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2003 Conference

9th International Biennial Meeting
Cape Town, South Arica, October 24-27, 2003

More than 260 registrants attended the meeting, arriving from 29 different countries including Russia, Chinese Hong Kong, Japan, USA, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Africa, Guatemala, Brazil, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Egypt, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovenia, United Kingdom, India, Australia, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Iceland, Namibia, Swaziland, Sweden, Finland, France and Lithuania.

The conference was held in conjunction with the meeting of the South African Society for Periodontology (SASP). The meeting began on Friday, 24 October with a Joint Implantology Workshop presented under the auspices of the SASP in association with the Academy of Prosthodontists of South Africa and the South African Society for Dental Implantology. The featured speakers were Professor Vincent Iacono, Professor and Chair of Periodontology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA, Dr. Egon Euwe of Milan, Italy and master dental technician Mr. Ernst Hegenbarth (Germany). That evening, a Welcome Cocktail Reception was held in the new Cape Town International Convention Center.

The IAP meeting began on 25 October with the overall theme of "Global Perspectives on Periodontal Disease: Problems, Risks, Control and Reconstruction." IAP President Uros Skaleric (Slovenia) and Chair of the Local Organizing Committee Wynand Dreyer (South Africa) presented the welcoming remarks. Dr. Jorgen Slots (USA), presented the Keynote Address entitled "Herpes viruses, the missing link between gingivitis and periodontitis?"

Session I, Global Problems, was chaired by incoming IAP President Prof. Angela Pack (New Zealand) and featured three presentations. Dr. Hideo Miyazaki (Japan) spoke on "Periodontal epidemiology: Problems in developing regions," Prof .Su Naidoo (South Africa) discussed "HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa: A major problem," and Prof Esmonde Corbet (Chinese Hong Kong) lectured on "Periodontal disease in Asians."

Following a lunch and visits to the exhibits and poster presentations, Session II, entitled "Risk Assessment," began under the chairmanship of Prof. Mark R. Patters (USA). Dr. Thomas Van Dyke (USA) presented "Management of risk for the periodontal patient: Identification and treatment of susceptible individuals." Following this, Session III, entitled "Periodontal Medicine" was chaired by Prof. Yoji Murayama (Japan) and featured presentations by Prof. Steve Offenbacher (USA) speaking on "Periodontal Medicine: The Changing Face of Periodontology," Prof. Uros Skaleric (Slovenia) discussing "Periodontal Disease and diabetes metabolic control" and Prof. Fusanori Nishimura (Japan) presenting "Periodontal-Systemic Connection in Multiple Risk Factor Clustering Syndrome."

That evening, the attendees were guests at a dinner symposium sponsored by OraPharma where recent research into the efficacy of the locally-applied antibiotic Arestin@ in the management of periodontitis was presented by several speakers including Profs. Ray Williams (USA), Roy Page (USA), Jan Lessem (USA), Stefan Renvert (Sweden), Uros Skaleric (Slovenia) and Mark Patters (USA).

Day two began with the Session IV, entitled "Control," chaired by Prof. Vincent Iacono (USA) and featured talks by Prof Ray Williams (USA) on "The Medical Model of Periodontal Disease Treatment," Dr Toshihide Noguchi (Japan) on "Non-Surgical Management of Advanced Periodontal Disease using Laser and Drug Delivery Systems," Dr A Kumarswamy (India) on "Control of Periodontal Disease in India: A Major Challenge," and Prof Jairam Reddy (South Africa) on "Control of Periodontal Disease and HIV in Africa."

Following lunch, the meeting attendees embarked on a Train Excursion and Traditional South African Dinner at Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The dinner was sponsored by Sunstar. The attendees rode on a vintage train from Cape Town Station to the Spier Estate where they were greeted by a "Kaapse Klopse" group, a "New Orleans" style band. Following wine tasting and viewing the estate, the attendees enjoyed an excellent buffet dinner of traditional South African foods. Entertainment was provided by the world renowned Tygerberg Children’s Choir. The Choir comprises 70 to 75 multicultural members (boys and girls) between the ages of 10 and 14 years and has performed before heads of state and royalty, including Pope John Paul 2, Queen Elizabeth II, King Gustave of Sweden, President Bill Clinton and the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. It also performed at the inauguration of President Thabo Mbeki, the present President of South Africa and Princess Alexandra of Denmark.

The final day of the meeting began with Session V, "Repair and Regeneration," which was chaired by Prof. Klaus Lang and included presentations by Prof. Ugo Ripamonti (South Africa) on "Pleiotropism of Bone Morphogenic Proteins: From Bone Induction to Cementogenesis and Periodontal Ligament Regeneration," and Prof Hidemi Kurihara (Japan) on "New Mission of Periodontists Based on Periodontal Regeneration with Bone Marrow Stem Cells."” Following a coffee break and poster viewing, the final session VI, chaired by Prof. Thomas Van Dyke began. Prof. Klaus Lang (Switzerland) presented his paper on "The Role of Implants in Treatment Planning for Periodontally Diseased Dentitions" and Prof Vincent Iacono (USA) spoke on "Implant Site Development Including Ridge Augmentation and Sinus Grafts." Thereafter, Prof. Uros Skaleric, formally turned the presidency over to Prof. Angela Pack of New Zealand. Dr. Pack spoke briefly, thanking the attendees, sponsors and the organizing committee.

That afternoon, a joint symposium with the South African Heart 2003 Congress entitled "Periodontal and Cardiovascular Diseases" was moderated by Prof. Wynand Dreyer (South Africa). The program included presentations by Prof. Johan Moolman (South Africa) on "The Inflammatory Hypothesis of Atherosclerosis," Prof. Roy Page (USA) on "Association Between Periodontitis and Cardio-Vascular Disease: Pathological and Clinical Implications," Dr. Jan Lessem (USA) on "Clinical Relationship between Atherosclerotic Heart Disease and Chronic Periodontitis" and Prof. Steve Offenbacher (USA) on “Periodontal Pathogen Antibody Response to Systemic Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease.

Poster Winners

Sunstar Butler Travel Awards

  • N. Brodala (USA): Porphyromonas gingivalis bacteremia enhances aortic atherogenesis in hypercholesterolemic pigs

  • S. Callejas (Guatemala): Gingival crevicular fluid analysis in Type I diabetic children.

  • D. Fujioka (Japan): The roles of endothelin in periodontitis

  • A. Y. Gamal (Egypt): Effects of cigarette smoking on human periodontally affected root surface biocombatipility – An in vitro study.

  • L-J. Ling (Chinese Taipei): Attachment of periodontal ligament cells to chlorhexidine-loaded regeneration membranes

IAP Poster Winners

  • Basic Science
    • D. Fujioka (Japan) - First : The roles of endothelin in periodontitis

    • L-J. Ling (Chinese Taipei ) - Second: Attachment of periodontal ligament cells to chlorhexidine-loaded regeneration membranes

  • Clinical Science
    • L. Feller (South Africa) - First: Necrotising ulcerative gingivitis/periodontitis as indicators of HIV-infection

    • A. Srinivas (India) - Second: An evaluation of Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) phenotype as a risk factor in Cyclosporin-A induced gingival enlargement in renal transplant patients


All of this would not have been possible without the support of our major sponsors, Sunstar, OraPharma, Colgate-Palmolive and Philips-Sonicare. We acknowledge and thank the meeting sponsors Procter and Gamble, Panasonic and GUM, and appreciate the support of 3M Pharmaceuticals, Bicon Dental Implants, Discovery Health, ExAct, G Hartzell & Son, GC Corporation, Gillette (Oral B), Hexal Pharma, Implant Support Services, Implants for Africa, J Morita Corporation, John O’ Butler, Kaken Pharmaceutical Co, KaVo Dental, Millners Dental Supplies, Nobel Biocare, Pfizer CHC, Quintessence, RC Libri, Satelec, Shofu Inc, Southern Implants, Stratmed, Weltec Corporation and YDM.

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