collagen and nature, the three pillars for ensuring a stable base for dental implants to achieve long-term success, the organiser has announced.
More than 20 international speakers, including Prof. Hugo De Bruyn (Belgium), Dr Scott Ganz (US), Prof. Irena Sailer (Switzerland) and Dr Marius Steigmann (Germany), will provide attendees with the latest information on the rehabilitation of patients with tooth loss. During the main scientific programme, which starts on 31 March at 3 p.m., the lecturers will discuss the advances in conventional and digital diagnosis and implant site development for implant long-term stability, the biology of bone grafts, and the importance and the management of hard- and soft-tissue regeneration in atrophic environments. In addition, presentations will cover tissue management after tooth extraction before implant treatment, the long-term success of immediately loaded implants placed in different types of bone, and peri-implantitis as one of the major challenges in implant dentistry.
Prior to the main session, delegates will have the opportunity to attend pre-congress courses presented by sponsors Bio Horizons and Sunstar GUIDOR from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Several poster presentations and table clinics will be held on the opening day of the congress too. The awards ceremony and the subsequent gala dinner on the evening of 1 April form part of the social programme.
The congress exhibition will run from 8 a.m. on 31 March to 3.30 p.m. on 2 April. The organisers have urged companies interested in exhibiting at the congress to book their booths very soon, as the space has rapidly sold out in the past.The ICOI, which has over 13,000 members worldwide, is an ADA CERP-recognised provider. The scientific programme for this year’s event offers up to 21 continuing education credits.
The congress in Barcelona is being organised in collaboration with the ICOI’s local affiliate, the Sociedad Española de Implantes, the Spanish society of oral implantologists. It will be held at the Barcelona International Convention Centre. Registration for the event is open at www.icoibarcelona2016.org.
Source: Dental Tribune International