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Call for Poster Presentations

Poster PresenterOSAP welcomes Poster Presentations on clinical practice, education, scholarly, and secondary research related to the practice of dental infection control and safety in oral health settings. This is an opportunity to share infection control research with international colleagues. We welcome original research, literature reviews, meta-analyses, and case reports. Individuals at all career stages – including students - are encouraged to submit one or more abstracts. 

Current topics of interest 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. 


OSAP invites students of all levels to submit abstracts for poster presentations. Submissions can include a faculty mentor as a secondary author, and/or students can work in teams of two. Both completed works and works-in-progress are acceptable for the student competition.

Presentations will be judged onsite, and the poster judged best overall will be awarded a certificate and a cash prize.


  • March 3, 2023: Submission Deadline
  • March 2023: Notifications Emailed
  • June 1 – 3, 2023: OSAP Annual Conference | Tucson, AZ


Download the Call for Poster Presentations Guidelines to find all the requirements for submission. The application is now closed.

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The Corresponding Author (i.e., Poster Presenter) will receive a 25% discount on registration to the conference. Any additional special events are at their expense, including the registration for guests and/or spouses. Hotel, ground transportation, and meals are at their expense.

Any co-authors will be responsible for the full registration fee.

James A. Cottone Award for Excellence in Investigative Research

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.