Osteology Research Academy Lucerne

Research design and methodology

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A scientific program you wouldn't want to miss.

 

Developed by your course chairpersons Reinhard Gruber and Daniel Thoma.

 


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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

Lucerne is waiting for you

Elevating your research skills

The programme


Monday, 4 September 2023
8:00-8:30 

REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

 
8:30-9:00
Welcome and course introduction (Osteology and participants)
Reinhard Gruber, Daniel Thoma
9:00-9:30
Salivary diagnostics and microbiological approaches in periodontal and peri-implant diseases
Nagihan Bostanci

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
10:00-10:30
Radiological imaging and data analysis in pre-clinical research 
Kathrin Becker
10:30-11:00
Histology, histomorphometry and immunohistochemistry 
Dieter Bosshardt 
11:00-11:45
Interactive, personal discussions about research careers, groups etc. 
Reinhard Gruber, Daniel Thoma 

 

LUNCH BREAK

 
13:15-14:15
Statistical principles applied 
Claudio Pannuti 
14:15-14:45
Clinical oral application of 3D-printed constructs and interdisciplinary workflow  
Florian Thieringer 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
15:15-17:15
Analytical Workshops related to presentations above 
Nagihan Bostanci, Kathrin Becker, Dieter Bosshardt, Florian Thieringer 
17:15-17:45
Tips & tricks for oral presentations 
Reinhard Gruber 

 


Tuesday, 5 September 2023
8:00-8:30 

COFFEE

 
8:30-9:10
Translational research for periodontal regeneration
Anton Sculean
9:10-10:15
Clarification of task and expectations for group work (30 min) + start group work (30 min)
Reinhard Gruber, Daniel Thoma

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
10:45-11:25
Translational research for ridge augmentation
Michael Bornstein
11:25-12:30
Supervised group work 
Michael Bornstein, Frank Schwarz, Anton Sculean, Daniel Thoma  

 

LUNCH BREAK

 
14:40-15:40
Supervised group work 
Michael Bornstein, Frank Schwarz, Anton Sculean, Daniel Thoma 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
16:10-16:50
Translational research for soft tissue regeneration 
Daniel Thoma 
16:50-18:20
Supervised group work  
Michael Bornstein, Frank Schwarz, Anton Sculean, Daniel Thoma 
18:30-21:30
Team evening incl. career talk "Considerations for a scientific career development" 
Niklaus Lang 

 


 

Wednesday, 6 September 2023
8:00-8:30 

COFFEE

 
8:30-9:00
Statistical Q&A
Claudio Pannuti
9:00-10:30
Final group work
 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
11:00-13:00
Critical appraisal of the research protocols 
Daniel Thoma, Claudio Pannuti, Alexandra Stähli

 

LUNCH BREAK

 
14:15-15:00
Workshop: graphical representation of data 
Claudio Pannuti 
15:00-16:30
Workshop: Scientific writing in the digital age 
Andrew Moore 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
16:45-18:00
Interactive lecture: How will dental medicine look like in 2050? 
Ronald Jung 
18:00-18:15
Review of the course & closing  
Reinhard Gruber, Daniel Thoma 

Three days of intense learning

Practical information

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

Registration

ORA (3-days course):

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




Participants who register for two ORAs 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 Hochschule Luzern (Institute of Business and Regional Economics), which is located very close to the main train station.   

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. Two team evenings (incl. dinner) 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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