10 international experts to present research on oral bug

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

PgMelbourne2017- the 3rd international conference on Porphyromonas gingivalis and related species in oral and systemic diseases

14-16 May 2017, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf Melbourne

Presented by the Oral Health CRC at The University of Melbourne in association with the Australian Dental Association.

Porphyromonas gingivalis has been recognised as a keystone pathogen in the onset and progression of chronic periodontitis. PgMelbourne2017 will present the latest scientific evidence on periodontal microbiology and inflammation, and the translation of research into clinical applications.

Topics include:

  • New understandings of the oral microbiological environment
  • The causes and role of inflammation in periodontal disease
  • The physiology of Porphyromonas gingivalis
  • Porphyromonas gingivalis as a link between periodontal disease and systemic diseases
  • Prospects for new treatments of periodontal disease


  • Professor George Hajishengallis - Penn Dental Medicine, USA
  • Professor Phil Marsh - University of Leeds, UK
  • Professor Koji Nakayama - Nagasaki University, Japan
  • Professor Eric Reynolds  - University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Professor Mike Curtis - Barts and London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, UK
  • Professor Richard Darveau - University of Washington, USA
  • Professor Patricia Diaz - UConn, USA
  • Professor Mark Bartold - University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Professor Richard Lamont - University of Louisville, USA
  • Professor Jan Potempa - University of Louisville, USA


Full  $1,100
Student  $660
Day rate $550 per day

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