12th symposium on saliva will be organized in Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands, during May 27-30, 2020

Dear colleagues,

It is with pleasure that we announce the 12th Symposium on Saliva. The ambition of the symposium is to discuss all aspects of saliva and salivary glands in a friendly atmosphere. We hope to bring together people from science, industry  and dental practice, to exchange information and benefit of each other’s  knowledge. Inspiring keynote lectures will be followed by shorter presentations of participants.

For more information, registration or abstract submission look at the website



or send an a-mail to a.ligtenberg@acta.nl


We look forward to welcome you in Egmond aan Zee.


On behalf of the organizing committee,


Toon Ligtenberg

Oral Biochemistry




March 31, deadline registration and abstracts



Keynote speakers

Yvette van Kooyk

Amsterdam UMC

Oral tolerance

Floris Bikker

ACTA Amsterdam



Proteases in saliva

Sanne Boesveld

Wageningen University


Saliva and food
Stefan Ruhl

SUNY at Buffalo

Evolution of salivary proteins


Workshop on how to use the saliva wiki


Egija Zaura

ACTA, Amsterdam


Salivary microbiome
Nagihan Bostanci

Karolinska Institute


Saliva proteomics in periodontal disease
Gordon Proctor

King’s College London


Mucosal pellicle
Danielle Benoit



Salivary gland engeneering
Derk Jan Jager

ACTA, Amsterdam

Sjögren’s syndrome



We look forward to welcome you in hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee. Hotel Zuiderduin offers a professional ambiance for the symposium, but don’t forget to enjoy the excellent food and the luxurious facilities. Egmond aan Zee used to be  a small fishing town that has turned into one of the major Dutch tourist resorts without losing its small scale appearance. When you take a walk at the beach or in the dunes it is hard to believe that you are only one hour from Amsterdam and its world-famous musea or Schiphol, one of the main European Airports.