Dr. Jairo Robledo Sierra, professor and researcher at the CES University School of Dentistry, will be the only Colombian to lead one of the four working groups of the eighth World Oral Medicine Workshop, which will be held in 2022 in Memphis, United States .
The teacher was chosen to lead the group that will review the outcome measures in oral lichen planus, a disease with autoimmune characteristics (where the immune system attacks the body itself) that affects the oral mucosa and that over time can become oral cancer.
“What we are going to evaluate are the outcome measures in oral lichen planus, which refers to the outcome after treatment from the point of view of the professional as well as the patient.”, Said the researcher.
The World Workshop on Oral Medicine is an independent organization supported by the American Academy of Oral Medicine and the European Association of Oral Medicine, which meets every four years in order to critically evaluate the literature in specific areas of oral medicine and update to the scientific community through systematic reviews.
In the stage prior to the event, the chosen experts work for a year and a half virtually and subsequently present the results of their research in a face-to-face conference in the city designated as the venue.
“The Faculty of Dentistry is proud of this distinction made to our professor and also a graduate of the University. This is a recognition of Dr. Robledo as one of the people who know the most and have studied the subject that corresponds to lead”Said the dean of the School of Dentistry, Dr. Julián Emilio Vélez Ríos.
Jairo Robledo Sierra is a graduate of the CES University Dentistry program, is a specialist in Oral Medicine from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and received a doctorate in Oral Medicine and Pathology from the same university with a research work on oral lichen planus.
As explained by Dr. Robledo Sierra, the committees are made up of two leaders, two main reviewers and two assistant reviewers. In 2018 the teacher participated as a reviewer for the Workshop held in Gothenburg, Sweden; By 2022, he will change roles and be one of the group leaders.
The dentist pointed out that this is the first time that a researcher affiliated with a Colombian university leads one of the working groups of the World Workshop on Oral Medicine.