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FINDOS Symposium 2022:
Inflammatory Conditions and their effects on Oral and General Health

Thursday 12 - Friday 13 May 2022

FINDOS Symposium 2022

Inflammatory Conditions and their effects on Oral and General Health

We cordially invite you to attend the FINDOS symposium to be held in Turku between May 12th and 13th 2022.

Location: University of Turku, Institute of Dentistry, Arje Scheinin Hall (Lemminkäisenkatu 2)

Participation in FINDOS Symposium 2022 is free of charge. Coffee and pastries are available during the coffee breaks. Conference lunch is not included.

Registration for the symposium at

The deadline for registration is 28 April 2022.

The symposium is organized only in person to facilitate networking. No hybrid nor recordings are available.

Digital poster exhibition

All National FINDOS doctoral candidates and other researchers and research groups can submit a digital poster that will be showcased during the Symposium. See the instructions for the digital posters here.

Submission of Posters by 4 May 2022 to Coordinator Maiju Kannisto


Print your Programme here

Thursday 12.5.2022

Chairs: Professor Jaana Hagström and DDs, PhD Hanna Laine (between 11.30-13.00)

8.45-8.55Registration & coffee
8.55-9.00Opening of the Symposium, Professor Jaana Hagström, chair
9.00-9.55Lecture 1: Current Covid News, Ilkka Julkunen, Professor, InFLAMES, University of Turku
9.55-10.00Discussion and questions
10.00-10.55Lecture 2: Periodontopathogens and general health, Timo Sorsa, Professor, University of Helsinki
10.55-11.00Discussion and questions
11.00-11.30Coffee & poster exhibition
11.30-12.25Lecture 3: Oral lichen planus and lichenoid reaction – what’s the difference? Saara Kantola, Head of Dental Training Clinic, City of Oulu
12.25-12.30Discussion and questions,Chair: DDs, PhD Hanna Laine
12.30-13.00Lecture 4: HPV and oral mucous membrane dysplasias, Riikka Ellonen, Doctoral Candidate, FINDOS-Turku
13.00-14.00Lunch break
14.00-14.55Lecture 5: Orofacial granulomatosis and inflammatory bowel disease, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Professor, University of Helsinki
14.55-15.00Discussion and questions,Chair: Prof Jaana Hagström
15-15.45Lecture 6: How to write a good article, Malin Sund, Professor, University of Helsinki, Editor, British Journal of Surgery (BJS), Associate Editor, Scandinavian Journal of Surgery (SJS)
Sponsored by Hammasväline and Plandent


Friday 13.5.2022

Chair: DDS, PhD Jaana Willberg

9-9.45Lecture 7: Biofilm Models, Ulvi Gursoy, DDS, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Turku
9.45-10.30Lecture 8: Cell and tissue Culture Models, Jaana Willberg, DDS, PhD, University Lecturer, University of Turku
10.30-11.15Lecture 9: Hard tissue Models, Terhi Heino, FT, Dos., Adjunct Professor, Institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku
11.15-11.30Discussion and Ending of the Symposium


Welcome to Turku!