ADEA TAPESTRY TABLE WITH RANGINA HAMIDI
Monday, March 13 | 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Advocate, educator, entrepreneur and author
ADEA Tapestry Table: Embroidering Within the Boundaries: Weaving Global Change for Women and Girls
Sonya Gyjuan Smith, Ed.D., J.D., M.Ed., M.A., ADEA Chief Diversity Officer
Minister Rangina Hamidi, M.A., Former Minister of Education in Afghanistan
Rangina Hamidi served as the last woman Minister of Education in Afghanistan until the return of the Taliban in August 2021. Concerned about the future of her 12-year-old daughter, Minister Hamidi left Afghanistan 8 days after the fall of Kabul, when all other leaders had left by Aug. 15.
Courageous and outspoken, she continues her humanitarian efforts in support of the education of girls and work of women. She is the co-author of Embroidering within Boundaries: Afghan Women Creating a Future, the winner of the Silver Medal in the Multicultural Category of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards. The book tells the story of the entrepreneurial spirit and the embroidery social enterprise, Kandahar Treasure, that Minister Hamidi founded to assist women working within the cultural boundaries of Pashtunwali to earn a living and find a degree of self-determination in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The handcrafting of these exquisite tapestries, created by over 120 Afghan women, continues today and speaks not only to the beauty, talent, struggle and resilience of Afghan women but also to the leadership possibilities of women and girls throughout the world if given the right tools.
The 2023 ADEA Tapestry Table® features a talk show format in which Minister Hamidi and ADEA’s Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Sonya Smith, discuss Minster Hamidi’s life, the importance of the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (UN SDGs) on gender equality and quality education goals, and how investing in these goals for women and girls as a collective global strategic priority are the keys to unlocking other key UN SDGs, such as good health and wellbeing; eradicating poverty; reducing inequality; and securing peace, justice and inclusive institutions. Discussions will also include the critical need to develop programs for women and girls to ensure that more women leaders serve as key decisionmakers in areas such as global health and education. The audience will also have the opportunity to purchase copies of Embroidering within Boundaries with proceeds going to support Kandahar Treasure, the Afghan women’s artisan social enterprise.
- Identify the challenges faced by women and girls in Afghanistan and similarly situated war-torn countries and the role of education and entrepreneurship in overcoming these challenges.
- Discuss the gender equality (Goal 5) and quality education (Goal 4) UN SDGs and their vital connection to achieving other UN SDG goals.
- Explain why it is important for a critical mass of women to serve in key global health and global education decision making roles.
ADEA CHAIR OF THE BOARD SYMPOSIUM
Monday, March 13 | 10:30 a.m. - noon
National Inclusive Curriculum Health Education for IDD—Moving Forward Together
Allen Wong, D.D.S., Ed.D., DABSCD, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Priya Chandan, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Louisville School of Medicine
David Fray, D.D.S., M.B.A., UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry
Mark Wolff, D.D.S., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
The American Dental Association recently renewed their commitment to address the national disparity of care for patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). A National Inclusive Curriculum Health Education initiative in dentistry was formed to develop a resource guide and toolkit to assist in the education about and treatment of individuals with IDD. This collaborative project aims to bring best practices, evidence-based dentistry experts and schools with special needs programs together to lift all dental education institutions.
You will hear from experts who will share lessons learned from the American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry National Curriculum Initiative in Developmental Medicine project and current IDD initiatives in oral health education. Participants will have opportunities to share their own experiences in implementing IDD curriculum to promote conversation and potential collaboration within the dental education community.
- Explain the importance of addressing the disparity of care for patients with IDD and oral health education in special health care needs.
- Summarize the pathways and lessons learned from the American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry National Curriculum Initiative in Developmental Medicine project to integrate IDD into medical education, and from other session participants with experiences in oral health education.
- Apply evidence-based models and best practice resources from the National Inclusive Curriculum Health Education initiative in dentistry together with potential collaborations to develop and implement IDD curriculum at their own institutions.
ADEA CHAIR OF THE BOARD SYMPOSIUM
Monday, March 13 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
New Thinking for the New Century: Preparing for the Next 100 Years
Nader Nadershahi, D.D.S., M.B.A., Ed.D., University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Todd Ester, D.D.S., M.A., University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Andrea Esteves, D.D.S., University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry
Janet Guthmiller, D.D.S., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry
Joyce Hudson, Ed.D., Ivy Tech Community
Nadeem Karimbux, D.M.D., M.Sc., Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Afsheen Lakhani, D.M.D., Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Fotinos Panagakos, D.M.D., Ph.D., Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
As ADEA embarks upon its second century as The Voice of Dental Education, the New Thinking for the New Century (NTNC) project, under the leadership of Dr. Nader Nadershahi, identified new solutions to key chronic and emerging challenges facing dental education while supporting the development of the next generation of leaders for dental education.
The NTNC Steering Committee members will present the process, findings and recommendations of NTNC subcommittees that studied three identified challenges: faculty and staff recruitment, leadership development and succession planning, and preparing students for the future of collaborative practice.
- Describe the process by which the NTNC Steering Committee identified three significant challenges facing dental education.
- Articulate the main components of problem statements developed by NTNC subcommittees that studied faculty and staff recruitment, leadership development and succession planning, and preparing students for the future of collaborative practice.
- Discuss the actionable plans and recommendations proposed by NTNC subcommittees to address the specific issues identified for each of the challenges in order to move ADEA and dental education forward.