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ADEA Meetings in Fall Now Open for Registration

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ADEA Annual Session general photoADEA groups will gather in a variety of locations and formats this fall. There's sure to be at least one event that will make a difference to your professional development and enhance your connections to the dental education community.

Fourth ADEA International Women's Leadership Conference
Global Health Through Women's Leadership
September 5-8, 2010; Pestana Bahia Hotel, Salvador, Brazil

Dental student enrollment in the United States is now 47% women; 75% of practicing dentists in Finland are women; and women comprise 48% of the dental workforce in Russia. With increased numbers of women in the dental profession, it is imperative that women be considered as vital intellectual capacity for the future. The Fourth ADEA International Women's Leadership Conference (Fourth ADEA IWLC) will work to deliver leadership strategies that women can use to improve oral health and overall health in communities globally. Register now; the website also includes important travel information, including visa and entry requirements from the Brazilian Embassy.

2010 ADEA BFACA Mid Year Meeting
October 20-23, 2010; Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

This meeting of the ADEA Sections on Business and Financial Administration and Clinic Administration will explore cutting-edge issues including faculty compensation, calibration, and development; educational requirements for new oral care professionals; and the use of electronic health records. Register now.

ADEA Fall 2010 Meetings
October 28-30, 2010; Westin New Orleans Canal Place Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana

Incorporates meetings of ADEA AFASA (Sections on Admissions Officers and Student Affairs and Financial Aid); ADEA Council of Faculties; ADEA Council of Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs; ADEA Council of Sections; ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows; Academic Deans; and the ADEA Annual Session Program Committee.

In addition to transacting vital business of the Association, fostering interaction among ADEA councils and other groups, and providing the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues, the ADEA Fall 2010 Meetings offers professional development for all members of the academic dental community that includes a full day of programming about Diversity and Access to Dental Careers: Building Capacity for the Future. Make plans now to join us and participate in the work of your individual council.

Keynote speaker Mr. Derrik N. Ashong, musician and social entrepreneur, has found a myriad of ways to inspire, engage, and activate young people with positive messages for social change. The three dimensions of diversity (structural diversity, classroom diversity, and institutional diversity) will be addressed in plenary sessions led by experts Dr. Kevin Barnett and Dr. Joshua Aronson and in breakout sessions. Find out what can be done to create more inclusive climates in dental schools, how to recognize a stereotype threat, and how to accomplish intervention at an institution during this highly interactive day of educational programming. Participants are eligible to earn up to 5.0 CE credits. Register now.

52nd Annual ADEA Deans' Conference
Changing Relationships: Implications of Interprofessional Education, New Workforce Models, and the Changing Relationship between the Dental School and Industry
November 13-16, 2010; San Diego, California

Through expert-led presentations, interactive sessions, small group discussions and related learning activities, attendees will gain usable insights into evolving issues in dental education. Each institution is invited to send two attendees to the ADEA Deans' Conference (the dean plus one additional attendee). Based on the agenda topics and the individual needs of each institution, the Planning Committee recommends the second attendee be the institution's academic dean. Register now.

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