Ladies and gentlemen, dear ORCA friends,

The local Organizing Committee would like to invite you to join us at the 69th ORCA Congress which will take place from 29 June - 02 July, 2022 in Cagliari, Sardinia (Italy).

We are pleased to announce that the 69th ORCA Congress will be an in-person event.

Please note that you can now register for the 69th ORCA Congress here.

Details about the ORCA Summer School have now been added.

Further detail will be published here in due course.

 

General Information

Letters of Invitation

If participants require a letter of invitation (e.g., to obtain visa or to satisfy their institution’s requirements), the ORCA Board will provide one on request. Please contact the Secretary-General, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Monique van der Veen (E-mail: secretary@orca-caries-research.org) in good time. The provision of such a letter does not imply that travel expenses will be covered by ORCA.

Travel to Cagliari

Cagliari can be reached directly from many European countries. For anyone outside Europe, Rome (airport code FCO) is the easiest choice as there are several flights a day.

For a map with all current direct flights, please see this website (choose 'summer season' once available).

Cagliari can be reached from a wide range of airports in Europe by direct flight:

Map

Please be advised that regulations and restrictions are subject to change at any time.

Please see below website for up-to-date travel recommendations:

https://www.italia.it/en/covid19

Please see below website for current travel provisions:

https://www.esteri.it/en/sala_stampa/archivionotizie/approfondimenti/20…

For current COVID-19 testing sites in Cagliari, please see below list:

ARMUNGIA

Armungia del dr. Coni Alessio, via Gramsci snc

 

ASSEMINI

Mura Luciana, via Sardegna 6

S. Ignazio sas, via Cagliari 154

 

CAGLIARI

Boy, via Berchet

Callegari snc, via Flavio Gioia, 29 Dedola Teresa, via Curie 35

Eredi Orrù Laurino snc, via Liguria 80 Fasciolo snc, via Santa Maria Chiara 2 Fasciolo M. Cristina, corso V. Emanuele 67 Giua srl, via Pergolesi 70

Mambrini snc, via Pessina 4 Marica Tocco snc, via Cavaro 38

Marongiu di Maccioni, via Risorgimento 13 Pedrazzini srl, via Bacaredda 17

Pisano Paolo, via Dante 226

Popolare dott.ssa Simbula, via Is Maglias 108 Rizzo Claudia, via Abruzzi 53

Rombi Snc, viale Sant’Avendrace 143 San Carlo snc, v.le Ciusa 16/A

Sanna Deplano sas, via Is Mirrionis 120 Sanna Deplano sas, via delle Ginestre 27 Schlich Enrico, viale Bonaria 6

 

CAPOTERRA

Mura Capoterra sas, via Cagliari 57 Cincotti Frutti D’oro snc, via Albatros

 

CARBONIA

Soru Cristiana snc, via Lubiana Urgu snc, via Gramsci 78

 

DECIMOMANNU

Massidda sas, via Nazionale 55

 

DECIMOPUTZU

Mambrini sas, via Montegranatico 36

 

ISILI

Mura snc, via S. Isidoro 1

 

ELMAS

Marchese C. e C. sas, via Sulcitana 184

 

GUASILA

Ancona Edwige, via Nenni 14

 

GUSPINI

Is Boinargius srl, v.le G. Di Vittorio 214

 

IGLESIAS

Caddeo snc, via Emanuela Loi 17 Locci Francesca, via Torino

Napoleone snc, Corso Cristoforo Colombo 80

 

MONSERRATO

Cau Rita snc, Via San Lorenzo 43 Floris Carla, via Seneca 53

 

MURAVERA

Congiu srl, via Roma 145

 

NURAGUS

Caddeo Andrea Marco, via san Nicolò 13

 

PORTOSCUSO

Pusceddu Alessandro sas, via G. Cesare 17

 

PULA

De Logu Sanna Pula srl, piazza Unità 1 DAM snc, via Lamarmora 105

 

QUARTU S. ELENA

Carai Mauro, viale Colombo 189 Congiu srl, via Cagliari 99

De Villa Federica, via Parrocchia 1

Giotto di Serra A. & C. sas, via Giotto 12/A Lostia, snc via Danimarca 4

Martinez snc, via Pitz’e Serra 53 Mascaro Alessandra, viale Colombo 90 Perra snc, via L. Da Vinci sn

S.Elena dr. Sequenza, via Marconi 425/C

 

QUARTUCCIU

Nuti Andrea, via Rosselli 7

Serra Massimo, via Nazionale 91

 

SAMASSI

San Camillo snc, via Risorgimento 88

 

SAN BASILIO

Altea Nicola, Corso Umberto I, 72

 

SAN GAVINO MONREALE

Cuccu e Valenti snc, via Roma 149 Santa Teresa snc, via Dante 11

 

SAN GIOVANNI SUERGIU

Cincotti Ovidio, via Portobotte 92

 

SAN NICOLO’ GERREI

Patrizia Pusceddu, via E. D’Arborea 4

 

SAN SPERATE

Valle Rosa, via Cagliari 1

 

 

SANLURI

Murru snc, via Carlo Felice 193

 

SARDARA

Scalas Sardara sas, via Pr. Amedeo 5

 

SARROCH

Concas snc, via Cagliari 149

 

SELARGIUS

Devoto Stefano snc, via Vittorio Veneto 9 Lostia e Locci srl, via Loni 34

 

SERRAMANNA

Scalas sas, via Roma 75

 

SESTU

Carboni Anna Luigia sas, via Cagliari 233 Mocci Riccardo, via Monserrato 57

San Leonardi snc, via Monserrato 252

 

SINNAI

Conigiu M. Giuseppina, via Pineta 15/17

 

SUELLI

Loddo Maria Rosaria, via Provinciale 25

 

TEULADA

Danero snc, via Umberto I 16

 

USSANA

Mameli, via Roma 152

 

VILLACIDRO

Fanni snc, via su ponti de su Vicariu 12

 

VILLASALTO

Eredi Mura di Mura M. & C. sas, via Marconi 19

 

VILLA SAN PIETRO

Spinelli snc, viale Sardegna 68

 

VILLASOR

Mambrini sas, via Roma 37

Cagliari

“And suddenly there is Cagliari: a naked town rising steep, steep, golden looking, piled naked to the sky from the plain at the head of a formless hollow bay. It is strange and rather wonderful, not a bit like Italy. The city piles up lofty and almost miniature, and makes me think of Jerusalem: without trees, without cover, rising rather bare and proud, remote as if back in history, like a town in a monkish, illuminated missal. One wonders how it ever got there. And it seems like Spain or Malta: not Italy.”

David Herbert Lawrence, Sea and Sardinia, 1921

Cagliari, formerly called Caralis, was the capital of the province of Sardinia and Corsica during the Roman period and later capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Today the capital of Sardinia and expression of the Mediterranean atmosphere, is a fascinating destination for its millennial history, for its archaeological and artistic museums, for the courtesy and hospitality of its inhabitants, for the food and wine specialties.

http://www.cagliariturismo.it/en

https://www.sardegnaturismo.it/en

ORCA Summer School

 

INFO AND REGISTRATION

Scan this QR Code:

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Or follow this link to register:

https://registration.sardiniameeting.it/Login.asp?IDcommessa=S22005&Lang=EN

 

Important Notice

Payments related to your registration, both the ORCA 2022 Summer School and/or the ORCA 2022 Congress, as well as payments related to the booking of suggested hotels, can be done through the dedicated registration system by using a VISA 3D Secure credit card, which is the only type accepted by the platform. Therefore please make sure that you are using such a credit card, especially if you are registering from a non-European country, because currently the 3D Secure protocol (Verified By Visa - ex Secure Code) is mandatory throughout Europe (the same applies to PSD2  regulation too) for any e-commerce transaction.

Such a requirement is not envisaged in the US, for example, so your VISA credit card could work for transactions in American/non-European countries, but it does not work for the European e-commerce.

Please do not hesitate to contact orca_2022@sardiniameeting.it if you need assistance.

 

ORCA 2022 Summer School - Registration details

Registration type

 

Early bird fee - until May, 31st 2022

€ 140

Standard fee - June, 1st - June, 22nd 2022

€ 190

Students fee

€ 61

 

The registration fees include:

- Participation in the scientific events

- Congress bag

- Participation certificate

- ECM credits, if applicable

 


 

Registration procedure

After completing your registration you will receive a notification email to the address written on your registration form. Should you receive no notification, please check your email spam folder. In case you find no notification, you are kindly requested to contact orca_2022@sardiniameeting.it

 


 

Cancellation policy

- Cancellations requested until March, 31st : full refund after deduction of the administration fee (€ 40)

- Cancellations requested between April, 1st – May, 31st: 50% refund after deduction of the administration fee (€ 40)

- Cancellation requested after June, 1st: no refund

If you need to fully cancel your registration, please contact orca_2022@sardiniameeting.it

In case of serious problems related to the international pandemic scenario restrictions, the registration fee will be fully refunded, after deduction of the administration fee (€40).

 

 

The ORCA Programme can also be downloaded here.

 

ORCA Education Platform

Wednesday 29 June - 2 July 2022 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

“Sa Manifattura” Viale Regina Margherita, 33, 09125 Cagliari CA, Italia

 

 

The Core Curriculum for Cariology: Fiction or Reality?

Challenges About Implementation

 

Wednesday, 29th June, 2022

Venue: Sa Manifattura, Viale Regina Margherita 33, Cagliari

Education Platform:

TIME

TIME SPAN

TOPIC

LECTURER

16.00

10 min

Welcome Address from the Vice- and Past-President of ORCA and opening presentation.  

  • Margherita Fontana (University of Michigan, USA)

  • Christian H. Splieth (University of Greifswald, Germany)

16.10

10 min each

The Core Curriculum for Cariology: Fiction or Reality?

Challenges About Implementation

  • Stefania Martignon (U. El Bosque, Colombia)

  • Marisa Maltz (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

  • Justine Kolker (University of Iowa, USA)

  • Nigel Pitts (King's College London's, UK)

  • Livia Ottolenghi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

  • Irina Kuzmina (Moscow State University, Russia)

  • Krithika Datta (Saveetha Dental College, India)

  • Renata Chalas (Medical University of Lublin, Poland)

17.30

ca.30 min

Round-table discussion with the participants.

Margherita Fontana & Christian Splieth

18.25

5 min

Closing of the meeting    

Ruth Santamaría (University of Greifswald, Germany)

19:00 Welcome Cocktail | Venue: Sa Manifattura, Viale Regina Margherita 33, Cagliari

 

Thursday, 30th June, 2022

9.00 Opening Ceremony

10.00 Prize winner lecture

    Keynote Speaker Prof. Annika Frahsa (University of Bern, Switzerland)

    “Participatory approaches in Health promotion programs”

11.00 Coffee break

12.00 Poster Session 1 and 2: Awards posters (6 presentations each session)

13.00 Lunch

14.30 Poster Session 3 and 4 (9 presentations each session)

16.00 Coffee break

16.30 Poster Session 5 and 6 (7 presentations each session)

17.45 General Assembly

20.00 (tbc) Informal dinner: Bastione San Remy (walking distance from Convention Center 200 meters)

 

Friday, 1st, July, 2022

08.30 Keynote Speaker

    Prof. Stefania Martignon (Universidad El Bosque, Colombia)

    “Effectiveness of the ICCMS caries management system"

9.30 Poster Session 7 and 8 (9 presentations each session)

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Poster Session 9 and 10 (9 presentations each session)

13.00 Lunch

14.30 Keynote Speaker

    Prof. Nicola Innes (Cardiff University, UK)

    “Treatment Planning for Primary Molars; Using Evidence to Make Difficult Decisions Easier”

15.30 Poster Session 11 and 12 (9 presentations each session)

16.00 Coffee break

16.30 Poster session 11 and 12 continuation

20.00 Social dinner Venue: Convento San Giuseppe, Via Paracelso, Cagliari (buses will leave from convention centre and hotels at 19.30)

 

Saturday, 2nd, July, 2022

08.30 Keynote Speaker

    Prof. Denis Bourgeois (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France)

    “Using risk indicators to plan public dentistry interventions against caries”

9.30 Poster Session 13 and 14 (9 presentations each session)

11.00 Coffee break

11.30 Poster Session 15 and 16 (9 presentations each session)

13.00 Closing Ceremony

13.30 Lunch

 

 

 

With a view to welcoming you in Cagliari at the 69th ORCA Congress, here is a list of recommended hotels near the Congress venue. Please note that if you wish to book your accommodation for the event days in one of the hotels listed below, you can book it through the ORCA Congress official registration system (see Registration page).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Please note that the hotel booking process is available through the ORCA Congress official registration system with limited availability for the event dates only.

Should you need to extend your stay, you should contact the concerned hotel directly and make sure to inform the hotel booking staff that you are attending the ORCA Congress, so that they can find the best solution for you.



Hotel Regina Margherita****

A drawing room in the heart of Cagliari, where design is surrounded by history.
Hotel distance from Sa Manifattura - the Congress venue: approximately 100 metres.

https://www.hotelreginamargherita.com/

7     8

Available booking dates June 28th (included) – July 2nd (included) 2022

Double Room - € 130

Double Room for Single Use - € 115

Prices are intended  per room per night, breakfast included.
The mandatory City Tax - € 2,00 per person  per day - is not included and has to be paid at the hotel reception.

 


 

Hotel Italia ***

Located in the heart of Cagliari, with the passion for hospitality passed down from generation to generation, Hotel Italia is your home away from home.
Hotel distance from Sa Manifattura - the Congress venue: approximately 500 metres.

https://www.hotelitaliacagliari.com/

9     10

Available booking dates June 28th (included) – July 2nd (included) 2022

Double Room - € 100

Double Room for Single Use - € 88

Prices are intended  per room per night, breakfast included.
The mandatory City Tax - € 1,50 per person  per day - is not included and has to be paid at the hotel reception.

 


 

Caesar’s Hotel ****

The town hospitality, a short walk from the sea.
Hotel distance from Sa Manifattura - the Congress venue: approximately 2,8 km.

https://www.caesarshotel.eu/

11    12

Available booking dates June 28th (included) – July 2nd (included) 2022

Double Room - € 129

Double Room for Single Use - € 118

Single Room - € 85

Prices are intended  per room per night, breakfast included.
The mandatory City Tax - € 2,00 per person  per day - is not included and has to be paid at the hotel reception.

 


 

Il Gallo Bianco Boutique Hotel

Hotel distance from Sa Manifattura - the Congress venue: approximately 1,1 km.
https://gallobiancocagliari.it/

13    14

Available booking dates June 28th (included) – July 2nd (included) 2022

Double Room - € 120

Double Room for Single Use - € 90

Prices are intended  per room per night, breakfast included.
The mandatory City Tax - € 1,50 per person  per day - is not included and has to be paid at the hotel reception.

 


 

THOTEL****

Hotel distance from Sa Manifattura - the Congress venue: approximately 2,8 km.
https://www.thotel.it/

15    16

Available booking dates June 28th (included) – July 2nd (included) 2022

Double Room - € 175

Double Room for Single Use - € 145

Prices are intended  per room per night, breakfast included.
The mandatory City Tax - € 2,00 per person  per day - is not included and has to be paid at the hotel reception.

 


 

Terms and conditions

**Listed rates apply until March 31st, 2022**

 

Cancellation policy

In case of hotel booking cancellation, the following cancellation policy will apply:

- Cancellation fee 0% - free of charge if cancellation is requested until March 31st    

- Cancellation fee 50% - 50% of the booking amount to be paid  if cancellation is requested between April 1st - May 31st, 2022

- Cancellation fee 100% - 100% of the booking amount to be paid  if cancellation is requested between  June 1st – June 28th, 2022

Please note that in case of non-arrival (no-show) the room will automatically be released the following day and the above mentioned cancellation policy applies.

 

Key Dates

 

December 08th, 2021 Website launched
December 08th, 2021 Abstract submission opened
January 16th, 2022 Abstract submission deadline (extended)
January 31st, 2022 Congress registration open
February 28th, 2022 Acceptance or rejection emails sent to abstract authors
March 06, 2022 Deadline for abstract revisions
April 18, 2022 Early registration deadline
May 31, 2022 Standard registration deadline
June 05, 2022 Deadline for upload of posters and slides for oral presentations
tbd Deadline for abstract withdrawal
June 23rd - June 29th, 2022

ORCA Summer School

June 29th - July 2nd, 2022 69th ORCA Congress
July 1st, 2022 ORCA Members General Assembly
July 2nd, 2022 ORCA 2022 Saturday Afternoon Symposium

 

Abstract submission is now closed.

You can check the status of your abstract submission by logging into our external ORCA abstract submission system (see below for guidelines):

https://orca-abstracts.org/

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection of their abstract by 28 February 2022 and at that time may be asked for revisions. Any such revisions must be submitted by 6 March 2022. Abstracts cannot be withdrawn after that. If an abstract is not withdrawn by that date, and the paper is not presented, the named presenter will not be allowed to present any paper at the following ORCA Congress.

Presenters should note the following:

  • The Congress focuses on research into dental caries and related topics.
  • Abstracts must describe research that has not been published or presented already and has not been submitted to another meeting at the time of submission for the ORCA Congress.
  • Authors may present only one paper at the Congress, but may co-author other papers.
  • The presentation at the Congress must conform to the material in the published abstract. Once submitted, abstracts can be edited within the submission system until 16 January 2022 and during the period for revisions from 28 February to 06 March 2022.
  • Those who submit an abstract are committed to present the paper in person at the Congress. All presentations are conducted as poster sessions and include the presence at the poster at a set time as well as a short oral presentation and discussion in the audience.
  • Posters and Slides for the oral presentation must be uploaded in the submission system not later than 05 June 2022. Two slides are possible, but animations are not allowed. For further details, please see the Congress webpage

Presenters should:

  • Ensure that they will have the necessary funds to attend the Congress
  • Apply for any necessary visas in good time, to ensure that they can travel to the Congress to present their paper
  • Ensure that any abstract describing commercially-funded research has been approved by the funding company before submitting it
  • Write their abstract exactly according to the instructions given below and are urged to seek help from the Master Abstract provided within the submission system.

Presenters will be asked for the following items:

  • Surnames and initials of the presenting author, corresponding author and other authors
  • The email address of authors
  • Brief affiliations of authors (institute, city, country only)
  • Title of abstract. This should be 15 words or less
  • Text of abstract. This should be 280 words or less and should state: the aim of the work; the experimental approach; the main results; the conclusions. The results must include key numerical and statistical data, but do not attempt to report data exhaustively; SI units should be used. The conclusions should be explicit. Vague expressions such as ‘the results will be discussed’ could result in rejection of the abstract. Include references only when they are essential and follow an abbreviated Caries Research format, but omitting the authors’ initials and the title, and using ‘et al.’ for multiple-author works. Example: [Main et al.: J Oral Rehab 1983;10:307-313]. Tables, photographs, graphs or diagrams are not allowed. Acknowledge sources of funding.
  • One of the following key phrases, which are required to assist programming: Behaviour; Clinical studies; De- and Remineralization; Diagnosis; Education; Epidemiology; Erosion; Fluoride; Hard tissues; Microbiology; Public Health; Pulp-dentinal Reactions.

The poster format will be vertical/portrait with dimensions of 70 cm (width) and 100 cm (height).

Further instructions will be available here in due course.

Details about the online portion of the 69th ORCA Congress will be available here in due course.

ORCA 2022 69th Congress - Registration details

It is now possible to register for the 69th ORCA Congress here.

Important Information

Payments related to your registration, both the ORCA 2022 Summer School and/or the ORCA 2022 Congress, as well as payments related to the booking of suggested hotels, can be done through the dedicated registration system by using a VISA 3D Secure credit card, which is the only type accepted by the platform. Therefore please make sure that you are using such a credit card, especially if you are registering from a non-European country, because currently the 3D Secure protocol (Verified By Visa - ex Secure Code) is mandatory throughout Europe (the same applies to PSD2  regulation too) for any e-commerce transaction.

Such a requirement is not envisaged in the US, for example, so your VISA credit card could work for transactions in American/non-European countries, but it does not work for the European e-commerce.

Please do not hesitate to contact orca_2022@sardiniameeting.it if you need assistance.

 

Registration fees

Registration type

ORCA members

Non-members

Early bird fee - until April 18th, 2022

€ 500

€ 590

Standard fee - April 19th - May 31st, 2022

€ 550

€ 640

June 1st – June 28th, 2022

€ 600

€ 690

On-site fee

€ 700

€ 790


The participants' registration fees include:

  • Participation in the scientific events
  • Congress bag
  • Coffee and lunch breaks
  • Participation certificate
  • Free access to social events: welcome cocktail, social dinner, gala dinner
  • Special rates for trips to touristic, natural and archeological sites

 

Accompanying persons

The registration fee is € 250.

The accompanying person's registration fee includes:

  • Participation in the social events: welcome cocktail, social dinner, gala dinner
  • Special rates for trips to touristic, natural and archeological sites

Note: Only participants are entitled to register their accompanying person(s) during the registration process.
Accompanying persons are not entitled to attend the Conference Scientific Programme.

 

Students

Free for dentistry or scientific-related courses (chemists, biotechnicians, physicists, dental hygienists, pharmacists) students, including post-graduate students.

The student registration includes:

  • Participation in the scientific events
  • Participation certificate

Extra option for students, not included in the students fee:

  • A Congress “meal package”, including all Congress coffee and lunch breaks, can be eventually purchased at the cost of € 80.
 

Registration procedure

After completing your registration you will receive a notification email to your address written on your registration form. Should you receive no notification, please make sure to check your email spam folder. In case you find no notification, you are kindly requested to contact orca_2022@sardiniameeting.it

Specific food needs (allergies/intolerances etc.) can be listed during the registration process.

 

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations requested until March 31st : Full refund after deduction of the administration fee (€ 40)
  • Cancellations requested between April 1st – May 31st: 50 % refund after deduction of the administration fee (€ 40)
  • Cancellation requested after June, 1st: no refund

If you need to fully cancel your registration, please contact orca_2022@sardiniameeting.it

In case of serious problems related to the international pandemic scenario restrictions, the registration fee will be fully refunded, after deduction of the administration fee (€40)

 

Additional services

In addition to the above mentioned services, pre- and post-congress tours are available. For further information, please contact: orca_2022@sardiniameeting.it

 

 Universitaet BernUniversity of CagliariUniversity of MilanoUniversity of RomeUniversity of Sassari

Sardinia Meeting

 

The abstract presentation programme will be made available here in June 2022.

A pdf file containing all abstracts accepted for the 69th ORCA Congress will published in Caries Research and made available here for download in June 2022.

Below you will find contact details for the technical organisers of the 69th ORCA Congress:

Sardiniameeting
The Organizing Committee
Sardiniameeting Srl
Viale La Playa, 7 - 09123 Cagliari
Tel. +39 070664334 - Mob. +39 3294870166

orca_2022@sardiniameeting.it
www.sardiniameeting.it

Sponsors & Exhibitors

During the Congress, there will be an exhibition of manufacturers of equipment, devices and products and of other companies related to dental medicine.

Further details will be published here in due course.

Social Programme

Further detail will be published here in due course.

 

Welcome Reception

Wednesday 29th June

Time: 19:00

Place: Sa Manifattura, Viale Regina Margherita 33, Cagliari

Dress code: Casual

 

Opening Ceremony

Thursday 30th June

Time: tbd

Place: tbd

 

Informal Dinner

Thursday 30th June

Time: 20:00

Place: Bastione San Remy (walking distance from Convention Center 200 meters)

 

Formal Dinner

Friday 1st July

Time: 20:00

Dinner: Convento San Giuseppe, Via Paracelso, Cagliari (buses will leave from convention centre and hotels at 19.30)

Dress code: Usual dress code applies for the gala dinner. Ties are not required given the hot weather.

 

Abstracts & Prizes

 

Poster viewing and presentation                            

Further detail will be made available here in due course.

Yngve Ericsson Prize

The Yngve Ericsson Prize is awarded once every three years in acknowledgement of outstanding contributions to prevention of oral diseases.

Established in 1963, The Swedish Patent Revenue Fund for Research in Preventive Odontology was originally founded on royalties from patents, primarily patents for addition of fluoride to dentifrices to prevent or arrest dental caries. The Fund is the largest non-public granting source for dental research in Sweden through its continued support of research into prevention of dental and oral diseases. This international Prize is named after its founder.

The prize awardees are selected by a five-member Prize Committee appointed by the Patent Revenue Fund and ORCA. The Prize will be presented at the 69th ORCA Congress in Cagliari, Sardinia at the Opening Ceremony (Thursday, 29th June).

ORCA Nathan Cochrane Young Scientist’s Award

The ORCA Junior Scientist Award was inaugurated in 2007 as the Young Investigator’s Award, and was renamed the "ORCA Nathan Cochrane Young Scientists' Award" at the General Assembly of July 4, 2014 in Greifswald, Germany. This prize is aimed at encouraging young researchers, and is awarded each year at the Closing ceremony of the ORCA meeting. The prize winner receives a certificate and is entitled to receive reimbursement of the congress fees for a future ORCA Congress. This year candidates will be presenting their posters in the Thursday afternoon session. The winner will be announced at the Closing Ceremony (Saturday, 02 July).

ORCA Conference Travel Fellowships

These fellowships aim to assist attendance at an ORCA Congress. Researchers in the field of caries or related subjects will be eligible, and preference will be given to workers from underprivileged countries. Awardees will be mentioned at the Opening Ceremony.

Details about poster viewing and the poster presentation sessions will be available here in due course.