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

The Osteology Foundation is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The Osteology Foundation designates this activity for 21 continuing education credits.

Lucerne is waiting for you

Elevating your research skills

The programme


Monday, 9 September 2024
8:30-9:00 

REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

 
9:00-9:30
Welcome and course introduction (Osteology and participants)
Reinhard Gruber, Daniel Thoma
9:30-10:00
Clinical oral application of 3D-printed constructs and interdisciplinary workflow  
Florian Thieringer 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
10:30-11:00
Radiological imaging and data analysis in pre-clinical research 
Kathrin Becker
11:00-11:30
Histologic perspectives of biomaterial research
Dieter Bosshardt 
11:30-12:00
Omics technologies in dental research
Nagihan Bostanci

 

LUNCH BREAK

 
13:00-15:00
Analytical Workshops related to presentations above 
Nagihan Bostanci, Kathrin Becker, Dieter Bosshardt, Florian Thieringer 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
15:30-16:30
Statistical principles applied 
Claudio Pannuti
16:30-17:00
Tips & tricks for oral presentations 
Reinhard Gruber 
17:00-21:30
Team evening incl. career talk by Niklaus Lang
Niklaus Lang

 


Tuesday, 10 September 2024
8:00-8:30 

COFFEE

 
8:30-9:10
Translational research for soft tissue regeneration 
Daniel Thoma 
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

 
13:30-14:10
Translational research for peri-implantitis
Frank Schwarz 
14:10-15:10
Supervised group work 
Michael Bornstein, Frank Schwarz, Anton Sculean, Daniel Thoma 

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
15:40-16:20
Translational research for periodontal regeneration
Anton Sculean
16:20-17:30
Supervised group work  
Michael Bornstein, Frank Schwarz, Anton Sculean, Daniel Thoma 
18:30-21:30
Team dinner
 

 


 

Wednesday, 11 September 2024
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

 
14:00-14:45
Workshop: graphical representation of data 
Claudio Pannuti 
14:45-16:15
Workshop: Scientific writing and publishing
Alexandra Stähli, Franz Strauss

 

COFFEE BREAK

 
16:45-18:00
Decision-making in an academic career
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 1'650 CHF
Non-student price 2,250 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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