ITI World Symposium 2017: Record attendance of 4,800
May 6, 2017

ITI World Symposium 2017: Record attendance of 4,800

The International Team for Implantology (ITI) held the ITI World Symposium 2017 from May 4 to 6 in Basel, Switzerland. A total of more than 4,800 dental professionals from 90 countries attended the ITI's flagship event, making it the biggest international implant dentistry congress ever. The focus of the three-day scientific program was on "Key factors for long-term success".

The scientific program was presented by more than 100 speakers and moderators from all over the world who provided keen insights into diverse aspects of current treatment methods and new technologies. The presentations ranged from 45-minute in-depth plenary lectures covering the entire treatment cycle from diagnosis through treatment to aftercare, to highly concentrated 15-minute talks in a series of six lively breakout sessions. The faculty combined the field's established leading speakers along with a broad range of talented specialists from all of the ITI's 27 Sections. In order to ensure as broad an understanding as possible of the knowledge being presented, simultaneous translation was provided into 11 different languages.

The event kicked off with a half-day Pre-Symposium Corporate Forum presented by Straumann, botiss and Morita. In his key note address, world-renowned researcher and pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence and biomechanical engineering, Prof. Kevin Warwick provided fascinating insights into the potential future directions of healthcare. A large industry exhibition and poster presentation kept participants occupied during coffee and lunch breaks. These activities were complemented by the traditional evening social program that included the ITI reception and the legendary Straumann party that allowed people to relax and network after a full day of science.

"I am delighted with the results of this World Symposium at every level", said Daniel Wismeijer, Chair of the Scientific Program Committee. "The attendance figures speak for themselves. It is clear that the ITI is meeting a strong need for reliable evidence-based information and it is my belief that practitioners are going home carrying many new keys in their pocket ready for use in daily clinical practice."

The next ITI World Symposium will take place in 2020.

ITI International Team for Implantology
ITI Headquarters
Peter Merian-Strasse 88
4052 Basel
Switzerland

Phone +41 61 270 83 83
Fax +41 61 270 83 84
E-Mail headquarters@iti.org 

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