Call for Programs for the 2015 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

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Theme and Topics | Submission Process | Timeline | Selection Rubrics  
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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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Submission Process

Please read the Call for Programs Information PackPDF before submitting a program or poster. It contains all the essential details for abstracts and program descriptions, session formats, 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.

View a video tutorial about the application process.

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Date 2014 Description and Deadlines
Open Now Call for Programs and Posters Open
June 2 Call for Programs Closes Midnight PST
September 8 Call for Posters and TextExpo Presentation Closes
Late August  Confirmations of Acceptance Sent for Programs
Mid-November Confirmations of Acceptance Sent for Posters and TextExpo Presentations

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ADEA has prepared specific rubrics for each type of session. 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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Contact Information

  • Inquiries about exhibit space: Ms. Simone Smith, ADEA Meetings Manager, at
  • Inquires about affiliate events: Ms. Monique Morgan, ADEA Meetings Manager, at

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The following list of helpful resources for adult interactivity and engagement was provided by meetings expert Jeff Hurt.

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