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Advanced Digital Technology (ADT) North America & Japan Regional Leadership Groups Conference

"Updates in Advanced Digital Technology: The Present and Future"
San Diego, California USA
June 16-18, 2016


Welcome to the ADT North American & Japan Regional Leadership Meeting. We look forward to welcoming you to 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 / Japan as well as international developments in the ADT
  • Updates from Industry partners
  • Information on the 2017 International ADT Conference- Amiens, France


Due to limited meeting space and time constraints, available presentation allotments will be limited, based on abstract content and submission date. 2016 ADT North America & Japan Regional Leadership Groups encourage our colleagues to submit papers for consideration. See Call for Papers (under construction) 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, UK 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... San Diego, CA

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.


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.

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.

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.

The fifth International ADT 2014 Conference "Planning for the Future" was held in Beijing, China. The Peking University School of Stomatology hosted this exciting symposium. Review confernence website at: ADT 2014.

Conference details are currently being negotiated for ADT 2017 International Triennial Conference, in Ameins, France. 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)