Basel, Switzerland, March 10, 2020 – The International Team for Implantology (ITI) has decided to postpone its ITI World Symposium 2020 in Singapore, originally planned to take place from May 14 – 16, 2020, to September 1 – 3, 2021. This decision taken by the ITI Board of Directors reflects the current situation with the rapid spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) on a global scale.
“Given the circumstances, postponing the event is the right decision,” said Dr. Stephen Chen, ITI President. “The ITI is now looking forward to welcoming the implant dentistry community to Singapore next year”.
As the ITI’s flagship event that is held every three years, the ITI World Symposium sets the benchmark high. For this edition, a novel approach has been taken to the scientific program that puts the patient at the center of all its deliberations. In addition to the leading-edge science, the ITI World Symposium is also a unique opportunity for the global implant dentistry community to meet, take part in an active exchange of knowledge, get in touch with old friends, make new friends. This is not practicable at the moment but will certainly be so once the global health situation has normalized.
About the ITI
The International Team for Implantology (ITI) is an academic association that unites professionals around the world from every field of implant dentistry and related disciplines. It actively promotes networking and exchange among its membership of currently more than 20,000. ITI Fellows and Members regularly share their knowledge and expertise from research and clinical practice at meetings, courses and congresses with the objective of continuously improving treatment methods and outcomes to the benefit of their patients.
In 40 years, the ITI has built a reputation for scientific rigor combined with concern for the welfare of patients. The organization focuses on the development of well-documented treatment guidelines backed by extensive clinical testing and the compilation of long-term results. The ITI funds research as well as Scholarships for young clinicians, organizes congresses and continuing education events, and runs more than 700 Study Clubs around the globe. The organization also publishes reference books such as the ITI Treatment Guide series and operates the ITI Academy, a peer-reviewed, evidence-based e-learning platform with a unique user-centric approach. www.iti.org