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Periodontitis and Systemic Disease: The Legacy of Robert J. Genco

2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

The recordings in this library from the meeting are a selection of the science that was to be presented as part of the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, the IADR Academy and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.

This session can be purchased as part of the full meeting recordings within the product bundles

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Session Description 
This symposium aims to recognize Dr. Robert J. Genco’s contributions to Periodontal Research.

Bob Genco was a giant in basic science, translational and clinical research. A leader (AADR and IADR President) and yet humble; a wonderful mentor to generations of students and a visionary whose impact will go on for years. This symposium will focus on one of his more recent legacies, the link between periodontal disease and systemic diseases. His work encompassed everything from the epidemiological link to the mechanisms behind each oral-systemic link. The program will be presented by select colleagues and collaborators to recognize his achievements, pay tribute to his dedication and commitment to the advancement of research, and to acknowledge his legacy.

This symposium is directed at a broad audience, from dental students, residents and PhD candidates, to post-doctoral fellows and faculty members at any stage in their career. The purpose of this symposium is to review the science behind periodontitis links to systemic disease and how understanding mechanism with impact overall health. The symposium will also identify current gaps in knowledge and help shape the next generation of studies.

Learning Objectives
  • To improve understanding of pathogenesis of periodontal disease and the link to systemic diseases.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding for establishing personalized preventive and treatment strategies for periodontitis and reducing risk for systemic diseases.
  • To identify the current gaps in knowledge in the field and provide guidance for future studies investigating periodontal disease and its link to systemic diseases.
Presentation Date
July 22, 2021

Harvey Schenkein
Jean Wactawski-Wende
Hatice Hasturk
Bruno Loos

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
Microbiology/Immunology, Periodontal Research

CE Credits
1.5 Contact Hours

Financial Interest Disclosure:

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