Hiroshima Conference on Education and Science in Dentistry,2006


This academic year is the 40th anniversary of Hiroshima University Faculty of Dentistry (HUFD) that was founded in 1965. The environment around dental care and National University has changed dramatically from the last half of the 20th century to the 21st century. In Hiroshima University, the circumstances around the practice of dentistry have also changed dramatically with the establishment of the graduate school of biomedical sciences, and the integration of University Dental Hospital with the University Medical Hospital. Also, Hiroshima University, as well as other National Universities, has been turned into an independent administrative entity since the last academic year.

Under these situations, HUFD established the course system composed with two independent courses, the Frontier Dental Science Course and the Clinical Dental Science Course in 2000 in order to innovate the education system based on the basic dental science. Moreover, the School of Oral Health Science, which has a four-year program for Oral Health Hygiene and for Oral Health Engineering, was established in this academic year. The liberal arts section and the research training section in both programs are enforced in order to produce the new style educators and researchers in the oral health science field.

Because of the intense competitive environment surrounding dental education and science, HUFD has invited worldwide prominent educators and researchers to lecture on recent innovations in dental education and medical and dental sciences.

Although the conference will be held soon after New Year holidays, we are looking forward to seeing all of you in Hiroshima.


1. Schedule

Sunday, January 8th, 2006
Time Session
9:30 - 9:45 Opening Ceremony
9:45 - 11:00 Science Session 1
11:10 - 11:45 Special Lecture 1
13:00 - 16:25 Education Session
16:35 - 17:10 Special Lecture 2
17:10 - 17:40 Plenary Lecture
18:30 - 20:30 Dinner Party


Monday, January 9th, 2006
Time Session
9:00 - 9:50 Science Session 2
9:55 - 11:00 Science Session 3
11:05 - 11:40 Special Lecture 3
13:00 - 14:00 Science Session 4
14:05 - 16:15 Science Session 5
16:15 - 16:30 Closing Ceremony / Awarding Ceremony


2. Program (Plan)

Plenary Lecture (1/8, 17:10 - 17:40)
Strategic Internationalization of Hiroshima University

Special Lecture 1 (1/8, 11:10 - 11:45)
Defining the Regulators of Periodontal Regeneration: A Developmental Approach

Special Lecture 2 (1/8, 16:35 - 17:10)
To Consider e-Learning in Dental and Medical Education

Special Lecture 3 (1/9,11:05 - 11:40)
Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell and Its Interaction with Stem Cell Niche

Education Session (1/8, 13:00 - 16:25)
"New Era of Education in Dentistry"

Science Session (1/8, 9:45 - 11:00, 1/9, 9:00 - 16:15)
"Paradigm Shift of Dental Science"

Session 1 (1/8, 9:45 - 11:00)
Immunology and Microbiology in Mucosal Diseases

Session 2 (1/9, 9:00 - 9:50)
Mechanisms and Assessment of Oral Functions and Sensation

Session 3 (1/9, 9:55 - 11:00)
Signaling Molecules in Development and Cancer

Session 4 (1/9, 13:00 - 14:00)
Growth Factors and Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration

Session 5 (1/9, 14:05 - 16:15)
Bone Biology and Cell Therapy

3. Location Information

1) Conference
International Conference Center Hiroshima
1-5 Nakashima-cho Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811
Tel:(082)-242-7777(Rep.) Fax:(082)-242-8010

2) Dinner Party
Mielparque Hiroshima
6-36 Motomachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0011
Tel:(082)-222-8501(Rep.) Fax:(082)-222-7995

4. Participation

We are pleased to accept anyone who is interested in dental education, medicine and dentistry. Please feel free to join us.

5. Space Limitation

200 chairs without tables

6. Admission

*Attention: If you would like to attend the Dinner Party at 18:30 at Mielparque Hiroshima on Sunday, January 8th, 6000 yen will be required for participation.

7. Application

Complete an application form and forward until Thursday, December 22nd by mail, FAX or e-mail.


Organizing Committee Office
Hiroshima Conference on Education and Science in Dentistry
The 40th Anniversary of Hiroshima University Faculty of Dentistry

1-2-3 Kasumi Minami-ku,
Hiroshima 734-8553 JAPAN

Tel: +81-82-257-5604
FAX: +81-82-257-5615
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