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Australian Society of Orthodontists Foundation for Research and Education to hold its 2017 Foundation Meeting in Brisbane

  Association of Ukrainian Orthodontists welcomes orthodontists, students to its 2nd International Meeting


The Jordanian Orthodontic Society (JOS) held its First National Orthodontic Congress March 31-April 1, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Jordan Hotel, located along the Jordanian shores of the Dead Sea. With more than 250 members, the JOS is one of the largest orthodontic societies in the Middle East. Here, members of the Lebanese Orthodontic Society (LOS) present a gift to JOS members: From left, Dr. Ibrahim Tarawneh, president of the Jordanian Dental Association; Dr. Alaeddin Abukhalaf, president of the JOS and the Arab Orthodontic Society; Dr. Fadi Dahboul, president of the LOS; and Dr. Fadi Ghaith, a past president of the LOS.

The Società Italiana di Ortodonzia (SIDO) held its 47th International Congress Oct. 13-15, 2016, in Florence, Italy. Dr. Silvia Allegrini, president of SIDO, presided over the Congress, which focused on patient-important outcomes in orthodontics. SIDO also hosted an international breakfast meeting for the presidents and representatives from the various European orthodontic societies (pictured above). This meeting gave the orthodontists an opportunity to exchange ideas and information on current orthodontic affairs in Europe. 




The Orthodontic Society of Chile (SORTCH) held its XVII International Orthodontic Congress Aug. 24-26, 2016, in Santiago, Chile. Presidents and representatives from all the Latin American orthodontic societies attended this meeting. Pictured here, from left, are Dr. Eduardo Messen, SORTCH director; Dr. Alex Vásquez, SORTCH director; Dr. Giovanna Elzo, SORTCH director; Dr. Nikhilesh Vaid, a member of the WFO Executive Committee; Dr. Andrés Goycoolea, 2016 SORTCH president; Dr. Ricardo Machado Cruz, a member of the WFO Executive Committee; Dr. María Eugenia Parodi, SORTCH director; Dr. Daniel Veloso, SORTCH director; Dr. Jesús Villa, SORTCH vice president; Dr. José Miguel Obach, SORTCH treasurer; and Dr. Paula Marin, SORTCH director.
  The Chinese Orthodontic Society (COS), one of the WFO's largest affiliate societies, held its 15th Annual Meeting Oct. 11-14, 2016, in Xi'an, China. More than 3,000 delegates attended this meeting, which featured more than 40 international speakers, including Dr. Roberto Justus of Mexico, Dr. Urban Hägg of Hong Kong, Dr. Chun-Hsi Chung of the United States and Dr. Mani Alikhani of the United States.

The COS recognized Dr. Fu Minkui, the founding COS president, for his contributions to the society by naming a special lecture in his honor. Dr. William Proffit of the United States delivered the inaugural lecture. Representatives from the WFO also recognized Dr. Yanheng Zhou, who is the COS president, a member of the WFO Executive Committee and vice president of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS), for his efforts to foster scientific excellence in China. Here, WFO representatives present a memento to Dr. Zhou: From left, Dr. Somchai Satravaha, a past member of the WFO Executive Committee and past president of the APOS; Dr. Nikhilesh Vaid, a member of the WFO Executive Committee and immediate past president of the APOS; Dr. Zhou; and Dr. Himawan Halim, a member of the WFO Executive Committee.