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2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition Summary

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Full house at the Opening of the House of Delegates  

Over 2,300 members attended the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Diego, California. With many sessions and programs revolving around this year's theme of Interprofessional Education: Teaching and Learning Together for Better Health, there was something for everyone in attendance.

Below are summaries of several popular and well-attended events, along with more in-depth coverage of some sessions and programs:

2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition Plenaries Inform Members, Generate New Thinking 

ADEA CCI Special Open Session 

The Road to Collaboration is Paved With Good Intentions: Challenges Developing an Interprofessional Education Framework at NYU College of Dentistry 

Interprofessional Education: The Benefit/Cost Equation 

Introducing Interprofessional Education to Dentistry and Dentistry to Interprofessional Education: A "Long and Winding Road," but Well Worth the Trip 

Point/Counterpoint: The Profession Should/Should Not Encourage the Establishment of New Dental Schools 

ADEA/FADEA: Working Together to Improve the Selection Process 

Dr. Gerald N. Glickman Voted to Position of President-elect 

Prof. Pamela Zarkowski Receives ADEA Distinguished Service Award 

Put on the Path to Dentistry at the Second Annual Predental Students and Advisors Fair 

Models of Interprofessional Curriculum in Dental Education 

California Dental Pipeline Program II Evaluation Symposium: Outcomes and Implications 

Defining Interprofessional Studies and Its Benefits for Academic Dentistry 

The American Assoc. of Public Health Dentistry's Panel Report of the Educational Plan for Two Year Dental Therapist Programs 

International Service Learning: Building a Foundation for Interprofessional Education 

Lessons Learned: Dental Student Outreach Program and Explore Health Careers Mentoring and Social Networking Website 

For images and video taken throughout the conference, please visit the ADEA Flickr group page, which will continue to be updated throughout the month of April. You will also find continued coverage from the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in the May 2011 issue of the Bulletin of Dental Education Online.

New Policy Directions: GME Updates

Given the perennial changes to GME funding regulations, ADEA members are fortunate to have Ms. Laura Loeb, a partner at King & Spalding LLP, join us each year at the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition to help us make sense of the latest developments. As expected, not every change to GME is welcome, but Ms. Loeb pointed out some opportunities for continued ADEA advocacy related to this vital program.

New Ideas Session: A Toolkit for Clinical Research

Members of the Consortium for Oral Health Related Informatics (COHRI) have developed a toolkit to allow schools using axiUm to pool their data and conduct clinical research. They hope the toolkit will promote collaboration between clinical and basic science faculty, and give talented clinical faculty a more organic entry into the world of research. Schools that use axiUm are eligible to join COHRI and gain access to the toolkit.

Impact of Community-Based Dental Education on Program Finances

As community-based dental education (CBDE) models become a topic of national conversation, questions arise to the financial viability of these models for both academic dental institutions and their clinical partners. As a result of the national dental Pipeline program (Pipeline, Profession, & Practice: Community-Based Dental Education), this question was addressed at the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition by presenters Howard L. Bailit, D.M.D., Ph.D., University of Connecticut; L. Jackson Brown, D.D.S., M.Phil., Ph.D., American Dental Education Association (ADEA) ; Ana Karina Mascarenhas, B.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H. , Nova Southeastern University; Wilhelm A. Piskorowski, D.D.S., University of Michigan; and Huong Le, D.D.S., Asian Health Services.

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