2015 ADEA Fall Meetings

Dates: Oct 29-31, 2015
Venue: Hyatt Regency Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL

Connect, Converge and Collaborate at the
2015 ADEA Fall Meetings 

This October at the 2015 ADEA Fall Meetings, dental educators, administrators and students will come together in the “Windy City” to explore the critical issues affecting dental education from all angles. ADEA Councils and Sections will meet to conduct their necessary mid-year business. The buzz from thought-provoking plenary sessions and collaborative small-group discussions will spill over to networking events, where attendees will have the opportunity to make new and renewed connections. 

The highly collaborative atmosphere of the ADEA Fall Meetings offers a unique environment for those with diverse professional roles and interests to find common ground, and to learn from the varying perspectives that together move dental education forward. 

Join us. Our interactions over these three days will challenge us to think differently about our work, provide us the tools to spark innovation, and leave us better prepared to help define the future of academic dentistry.

2015 ADEA Fall Meetings Program Highlights

Innovation: Return on Imagination 
Thursday, October 29 | Opening Keynote Presentation

Why is innovation so important to growth? How can we innovate more effectively and efficiently? Keynote presenter Tom Wujec, Fellow at Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, will answer these questions through striking images and practical lessons learned from his award-winning work with Fortune 100 companies. 

The Nuances of Navigating a Corporate, Academia, Health Care Relationship—Ethical, Legal and Practical Solutions
Thursday, October 29 | Presented by the ADEA Council of Sections, ADEA Corporate Council and ADEA Council of Faculties

Industry is a major source of research funding and scientific investigation. Disseminating new technologies and therapies would be challenging without industry’s critical participation, and many recent oral health breakthroughs and improvements reflect successful academic and industry collaborations. However, despite recognition of industry’s critical partnership role with universities, there is often contention or misunderstanding about the appropriate role of industry in supporting curriculum development and/or providing scientific and product-related education to students and residents. Legal and regulatory requirements, including the Open Payment or Sunshine Act, and conflict of interest policies can impact industry/university relations and influence collaborative efforts related to curriculum support, research and development. This panel presentation will explore ways that industry and academic leaders can more effectively collaborate to improve scientific discovery, product development and adoption, and curriculum development with the goals of improving dental education, dental care delivery and oral health.

Looking Forward—Implications for Dental Educators

Friday, October 30 | Joint-Plenary Lunch

ADEA President and CEO, Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., will provide an overview of today’s and tomorrow’s  trends in  health care and higher education that invariably affect dental education, highlighting key findings from survey and demographic data collected and evaluated by ADEA. 

Turf Wars

Friday, October 30 | ADEA COHAEP Symposium

The ADEA Council of Hospitals and Advanced Education Programs Symposium will tackle the conflicts over teaching and practicing procedures, and offer examples of successful collaborative models that can help overcome them. 


View the individual Council and Section agendas:

Contact: Alison McKeithen