Iowa Section of the AADR 68th Annual Meeting

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Iowa Section of the American Association for Dental Research
(AADR) 67th Annual Meeting

Friday, February 7th 2020

7:30 a.m.

Reception (First Floor)

8:00 a.m.

Welcome Address (Galagan Auditoria)
Dr. David Johnsen 

Keynote Speaker Introduction
Dr. Cristina Vidal

8:20 a.m.

Keynote Address: Dr. Mary Marazita (Galagan Auditoria)

9:20 a.m.


9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Oral Presentations (Galagan A/B/C, N212, W205​)

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Poster & Table Clinic Presentations

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

(First Floor Link and Dining Room)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Awards Reception

(Galagan B/C)


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mary L. Marazita is professor and vice chair of the Department of Oral Biology in the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and the Director of the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics. With over 400 publications and almost 35 years of continuous NIH-funding, Dr. Marazita uses statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology to understand craniofacial birth defects and oral-facial development.

With a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of North Carolina and post-doctoral training in craniofacial biology at the University of Southern California, Dr. Marazita has had a distinguished career at the University of Pittsburgh, where she has held numerous appointments in the School of Dental Medicine, including assistant dean and associate dean for research.

Given her international reputation, Dr. Marazita has also held important roles in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) chairing and participating in numerous committees in her fields of expertise.

Dr. Marazita exemplifies the collaborative nature of scientific research, and embodies the theme of this conference. She has conducted research with colleagues across the United States and in more than 15 other countries, including working with and mentoring several here at the University of Iowa.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Scan your College of Dentistry ID badge before each event in order to receive CE Credit!

Scanners will be placed at the entrances to each room. The badge scanning time will open 15 minutes before each event, and it will close shortly after the event has begun.


Badge Scanning Times for Event 

Event Time and Location

CE Credit for Event

Welcome and Keynote Address


Galagans A, B, C

1 hour of 
CE Credit

Oral Presentations


Galagans A,B,C, N212, and W205

2 hours of 
CE Credit

Poster Session


IIOHR/4th floor link and W220

 1 hour of 
CE Credit

Questions regarding CE Credit?  Please contact Amanda Shoemaker.

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Material Submission Deadline:  January 23

Poster Production Guidelines

2020 AADR Poster Guidelines

  • TEXT: Text is preferred in Microsoft Word. PowerPoint is acceptable.
  • IMAGES: It is preferable to submit high-quality original images/illustrations that have not previously been embedded in PowerPoint or Word. If these original images are unavailable except in embedded form, we will accept them in PowerPoint or Word, but some quality compromises may be necessitated. Images taken from the web usually are not acceptable.
  • ABSTRACT: Abstract and abstract number (for poster) needs to be supplied by presenter when possible.
  • Work on your poster WILL NOT BEGIN until you have come in person with your materials on a thumb drive to Pat.

Contact Persons:  Pat Conrad, room N321, 335-7172.