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APDF responds to Myanmar disaster

By Daniel Zimmermann, DTI
May 11, 2008

LEIPZIG, Germany/BANGKOK, Thailand: During their Annual Congress in Thailand last month, the Asia Pacific Dental Federation (APDF) has decided to assist the National Dental Association of Myanmar with US$5,000. The support was announced shortly after cyclone Nargis hit the country by end of April leaving more than 70,000 people dead and millions homeless.

Delegates to the congress also voted for plans to hold a future workshop in India to discuss the further implementation of the Chennai Declaration which was introduced back in 2006 to formulate policy guidelines for dental education in the Asia Pacific region. The FDI World Dental Federation announced to support the plans. Support was also given for another proposal by the delegates that Regional Organisations of the FDI should be given a greater voice in the General Assembly.

The Asia Pacific Dental Congress is an international dental conference and exhibition hosted and organised on a rotation basis by the 26 member countries of the Asia Pacific Dental Federation. Under the theme The power of multi-disciplinary approach for clinical excellence, over 2,000 participants from 50 countries and 200 exhibitors gathered in the thriving metropolis of Bangkok to inform themselves about the newest developments and trends in the world of dentistry.

Next year’s congress will take place from 7–11 May in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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