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The 15th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry 2020 went virtual!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We look back with pleasure on an interesting and instructive Virtual EAPD 2020. Thank you for your interest and your participation in this slightly different event format!

With more than 1300 participants it turned out to be a great success. We hope that we could enrich your day with many new and exciting lectures.

Many thanks to all moderators and speakers who contributed to the success of this special event. Also a big thank you to our industry partners who supported the realization of this event.

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to invite you on behalf of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry EAPD and the Local Organizing Committee to attend the 15th EAPD congress, which will be held in a complete new format. We have been successful to rearrange the congress as an online-event. This online congress will take place from 3 – 4 July 2020.

As you all know and as we all experience in our daily life, time is challenging. The circumstances of the Corona virus pandemia and the various governmental regulations have made it necessary to change the format of our congress. However, still in this new format, the biannual EAPD congress is one of the major and most important global meetings in Paediatric Dentistry. The online conference will give opportunity for all of you to deepen the knowledge about the latest developments in our profession.

The scientific programme reflects most important subjects in Paediatric Dentistry. The main topic “Paediatric dentistry in a changing society” will address special tasks, and fitting with the special circumstances, we are proud to have altered the programme which now includes reviews about Corvid-19 and the implications for dentistry.

Other highly interesting topics are “Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation” and a session about dental traumatology. All these topics are of great importance for anyone involved in Paediatric Dentistry, perhaps now more than ever.

The Organizing Committee is diligently working to present a remarkable fascinating online congress which is more than a series of webinars. E.g., the meeting will include symposia, oral and poster presentations and virtual industrial exhibitions. The EAPD-2020 congress will be the first one in this mode. Be part of this exciting event and broaden your knowledge at the same time.

We are looking forward to welcome you to the EAPD online congress 2020.

Katrin Bekes
President of the German Society of Paediatric Dentistry

Norbert Krämer
Chair of Scientific Committee

Ulrich Schiffner
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee