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9th International Orthodontic Congress®

 

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Indian Orthodontic Society bestows honorary membership upon 3 orthodontists 
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  World Federation of Postgraduate Orthodontic Students holds first meeting in London
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WFO Council elects new Executive Committee, approves Bylaws amendments at 8th IOC
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  Editors of major orthodontic journals meet in London to discuss the future of publishing
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WFO salutes Dr. William DeKock for 20-plus years of steadfast dedication to the organization
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  WFO forms History Committee, seeks members' recollections of the WFO's early years and history of WFO affiliate organizations
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Dr. Nikhilesh Vaid, the 2014-2015 president of the Indian Orthodontic Society (IOS) and a member of the WFO Executive Committee, lights the traditional Indian lamp to inaugurate the 50th Golden Jubilee Congress of the IOS. From left, Dr. Y.S. Chowdary, the India minister of state for science & technology and earth sciences; Dr. C. Deepak, IOS secretary; Dr. K. Balaji, IOS treasurer; and Dr. Allan Thom, WFO president, watch the lighting ceremony. The IOS held this Congress Dec. 10-13, 2015, in Hyderabad, India. Approximately 2,200 delegates attended the landmark meeting, which also marked the end of the 350-day journey of the Smile Torch, a public awareness initiative of the IOS. Dr. Satheesh Reddy served as the organizing chair of the Congress.
 
  The Japanese Orthodontic Society (JOS) held its 74th Annual Meeting Nov. 18-20, 2015, in Fukuoka, Japan. Dr. Hiroyuki Ishikawa, JOS president and rector of the Fukuoka Dental College, served as the local organizing chair for this meeting. More than 4,600 people attended this meeting. Pictured here are, from left, Dr. Noriyoshi Shimizu, JOS president-elect; Dr. Ishikawa; Dr. Allan Thom, WFO president; Mrs. Heather Thom; Dr. Keiji Moriyama, member of the WFO Executive Committee and director of the JOS; and Dr. Kazuhiro Arai, member of the JOS Board of Trustees. 
         


 



   
The European Federation of Orthodontic Specialists Associations (EFOSA) held its General Assembly Meeting June 14, 2015, in Venice, Italy. Pictured here are the participating representatives from Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK. Dr. Julian O’Neill of the UK (front row, fifth from left, wearing jacket and tie) is president of the organization. The group discussed cross-border contracts for health services, the difference between private orthodontic courses and Erasmus-based orthodontic programs, and the Network of Erasmus-based orthodontic programs, among other topics. 
  The JOS, in conjunction with the WFO, will host the 9th IOC Oct. 4-7, 2020, at the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Complex in Yokohama, Japan. 
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