12th European Oral Microbiology Workshop



Welcome to the 12th EOMW, which took place during May 25th–28th 2017, at Lidingö island on the outskirts of Stockholm City, Sweden.

The EOMWs is held once every three years and is led each time by a European Dental Institute. It has been a great pleasure for the Department of Dental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet to have coordinated the 12th EOMW in May 2017.

The EOMW attracted a number of basic and clinical researchers, with special interest in oral and general microbiology. Both senior and junior scientists had the chance to participate and interact, propagating their knowledge and giving rise to new research ideas. Cutting edge research was discussed on the topics of oral ecology, etiology and pathogenesis of oral infectious diseases, microbiological methods, microbial diagnostics and antimicrobial therapies.

We hope all enjoyed the workshop as much as we did!

Georgios Belibasakis, Chair of EOMW 2017

Giulia Grillo Mikrut, Administrator of EOMW 2017

Scientific programme


The scientific programme of the 12th European Oral Microbiology Workshop span from the morning of May 26th until noon of May 28th 2017. It was structured in oral sessions covering the following four thematic entities:

  • Oral microbial ecology and the oral microbiome
  • Dental caries and endodontic infections
  • Periodontal and peri-implant diseases
  • Antimicrobial approaches

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Michael A. Curtis, Queen Mary University of London, UK Oral Microbiology – progress, myths and evidence.
  • Prof. George Hajishengallis, University of Pennsylvania, USA Dysbiosis and inflammation in periodontitis: Synergism and implications for treatment.
  • Prof. Egija Zaura, University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands OMICs in cariology and endodontology - what have we learned so far?

Scientific Committee


Georgios Belibasakis


Nagihan Bostanci

Luis Chávez de Paz

The abstracts were published in the on-line version of the Journal of Oral Microbiology

The meeting report of the 12th EOMW was published in Virulence.


The lodging and conference venue was Skogshem & Wijk on the island of Lidingö, just 20 minutes from downtown Stockholm.

For more information about Skogshem & Wijk please click here.


How to reach Arlanda Airport:

GPS coordinates: 59°39'14.06"N  17°56'21.51"O

Arlanda Airport is the main international airport in Stockholm.

Stockholm Arlanda airport is located approximately 36 kilometres from the centre of Uppsala and 42 kilometres from Stockholm’s city centre.

Most of the European airlines connect the major airports with Stockholm Arlanda through many daily flights/departure.

To reach Stockholm’s city centre you can….

Catch a taxi: the cost is approximately 500-600 SEK to the city centre
Catch a bus to the main train station (www.flygbussarna.se): the cost is approximately 198 SEK return
Catch the Arlanda Express (https://www.arlandaexpress.com): this is the fastest way to reach the city centre, the ride only takes 20 minutes and a return trip 540 SEK

How to reach Skogshem & Wijk:

To reach Skogshem & Wijk you can catch the subway from the main railway station (Centralen). Take the red line nr. 13 to Ropsten and from there change to bus nr. 204 toward Elfvik. Get off at the stop “Furutorp”. From there it is a 10 minutes’ walk to the conference venue.

You can also catch a taxi. Skogshem & Wijk has a partnership with Taxi Stockholm (+46 8 15 00 00).

The travelling times to S&W are the following:
Stockholm city 20 minutes
Arlanda airport 40 minutes
Bromma airport 30 minutes
Ropsten 10 minutes

These traveling times are counted on off-peak hours. 


Social event

The official conference's social event was held on Friday, May 26th at City Hall. Delegates and officials from Stockholm city welcomed us at 6pm. After a welcome speech by a representant from the Stockholm City Council and a sumptuous buffet, we were able to enjoy a short tour of city hall, "Stadshuset".

The Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most famous buildings, and one of the capital's most visited tourist attractions. It is famous for its grand ceremonial halls and unique pieces of art and is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on 10th of December each year. It also houses offices for 200 people including the Municipal Council.

More information about the venue can be found here.





Pictures from social event


The registration fee included 3-night accommodation in a single or double room at Skoghem & Wijk and full board during the workshop (Thursday evening May 25th to Sunday midday May 28th), as well as the social event on Friday evening at Stockholm´s City Hall where the Nobel Prizes are awarded! Please note that the prices included 25% compulsory VAT in Sweden.

Early registration single room: 9.375 SEK incl. VAT

Early registration double room: 8.750 SEK incl. VAT

Late registration single room: 11.250 SEK incl. VAT

Late registration double room: 10.625 SEK incl. VAT

Cancellations were not possible after Sunday 23rd April

For questions regarding registration or payment please contact: 


 Early registration: from Wednesday February 1st 2017 until Sunday April 9th 2017
Late registration: from Monday April 10th 2017 until Sunday April 23rd 2017

Delegates from outside of Sweden

According to Swedish and legislation and routines, VAT is added also for delegates from outside Sweden. The Swedish sales tax of 25% applies to the conference fees. This is refundable to all companies and organizations such as universities but not to private individuals. For organizations within the EU the refund is automatic through the tax clearing mechanisms within EU. For organizations outside EU, please find more information here.


Satellite Symposium

On the afternoon of Sunday May 28th we held the following satellite symposium in the frame of DIAGORAS EU Horizon2020 Consortium. 

Click here for the satellite symposium's leaflet.

Integrated diagnostics for oral infection

The Symposium was jointly organized by the University of Zürich and Karolinska Institutet, and participation was free of charge. It was held in the same venue as the 12th EOMW and ran between 11:00 and 14:30. Buses were available to Stockholm city center and to Arlanda airport.

Please click here for the detailed programme and for registration to this event.



Conference Chair: George Belibasakis 

Conference Administrator: Giulia Grillo Mikrut 

For questions regarding abstracts and scientific programme: abstracts-eomw2017@dentmed.ki.se 

For questions regarding the conference: info-eomw2017@dentmed.ki.se

For questions regarding registration or payment please contact: reg-eomw2017@akademikonferens.se