ADEA Fall 2009 Meetings

Converge, Connect, Create

This conference-a three-day gathering of ADEA groups from across dental education, now convening for the fourth time-encourages ADEA members to Converge, Connect, and Create. Together they develop links that bring the dental education community closer together and closer to its goals. This is one of the Association's premier networking events.

The ADEA Fall 2009 Meetings will be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. The incorporated meetings are:

  • ADEA AFASA (Sections on Admissions Officers and Student Affairs and Financial Aid) Meeting
  • ADEA Council of Faculties Interim Meeting
  • ADEA Council of Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs Interim Meeting
  • ADEA Council of Sections Interim Meeting
  • ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows Interim Meeting
  • ADEA Meeting of Academic Deans
  • Meeting of American Dental Association (ADA) Student Ambassadors (For all information regarding this meeting, please contact Beverly Skoog of the ADA at


Download the grid showing all meetings.

Download the complete final conference program.

Registration for this meeting has closed. However, you may register on site during the meeting. Registration will be located in the Hotel Lobby Atrium II, Thursday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, October 23, from 7:00 a.m. to noon.

Read important information about travel and accommodations in the ADEA Fall 2009 Meetings FAQs. Save money by booking through ATC, ADEA's travel agency.








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Member: To register as an ADEA member, your membership must be active when you register. If your membership application with dues (if applicable) has not been processed by the time you register, you will be charged the nonmember rate.

Guest: Guests are accompanying persons who may be traveling to Dallas with a meeting participant and have no scientific or educational interest in the meeting. Students, lab technicians, colleagues, etc., do not qualify as guests and are required to pay the appropriate registration fee if they wish to attend. If a guest wishes to hear a speaker's presentation, he or she must pay appropriate registration fee. Guests may attend all social functions.

Cancellation policy: Meeting cancellations must be received in writing NO LATER than September 30, 2009, to be eligible for refunds. A $75 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds for cancelled registrations. Refunds are issued after the meeting has concluded. Cancellations received after September 30, 2009, are NOT ELIGIBLE for refunds or credits.

Hotel Rates

Single Occupancy - $189 per night plus tax

Double Occupancy - $214 per night plus tax

Please be advised our hotel reservation block closed on September 21. However, you may contact the hotel directly at 1-214-748-1200 to make a reservation. Our group rate is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the hotel.

To cancel your hotel reservation, contact the Hilton Anatole at 800-955-4281. You may cancel without penalty up to 72 hours prior to your reserved arrival date.

CE Credits

ADEA is a recognized provider through the American Dental Association's Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). Selected programs of the ADEA Fall 2009 Meetings are eligible for CERP credit. The maximum CE credit that can be earned while attending ADEA Fall 2009 Meetings educational activities is 4.0 contact hours. Please reference agendas for detailed information. Contact hours are earned by attending a session in its entirety and completing the post-conference evaluation, which will be emailed to participants. Once the evaluation closes, a CE verification form will be sent to you.

Program Highlights

All ADEA Fall Meetings participants come together to benefit from networking and notable speakers:

 On Thursday, October 22, it's "Welcome to the Digital Immigration Service," where Dr. Jack L. Long, Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the Baylor College of Dentistry, and a panel of students, will offer you a tour of a new world. The students, "digital natives" who grew up with technology, will demonstrate how you can use technology for both educational and personal benefit.

 On Friday, October 23, engage in today's hottest issue, "Oral Health Care Reform," as ADEA explores different approaches for building consensus among stakeholders with legitimate interests in tackling the major stumbling blocks of reform as well as ways to ensure the oral health needs of all Americans are met.

 Saturday, October 24, features two stimulating plenaries. Over breakfast, learn more about curricular change in the Plenary on the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI).

 Next up, "Is an Academic Career for Me?" This interactive examination of career choices includes a diverse panel of faculty members and student moderators discussing obstacles and opportunities, the findings of a survey measuring student attitudes toward faculty careers, and Q&A for the panel based on the results of the survey. The audience will also ask questions, make comments, and participate via the electronic Audience Response System.

ADEA Thanks the Sponsors of the ADEA Fall 2009 Meetings

Dining Options

Downtown Dallas offers numerous restaurants, shops, and other amenities just a short cab ride from the Hilton Anatole. Check these resources for more details:

For assistance with obtaining a cab, please contact the bell desk.

Note that this site contains preliminary schedules and all information is subject to change.

DatesOfEvent:SW|October 21-24, 2009