WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the premier association serving the dental education community, is hosting two meetings for today’s globally-minded dental education and research communities: the 5th ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference (IWLC) and ADEA International Workshop. Both events—being held at the Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel on Sept. 14–16, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain—will focus on professional development, leadership strategies, cross-cultural connections and curricular reform to help chart dentistry’s future course.
Hundreds of dental educators, leaders and practitioners from around the world will come together with ADEA experts, other thought leaders and emerging pioneers in dental education and research for the ADEA international conferences, which are separate in theme and focus.
“Improving oral health in communities throughout the world requires a global community of leadership to produce better health outcomes for the public,” says ADEA President and CEO, Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H. “Our ultimate goal through these events is for participants to learn common interests, share perspectives, foster alliances and collaborate across professions. We have much to learn from each other.”
For the fifth time, with the theme of “Global Health Through Women’s Leadership,” the ADEA IWLC is a three-day conference providing fresh insight and perspectives on how women are forging new pathways to help advance future generations as well as to produce better health outcomes globally. Participants—including both men and women—will explore research-based and practical strategies related to gender and the roles of women leaders in dentistry worldwide through plenaries, working groups and skills-building sessions.
Building on a longstanding collaboration with the Association for Dental Education in Europe, the ADEA International Workshop is a one-day workshop discussing change and innovation in dental education. With the theme “A Global Perspective on Leading Change and Innovation in Dental Education,” this meeting also represents an opportunity to further engage on efforts through the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education, which was created in 2005 to facilitate transformation in the education of dental professionals so they graduate with the competences required to meet the oral health needs of the public throughout the 21st century.
Support for the ADEA IWLC is provided from the Colgate-Palmolive Company, DENTSPLY International, Inc., and the Procter & Gamble Company.
More information regarding the 5th ADEA International Women’s Leadership Conference and ADEA International Workshop is available at www.adea.org/Barcelona. Follow on Twitter at @ADEAweb using #ADEASpain14 and #IWLC14.