a collaborative meeting between the ADEE and the ADEA
8-9 May 2017
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) have had a strong historical relationship based on a mutual desire for the advancement of dental education systems.
While there are differences between the two associations’ contextual environments and operational activities, in recent years it has become clear that the challenges faced by the associations and by their respective memberships are becoming ever more interrelated.
To help explore and investigate these areas of commonality, the ADEE-ADEA collaborative’s Special Interest Group (SIG) was introduced at the ADEE annual meeting in Riga, Latvia in 2014. The SIG has since held meetings in Boston, MA and Szeged, Hungary in 2015, and in Denver, CO in March 2016 (with an upcoming meeting in Barcelona, Spain in August 2016). Discussions at these meetings led to the development of a more formal collaborative meeting to be held at King’s College London in May 2017. The meeting, titled “Shaping the future of dental education,” will focus on elements of mutual interest and expose participants to the wider discussions occurring within the rapidly changing international dental education context.
To create the most meaningful experience possible for our collective members, this next joint effort must result in tangible outcomes that are of clear value to meeting attendees. At the 2017 London meeting, we will:
Identify key challenges impacting the future of dental education in various parts of the world.
Identify opportunities for global collaboration to address these challenges.
Identify and share future trends and explore opportunities to work together to address/optimise them.
Share best practices that can be used on local, regional and global levels.
Develop a plan and mechanisms for continuing communication between meetings.
Develop a global response to improve oral health through dental education.
ADEE and ADEA are pleased to offer their members this two-day collaborative meeting and we are delighted to welcome you to King’s College London, Guy’s Campus, on Monday and Tuesday, May 8–9, 2017. We are most grateful to Prof. Dianne Rekow, retired Dean of King’s College London Dental Institute, and her colleagues for their time, support and commitment to enable this important event.