The ITI Congress Italy has just come to an end. Held at the Palazzo della Cultura e dei Congressi in Bologna from September 22 to 24, the three-day congress offered a varied and thought-provoking program under the title “Il piano di trattamento in implantologia: le scelte terapeutiche e cliniche alla portata di tutti”. The strong international faculty included ITI President David Cochran, Urs Belser, Waldemar Polido, Alessandro Devigus and dental technician Alwin Schönenberger along with the cream of Italian speakers. With around 1,100 participants – 600 of whom were non-ITI Members – attendance figures were spectacular. “In the early organizational stages we fixed a target of 850 participants and were truly amazed by the enthusiastic response of people and the unexpected number of registrations,” said Ferruccio Torsello, Communications Officer of the ITI Section Italy.
With a pre-congress Corporate Forum by Straumann and Botiss, an exhibition area with Straumann Tech Pods, a poster competition, a clinical case competition as well as parallel sessions for dental technicians, the congress offered something for everyone. Round table discussions following each plenary session allowed participants to discuss their questions with the speakers and provided a vibrant platform to share ideas.
The organizing team’s goal was to reach as many non-ITI Members as possible and show them that the ITI not only provides excellent education, but also a network of professionals and friends. “The attendance figures as well as the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from dentists and dental technicians, Members and non-Members proves that we more than fulfilled everyone’s – even our own – expectations,” said Raffaele Cavalcanti, Chair of the Scientific Program Committee. “And it was just wonderful to bring together experienced as well as younger dentists and dental technicians who aspire to specialize in implant dentistry, all sharing their ideas and experience.”
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Phone +41 61 270 83 83
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