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The Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) (AOS) held its 2017 Congress Feb. 24-26, 2017, at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Here, Dr. Himawan Halim (left) and Dr. Nikhilesh Vaid, both of the WFO Executive Committee, present a memento on behalf of the WFO to Dr. Geraldine Lee, AOS president, and Dr. Mohan, chair of the 2017 AOS Congress (AOSC) Organizing Committee. This presentation took place during the President’s Reception, which featured a Great Gatsby theme. Other special events included the Welcome Reception at the restaurant Aura, located within the National Gallery of Singapore, and the Gardens by the Bay Run. More than 900 people registered for the meeting.  

Dr. Amr El-Bejali, center, receives the Best Clinical Paper Award from Dr. Angel Alonso Tosso and Dr. Silvia Allegrini of the European Federation of Orthodontics (FEO) in October 2016. Dr. Tosso is now the immediate past president of the FEO. Dr. Allegrini is the current president.

The FEO held its scientific session during the 47th International Congress of the Italian Society of Orthodontics in October 2016 in Florence, Italy. The FEO also awarded two other honors. Dr. Khaled Kalaf and co-authors received the FEO Award. Dr. Giorgio Cacciatore received the Francesca Miotti Award, which recognizes unpublished original research. 



The Palestinian Orthodontic Society held its First Palestinian Orthodontic Symposium Dec. 9, 2016, in Jericho, West Bank, which 200 orthodontists attended. Keynote speaker Dr. Nejat Erverdi of Turkey addressed the topic of bone anchorage and alveolar distraction osteogenesis. Dr. Ahmad Hamdan of Jordan discussed treatment planning. Dr. Alaa Salahaldin and Dr. Abdulrahman Sawata of Palestine delivered lectures on the treatment of Class II malocclusions and periodontal considerations during orthodontic treatment.




  From left, Dr. Marie Stefkova and Dr. Milan Kamínek, both faculty members at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, enjoy the President’s Reception at the XVII Congress of the Czech Orthodontic Society (COS) in September 2016. Dr. Stefkova and Dr. Kamínek are wearing Moravian garb for the event. Dr. Eva Šrámková is the current president of the COS.