Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
it is my honor and pleasure to invite you to the 15th Anniversary Panhellenic Orthodontic Congress, to be held in Athens from 14 to 16 September 2018, in Aigli, at Zappeion.
The 15th Panhellenic Orthodontic Congress is organized by the Greek Association for Orthodontic Study and Research (GAOSR) with the collaboration of the Cyprus Orthodontic Society (C.O.S.) and the Greek Orthodontic Aligner Society (G.O.A.S.).
The 15th Panhellenic Orthodontic Congress is an anniversary Congress as we celebrate the 30 + 1 years of continuous presence of the GAOSR in the orthodontic events of our country and around the world. We have invited distinguished colleagues, academics, researchers, clinicians from all over the world to give lectures.
The guest speakers are Drs Luis Carrière, Maria Csillag, David Couchat, Ki Beom Kim, Björn Ludwig, Huan Carlos Pérez Varela and Nikhilesh Vaid.
The pre-congress seminar is entitled «Invisalign treatment of Impacted Canines and Complicated Teenager cases» and will be presented by Dr David Couchat on Friday, September 14, 2018. The post- congress seminar is entitled «TADs: From Enthusiasm, to frustration or back to the future!» and will be presented by Dr. Björn Ludwig on Sunday, September 16, 2018.
The Congress offers a clinical seminar specifically designed and organized for the dental assistants. An important part of the conference is dedicated to the advancement of science and research in Orthodontics, through oral and abstract presentations, which always consist the pinnacle of our congress.
The conference offers a wide exhibition of orthodontic and dental products, open throughout the duration of the conference.
The 15th Anniversary Conference will take place at Aegli of Zappeion, next to the historic Zappeion building. Aegli is located in the heart of the historical center of Athens and only 25 minutes away from the airport by the subway. The Acropolis, the Museum of the Acropolis, with prestigious exchibitions, the traditional Plaka with its’ tavernas, the commercial and trendy road of Ermou and the Kolonaki boutiques are within walking distance of Zappeion. In the surrounding area there are also many important museums as well as famous restaurants and cafes.
Our anniversary conference is entitled «Back to the Future». Orthodontics, one of the oldest medical specialties, counts over 120 years of life. The very successful conferences of GAOSR, have already surpassed thirty years. With accumulated scientific knowledge and experience, we are once again discovering the wise scientific findings of the great teachers of Orthodontics, looking back at our science with a new perspective. And quoting the Quartets of TS. Elliott: «We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time».
Dear colleagues, we are very much look forward to seeing you at our conference.
The 15th Congress will spark your scientific interest, recollect memories of thirty plus years, and teach a lot of experience to our younger colleagues.
It will also bring us together again to talk about orthodontics, science, successes and failures in clinical practice, and much more. The cultural program we have put together for you is also very exciting.
It is a promise! The 15th P.O.C. will be unforgettable!
Prof. Effie Basdra
President of the 15th P.O.C.