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Covid-19 Update

New Plans for the 9th International Orthodontic Congress

Dear WFO fellows and colleagues,

We are all conscious of how COVID-19 has affected our private and professional lives.

As you may have expected the WFO and Japanese Orthodontic Society (JOS) have no alternative but to review the logistics of the 9th IOC in Yokohama.

Although we will not be able to meet socially in Yokohama the GOOD news is that we will be bringing Yokohama to you in an exciting new format.

The 9th IOC will be a virtual 24/7 online “on demand conference”. The meeting is planned to start October4, 2020, will run over several days and be available online for a brief time after the meeting ends.

From your home or office you will be able to:

  • listen to and interact with the IOC scheduled speakers
  • view the 800+ posters
  • have virtual trade/exhibitor communications

For those who register it involves – no travel costs – no hotel expenses – no time away from home or office – a win-win. Registration is planned to open July 17, 2020

The Local Organising Committee is working hard with the Conference Organisers and further details will be posted here and the WFO website on a regular basis. An update of the websites will be taking place over the next few weeks.

There is exciting work in progress. Please keep checking back in order that you do not miss out on the opportunity to be part of the first virtual International Orthodontic Conference.

Looking forward to you joining us in virtual Yokohama.

Dr. Allan R. Thom

World Federation of Orthodontists


Dr. Takashi Ono

9th International Orthodontic Congress