18th International Symposium on Dental Morphology

3rd Congress of International Association of Paleodontology

We are planning the 18th ISDM together with the 3rd meeting of the International Association for Paleodontology (IAPO) as a face-to-face event at the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, August 15-19, 2022.

After more than 50 years, starting with its first conference in 1965 in Fredensborg Denmark, the International Symposium on Dental Morphology (ISDM) is and shall remain an independent, interdisciplinary and integrative conference bringing together about 250 world specialists in the research fields of Anthropology and Palaeoanthropology, Palaeontology, Anatomy, Archaeology, Zoology, Biomechanics, Forensics, Dentistry, Molecular Biology to discuss intensively the latest findings and versatile current research perspectives on dental evolution, jaw system adaptations, tooth development, tooth growth, life history, functional morphology, evolutionary dentistry and dental forensics in a broad and integrative unique knowledge and discussion forum during three to four days.

All participants must have an institutional affiliation. As we cannot predict how the Corona measures will be in Frankfurt in August 2022, we ask everyone to be prepared for possible restrictions. Based on the volatile Corona situation, we anticipate that participation in the event will only be possible for fully vaccinated and/or recovered persons.

If you have any questions, please contact ISDM2022@senckenberg.de


Ethical Conduct

By registering to present and/or attend the 18th International Symposium on Dental Morphology you agree following the statement: “I accept as a participant of the 18th International Symposium on Dental Morphology to the equality to all participants of the 18th ISDM 2022 regardless of age, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or marital status, and I do not tolerate harassment or bullying in any form.”

An Ombudsperson will be selected and is available during the ISDM 2022 conference, who can be consulted and who will help to seek out appropriate authorities with which to file claims of any form of harassment and assault.

Tentative program outline

Monday, 15 August                 

  • Arrival, Registration
  • Informal welcome, Dinosaur hall at the Senckenberg Museum

Tuesday, 16 August                 

  • Registration, opening
  • Scientific session – Dental evolution and phylogeny
  • Scientific session – Dental development and growth
  • Evening event – „Gustav Heinrich Ralph von Koenigswald Lecture“ held by Timothy Bromage

Wednesday, 17 August           

  • Scientific session – Dental genetics and proteomics
  • Scientific session – Dental morphology and morphometrics
  • Scientific session – Dental life history and ecology
  • Poster session

Thursday, 18 August                 

  • Scientific session – Dental biomechanics
  • Scientific session – Dental occlusion and temporomandibular joint
  • Scientific session – Evolutionary Dentistry
  • Scientific session – Dental forensics
  • Conference Dinner

Friday, 19 August                       

  • Excursion to Messel Pit and Hesse State Museum Darmstadt

Saturday, 20 August        

  • Departure

Registration Details

The conference will have limited seats available to accommodate participants in the lecture hall of the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum during the scientific sessions. Therefore, we will accept participants in the sequence of their registration. After all audience seats are distributed, subsequent registrations will be added to a replacement list.

Conference Fee

The conference fee is € 195 (for students € 160), including conference abstract volume, coffee and lunch breaks from Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th. The fees for the conference dinner (€ 65 per person) and the excursion (€ 50 per person) will be accounted separately.

Payment modalities: Payment will be made by bank transfer upon receipt of the invoice, i.e. participants will receive an invoice by email from the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung after the registration deadline (08.06.2022). Please note that for correct invoicing it is mandatory to provide the full postal address of the institution in the registration form.

Hotel Information

Accommodation in the vicinity of the Senckenberg Institute in various categories is available on usual Internet platforms, find here a list of Hotels nearby: -An early hotel booking is recommended-

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