The impressive Convention Centre in Dublin’s Docklands played host to over 2,000 delegates from 66 countries for the 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Association for Osseointegration (EAO). The meeting, which took place from October 17-19, featured a packed programme of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, competitions and poster presentations. An extensive series of satellite industry symposia organised by the conference sponsors also took place, so there was a topic to suit every area of expertise.
Areas of interest covered during the conference included ‘Emerging technologies in tissue regeneration that can enhance patient care’, ‘Peri-implantitis – a growing problem or a manageable complication?’, ‘Risk factors in implantology’ and ‘Implants in an ageing population’. Speakers were drawn from the very highest levels of expertise worldwide to address compelling issues affecting patient care and the latest innovations and research. Panel discussions allowed further teasing out of issues, with often searching and insightful questions from the floor.
This year’s Annual Scientific Meeting was jointly chaired by Irish committee members Professor David Harris and Dr Brian O’Connell, who said they were delighted and honoured to welcome so many visitors to Dublin for this prestigious event.