Osteology Research Academy Boston

Research Design and Methodology

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A scientific program you wouldn't want to miss.

 

Developed by your course chairpersons Myron Nevins, William Giannobile, and David Kim.

 


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Research design and methodology

How to plan and run a research project, from A to Z

 

Design

  • 3-day course
  • Lectures with leading experts
  • Interactive, problem-based learning with case studies
  • Extensive exchange opportunities with all instructors

 

Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of research in dental medicine
  • Understand the process of setting up a research study, from defining a relevant research question to generating the answer
  • Select the appropriate tools for data collection and analysis
  • Successfully plan preclinical or clinical research studies and interpret the acquired data
  • Effectively communicate research findings and acquired knowledge

Boston is waiting for you

Elevating your research skills

Osteology Research Academy: the programme


Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Let's get your own research started

8:00-8:30 

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

 
8:30-9:00
Welcome and course introduction (Osteology and participants)
William Giannobile, David Kim, Myron Nevins
9:00-10:00
Pathobiology and determinants of periodontal diseases
Panos Papapanou

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
10:30-11:30
Advancing discovery research to clinical trials and clinical practice 
William Giannobile
11:30-12:30
Research data interpretation I 
Shayan Barootchi 

 

LUNCH BREAK

 
13:45-15:00
Research data interpretation II 
Shayan Barootchi 
15:00-16:00
Strategies to obtain research funding
 Anna Turco 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
16:30-17:15
Radiographic study design on measuring bone level around implants  
Jennifer Chen 
17:15-18:00
Panel discussion: Publishing in a scholarly journal  
William Giannobile, Panos Papapanou, Myron Nevins 

 


Wednesday, 20 September 2023

All about bone regeneration and methodology

8:00-8:30 

BREAKFAST

 
8:30-9:30
Human organ chips as tools for clinical mimcry
Don Ingber
9:30-10:30
Molecular mechanisms of dental implant osseointegration
Jill Helms

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
11:00-12:00
Biologics for bone regeneration 
Jill Helms
12:00-12:45
Histology and histomorphometry 
Bogdana Todorovic (Zoom) 

 

LUNCH BREAK

 
14:00-15:00
Clinical and commercial adoption in dental medicine 
Jeanne Ambruster (Zoom) 

 

TRANSFER TO FORSYTH INSTITUTE

 
15:30-17:30
Parallel workshops (1 hour each):  
 
 
micro-CT and electron microscopy as a tool in mineralised tissue research  
Felicitas Bidlack 
 
Clinical Research Design with Biological Endpoints
Hatice Hasturk/Alpdogan Kantarci
17:30-17:45
Review of the course (Q&A)  
William Giannobile, David Kim, Myron Nevins 

 

 

Thursday, 21 September 2023

All about soft tissues and big data

8:00-8:30 

BREAKFAST

 
8:30-9:30
Tissue engineering concepts for soft tissue regeneration
Myron Spector
9:30-10:30
Research designs for soft tissue grafting and substitutes
Lorenzo Tavelli

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
11:00-11:45
Incorporating research into a private practice setting
Pamela McClain (Zoom)
11:45-12:45
The role of artificial intelligence in big data analysis 
Hawazin Elani 

 

LUNCH BREAK

 
14:00-15:00
Single cell RNA analysis: The future of data science in dental medicine 
Ang Cui 
15:00-16:00
Bridging micobial ecology and clinical research  
Magda Feres  

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
16:30-18:45
Parallel workshops (45 minutes each): 
 
 
Graphical abstracts 
Francesca Gori 
 
Histologic/histo-
morphometric
analysis 
Baron Lab 
 
Modern light microscopy  
Harry Leung 
18:45-19:00
Review of the course (Q&A)  
William Giannobile, David Kim, Myron Nevins 
 

CLOSING

 

 


 

Imaging workshop: ORA add-on

Advanced imaging methods for reporting clinical outcomes
of intraoral regenerative procedures

Surrogate outcome measurements are the critical components of evaluating and comparing the efficacy of interventions for intraoral hard as well as soft tissue regeneration. Advanced imaging tools that provide 3D images are becoming the new standard for reporting treatment outcomes, e.g. cone-beam computed tomography or intraoral scanners. Non-invasive and real-time ultrasonography is the next-generation device that offers not only anatomical but also functional information on soft tissues. Finally, a laser speckle device can quantify superficial tissue perfusion, especially useful in the early wound healing stage. The primary aim of this workshop is to provide a rationale for using and benefitting from these new imaging tools.

Please note that this workshop is an optional add-on to the basic programme of the Osteology Research Academy (ORA), and can be purchased separately by ORA participants as well as external guests alike. A reduced fee is available to ORA participants, if registrations to both the ORA and the workshop occur at the same time. Registration to the ORA alone does not imply registration to this workshop.

 

 

The programme: Monday, 18 September 2023 
13:00-13:45
Basics of intraoral imaging modalities
Oliver Kripfgans
13:45-14:30
Intraoral applications of ultrasound in regenerative procedures
Lorenzo Tavelli, Hsun-Liang (Albert) Chan

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
15:00–17:30
Hands-on ultrasound imaging
Oliver Kripfgans, Hsun-Liang (Albert) Chan, Lorenzo Tavelli
17:30-18:00
Q&A and closing
 

 


 

 

Three days of intense learning


 

Practical information

Everything you need to know to attend the Osteology Research Academy - Boston

Registration

ORA (3-days course)


Student price 1'500 CHF
Non-Student price 2'100 CHF



Satellite workshop (1/2-day course) alone:

Student price 400 CHF
Non-Student price 600 CHF



Participants who register for both the ORA and workshop at the same time will receive a discount of 200 CHF on the total price.
We only accept registrations through our online platform THE BOX: register here.
Registrations are handled on first come first serve basis.
The Osteology Foundation reserves the rights to close the registration when the course is fully booked.

Getting there

The course will be held at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston.


Harvard School of Dental Medicine


188 Longwood Avenue Boston,
MA 02115
USA


Contact:          Dr. David M. Kim
Phone:            +001 617 432 1472
E-mail:            dkim@hsdm.harvard.edu

Web:               www.hsdm.harvard.edu


 


The meeting will take place at the 190 Longwood Avenue, which is right behind of 188 Longwood Avenue.  There will be a security guard in the front checking your course registration.

Board and lodging

Accommodation is not included in the course price. Please make the necessary arrangements to book your own accommodation.


All lunches, coffee breaks and breakfasts are included in the course price. An evening Welcome Reception and a dinner on the second course day are also included in the course price.

Wrapping up and stay in touch

All course information will be shared on a dedicated course page on The BOX.


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