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Advanced Digital Technology (ADT)
North America Regional Leadership Group Conference

La Jolla / San Diego, California USA
January 25-26, 2013


Welcome to the ADT North American Regional Leadership Meeting. We look forward to welcoming you to La Jolla, San Diego, California. For those of you from colder Northern climates, this is a wonderful time to visit California!

Some highlights of the meeting:

  • The meeting will consist of a scientific program and a business meeting
  • The meeting will also update you on North American as well as international developments in the ADT
  • Development in the ADT
    • China RLG
    • Japan RLG
  • Updates from Industry partners
  • Information on the 2014 International triennial ADT Conference

Attendance

The 2013 La Jolla meeting is open. Due to limited meeting space and time constraints, available presentation allotments will be limited, based on abstract content and submission date. 2013 ADT North America Regional Leadership Group encourages our colleagues to submit papers for consideration. See Call for Papers for details and submission instructions.

Regional Leadership Groups (RLGs)

As the ADT movement expended, International colleagues wished to initiate Regional Leadership Groups (RLGs). RLGs have thus far been established in North America, Japan and China. The RLGs provide opportunity for colleagues to meet and communicate in the periods between the International Triennial ADT Conferences. The RLGs are valuable in allowing regional interests to be developed and for colleagues within a region to get to know one another. The RLGs also provide a forum to colleagues that allows for development of regional strategies to participate in the International Triennial ADT Conferences.

Importance of Industry Partner Participation –
A Unique Aspect of the ADT

An important aspect of the ADT is that the clinical, industry and science world all have an equal role to play in the organization. This requires that industry partner of the ADT actively participate in the ADT to present their technology development. In this manner the RLGs also bring together colleagues from industry, clinicians, clinical scientists and basic scientists in to a synergistic environment.

Conference Venue... La Jolla, CA

La Jolla in Spanish means "The Jewel". It is the Jewel of America's finest city, San Diego, and is an exquisite combination of a southern European resort atmosphere and Southern California fun. While La Jolla is known to be one of the most affluent communities in the United States, it has a down to earth feel due to the beautiful natural scenery and the helpfulness of its residents. Noted for jewelry stores, boutiques, upmarket restaurants and ocean view hotels, La Jolla is encircled on three areas by ocean cliffs and beaches and is situated 12 miles north of Downtown San Diego.

San Diego is California's second largest city and the United States' eighth largest, San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches and a dazzling array of world-class family attractions, including downtown's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, Coronado, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad.

Scope

The conference will cover a range of topics that address advanced digital technology in relation to head and neck reconstruction:

Rapid Prototyping · Simulation Systems · Navigation Systems · Robotics · Endoscopic Surgery · Virtual Reality · Color Measurement · Digital Functional Assessment · Regenerative Medicine · Related Materials/ Nanotechnology · Health Technology Assessment · Health Economics/Ethics · Business Management/Modeling · Risk Management

History of the Advanced Technology Conference

In March of 2002, a three-day workshop on advanced technology applications for head and neck reconstruction was held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The conference was co-hosted by the Craniofacial Osseointegration and the Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation Unit, Misericordia Hospital, Caritas Health Group/University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada and the Maxillofacial Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Wales, UK. The initial intent was to hold a small meeting to discuss potential for collaboration between professionals and potential industry partners to identify advanced technologies in head and neck reconstruction. Delegates participated from thirteen countries. At the conclusion of the meeting, findings of a questionnaire on future directions was discussed. The result was a unanimous decision to continue to a full international conference of broader scope.

The second AT meeting was held in Banff, Alberta Canada, March 10-13, 2005 with 225+ delegates, industry representatives and accompanying guests in attendance, representing 22 countries.  This was a very successful meeting and spectacular venue.  Conference details can be reviewed at our AT 2005 web site.

June 29 to July 1, 2008 was our third ADT meeting held in Cardiff, Wales UK with 185+ delegates representing some 30 countries. Another successful meeting and wonderful venue. Conference details can be reviewed at our ADT 2008 web site.

The fourth International Triennial ADT 2011 Conference was held in Freiburg, Germany. The Konzerthaus provided a wonderful environment for the conference which attracted record attendances by both delegates and industry partners. At the Freiburg conference Regional Leadership Groups were formed Japan and China. Conference details can be reviewed at our ADT 2011 web site.

Conference details are currently being negotiated for ADT 2014 International Triennial Conference. Keep reviewing our ADT web site for meeting updates. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our conference meeting planner... RES Seminars (see contact/map/travel for contact information.