Lead picture: The winner at the moment when she was awarded her 1st prize. From left to right: Panos Papapanou, editor in chief of JCP; Raluca Cosgarea, winner of the EFP-Jaccard Prize; Andreas Stavropoulos, EFP president; Nicola West, EFP secretary general; and Phoebus Madianos, EuroPerio10 chair.
This year’s first prize of CHF 10,000 was awarded to the manuscript “Clinical, microbiological and immunological effects of 3- or 7-day systemic antibiotics adjunctive to subgingival instrumentation in patients with aggressive (stage III/IV grade C) periodontitis: a randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial” (1).
Its author Raluca Cosgarea (University of Bonn, Germany) said: “This is a huge honour and the result of excellent teamwork. Receiving the EFP-Jaccard Research Prize in Periodontology at EuroPerio10 is the ultimate recognition of my research activities over the last decade. I feel humbled but also motivated to continue working hard for the benefit of our patients and of European periodontology.”
The second prize manuscript “Excessive inflammatory response to infection in experimental peri-implantitis: resolution by Resolvin D2” (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) received CHF 6,000 (2). The third prize of CHF 4,000 was given to the manuscript “Factors influencing tooth loss in European populations” (Greifswald University Hospital, Germany) (3). The three manuscripts will be published in the EFP-edited Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP).
The prize was open to members of the 37 national periodontology societies affiliated to the EFP. A panel of five adjudicators, including JCP editors, a member of the EFP executive committee and a member of the EuroPerio10 organising committee, selected three manuscripts for the final competition at the congress held in Copenhagen on 15-18 June. The winning manuscript was selected based on the significance of the research for periodontology, its originality, scientific calibre, and the quality of the manuscript and oral presentation.
Professor Andreas Stavropoulos, EFP president and chair of its scientific committee, said: “This year’s winning manuscripts show that a wide range of top quality research is being conducted by EFP members. Novel scientific findings are the way to continuing bringing new and improved options for the prevention and treatment of periodontitis to patients in Europe and around the world.”
EFP, global benchmark in periodontology
The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP, www.efp.org) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting awareness of periodontal science and the importance of gum health. Its guiding vision is “periodontal health for a better life.”
Founded in 1991, the EFP is a federation of 37 national periodontal member societies that represents more than 16,000 periodontists, dentists, researchers, and oral-health professionals from Europe and around the world. It supports evidence-based science in periodontal and oral health, and it promotes events and campaigns aimed at both professionals and the public.
The EFP organises EuroPerio, the world’s leading congress in periodontology and implant dentistry, as well as other important professional and expert events such as Perio Master Clinic and Perio Workshop. The annual Gum Health Day on May 12, organised by the EFP and its member societies, brings key messages on gum health to millions of people across the world.
The EFP also organises workshops and outreach campaigns with its partners: projects to date have covered the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and caries, as well as women’s oral health during pregnancy.
The EFP’s Journal of Clinical Periodontology is the most authoritative scientific publication in this field. The federation also publishes JCP Digest, a monthly digest of research, and the Perio Insight magazine, which features experts‘ views and debates.
The EFP’s work in education is also highly significant, notably its accreditation programme for postgraduate education in periodontology and implant dentistry.
The EFP has no professional or commercial agenda.
- 1st prize manuscript: “Clinical, microbiological and immunological effects of 3- or 7-day systemic antibiotics adjunctive to subgingival instrumentation in patients with aggressive (stage III/IV grade C) periodontitis: a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial” by Raluca Cosgarea, Sören Jepsen, Christian Heumann, Ionela Batori-Andronescu, Alexandra Rosu, Raluca Bora, Nicola Arweiler, Sigrun Eick, Anton Sculean.
- 2nd prize manuscript: “Excessive inflammatory response to infection in experimental peri-implantitis: resolution by Resolvin D2” by Oded Heyman, Yael Horev, Gabriel Mizraji, Yaron Haviv, Lior Shapira, Asaf Wilensky.
- 3rd prize manuscript: “Factors influencing tooth loss in European populations” by Vinay Pitchika, Rainer Jordan, Ola Norderyd, Bo Rolander, Alexander Welk, Henry Völzke, Birte Holtfreter, Thomas Kocher.