Title: 3rd Mini-symposium for Young Investigators

The purpose of this mini-symposium is to provide an informal platform for pre- and post-doctoral students and entry-level faculty to introduce themselves to current members of the Microbiology/Immunology (M/I) subgroup and share and exchange their ideas that are relevant to dental science research. The ulitmate mission of the meeting is to bring new vitality to the M/I subgroup and to provide an opportunity for interaction among the senior members of the subgroup and early career CADR/AADR meeting attendees based on their shared research interests in oral microbiology and immunology. The organizers envision a forum in which young investigators deliver a brief oral presentation of work completed and/or in progress that will stimlate discussion from meeting participants, including senior investigators who may offer support and guidance. This forum will help enhance research career development for young investigators as well as expose senior investigators to new ideas and emerging technologies that can benefit their own research. Young investigators with research interests centering on microbiology or immunology in oral health and disease are encouraged to submit a presentation title on or before Monday, February 12, 2018.

Learning Objectives:

  • The objectives of this mini-symposium are consistent with the mission of the Microbiology/Immunology subgroup and are certain to benefit its current members as well as new investigators in the field. Specifically, the proposed satellite meeting will help accomplish the following learning objectives:

    1. foster interaction and information exchange among junior and senior scientists with shared interests in dental science, oral microbiology, and immunology;
  • 2. promote information exchange and innovation among junior and senior scientists who engage in basic science research and clinical studies pertaining to oral health and disease;
  • 3. provide a forum through which new investigators entering the field, through networking with established investigators, can secure long-lasting collaborations that can help nurture their research progress, innovation, and productivity for years to come.