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NIDCR To Host Craniofacial Research Symposium, May 6

NIDCR will host a symposium, “Looking Back and Facing the Future: From NIDR to NIDCR,” on Monday, May 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. 

The event will commemorate the founding of the institute in 1948 and the addition of “Craniofacial” to the institute name in 1998, and will showcase research accomplishments in craniofacial biology, from basic science to clinical applications. The symposium will also include presentations on craniofacial development and regeneration, wound healing, salivary gland development and regeneration and bone loss. 

Two former directors, Dr. Lawrence Tabak and Dr. Harold Slavkin, will deliver talks at the event.  

The symposium is free and open to the public; no registration is required. The event will be videocast live and archived. Individuals who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodation to participate should contact, (301) 594-7559 or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339. Requests should be made at least 5 days before the event. 

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