The 28th Congress of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry: IAPD Virtual 10-13 June 2021 will take place online due to Covid-19. After the success of the recent IAPD20 Virtual Meeting in September 2020 (over 830 abstract submissions and over 2300 attendees from 101 countries world-wide), we look forward to bringing you an exciting online programme and creative opportunities to network while keeping safe! The main theme of our congress will be “Advancing Together While Staying Apart”.
Our main goal with this virtual congress is to support once more the paediatric dentistry community. Like in the previous virtual meeting we had in September, we will offer a low, inclusive registration rate to promote equity and support all economies around the globe faced with a crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We trust that the IAPD Virtual Congress in 2021 will be even more successful than the IAPD 20 Virtual Meeting. The participants took every opportunity to network and explore different ways of engaging intellectually around a broad range of themes and ideas in paediatric dentistry that we are all passionate about. The event app community board was bustling with activity over the 5 days: participants arranged over 120 “virtual meet-ups” (4,400 people participated) and created 475 interesting discussion topics ranging from eco-friendly dentistry, dentistry during Covid-19, sedation, fluorosis, childhood caries, silver diamine fluoride, MIH, special needs patients, child abuse, behaviour management and many more! There was an astonishing connection between people in a time that we can only meet virtually. Over 1,500 photos were shared, and a more than 45,000 in-app messages were sent.
We are proud to say that the IAPD is by now established digitally as a trusted source of evidence-based dentistry around the globe. We continue our mission to be the Global Voice of Children’s Oral Health and we hope that you will join us in this incredible journey.
IAPD SECRETARY GENERAL