Treatment of Salivary Gland Disorders: Alternative Approaches

A State-of-Science Meeting

Organized by:
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

July 30-31, 2001
Building 31,
Conference Room 10
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

An International Conference

Introduction

Salivary gland dysfunction (xerostomia) is a common disorder. It is estimated that about 20% of the general population suffer from xerostomia. Many diseases and conditions can induce salivary gland dysfunction, such as Sjgren's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer radiotherapy, viral infections, and aging. While the effective conventional therapy of salivary gland dysfunction is still lacking, alternative approaches have shown great perspective in managing this disorder.

This conference is jointly sponsored by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), the Office of Rare Diseases, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), and the Office for Women's Health, Department of Health and Human Services and the Laclede, Inc. The major goals of this conference are to review the state of science in treatment of xerostomia with alternative approaches, to create opportunities for research collaborations and interactions among the participants, and to discuss the future directions and initiatives for basic research and clinical studies in the field.

J. Ricardo Martinez, M.D., M.P.H.
Conference Chairman
Director
Division of Extramural Research
National Institute of Dental &
Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health

Guo H. Zhang, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Conference Organizer
Program Director
Chronic Diseases Branch
Division of Extramural Research
National Institute of Dental &
Craniofacial Research
National Institutes of Health

Organizer

This conference is organized by the Chronic Diseases Branch, Division of Extramural Research, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

All questions, comments, and suggestions should be addressed to:

Guo H. Zhang, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Program Director for Autoimmune Diseases, Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disorders Chronic Diseases Branch,
Room 4An18B
Division of Extramural Research
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
45 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 594-0618
Fax: (301) 480-8318
E-mail: Guo.Zhang@nih.gov

Purpose of the Conference

The purposes of the conference are:

To bring together the scientists with an interest in basic and clinical research on treatment of salivary gland dysfunction with alternative approaches in order to exchange information and ideas.

To enhance interest in elucidating the mechanisms of alternative approaches as prevention and treatment measures.

To create opportunities for research collaborations and interactions among the participants.

To discuss the future directions and initiatives for basic research and clinical studies in the field of treatment of salivary gland disorders with alternative approaches.

Conference Program (PDF File, 29KB)


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Last Reviewed
July 2018