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ASO Foundation for Research and Education


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ASO Foundation for Research and Education


Welcome to the Australian Society of Orthodontists Foundation for Research and Education website.

The Foundation is the peak body for orthodontic research and education in Australia. The Foundation gives financial support to universities, students and researchers contributing to the future of orthodontics in Australia. Foundation meetings promote the sharing of scientific and clinical developments of significance locally and globally.  Our next meeting will be in Brisbane 2017

The Foundation is funded by members of the ASO, corporate sponsors and members of the public. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. We welcome your support.

Dr Dan Vickers | Chair ASOFRE 2016

Dr Dan Vickers | Chair ASOFRE 2016

Brisbane 2017

Brisbane 2017

CE for ASO members

CE for ASO members

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About


About


At the first Congress of the Australian Society of Orthodontists Inc held in Sydney in 1961, the Foundation for Research and Education was born.  Initiated by a generous gift from Dr Stanley Wilkinson, members were invited to make donations to the Foundation. From this small beginning, the capital base of the Foundation has slowly increased due to continuous generous donations from members, the Foundation levy, excess Congress funds, corporate supporters, and financial support from Grateful patients to a present base of in excess of $6,500,000.

The main mission of the Foundation is to promote and advance research and education in orthodontics. The work of the Foundation is intrinsically involved in the future of orthodontics.

As a way of fostering the education of present and future orthodontic practitioners, the Foundation stages highly successful meetings between Congress years utilizing overseas and local lecturers.  The prestigious Donald Spring and Gerry Dickinson memorial lectures are presented at this meeting.  The Foundation also supports clinics at Foundation and Congress meetings.

The Foundation continues to fund and encourage scientific and clinical research exploring methods for improved orthodontic care, supporting individual and faculty members and postgraduate students which further promotes advancement in the art and science of orthodontics.

In encouraging research, the Foundation confers the following awards:

  • the P Raymond Begg Award
  • the Elsdon Storey Research Award
  • the Milton R Sims Award
  • the Sam Bulkley AB Orthodontics Travelling Fellowship
  • the Jan Taylor Travelling Lectureship

The Foundation is administered by a committee appointed by the Council of ASO Inc and the current Federal President of the ASO Inc who is an ex-officio member. The Council of the ASO Foundation are the Trustees of the Foundation. The Foundation has been given the status of a tax-free organisation which means that donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.

The ASOFRE committee members 2016 - 2017 Dr Victoria Beck, Dr Rhonda Coyne, Dr Alan Pollard (treasurer), Dr Trudy Stewart, Dr Joe Geenty, Dr Dan Vickers (chair), Dr Helen McLean (immediate past chair), Dr Stephanie Cooper (secretary)

The ASOFRE committee members 2016 - 2017 Dr Victoria Beck, Dr Rhonda Coyne, Dr Alan Pollard (treasurer), Dr Trudy Stewart, Dr Joe Geenty, Dr Dan Vickers (chair), Dr Helen McLean (immediate past chair), Dr Stephanie Cooper (secretary)

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Brisbane 2017


Brisbane 2017


Foundation Meeting 3-4 March 2017

AESTHETICS AND EVIDENCE

Professor Henry Fields

Professor Henry Fields

The ASOFRE Committee is proud to announce Professor Henry Fields from Ohio, USA as the keynote speaker for the Foundation Meeting to be held in Brisbane from March 3rd-4th 2017.   The theme Aesthetics and Evidence will continue the tradition of Foundation Meetings by providing current research based evidence relevant to the clinical practice of orthodontics.  

Professor Henry Fields is the Vig-Williams Chair of Orthodontics at University of North Carolina School of Dentistry (UNC).  Professor Fields holds Masters Degrees in Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, he continues to provide private patient care in orthodontics and is an attending and Chief of Orthodontics at Columbus Children’s Hospital.   

His current research interests centre on diagnostic systems and decisions, treatment outcomes, health literacy and cancer chemoprevention.  Past and current scholarly interests have resulted in approximately 100 papers, two books now in multiple editions and numerous book chapters.  Additionally, he serves as a reviewer for several journals including: Paediatric Dentistry, ADA on line CE, the Angle Orthodontist and the AJODO.

Professor Fields’ lectures will cover growth modification, orthodontic-surgical treatments, smile aesthetics and camouflage.  

The Brisbane program will also include presentations by other Australian and Overseas researchers and Foundation Award winners.  

Hilton Brisbane has been chosen to host the Foundation Meeting as it is centrally located and offers excellent facilities for the main Meeting including Poster displays and AOB cases, smaller rooms for ASO Inc and associated committee meetings and value accommodation for delegates and their accompanying guests.  

The Foundation Dinner at an iconic Brisbane location will he held on the evening, 3 March. Lara Birchby from The Meeting People has been reappointed as Conference Organiser for the 2017 Foundation meeting.

Brisbane has direct flights to and from all Australian state and territory capital cities and three New Zealand cities in addition to many large regional centres in NSW and Qld.  Brisbane in March has a pleasant daily temperature around 24 degrees and offers many nearby attractions to be experienced.   

Delegates can minimise time away from their Practices to attend the Meeting or may choose to take some extra time to explore the surrounding regions of Brisbane including the relaxing Sunshine Coast, the flamboyant Gold Coast or the understated Hinterland regions surrounding Brisbane.

The 2017 Foundation Meeting in Brisbane will offer excitement, education and engagement. Click on the flyer for more information.