FDI World Dental Congress moved 100% virtual this year


The FDI and Australian Dental Association will hold a virtual edition of the  World Dental Congress in September after canceling the 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDI announced March 3.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the congress has been moved 100% online for the first time. The 2020 World Dental Congress, scheduled for Shanghai, was canceled.

This year’s theme is Educating for Dental Excellence.

The virtual congress, broadcast from the International Convention Centre in Sydney, will present the option to stream live sessions as well as pre-recorded on-demand presentations for 60 days after the congress.

Congress participants will have more than 200 continuing education sessions to choose from, with speakers from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and New Zealand. Participants will be able to interact with speakers and ask questions in real time.

The industry exhibition will also be held through the same virtual event platform, allowing participants to engage with exhibitors and view product demonstrations.

In addition, all regular FDI business meetings and the General Assembly will be held on this virtual platform.

The abstract submission deadline is April 15. Authors may submit abstracts for oral presentations and posters in the following categories: general dentistry; preventive dentistry; dental treatment and restorative dentistry; and oral surgery, medicine and cancer.

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