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NIDCR to Hold 60th Anniversary Scientific Symposium

photo of NIDCR 60th anniversary banner NIDCR will hold a scientific symposium on June 24 to celebrate its 60th anniversary (see agenda below).  NIDCR Director Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD, will introduce the morning session titled "Building the Molecular Toolbox: Four Perspectives."  NIH Deputy Director Raynard Kington, MD, PhD, will introduce the afternoon session titled "The Human Microbiome: Biology's Next Revolution."  The symposium is open to all and no registration is required.

Five hours of Continuing Dental Education are offered for symposium attendees. CDE certification forms will be available on site. The NIDCR is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

Sign language interpretation will be provided. For reasonable accommodation to participate in this symposium, contact Mary Daum at (301) 594-7559 or Mary.Daum@NIH.GOV and/or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.

NIDCR 60th Anniversary Scientific Symposium

June 24, 2008
Natcher Auditorium
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Building the Molecular Toolbox: Four Perspectives

8:30       Welcome 
               Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD
               Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

8:45       Introduction 
               Dushanka V. Kleinman, DDS, MScD
               University of Maryland, College Park

9:00       Salivary Diagnostics: Scientific and Clinical Frontiers 
               David T.W. Wong, DMD, DMSc
               University of California at Los Angeles
9:30        Biopsychosocial and Genetic Risk Factors for TMJD and Related Disorders 
                William Maixner, DDS, PhD
                University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
10:00      Coffee Break

10:30      Gene Therapy Strategies for Craniofacial Regeneration 
                Paul H. Krebsbach, DDS, PhD
                University of Michigan, Ann Arbor   
11:00      Design Principles for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 
                Linda Griffith, PhD
                Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
11:30      Discussion

Noon       Lunch Break

The Human Microbiome: Biology’s Next Revolution

1:15        Welcome
                Raynard Kington, MD, PhD            
                Deputy Director, National Institutes of Health

1:30        Introduction
                Pamela McInnes, DDS, MSc (Dent.)
                National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

1:45        High Throughput Genomics and the Microbiome
                Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD
                Director, National Human Genome Research Institute
2:15        Coffee Break

2:45        Open Wide: Microbial Ecology and Metagenomics in the Human Oral Cavity
                David A. Relman, MD
                Stanford University  
3:15       The Human Oral Microbiome 
               Floyd E. Dewhirst, DDS, PhD
               The Forsyth Institute, Boston 
3:45       Discussion

4:15        Adjourn


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