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Covid-19 Update

The 9th International Orthodontic Congress is now virtual and will be held October 4-6, 2020

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) had 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 will run from October4-6, 2020 and then be available on demand to registrants from October 7 to November 3, 2020.

From your home or office you will be able to:

  • listen to over 100 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 open and there is a membership promotion happening in conjunction. See the "Reduced Membership" page of this website for more details.

The Local Organizing Committee is working hard with the Conference Organizers and further details will be posted here on the WFO website and on the IOC website  on a regular basis.

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