2nd Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research-Asia Pacific Region (IADR-APR)
IADR – SEA Division /Unilever Divisional Award

IADR/Unilever Divisional Award Competition (SEA division)

Final list of candidates for Senior category


Final list of candidates for Junior category


IADR/Unilever Divisional Award (SEA division)

Unilever Oral Care is generously supporting this award. The divisional winner will be supported to participate in the IADR/Unilever Hatton Competition to be held at the following year’s annual IADR General Session. This award supports the winner’s airfare, hotel accommodations, and IADR meeting registration fees. The award is open to all dental researchers who are active members of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Division of the IADR. A researcher can choose to enter into one of the following competition categories:


Competition Categories:

Junior: Entrants must be currently enrolled in a BDS/DDS (Bachelor’s and/or dental degree) program. This competition will be limited to those candidates who have carried out their research as part of undergraduate/professional training (research conducted as an undergraduate science student, as a dental student, or at the time of pursuing a combined science degree while training as a dentalstudent).

Senior: Entrants must be enrolled in a dental postgraduate, post-graduate, or PhD program or have performed the research submitted to the competition within three (3) years of their earning their PhD. Entrants for this category must have carried out the research as part of a higher degree, either a Masters, PhD, or MD with previous laboratory experience, or as part of specialty or post-doctoral training. The Senior Category is divided into two sections:

• Clinical/Pre-clinical Research: Involving research on human subjects and/orepidemiologic studies.

• Basic Science Research: Involving laboratory or animal research.


Abstract submission for entry the competition:

Entrants must submit an abstract and indicate their desire to enter the IADR/Unilever Divisional Award competition via the online abstract submission by the deadline date. Abstracts received after the submission deadline will not be accepted for the competition.



Within two weeks after your abstract has been accepted, entrants must submit an application electronically  and a proceeding in PDF format and to the Secretary of IADR-SEA Division. The proceeding must strictly follow the established guidelines:

Length:            Not to exceed 2 pages (A4 size), single line spacing throughout

Margins:          Top and bottom margins: 1 inch (2.54 cm)

Left and right margins: 1/2 inch (1.27 cm)

Columns:         2-column text with 1/2 (1.27 cm) space between each column

Font:                12 point Times New Roman, Regular (except in Tables, Figures, and References)

Format:           Save in a Portable Document Format (PDF) file

Title:                On the top line and center on the first page only

The title should be the same as it appears on the submitted abstract.

Content:          Introduction, Material and Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, References

Each section should be concise and have sufficient information. The number of references should not exceed 10. The style of citation and reference list should follow the Journal of Dental Research format.

Table and Figures:      Up to 4 Tables or Figures inserted within the text near where they are mentioned or in a group at the end of the paper.


Note:  Authors’ names and affiliations must not appear on the proceeding.


Please submit 1) an application form and 2) a proceeding in a PDF file to Dr. Risa Chaisuparat at apr2013rc@gmail.com.

Download the application form by clicking IADR-SEA Unilever Hatton Award Application 2013.


Shortlisting process:

The senior IADR-SEA judge panel will review all applications and score the proceedings. The entrants with the top 10 scored abstracts will be selected as the shortlisted candidates for each category.  The submitters will be notified of the shortlisting result by email no later than July 22, 2013. The list of shortlisted candidates will also be posted on the meeting website.



Candidates will present their research in an oral presentation format (verbal presentation of up to 8 minutes, and a question-and-answer period not to exceed 4 minutes). The award judging will be conducted privately at the meeting venue on August 21, 2013 (afternoon). Competitors will be present their research during the judging and to answer any questions the judges may have.


The competitors will also be scheduled to present their work to the meeting attendees as a poster presentation on August 22, 2013 (poster session afternoon). Detailed instructions regarding the oral and poster presentations will be sent to all competitors.  Entries in the two categories will be judged separately.