DISCOVER YOUR PATHWAY

UPDATE:

As a result of recent updates concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, the difficult decision was made to cancel the 2020 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition and related ADEA events—including the ADEA GoDental Recruitment Event and Gies Awards Gala— planned for March 14-17, 2020 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

In the coming days, you will receive additional information about governance, elections, refunds and other associated topics that must be addressed.

View the message from ADEA leadership and FAQs.


Exploration. Awareness. Self-Discovery. In today’s world of new technology, changing pedagogy, fluctuating budgets and expanded scientific knowledge, is your career future ready? 



INSPIRATIONAL PATHWAYS



Student logo   Didactic logo    Clinical logo    Management logo


New this year, attendees can select from four “inspirational pathways” at #ADEA2020—or create a custom pathway of their own.
Each pathway is a carefully crafted mix of 10-20 of the conference’s educational opportunities selected to help position members to achieve their specific professional development goals. In all sessions listings, look for one of the icons above to identify sessions on your chosen inspirational pathway.


Whether you choose to follow an inspirational pathway or create your own custom pathway, we encourage you to participate in the universally essential Plenary Sessions and Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors Symposia.


ADEA Chair of the Board, Henry A. Gremillion explains the thought process behind “Discover Your Pathway.”

 

 

2020 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

March 14–17, 2020
Gaylord National Harbor and Convention Center 
National Harbor, MD


Discover Your Pathway 

Your Career. Our Future. Join us at the 2020 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in National Harbor, MD, for Discover Your Pathway, a conference that supports ADEA members’ professional growth through personalized learning.

Evolutions in technology, health care and higher education are transforming the skill sets required by oral health professionals to deliver person-centered care in an increasingly diverse society.

Today’s dental educator must understand the nuances of rapidly changing organizational structures and principles of inclusion. Each of us can help create institutional cultures that foster individual well-being and resilience, elevate advocacy on behalf of the oral health team, further academic and administrative advancement of faculty and staff, and promote stewardship and fundraising skills among active and emerging leaders.

120+ Sessions. With more than 120 sessions tailored to dental educators’ needs, ADEA is poised to support your professional pathway of choice. Join us in National Harbor, MD, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center just outside of Washington, DC.   

 

Student logoThe first leg of the journey begins with students—our Future Dental Educators.


This pathway focuses on supporting students on their journey to becoming dental professionals, including the impact of resilience, diversity, technology and innovation and changing landscapes in health care and the higher education. 


View the Student/Future Educator Pathway education sessions
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For those who are currently teaching in the clinic and the classroom, check out the #ADEA2020 Essentials of Learning Didactic and Clinical Pathways.


These pathways represent the essence of what it means to be a dental educator—facilitating the lifelong learning we need to keep up in today’s world of new technology, changing pedagogy, fluctuating budgets and expanded scientific knowledge. 


Didactic logoExplore the latest innovative pedagogical strategies on the Essentials of Learning Didactic Pathway. With sessions tailored to both early-to-mid-career and seasoned faculty, the Didactic Pathway offers a deep dive into curriculum development and management. From integrating biomedical sciences throughout the curriculum to the latest in virtual reality and gamification, return to your institution with the tools to help your students thrive. 


View the Essentials of Learning Didactic Pathway education sessions
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For those who are currently teaching in the clinic and the classroom, check out the #ADEA2020 Essentials of Learning Didactic and Clinical Pathways.


These pathways represent the essence of what it means to be a dental educator—facilitating the lifelong learning we need to keep up in today’s world of new technology, changing pedagogy, fluctuating budgets and expanded scientific knowledge. 


Clinical logoDiscover best practices for clinical teaching and collaborative care with the Essentials of Learning Clinical PathwayFrom the latest in digital technologies and clinical data management to creating a culture of well-being and resilience, the #ADEA2020 clinical pathway offers the fresh approaches to put you and your students ahead of the curve. Clinical faculty of all levels and disciplines are encouraged to consider this path.


View the Essentials of Learning Clinical Pathway education sessions
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Management logoThe Administration/Management Pathway focuses on the keys that drive curriculum development, clinic operations and management, and setting a research agenda for your institution.  


View the Administration/Management Pathway education sessions
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Universal logo Whether you choose to follow an inspirational pathway or create your own custom pathway, we encourage you to participate in the Universally Essential Content that addresses the needs of all pathways.

Universal sessions include plenary sessions, Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors Symposia, Social Media + Digital Tools Lab, as well as educational sessions on topics like diversity, innovation, resilience and much more.


View the Universal sessions
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