Save the Date | September 30th – October 3rd, 2020 | Dublin, Ireland
Polymers and Ceramics on the Dental Materials Horizon
As the list of conferences being canceled, postponed or virtualized continues to expand, I wanted to provide some guidance regarding our upcoming annual meeting of the Academy of Dental Materials, planned for Dublin at the end of September. Our abstract submission window was set to open in just a few days (March 30th) and for the time being, we will not be accepting abstracts. The Board met yesterday by video conference and we are in the process of deciding whether to cancel the annual meeting or defer that decision a while longer to assess the rapidly evolving situation related to COVID-19. We are continuing to monitor recommendations of the CDC and WHO. Please know that we are fully committed to the health and safety of all meeting participants, exhibitors and staff as well as the potential financial health of the Dublin meeting. I expect to have updated information to you in the near future concerning this year’s meeting. In the meantime, I didn’t want anyone to expend potentially needless effort or expense in preparing abstracts for the meeting or making travel arrangements. We appreciate your continued patience as we do our best to navigate these uncharted waters, but above all, please do what you can to be well.
My best regards – Jeff
Jeffrey W. Stansbury, PhD
President, Academy of Dental Materials