Special interest working groups
During the 2008 EADPH conference in Heidelberg, six Special Interest Working Group Workshops were launched. Since then the working groups have met in Tromso (2009), Constanta (2010) and Rome (2011). In 2012, on the EADPH conference in London not only the six established working groups but also two new groups (Quality of Life and Dental Public Health Education) will meet.
Prof. Andreas Schulte chairs the Special interest working groups; if you are interested in one of the Special interest working groups, please contact him through andreas.schulte (AT) med.uni-heidelberg.de.
The long-term aims of the Special Interest Working Groups are to:
Review and discuss the "current state of the art" in the topic or a part of the topic.
Bring together people with an interest in the topic concerned.
Identify work that needs to be done to improve the "current state of the art".
Produce a position paper that sets out the "current state of the art" and future work that needs to be carried out to improve it.
Plan how to develop collaborations to improve some of the identified deficiencies.
The topics for the workshops and their leaders are as follows:
Prevention of Oral Cancer
Chair: Dr Katrin Hertrampf
Chairs: Professor Jacques Vanobbergen and Drs De Visschere
Chairs: Dr Roos Leroy and Professor Ken Eaton
Tooth Surface Loss/Erosion
Chair: Professor Carolina Ganss
Caries Epidemiology and Prevention
Chair: Professor Andreas Schulte, Professor Klaus Pieper and Professor Nigel Pitts
Health Services Research
Chair: Dr Rebecca Harris
Quality of Life
Chair: Dr George Tsakos
Dental Public Health Eduaction
Chair: Dr Jenny Gallagher
In 2011, Prof Andreas Schulte was invited to write an editorial about the activities of the EADPH Special Interest Working Groups. First position papers are available from the Periodontal Epidemiology Group and from the Tooth Surface Loss/Erosion Group. These documents can be downloaded here as they become available.