On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I warmly welcome you all to 29th SEAADE (South East Asian for Dental Education) and the 32nd International Association for Dental Research of South East Asia Division (IADR-SEA) on September 11-14, 2018 in Da Nang city, Vietnam. The Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is honored and delighted to host these well-known dental events in the Asian Region in 2018 and commits to bring academic values and unforgettable experiences for all guests and participants.
The theme of these meetings is "A Vision for Excellence in Dental Education and Dental Research", which focuses not only on new pathways in dental education, but also on improvement in quality of dental research in our region. During fourdaysof side-by-side meetings, there will be a fabulous program with topics ranging across the spectrum of dental education and dental research, which are sure to provide you all with exciting scientific findings in both dental education and dental research. This meeting would certainly benefit not only educators but also researchers to update modern trends in education and research regarding dentistry today as well as future.
This event shall also serve as a meeting place for participants where effective and durable collaborations would be created between educators, researchers, practitioners, research groups, universities and countries in the Asian region and around the world. Furthermore, I trust your time in Da Nang which is the third largest city in Vietnam and has had a tragic yet fascinating history will surely be an enjoyable and memorable souvenir.
The Local Organizing Committee is very proud to be hosting the 32nd IADR-SEA and 29th SEAADE and look forward to welcoming you to discover the hidden charm and wonderful attractions of the most “worth living” coastal city in Vietnam and fantastic destinations over our country.
Associate Professor Ngo Thi Quynh Lan
Chairperson, Local Organizing Committee
Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City
The UMP has the great privilege to host the 32nd IADR-SEA and 29th SEAADE to be held in Da Nang city, Vietnam, the so called most “worth living” coastal city of Vietnam which is where the APEC Summit took place recently in November 2017. The theme of the meeting “A vision for excellence in dental education and research” well reflects our common goal and endeavours as dental educators and dental researchers to promote Dentistry in our Region and over the world.
Vietnam Dental Education is currently confronted with the great challenge of the imminent implementation of the Mutual Recognition Agreement and our dental schools are in the process of a comprehensive and in-depth revision of the curriculum to shift to a competency based one which will better prepare our trainees to reach the regional standard competencies for newly graduated dentists.
Besides, we are all aware that dental research is the most important issue in the Region and needs to be promoted to a higher level in order to effectively support dental education and dental practice.
This side by side meeting is truly a unique platform for all dental educators and researchers of the region to share their expertise and experience in a spirit of mutual friendship and commitment to the prosperity of the region.
I heartedly welcome all of you to the 32nd IADR-SEA and the 29th SEAADE meetings, from September 11th to 14th, 2018. I trulybelieve that the meetings will enrich you with the latest advances in Dentistry and leave you with memorable moments.
Assoc. Prof. Tran Diep Tuan.
University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City
Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It affords me great pleasure to extend to you all a very warm welcome on behalf of the president of the IADR South East Asia (SEA)Division. Welcome, and thank you for participating in this fascinating meeting, entitled “A Vision for Excellence in Dental Education and Research,” in Da Nang City, Vietnam.
IADR-SEA has a long history and is the third largest division of the IADR. The IADR-SEA Division includes members from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos.
This year is the 32nd anniversary of IADR-SEA. It is exciting to note that the agenda of this meeting covers a wide range of highly interesting items relating to dental education, dental research, and innovative clinical events. I have always believed that it is a great opportunity to renew contact and exchange experiences in dentalresearch.This year, we are honored to have distinguished speakersfrom overseas, and oral and poster presentations for award competitions. We hope to expand our research knowledge and create opportunities for cooperation. By working together in the spirit of true cooperation, I believe we are forging a better future for dental research.
May I take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation for IADR-SEA councilors and the local organization committee for their great help and support withthis meeting. Thank you very much for all of your wonderful contributions.I believe this meeting will be a tremendous success and hope that you all have a very pleasant stay in Da Nang City.
Professor Chun-Pin Lin
To change or to be changed in this changing world, the decision is depended on ourself. Center of the world will be moved from west to east in the coming year. South East Asia is a newly developed area in Asia, which will be the global center in the next decade.
With the growing of the economic condition, health becomes a noticeable issue in South East Asia, while dentistry plays an important role to keep people in good health. In this circumstances, dental education becomes more and more important.
In order to achieve the goal of SEAADE, which is to improve the knowledge of those interested in dentistry by increased communication and exchange of scientific information as well as to stimulate the profession toward greater awareness of dentistry, we will get together to seek better achievement toward this goal and even spread the glorious production global-wide.
As the President of SEAADE, it is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you. I strongly believe that this meeting will provide a meaningful dialogue that will advance the solutions for dental education and will lead to stronger collaboration among different institutions.
A successful meeting composed mainly of three parts. First is the local organization committee, thanks to the effort of the LOC team from Faculty of Odonto-Stomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, to make this meeting meaningful. Second is all the speakers. Last but not least, the most important, is the participants. We’ve preparing a fruitful meeting for you, and we are ready to welcome you in Da Nang. Please join us!
Allen Ming-Lun Hsu
August 30th 2018
Early bird registration
July 20th 2018
July 7th 2018
A BEAUTIFUL CITY
Da Nang is a coastal city in central of Vietnam known for its sandy beaches and history as a French colonial port. It's a popular base for visiting the inland Bà Nà hills to the west of the city. Here the hillside Hải Vân Pass has views of Da Nang Bay and the Marble Mountains. These 5 limestone outcrops are topped with pagodas and hide caves containing Buddhist shrines.
The Ariyana Convention Centre – ACC officially opens in September 2017, providing Vietnam with its first and only oceanfront convention and exhibition centre. Owned by Sovico Holdings and managed by Furama Resort Danang with over 20 years of experience, the ACC is conveniently located 14 minutes from Danang’s centre, and features a flexible Grand Ballroom, a large exhibition foyer and six function rooms catering for up to 2,500 people.