AIOP - Accademia Italiana di odontoiatria protesica

Mario Martignoni Award


Every year, on the occasion of its International Congress, the Italian Academy of Prosthetic Dentistry organizes a Research Forum in memory of Professor Mario Martignoni.
The research forum was established in cooperation with the Italian Society of Prosthetic Odontostomatology and Implantoprosthesis (SIOPI), to promote clinical and technical research issues in the field of prosthodontics and related disciplines.
Each researcher can present only one poster as the main author, but may appear as co-author in other posters. The material has to be original and cannot have ever been presented in other meetings or published.
The best poster, as judged by a dedicated commission, will receive an award of € 5,000. The official language of the competition is English. The deadline is October 20th, 2017.
Colleagues who intend to present the accepted poster have to be enrolled members of the congress, paying a fee € 150 (instead of € 450), plus € 50 for the poster exhibition. Authors under 30 years of age are exempt from the €50 for the poster exhibition. The first 5 authors under 30 years of age will have 2018 AIOP subscription free of charge.
The abstracts of the best three posters will be published in the International Journal of Prosthodontics, the best five posters accepted will be published, in pdf format, on the AIOP website.
Communication of the acceptance of a research will be communicated by email and paper mail by October 31st, 2017.


Do not use a font size smaller than 10. Proofread your abstract carefully.
Be absolutely certain that all names are correct. Put an asterisk (*) after the name of the person presenting the paper. Asterisk only one name per abstract.
Institutions must follow the last author’s name and should be enclosed in parenthesis, followed by a period. Addresses may be abbreviated, omitting state or country where obvious. Do not include illustrations. It is not acceptable to say that results will be presented and/or discussed.
An individual may submit only one abstract as first name and may present only one poster at the Meeting. His/her name, however, may appear as co-author on other posters.
Submission of an abstract carries with it the responsibility for the presenter to present the contents of the abstract in person. Requests to withdraw papers must be made in writing BY THE PRESENTER (requests from anyone else will not be accepted) and submitted to the Chairman of the Research Forum. After the program is printed, the paper may not be withdrawn. However, if, after this date, the presenter finds it impossible to present the paper, the presenter must send written notification with an explanation and the name of a substitute presenter. The substitute should not already be presenting a paper on the program, and he/she should be a co-author listed on the abstract.
The abstract and the poster should be original (not previously presented or published).
All presenters must register for the meeting and pay the registration fee as AIOP Affiliated Member.


1. At the top of the poster, place the title and the authors’ names. The letters for this section should be at least 2.5 cm (1”) in height.
2. Since the poster will be viewed from a distance, the height of the letters for the text should be at least 1.3 cm (1/2”).
3. Charts and drawings should be heavily drawn, simple to understand, and illustrated by concise captions.
4. The poster should be self-explanatory so that all you have to do is answer questions on specific aspects of your topic rather than explaining what the poster is about to a succession of visitors.
5. The viewer is facilitated in understanding your material if you indicate (by letters, numbers or arrows) a preferred sequence that should be followed.