Each year UFCD hosts Spring Synergy on the UF Academic Health Center campus, which includes research presentations, academic speakers and a vendor fair. Spring Synergy is sponsored by the College of Dentistry’s Office of Research, Continuing Education and the American Student Dental Association. Spring Synergy promotes the college’s many accomplishments, and provides a venue to interact with the campus community, alumni and industry.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Margherita Fontana to campus April 6-8 for Spring Synergy, and we encourage you to register for the applicable CE courses that week by checking out the schedule and submitting your registration information.
In light of UF’s guidance surrounding COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2), because even fully vaccinated individuals can potentially become infected and transmit the disease, especially the Omicron variant, high-quality masks will be required to be worn by all attendees. Surgical or cloth masks are not sufficient to prevent the transmission of the airborne virus. Attendees are expected to bring their own supply of masks, although a limited number of such masks will be available at the registration desk.
Keynote Speaker and Kaplan Scholar Lecturer
Margherita Fontana, DDS, Ph.D, will be speaking at this year’s Spring Synergy. Dr. Fontana is the Clifford Nelson Endowed Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (U-M). She is Director of the Global Initiatives Program in Oral and Craniofacial Health at the School of Dentistry, co-director of Cariology courses, and cariology discipline coordinator at U-M.
The UF College of Dentistry Office of Research is currently accepting abstract submissions for poster presentations at Spring Synergy that will take place at the Reitz Union on Friday, April 8, 2022. Deadline to submit abstracts is Friday, March 11, 2022.
Applicants can submit for a poster presentation in the following areas of interest:
- Educational Research
- Clinical Research
- Basic Research
Individuals in any of the following divisions may submit abstracts:
- Pre-Dental/Undergraduate Students
- Current DMD Student
- PhD Students/Post-Doc
All UFCD faculty, staff and students may submit applications for this year’s poster event. In the poster sessions, only the DMD, MS-Grad/Residents and PhD/Post-doc divisions may compete for awards. Poster dimensions that would work best are 4′ x 6′ or 3′ x 5′. Presenters are required to remain next to their poster for the entire session in order to answer questions and explain their research. Awards will be announced after the event.