The shift from physical model-based teaching to VR-haptics-based teaching in dentistry involves a transition in pedagogical principles and instructional approaches. For example, while physical model-based teaching is constrained by the availability of physical resources, VR-haptics-based teaching provides educators with the flexibility to create diverse clinical scenarios, enabling a more adaptable and personalized learning experience. This unique and rich learning environment also comes with challenges related to customization, feedback, and assessment, as educators navigate the intricate balance of tailoring virtual scenarios to individual learning needs and implementing effective evaluation mechanisms.
Accepted abstracts will be published in an open access journal available to everyone via this website and the usual databases such as PubMed.
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Give your research a global audience and yourself the chance to win one of our abstract awards! The VR-Haptic Thinkers Award Committee will recognize outstanding works in the VR-haptics-supported field of dental education. These recognition awards will be given to outstanding abstracts submitted by in-training fellows and new faculty who have been accepted to present their experiences during the 2024 meeting. Honorees will receive a certificate of recognition for their contributions. GOLD Award (300€) will be given for the most outstanding abstract at the conference. SILVER Award (200€) will be given for the second-most outstanding abstract at the conference. BRONZE Award (100€) will be given for the third-most outstanding abstract at the conference. Below, you can find hints that may help you achieve a pleasant result.
Originality and Novelty
The abstract should present new and innovative ideas, concepts, methodologies, or approaches that significantly contribute to the VR-haptic field's knowledge base.
Contribution to the Field
The abstract's contribution should be substantial and impactful, advancing the state of VR-haptics by addressing important challenges or opening up new research directions in preclinical, clinical, or postgraduate dental education.
The abstract's methodology, experiments, and theoretical foundations should be rigorously designed and properly validated. The research should be well-executed and demonstrate a deep understanding of the subject matter.
Clarity and Organization
The abstract should be well-written, effectively communicating its ideas, methods, results, and conclusions. The organization of content, clarity of explanations, and logical flow are important.
The abstract should present significant and meaningful results, preferably supported by empirical evidence, experiments, simulations, or survey data analysis.
Citations and References
The abstract's bibliography should reflect a good understanding of the relevant literature and it should appropriately reference prior work that influenced the research.
The abstract should adhere to good ethical standards in research, including proper acknowledgment of sources, adherence to research guidelines, and consideration of potential societal impacts.
The abstract should have potential to have a lasting impact on the field by inspiring further research or developments.
Engagement and Interest
During the presentation of the abstract, the author should engage the audience and members of the Award Committee, sparking interest and discussion within the academic or professional community.
The Presenting Author must be the First Author (first name on the abstract author list). An abstract must be submitted with the intention that, if accepted, it will be presented by the First Author. Abstracts can be submitted directly to szabolcs.felszeghy(at)uef.fi. Those whose abstract submissions are accepted are expected to send in their e-poster by the e-poster submission deadline. E-posters can be sent to szabolcs.felszeghy(at)uef.fi.
Title (max 25 words) Authors (max 5) Authors’ affiliations Background, Aims, Materials & Methods, Results, Conclusions, References (max 250 words total, excluding a min of 5, max of 10 references) The abstract must be clear, concise, and written in English. Pictures or tables are not allowed. We solicit papers that report original and novel work relevant to all the scientific, technological, and educational aspects of VR-haptics. Add 3-5 keywords ABSTRACTS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL TO szabolcs.felszeghy(at)uef.fi.
The title and affiliation of the presenter will be published in the Conference Proceedings with ISBN, ISSN, and DOI codes. The e-poster session is scheduled for the afternoon of the conference, and will not be held in parallel with any lectures or demonstration sessions. This is a great opportunity for the presenter to engage with other dental educators and reach a larger audience.
Abstract Submission Opens: 29 January 2024 Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 March 2024 Notification of Acceptance: 30 April 2024 E-poster Submission Deadline: 19 May 2024
The E-poster guidelines are there to assist you in planning an effective presentation for the 2024 VR-Haptic Meetup.