1º International Congress of UNIPRO Research Unit (IUCS - CESPU)

Dear colleagues

We are very pleased to invite you to attend and participate in the first INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF UNIPRO RESEARCH UNIT from Instituto Universitário de Ciência da Saúde (IUCS) that will be held in Porto City at Alfândega do Porto Congress Center in 7th and 8th of April 2022.

This is a congress open to all that have interest in research directed to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases involving the orofacial region.

We have included a fantastic panel of lectures with speakers that will give an outstanding contribution in knowledge of oral disease and treatment field.

We will have also the “Conference on Advances in Research on Oral Cancer”convened by UNIPRO (IUCS/ CESPU) and the WHO Collaborating Centre on Oral Cancer (London, UK)” with many actual issues on research in oral cancer field coordinated by Prof. Saman Warnakulasuriya.

Of course the congress will gain much more value with your scientific participation with a poster or oral communication or with your participation in discussion of the most issues of oral medicine field.

We look forward to sharing our exciting and engaging programme with you at Porto city soon!

Our best regards
Luis Monteiro

Scientific Program

april 7th

7th April 2022, Oporto, Portugal - Alfândega do Porto – Sala do Arquivo
8h00. Conference Registration
8h50. Opening of the Congress
9h10. Session “Orthodontics and Orofacial disorders” (Session manager – Teresa Pinho)
9h10. Tooth agenesis: clinical and in vitro analysis of rehabilitation materials (Updated - 01-04)
Speakers: Lígia Rocha, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal
Maria João Calheiros Lobo, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal
Teresa Pinho, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), and UnIGENe, IBMC/i3S (UP), Portugal

10h15. Tooth agenesis, Temporomandibular disorders and Migraine: a genetic association (Updated - 01-04)
Speakers: Miguel Alves-Ferreira, IBMC/i3S (UP) and ICBAS (UP), Portugal

11h00 – 11h30. Coffee-break

11h30. Temporomandibular disorders and Chewing function: a multifactorial approach
Speakers: Vanessa Marcelino, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal
Maria Paço, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal
Teresa Pinho, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal, and UnIGENe, IBMC/i3S (UP), Portugal

12h15. Orthodontic tooth movement with aligners: bioeffects and implications of photobiomodulation and vibratory stimulation
Speakers: Aline Gonçalves, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal
Selma Pascoal, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal
Teresa Pinho, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal, and UnIGENe, IBMC/i3S (UP), Portugal

13h00- 14h00 – Lunch

14h00. Session “Oral rehabilitation” (Session manager – José Manuel Mendes and António Sérgio Silva)
14h00. Osteoimmunology, biomaterials and alveolar bone regeneration
Speaker: Cristina Manzanares Cespedes, Barcelona U., Spain and UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal

14h45. Clinical studies in Implant dentistry
Speaker: Fernando Guerra, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

15h30. Aspects of CAD-CAM systems influencing digital workflow outcomes.
Speaker: Arthur R. G. Cortes, Faculty of Dental Surgery, University of Malta, MALTA

16h00 – 16h30 – Coffee-Break

16h30. Session “Communicate Research in Oral Pathology and Rehabilitation” (Session manager – Hassan Bousbaa)
16h35. Leukocyte - Platelet Rich Fibrin effect in human peripheral blood and its antimicrobial action
Speaker: António Ferraz, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal

16h50. Comparison between flowable and conventional resin-matrix composites regarding chemical composition and polymerization.
Speaker: Rita Pereira, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal

17h05. Enhanced adhesion of root intracanal posts for rehabilitation of endodontic treated teeth
Speaker: Valter Fernandes, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal

17h20. Oral communications (Moderators: Hassan Bousbaa and Filomena Salazar) - (Updated 05-04)

17h20. Knowledge, attitude and behaviors of undergraduate and graduate students in dentistry at IUCS-CESPU regarding the SARS-COV-2 virus and biosafety measures to be adopted in clinical procedures in the context of the covid-19 pandemic
Presenter: Cristina Coelho, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal

17h35. Clinicopathological characterisation of proliferative multifocal/verrucous leukoplakia: a series of 24 cases with new proposal of diagnostic criteria
Presenter: Irene Lafuente-Ibáñez de Mendoza, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. Department of Stomatology II. University of the Basque Country/EHU.

17h50. Is poor oral hygiene associated with increased risk of oral cancer? A systematic review and meta-analysis
Presenter: Lorena Mariano, UNIPRO (IUCS - CESPU), Portugal

18h05. Closing of the Congress Works

april 8th

“Conference on Advances in Research on Oral Cancer
convened by UNIPRO and the WHO Collaborating Centre on Oral Cancer”
8th April 2022 - Alfândega do Porto – Sala D. Luís

8h50. Opening of the Congress (Updated 01-04)

(Session moderators: António Manno Azul, Luis Monteiro)

9h00. The incidence and trends of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in Europe 
Speaker: Adalberto Miranda-Filho, Fellow at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France

9h40. Major risk factors and controversies in the causation of oral cancer
Speaker: Saman Warnakulasuriya, King’s College London, UK

10h20. Alcohol - mechanisms of carcinogenesis
Speaker: Graham Ogden, Emeritus Professor University of Dundee, Scotland, Former Dean of the Dental Faculty, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow.

10h45. Congress Opening Session (Updated 01-04)
António Almeida Dias, CESPU, C,R.L. President, José Alberto Duarte, Rector of IUCS, Joaquim Moreira, DDS MSc Coordenator, Luis Monteiro, Director of UNIPRO and Saman Warnakulasuriya, Director of the WHO Collaborative Centre on Oral Cancer.

11h00 – 11h30. Coffee-break

(Session moderators: Saman Warnakulasuriya, Luis Monteiro)

11h30. Delays in diagnosis of oral cancer in primary care - a systematic review
Speaker: Pablo Ignacio Varela Centelles, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

12h10. Recent public health interventions in Portugal to control oral cancer: Screening & Early detection
Speaker: António Mano Azul, Chief Dental Officer, Portugal

13h00 – 14h00 - Lunch

(Session moderators: António Mano Azul, Saman Warnakulasuriya and Barbas do Amaral)

14h00. Use of technology towards early diagnosis of oral cancer
Speaker: Luis Monteiro, UNIPRO, IUCS, Porto, Portugal

14h20. Prognostic markers of oral cancer: A pathologist's view
Speaker: José M. Aguirre, Universidad del País Vasco EHU. University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

14H55. Biological diversity of oral leukoplakia, a potentially malignant disorder
Speaker: Pierre Saintigny, Centre Léon Bérard, Lyon, France

15h35. Role of spindle assembly checkpoint proteins in oral carcinogenesis
Speaker: Hassan Bousbaa, UNIPRO, IUCS, Porto, Portugal

16h00 – 16h30 – Coffee-Break

16h30. Hallmarks of cancer: Reflections on oral carcinogenesis and prognosis
Speaker: Miguel Ángel González Moles, University of Granada, Spain

17h10. Round Table Discussion: Future prospects
Chairs: António Mano Azul, Portugal Chief Dental Officer, Portugal

17h50. Closing session of the Conference on Advances in Research on Oral Cancer (UNIPRO/WHO), including announcement of best poster and oral communication awards.

Scientific and Organization Committee

Scientific Committee
- Hassan Bousbaa (President)
- José Alberto Duarte
- Saman Warnakulasuriya
- António Sérgio Silva
- Carlos Aroso
- Cristina Coelho
- Cristina Trigo Cabral
- Fernando Ferreira
- Filomena Salazar
- Hassan Bousbaa
- José Barbas do Amaral
- José Carlos Rocha
- José Júlio Pacheco
- Júlio Souza
- José Manuel Mendes
- Luis Coelho Monteiro
- Luís Monteiro
- Maria Paço
- Maria-Cristina Manzanares
- Marta Relvas
- Mónica Cardoso
- Odília Queirós
- Paulo Rompante
- Teresa Pinho
- Vera Almeida


Organization Committee
Luis Monteiro
Filomena Salazar
Hassan Bousbaa
José Manuel Mendes
Teresa Pinho
Patrícia Silva
Virgínia Gonçalves
Fernanda Garcês

Organization Secretary members
Carla Ribeiro
Rui Sousa






Collaborative Societies

APMO  - Academia Portuguesa de Medicina Oral

SPALO - Sociedade Portuguesa de Aplicações de Laser Oral


SPO – Sociedade Portuguesa de Ortodontia