14th International Orthodontic Symposium in Prague November 24th - November 26th, 2016

»4-seasons orthodontics«
Orthodontic therapy for patients of all ages

Radlanski Dear Colleagues!

Again, we invite you to attend the »14th International Orthodontic Symposium« IOS) in Prague November 24th – 26th, 2016. This time, the motto will be »The Four Seasons In Orthodontics«. What does that mean? We all know that patients of all ages seek orthodontic treatment – it is long ago that only children and adolescents were the typical patients in our fi eld of medicine. Children, even newborn children may be addressed as the fi rst season of orthodontic patients. The second season is made up by our adolescent patients, and in the third season, our adult patients are found. And according to the success of general dentistry, even highly aged patients live with their own teeth, and as teeth do not stand stable within bone, they also require orthodontic treatment in several cases. This group of patients is our fourth season in orthodontics.

As an exception, I as the president of the IOS-Symposium, was asked by the scientifi c committee to give the pre-congress course of the EAO-Academy and give the "Tiziano-Baccetti-Memorial-Lecture" on the fi rst day of the meeting. Based on my background in craniofacial developmental biology and as an orthodontist in practise, I will do my best to present my experience to address aspects of the right timing and interdisciplinary approaches for patients in all four seasons in orthodontics.

We have invited outstanding speakers who will cover further aspects of all of these four seasons in orthodontics. And we invite you as the participants, coming from more than 30 nations, to share this international orthodontic congress with its familiar atmosphere, where our young orthodontists come together with the more advanced experts to share the knowledge and to network for ongoing international education.

I am looking forward to seeing you all again in Prague!

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ralf J. Radlanski, Berlin

E-mail: ralfj.radlanski@charite.de