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Research competition

Extended abstract submission

Participants who want to apply for the research award must submit through the traditional abstract platform an abstract (250 words) and graphical abstract. Additionally, they need to submit an extended abstract and CV to the Editor-in-Chief of DMFR, Prof. Dr. Michael Bornstein, within the deadline of January 31, 2023 (extended deadline February 19, 2023). The extended abstract must neither have been submitted or published before, nor be under review for publication in any scientific journal. Submission is only possible through the submission link below, where an automatic email will be created.

Junior/trainee DentoMaxilloFacial radiologists and others with interest in DMF Radiology, can participate. For detailed information about this competition, please see below.


Original research limited to any aspect of maxillofacial imaging will be considered. It will be judged on:

Originality and design of the study

Quality of the data produced

Suitability of the methods of analysis used

Scientific value of the work

Quality of the presentation

Demonstrated mastery of the subject. The applicants must state that he / she is prepared to deliver a paper at the next Scientific Meeting should he/she reach the finals of the competition.

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The applicant must be a member of the IADMFR. Not a member? Join here!

Next to that the applicant must classify as one of the following categories:


  • A postgraduate student in a recognized maxillofacial radiology program or related discipline, such as medical physics, radiation biology, imaging sciences, or engineering

  • A junior faculty in one of the above programs within 5 years of graduating

  • A dental student or postgraduate student in another discipline performing research in maxillofacial imaging

  • The candidate must be nominated for the award by his/her program director (or the dean). More than one student can be proposed from the same school if the program director / dean deems them eligible. The program director or dean must attest to the status of the contestant.

  • Individuals that have already won the research award (ranks 1, 2 and 3) are not eligible to participate again

  • As part of a general rule, an applicant submitting an abstract for the research award competition, cannot submit another abstract for the same congress

first prize

4000 euro, and a travel grant for the next IADMFR Congress of 1500 euro

second prize

2000 euro, and a travel grant for the next IADMFR Congress of 1000 euro

third prize

1000 euro, and a travel grant for the next IADMFR Congress of 500 euro

Candidates who do not present their papers at the meeting are automatically excluded from the competition. The winners will be announced at the General Assembly where they will be presented with a certificate. The money will be wired after the paper submissions from the winners have been received by the Editorial Office of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology. (All finalists will receive a certificate at the General Assembly) If there is no deserving research paper submitted, no award will be given.


Finalists will be required to present their scientific contribution at the Brussels Event on July 6, 2023.

Extended Abstract

A request for an extended abstract to be submitted with the application. An extended abstract (details below) is significantly longer than the standard abstract that the applicant should submit to the Congress itself. While preparing two different abstracts makes more work for the applicant, the extended abstract gives the Awards Committee more information to help them determine the finalists for the Research Award.

Details of the extended abstract

2000-3000 words, structured as follows: 

  • Title 

  • Authors 

  • Objectives (a clear statement of the research aims, <100 words) 

  • Materials and methods (a complete description of research providing detailed information on materials and methods, 1000-1500 words) 

  • Results (a list of the objective results without subjective interpretation, 100-500 words) 

  • Discussion (an explanation and interpretation of the results found, including links to other scientific work already published, 500-1000 words) 

  • Conclusion (a clear statement of the impact of the research, <100 words) 

  • References 

  • Figures 

  • Tables



The three award winners have to submit manuscripts of their research to DMFR within six weeks (42 days) after the end of the congress. The manuscript will be peer reviewed in the same way, as other manuscripts submitted to the journal. Please note, that after careful Editorial evaluation and reviewing it may turn out that a manuscript is not suitable for publication in DMFR. In this case, it may also be rejected. This however will not affect prior ranking in the Award competition.


The deadline for submitting the research paper abstract for that meeting, is announced on the website of the next IADMFR congress. The manuscripts of those candidates that have won the prizes have to be submitted to the Journal within 6 weeks (42 days) after the closing date of the meeting.

Final judgement criteria

If all requirements are fulfilled and the finalists have presented their work at the meetings the members of the selection committee will decide on the winners. The decision will be based 55% on the submitted abstracts and 45% on the oral presentation. If there are not enough deserving candidates not all awards will be given.


Please use the online submission leading to an email and submit an electronic Word document of the extended abstract together with a CV proving the applicant's eligibility to the IADMFR secretariat ( 

Applications received after the official abstract deadline (January 31, 2023, extended deadline February 19, 2023) will not be accepted.

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