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EOS annual congress returns to Sweden this week


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By Dental Tribune International

二. 7 六月 2016


STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Orthodontists from around Europe are gathering in Stockholm this week for the annual congress of the European Orthodontic Society. Being held from 11 to 16 June at Stockholmsmässan, the city’s premier conference and exhibition venue, the specialist meeting will once again present the latest research and innovations in the field.

This year will be the fifth time that the historic meeting is held in Sweden. According to congress chairman Jan Huggare, an orthodontist and professor at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Dental Medicine in Stockholm, the programme will cover traditional orthodontic topics, as well as focus on medically compromised patients and patients’ treatment experiences, among other subjects. A number of internationally distinguished clinicians will share their expertise on a wide range of topics, including the factors that determine whether orthodontics should be conducted with or without orthognathic surgery or whether archwise distraction is possible in alveolar distraction osteogenesis. The presentations will concentrate on the adult patient, as well as the orthodontic treatment of children and adolescents with lingual appliances.

The Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecture, honouring the organisation’s past president and honorary member, will be held by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill adjunct professor Sheldon Peck and deal with the search for orthodontic truth.

Also, the winners of the W J B Houston Research Awards, the Beni Solow Award and the award established in memoriam of the late Prof. Francesca Ada Miotti will be announced.

“It is a great honour to host this annual meeting of our orthodontic community, which links the traditions cherished and refined by past presidents of the Society with the challenges of meeting the expectations of the younger members of our Society,” Huggare said.

Founded in 1907 with the goals of advancing all aspects of orthodontics and its relations with the collateral arts and sciences for the public benefit, as well as of seeking the furtherance of orthodontics among all branches of the dental profession working in private practice, hospitals and universities throughout Europe, the EOS currently has members from 24 countries, including Sweden, Germany, Austria, France and the UK. Its first meeting took place in Berlin in 1910. The congress was previously held in Sweden in 1956, 1965, 1981 and 1993. The meeting is open to members and non-members alike. Those who wish to attend the five-day programme are still able to register on-site, but will have to pay a fee, the organiser said.

More information can be found on the meeting’s official website,

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