The ITI World Symposium is a premier event that calls on the best speakers from fields in implant dentistry to come and share their expertise and experience. This event is particularly important in light of the many new and evolving products, techniques and technologies that are in continuous development. Practitioners are left in the challenging position of having to evaluate the promise and efficacy of these new developments, often based on little evidence.

The theme of this ITI World Symposium is "Knowledge is Key" which underlines the importance of evidence-based information for application in daily clinical practice. The ITI World Symposium offers its participants three days of stimulating presentations to provoke, interest and inspire!

The ITI has a deservedly strong reputation for evidence-based science and rigorous examination of new methods and technologies that it has built up over the last 30 years. This reputation in combination with the organization's continuously developing offerings for its Members has led to very strong growth. The ITI has currently more than 15,000 Members from over 100 countries around the world. You will have the opportunity to meet many of them, as up to 5,000 participants are expected at the ITI World Symposium which will make it one of the largest implant dentistry symposia ever.

The Palexpo congress center in Geneva, to which we are returning for the second time, offers outstanding infrastructure for such a large number of participants. And Geneva is not only a beautiful city in which to spend a little time but is also very accessible. This makes it an excellent point of departure for a short visit to any of half a dozen European countries.

We look forward to seeing you in Geneva.

Prof. Dr. David Cochran Prof. Dr. Daniel Buser Dr. Stephen T. Chen
ITI President Past President Chairman of the Scientific Program Committee