2nd Meeting of the International Association of Dental Research-Asia Pacific Region (IADR-APR)
Welcome Message from Executive Director, IADR


Dear Delegates:

On behalf of the International Association for Dental Research Board of Directors and Global Headquarters, I wish you every success on the occasion of the 2nd Meeting of the IADR Asia Pacific Region (APR). This is an exciting time for the Asia Pacific Region and I am sure you will enjoy the research presentations that will be shared at this important scientific meeting.

IADR’s mission is to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide; to support and represent the oral health research community; and to facilitate the communication and application of research findings.

Through IADR’s Asia Pacific Region, the Association is able to strengthen its mission and support programs to promote oral health research. Further advancing that mission, the APR is helping to ensure that IADR provides the appropriate avenues in this region for the presentation of current knowledge on oral health research, which will be demonstrated at this scientific meeting themed “We are the Future.”

This three-day program will discuss interesting topics in dental, oral and craniofacial research through keynote lectures, plenary and poster presentation sessions. These sessions will enrich your knowledge on the latest development in dental research and inform you of cutting-edge technology. You’ll also have opportunities to meet face-to-face with global experts, and network with the private sector and dental suppliers.

I encourage you all to stay engaged in the IADR APR through its meetings and participating at your local level at IADR Division and Section events. Just as importantly, I urge you to be active at the international level and at the IADR General Session so that we can continue our mission of advancing research and increasing knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide.

Congratulations on the 2nd Meeting of the IADR APR and I hope to see many of you at the 2014 IADR General Session, which will be held in conjunction with the IADR Africa/Middle East Region Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the IADR South African Division, in Cape Town, South Africa!



Christopher H. Fox, DMD, DMSc
Executive Director, International Association for Dental Research