NIDCR Presentations & Activities at the 2022 AADOCR/CADR Annual Meeting & Exhibition

From March 21 to 26, NIDCR leadership, program staff, investigators, and trainees will attend the 2022 annual meeting of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) and Canadian Association for Dental Research. Below is a snapshot of NIDCR-related symposia and other activities at this hybrid event, which will be held virtually and in person in Atlanta, Georgia. This webpage will be updated as more information becomes available.

For a comprehensive schedule of oral and poster presentations by NIDCR staff and trainees, please refer to AADOCR's online schedule. All live presentations/session times are posted in Eastern Daylight Time. Meeting attendees can also sign up for one-on-one online consultations with NIDCR program officers and other staff via NIDCR’s Virtual Meeting/Consultation Room, available March 24-26 from 9am to 3pm EDT.

NIDCR-Related Activities:

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

8:00 am – 9:30 am

VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE TALK SESSION
Salivary Research I
Attendees will learn about the latest advances in salivary research.

Chair: Shyh-Ing Jang, NIDCR researcher

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

ASSOCIATION/AFFILIATE MEETING IN-PERSON
NIDCR Trainee Research Presentations
In-person poster presentations from NIDCR-supported diversity supplement recipients, trainees, fellows, career development awardees and mentoring network participants.

Chair: Leslie Frieden and Lynn King

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

HANDS ON WORKSHOP
AADOCR/CADR/NIDCR Mentoring and Networking Lunch
An opportunity for students and postdoctoral fellows to discuss research careers with experienced mentors including Rena D'Souza, Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque, and Lynn King. Advanced registration through AADOCR required.

Organizers include Lynn King and NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza


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Thursday, March 24, 2022

8:00 am – 9:30 am

IN PERSON INTERACTIVE TALK SESSION
Periodontal Disease, Microbiome, Inflammation & Immunemodulation I
Joe Nguyen, “Rapamycin immunosuppression enhances mTORC3 signaling after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant.”

Co-chair: Joe Nguyen, Clinical Research Fellow

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NIDCR Consultation/Meeting Room
Browse informational resources and make an appointment to meet one-on-one—virtually or in person—with NIDCR program officers, career development & training officers, grant managers, or scientific review officers.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

ASSOCIATION/AFFILIATE MEETING IN-PERSON
NIDCR Research Training and Career Development Opportunities
Information session on NIDCR intramural training programs and extramural grant opportunities presented by Jacqueline Mays and Leslie Frieden.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

HANDS-ON WORKSHOP IN-PERSON
HOW #5: Single-cell and Spatial Multiomics Resources to Advance Salivary Research
Blake Warner, “Single-cell and Spatial Transcriptomics: Complementary Techniques for Precision Medicine.”

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

IN PERSON INTERACTIVE TALK SESSION
The Bone Tooth Complex & Periodontitis
Sienna Perry, “Col6α2 regulates periodontal ligament structure and strength.”

Co-chair: Sienna Perry, NIDCR fellow

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

IN PERSON INTERACTIVE TALK SESSION
Oral Autoimmune Disease Updates: From Mouse Models to the Clinic
Drashty Mody, “Salivary Correlates with Clinical and Patient-Reported Assessment of Oral Graft-versus-Host-Disease.”

Co-chair: Drashty Mody, Medical Research Scholars Program Fellow

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
Newly Developed Models of Amelogenesis
Organizer/Chair: Jason Wan and Michelle Cortes

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

SYMPOSIUM VIRTUAL
Careers in Salivary Research
Jacqueline Mays, “My (somewhat linear) path to a research career at NIDCR.”


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Friday, March 25, 2022

8:00 am – 9:30 am

VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE TALK SESSION
Oral Cavity Cancer I
Kalie Dominick, NIDCR fellow, “NR4A3 Translocation Drives Wnt Pathway Dysregulation in Acinic Cell Carcinoma.”

8:00 am – 9:30 am

MEETING WITHIN A MEETING
Session 3: Contemporary AI Applications in Dental Research
Lu Wang, “NIDCR's Data Science, Computational Biology, and Bioinformatics Program

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NIDCR Consultation/Meeting Room
Browse informational resources and make an appointment to meet one-on-one—virtually or in person—with NIDCR program officers, career development & training officers, grant managers, or scientific review officers.

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

ASSOCIATION/AFFILIATE MEETING IN-PERSON
NIDCR Mentored Fellowships and Career Development Awards: Grant Basics and Strategies for Success
Information session on getting started with the grant writing process and high-level tips for success, presented by Leslie Frieden and Dede Rutberg.

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

SYMPOSIUM
Spit Is It: Saliva Production and Secretion in Health and Disease
E Tian, NIDCR researcher, “The interplay between the salivary mucins and the oral microbiome.”
Roberto Weigert, “Role of a novel actomyosin cage in controlling regulated exocytosis in live animals.”
Jacqueline Mays, “Saliva proteins and salivary gland damage – how are they connected?”


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Saturday, March 26, 2022

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

NIDCR Consultation/Meeting Room
Browse informational resources and make an appointment to meet one-on-one—virtually or in person—with NIDCR program officers, career development & training officers, grant managers, or scientific review officers.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

SYMPOSIUM
Saliva, Development, Disease, and the Duct
Co-organizer: John Chiorini

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

SYMPOSIUM
Diversity Matters: Advancing Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research Leaders
Hybrid event features multiple speakers, an afternoon poster session, and focused seminars.

12:00 pm Seminar: Navigating a Career in Dental Research: First-Hand Experiences from Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Health Researchers. NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza and others discuss their career trajectories and what it means to be a researcher from a minority population within the current research and social climate.

 

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March 2022

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