The prestigious Balint Orban Memorial Competition has been a featured event at the AAP’s Annual Meeting since 1960. The Balint Orban Memorial Program provides a platform for clinical or basic research to be presented by current periodontal residents or students who completed their training no more than 18 months prior to the Annual Meeting.

Abstract submissions for the 2022 Balint Orban Memorial Competition are now closed. 

Eligibility

  • Applicants must certify that they are currently enrolled in an accredited pre- or postdoctoral program in periodontology in the U.S. or Canada or have completed their training no more than 18 months prior to the competition.
  • Applicants need not be members of the Academy.
  • Applicants may submit multiple abstracts throughout their eligibility period; however, they may compete in only one competition.

Criteria

  • Research must have been performed within the first 36 months following matriculation.
  • Only the individual named in the abstract submission as the Lead Author may present the research at the Annual Meeting and respond to questions.
  • Material may not have been published online or in print at the time of its submission to the competition, except as an abstract of 200 words or less.
  • Submission of a manuscript for publication consideration prior to submission to the competition is permitted. Editor(s) should be informed of the intent to submit the research in the competition to avoid premature publication.

Finalist Presentations

Eight finalists will be selected to present their research to a panel of judges at the AAP’s Annual Meeting. The judges will select one Basic Science award and one Clinical Science award, and the winners will be recognized at the AAP and AAP Foundation Awards Ceremony at the Annual Meeting. Award winners will receive monetary awards of $1,250 each ($625 in case of a tie) and a plaque of recognition. All other finalists will receive a certificate of recognition for their presentation.

Additionally, all selected finalists will have their abstracts published in the Journal of Periodontology.

For more information about the Balint Orban Memorial Competition, please review Research Submissions Frequently Asked Questions or contact Abby Winkler, scientific and clinical affairs coordinator, at .

The Balint Orban Memorial Competition is generously sponsored by Salvin Dental / Salvin Regenerative.

Please note that if you are selected as a Balint Orban Finalist, complimentary meeting registration is extended by the Academy. Speakers will be contacted regarding their registration accommodations for the meeting following acceptance.

The Research Forum provides a platform for clinical and basic research to be presented by those in the field of periodontics and is open to all researchers.

Abstract submissions for the 2022 Research Forum Poster Competition are now closed. 

Poster Competition Criteria

  • Material may not have been published online or in print at the time of its submission, except as an abstract of 200 words or less.
  • Only the lead author named in the abstract submission may present the research at the Annual Meeting and respond to questions.
  • Submission of a manuscript for publication consideration prior to submission is permitted. Editor(s) should be informed of the intent to submit the research in the competition to avoid premature publication.

Finalist Eligibility

  • Applicants must certify that they are currently enrolled in an accredited postdoctoral program in periodontology or have completed their training no more than 18 months prior to the competition.
  • Applicants need not be members of the Academy.
  • Applicants may submit multiple abstracts to each year’s competition; however, the applicant may only present one abstract in the competition.
  • Applicants may not be members of the Research Submissions Committee.

 

Finalist Poster Presentations

Eight finalists will be selected by the AAP’s Research Submissions Committee prior to the Annual Meeting. The selected finalists will present their poster to a panel of judges during the Annual Meeting. One Clinical Science Award and one Basic Science Award will be selected. A cash prize of $750 and a plaque of recognition will be awarded to each of these winners. In addition, one finalist will receive the Clinical Impact Award of $750 and a plaque of recognition. This award is presented to the individual whose research is determined to have the greatest potential for changing and improving periodontal health and patient care. All other finalists will receive a certificate of recognition for their presentation. Award winners will have their submitted abstracts published in the Journal or Periodontology.

Please note that as a Research Forum Poster Competition Finalist, complimentary meeting registration is not extended by the Academy. All speakers are responsible for their own registration fees and related travel, lodging accommodations, and other expenses for the meeting if they wish to present.

 

General Poster Sessions Presentations

The Research Forum provides a platform for clinical research, basic research, and case studies to be presented by those in the field of periodontics and is open to all researchers. All submissions that were not selected as a finalist for either competition, or were not eligible to become a finalist, are invited to present their poster at the general poster session during the Annual Meeting. These poster presentations are not eligible for awards and will not be judged by the Research Submissions Committee during the Annual Meeting. All presenters will have the opportunity to present their poster to Annual Meeting Attendees during a designated time, and will have their poster displayed throughout the Meeting.

Poster Session Criteria

  • Material may not have been published online or in print at the time of its submission, except as an abstract of 200 words or less.
  • Only the lead author named in the abstract submission may present the research at the Annual Meeting and respond to questions.
  • Submission of a manuscript for publication consideration prior to submission is permitted. Editor(s) should be informed of the intent to submit the research in the competition to avoid premature publication.

Poster Session Eligibility

  • Applicants need not be members of the Academy.
  • Applicants may submit multiple abstracts to each year’s competition; however, the applicant may present only one abstract if selected as a finalist. There is no limit to the number of posters an author may present in the general poster session.
  • Applicants may not be members of the Research Submissions Committee.

For more information about the Research Forum Poster Competition, please review Research Submissions Frequently Asked Questions or contact Abby Winkler, scientific and clinical affairs coordinator, at .

Please note that as a Research Forum Poster Presenter, complimentary meeting registration is not extended by the Academy. All presenters are responsible for their own registration fees and other expenses for the meeting if they wish to present.

Thanks to Philips Oral Healthcare for sponsoring the Research Forum Poster Competition.

Applications for the 2022 program are now closed.

Innovations in Periodontics sessions showcase advances in clinical periodontics, basic sciences or related subjects that have a direct application to patient care. The target speaker is anyone who has a validated innovation to share. Individual and team-based presentations are welcome for this session.

2022 Annual Meeting: Call for Innovations in Periodontics abstracts

Each year, the Continuing Education Oversight Committee (CEOC) solicits presentations that address advances in clinical periodontics, basic sciences, or related subjects for the Innovations in Periodontics. These sessions will consist of 15-minute presentations. A five-minute question-and-answer period will follow each lecture.

There will be four sessions offered:

Advances in Periodontics: These two sessions are intended to showcase clinical advances and/or translational research with direct application to patient care. The target speaker is anyone who has validated innovation to share. Individual and team-based presentations are welcome for this session.

Rising Stars: This session is intended for speakers in practice 10 years or less following post-graduate training. The selected candidates will receive training to present their material in a brief live-platform showcase.

Perio Open Mic: This session is a platform to present a pivotal concept, perspective, or paradigm-shifting philosophy. The target presenter is a mid- to late-career periodontal clinician or scientist with a validated innovation to showcase. Unlike Advances in Periodontics, this is the forum to present a philosophy, ideology, or thought, rather than a case presentation.

Individual presentation abstract submission procedure:

  • Abstracts will be subjected to a blind review and scoring by members of the CEOC.
  • Presenters will be informed of the committee’s decision in Spring 2022.
  • Presenters can submit as many abstracts as they would like. However, no one can present more than once.
  • In addition to a 1,000-word abstract, you will need to provide the following information about your presentation:
    • The title, which should be 10 words or fewer, and not include brand and/or trade names or acronyms
    • Which session (Rising Stars, Open Mic or Advances) you would like to speak in (please not that this decision will rest with the review committee, and you might not get the session of your choice)
    • Why this presentation is innovative
    • How your presentation impacts practicing periodontists
    • Which of the following topics it covers:
      • Emerging Concepts and Innovative Therapies
      • Implant Surgery and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
      • Interdisciplinary Therapy (ortho, endo, restorative)
      • Leadership, Personal, and Practice Development
      • Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Oral Diagnosis
      • Periodontal and Systemic Interrelationships
      • Periodontal Plastic and Soft Tissue Surgery
      • Sedation and Anxiety Management
      • Tissue Engineering and Hard Tissue Reconstruction
      • Treatment of Periodontal Diseases and Peri-Implant Diseases

Team-based presentation abstract submission for Advances in Periodontics procedure:

  • The team-based presentation will consist of presenting a case and then describing the treatment and rationale for therapy, or an etiopathogenetic mechanism or pathway.
  • Teams are limited to two speakers.
  • Teams will need to submit one of the following cases:
    • Periodontal-restorative dentate aesthetic
    • Complex periodontal-restorative aesthetic implant
    • Complex periodontal-orthodontic demonstrating Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO) or orthodontic site development for implants
    • Correct aesthetic implant complication with interdisciplinary therapy

For questions, contact continuing education coordinator, Sarah James, at sarahj@perio.org.

Please note that as an Innovations in Periodontics speaker, complimentary meeting registration is not extended by the Academy. Speakers must take care of their registration fees and related travel and lodging accommodations and expenses for the meeting if they wish to present. 

The American Academy of Periodontology is an ADA CERP® recognized education provider.