5th ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference

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The American Dental Education Association thanks the Planning Committee, program speakers and participants of the 5th ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference held September 14-16, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The conference was a huge success.

The conference, which was presented by ADEA with support from the global dental education community, fostered global alliances and delivered leadership strategies that women will use to improve oral health and overall health in their communities throughout the world.

Proceedings from previous conferences appeared in the Journal of Dental EducationVolume 63, Number 3 (March 1999)Volume 68, Number 7 Supplement (July 2004)Volume 70, Number 11 Supplement (November 2006)Volume 75, Number 3 Supplement (March 2011).

The  Proceedings of the 5th ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference: Global Health Through Women’s Leadership were published in a special supplement to the May 2015 Journal of Dental Education. Three articles from the supplement are available for download at no cost until June 12, 2015. 


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Event Information: 

Dates: September 14–16, 2014
Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel 
Plaza Europa, 50 - 52
08902 L´Hospitalet de llobregat
Barcelona 08902, Spain 

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Women Leaders' Voices

The  Women Leaders’ VOICES  series of articles by five women trailblazers and emerging pioneers explores various topics and issues facing the health sector worldwide. 

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Click the presenter names below to view their presentations.

Monday, September 15

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Opening Keynote Address: Oral Health as an Essential Component of General Health


Benoit Varenne, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., Regional Adviser on Oral Health, World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (Republic of Congo)

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. The Landscape for Women Leaders in Education, Research and Practice --- Trends Presentation


Helen Whelton, B.D.S., Ph.D., M.S., F.D.S., Dean, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds (United Kingdom); President, International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Invited

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m. Women’s Leadership: Impact, Innovation and Industry


Teresa Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, DENTSPLY International, Inc.; Dean Emeritus, University of Florida College of Dentistry (United States)

Kathryn Atchison, D.D.S., M.P.H., Vice Provost of New Collaborative Initiatives, University of California, Los Angeles (United States)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Global Leadership for Oral Health: Dental and Allied Health Collaborations for Interprofessional Education


Lorna Celia Carneiro, D.D.S., Ph.D., Lecturer, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, School of Dentistry (Tanzania)

JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, Ph.D., President, International Federation of Dental Hygienists (United States) 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Attaining and Sustaining Leadership: Perspectives Across Cultures


Cecile A. Feldman, D.M.D., M.B.A., Board of Director for Deans, ADEA; Dean, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (United States)

Silvia Sánchez González, Ph.D., Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

Suhasini Nagda, B.D.S., M.D.S., FDS RCPS, Dean, Nair Hospital Dental College (India)

Tuesday, September 16th

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Closing Keynote Address: Community Oral Health and Bioethics


Sudeshi Naidoo, B.D.S., LDS.RCS, M.D.P.H., DDPH.RCS, M.Ch.D., Ph.D., Dipl. Int Research Ethics, D.Sc., Deputy Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Western Cape (South Africa)

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Skills-Building Workshop: Leadership Strengths


Judith Albino, Ph.D., President Emerita and Professor, University of Colorado; Senior Consultant, AAL (United States)

If you would like to view oral presentations, please refer to the participant list for attendee contact information.   


ADEA thanks the following sponsors of the 2014 ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference:

  • Colgate-Palmolive Co.
  •  DENTSPLY International, Inc.
  •  The Procter & Gamble Company

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