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Call for Poster Abstracts

Call for Poster Abstracts is Now Closed

OSAP welcomes Scientific Poster Abstracts on clinical practice, education, and scholarly and secondary research related to the practice of dental infection control and safety in oral health settings. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the OSAP Annual Conference that will be held in Minneapolis, MN from June 16 – 18, 2022 and will be published in the Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety (JDICS).

Current topics of interest for poster abstracts include:

  • evidence-based practices for infection prevention and control,
  • new initiatives,
  • outcomes research,
  • patient perception and engagement in infection prevention and control,
  • international and multidisciplinary issues,
  • regulatory issues affecting dental healthcare professionals,
  • patient and provider safety topics,
  • implementation of new technologies and innovations, and
  • compliance issues confronted in clinical practice. 

This is an opportunity to share your infection control research with international colleagues at the Annual Conference and in the Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety. We welcome abstracts that consist of original research, literature reviews, meta-analyses, and case-reports. Individuals at all career stages are encouraged to submit one or more abstracts.

All abstracts are peer-reviewed; details of the criteria are listed below. Abstracts accepted for presentation will be included in the Proceedings of the 2022 OSAP Annual Conference which is published as a special edition of JDICS. Authors of Conference Abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2022 OSAP Annual Conference and published in the Proceedings may be invited by the Editors to submit a full manuscript for publication in a future edition of JDICS.

The presenting author will receive a 25% discount on the registration fees for the conference.

James A. Cottone Award for Excellence in Investigative Research

For the 2022 OSAP Annual Conference, the abstract judged best overall will be awarded the James A. Cottone Award for Excellence in Investigative Research, which includes a cash award of $500 and a recognition plaque. Abstracts published or presented at another scientific meeting during the previous year may be submitted for presentation but will not be eligible to compete for the Cottone Award.


Read the guidelines for oral abstract submissions.