Our biggest congress of 2019 just took place in San Francisco with 870 participants. The umbrella theme “Evolution, revolution, solution” was chosen to showcase the whole spectrum of implant dentistry and its future. This congress was not only the biggest in terms of numbers, but also very dynamic as it provided new formats. This year for the very first time, an ITI Town Hall meeting was organized: 14 panelists and 3 speakers addressed different implant dentistry topics from different points of view and approaches. This, plus the popular tech pods, a rotating educational platform, made this congress very lively and varied.
“Our aim to disseminate ITI knowledge through the larger audience within the US was definitely reached: 60% of the attendees were non-ITI members which presents a huge opportunity to expand our footprint within the USA and Canada,” said German Gallucci, Congress Chair. The diverse composition of the audience with a large turnout of young professionals and female participants (30%) is a very gratifying result for the Section.