Osseointegration Foundation announces OF Student Travel Grant Program

Twenty travel grants will be awarded through the new program.The Osseointegration Foundation (OF) announced the OF Student Travel Grant Program.

The Osseointegration Foundation (OF) announced the OF Student Travel Grant Program.

Twenty, $1,000 Student Travel Grants will be awarded to the recipients of the top scoring oral research and e-poster abstracts submitted for the 2018 AO Annual Meeting. This award is open to both AO student members and student non-members who submit an abstract for the 2018 meeting and are currently enrolled in a dental school program.

Abstracts must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST via the electronic abstract submission site at https://osseo.org/student-travel-grant-program/. Only authors indicating their interest via the abstract submission site will be considered for a Student Travel Grant.

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“As the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Osseointegration, the OF is giving grants to students to advance the science of osseointegration for both clinical application and basic scientific research,” says Dr. Edward Sevetz, OF president and a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon based in Orange Park, Fla. “Today’s students need financial assistance as they are the ‘life blood’ to advancing the evidence-based scientific approach and further benefiting mankind with osseointegration.”

Members of the AO research submissions and e-poster committees will review and score the submitted abstracts to determine the best student presentations based on the quality of the research and relevance to the field of osseointegration.
“There has never been a more exciting time in implant dentistry than right now, as research is pushing the implant science envelope toward new horizons,” says Dr. Robert Lemke, chairman of AO’s research submissions committee and a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon from San Antonio, Texas. “AO is the only program in the world that brings together specialists, general dentists and laboratory technicians to promote all aspects of implant dentistry, and provides the greatest number of travel grants to students. Fostering research at this grassroots level is key to advancing the science of implants for the ultimate benefit of our patients.”

The grants will be allocated toward travel expenses related to attending the AO Annual Meeting, to be held Feb. 28–March 3 in Los Angeles, Calif., to assist in paying travel expenses including airfare, hotel and ground transportation. All recipients must be present at AO’s 2018 Annual Meeting to receive their grant.

Those receiving a Student Travel Grant may still be considered for the Best Abstract and Best E-poster awards.

For any additional questions, contact Kim Scroggs, AO manager of education, at kimscroggs@osseo.org or 847-725-2288.