Call for Posters and ADEA TechExpos for the 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

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Theme and Topics | Poster Presentation Formats |  Submission Process
Timeline |  Selection Rubrics | CE Information

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is calling for programs and poster presentations for its 2015 Annual Session & Exhibition, "Igniting Minds Unlocking Potential," March 7-10 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

ADEA treasures all of its members and their willingness to share their knowledge, experiences and insight with colleagues and friends. We encourage you to partake in this prestigious opportunity.

Theme and Topics

Celebrate all dental educators and administrators who are “Igniting Minds and Unlocking Potential” of every student at the 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. The annual conference is the Association’s hallmark event and draws participants from around the country and Canada for an exciting mix of learning, policy development and face-to-face networking.

The 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition has been designed to leverage the expertise of dental educators and channel their knowledge toward meaningful student learning. Dental educators help instill in students a passion for dentistry, competence and a sense of caring for patients, preparing students for a professional life in dentistry as they strive to meet their goals. Dental educators also appreciate that each student’s unique set of life experiences and educational background serves to enrich their dental education.

Share your best techniques on how you teach students effectively. ADEA encourages thematic and nonthematic educational session proposals that fall under one of the following categories:

  • Admissions and Operations
  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Leadership and Career Development
  • Research and Trends
  • Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Development
  • Technological Innovations

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Poster Presentation Formats

Educational Research – Presentations on educational research deal with problems or issues in dental or allied dental education. Topics accepted for this category typically include admissions, alumni/student demographics, clinical research, educational research, teaching methodologies, new technologies, instructional systems, evaluation, clinic administration, information systems, communication systems, health services, quality assurance, and faculty development.

New Program – Presentations in this category describe novel approaches or methods that support dental or allied dental education institutions. Programs may relate to education, alumni affairs, clinic administration, teaching techniques, recruitment and retention models, and information technology.

Works in Progress – Presentations in this category involve new programs that are in the early stages of implementation, or research projects that are ongoing but far enough along to permit preliminary conclusions. Literature searches must be completed, as well as the initial stages(s) of program implantation or project research. Programs or projects in any areas appropriate for educational research or new program categories area acceptable for this category. Some data is required.

Student Poster Competition – ADEA holds a competition for student posters at the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. Awardees are provided a stipend at the end of the Annual Conference. To be eligible students must be the primary author. Students must be full-time in predoctoral or allied dental programs that do not hold a full-time faculty position. Student Posters are evaluated by seasoned association members.

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Submission Process

The 2015 ADEA Call for Posters and TechExpos is now closed

Please read the Call for Programs Information Pack PDF before submitting a Poster or ADEA TechExpo. It contains all the essential details for descriptions, presenter information, deadlines and other requirements.

Submissions that promote specific product brands, services or technologies, or which meet the professional development needs of ADEA Members will not be considered. Our session formats also cannot accommodate the demonstration of large equipment.

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Date 2014 Description and Deadlines
September 8,
3 p.m. Eastern Time
Call for Posters and TechExpo Presentations Closes
Late August  Confirmations of Acceptance Sent for Programs
Mid-November Confirmations of Acceptance Sent for Posters and TechExpo Presentations

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ADEA has prepared specific rubrics for each type of Poster or ADEA TechExpo They include:

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Continuing Education Information

The American Dental Education Association is an American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Programs one hour or more are eligible for CE. ADEA will announce the maximum number of continuing education credit available by early November.

ADEA promotes educational content that is peer-reviewed and supported by generally accepted scientific principles or methods that can be substantiated or supported with peer-reviewed scientific literature that is relevant and current or that is currently part of the curriculum of an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental education program and, whenever possible, employ components of evidence-based dentistry. Additionally, ADEA promotes that when applicable, educational content present a balanced view of therapeutic options and use generic names, and not specific drugs, devices, services or techniques of a commercial entity.

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