On behalf of Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, I am delighted to apprise you of International Symposium for Multimodal Research and Education in IOHS-Liaison 2017, which will be held on January 13-14, 2018 in Sendai, “Interface Oral Health Science (IOHS)” is the new concept in dentistry, established by Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry at 2002. This concept is shared not only by dentistry and dental medicine but also by a variety of disciplines, including medicine, agriculture, material science, engineering, and pharmacology. Since 2002, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry has been regarding “Interface Oral Health Science” as the main theme of dental research and education in the 21st century.
On the other hand, globalization in education and research of oral health science is most important for improvement of the level of dental science and clinical dentistry to realization of the life innovation. Therefore, from 2012 we have launched a multi-modal dentistry innovation program. This is a graduate school education project at establishing a setup for accepting overseas students, focusing on the Joint Education System through collaboration with core universities over the world. In 2012, the “Innovative Oral Health Science Liaison for Multimodal Research and Education Program” based on this project was adopted as a Program for Education Funding for Inter-University Research Project 2012-2017, MEXT, Japan; we developed joint education program (Double-degree PhD program) in Dentistry with the Peking University, Sichuan University, Tianjin Medical University in China, and Seoul National University and Chonnam National University in Korea.
This symposium will have keynote sessions inviting the distinguished guests from the world, and the oral presentation and poster session for all of colleagues who are interested in the education and research of oral health science.
I earnestly desire that this symposium will lead not only dentistry but also a wide range of related disciplines for the next generation, and provide opportunities for significant education and research.
I am really looking forward to seeing you at the symposium.
Dean and Professor, Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry
President, International Symposium for Multimodal Research and Education in IOHS-Liaison 2017