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AOSC President Dr Geraldine Lee Ping welcoming attendees of the 2017 event. The orthodontic congress was held from 24 to 26 February in Singapore. (Photograph: Koelnmesse Marcom)
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Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress “overwhelming success”

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SINGAPORE: With a 23.0 per cent growth in exhibitors and a 37.5 per cent increase in attendees, the fifth edition of the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress (AOSC) in February was undoubtedly the most successful so far, the organisers stated. Over the course of the three-day event, 938 orthodontic specialists from around the world gathered to acquire new knowledge, exchange ideas and foster closer ties within the ASEAN orthodontic community.

“AOSC 2017 ended on a high note for us. We’re honored by the support we’ve received from both local and international attendees,” said Dr Mohanarajah s/o S. Senathirajah, chairperson of the Association of Orthodontists (Singapore) Congress 2017. “We’ve seen a strong increase in local attendees as well as first time participation from countries such as Cambodia, Myanmar, Croatia and Egypt. The exhibition was bursting at the seams with 83 brands represented by leading manufacturers and distributors.”

In addition to the industry showcase, the scientific programme included keynote lectures by prominent orthodontists, such as Dr Richard McLaughlin, Dr Jay Bowman, Prof. Ravindra Nanda and Dr Greg Huang. In addition, limited-attendance workshops were held on both the pre- and post-congress days—all of which were already sold out before the start of the congress.

Once again, AOSC brought together bright minds in the field of orthodontic research for the scientific poster competition. Of the 36 projects presented, three outstanding works were recognised by the expert jury. Winning the competition was Dr Laurensia Limas from the Universitas Indonesia, who was granted prize money of SGD600 (US$404). In addition, Dr Jason Chua from the National Dental Center of Singapore and Dr Emre Kayalar of Anadolu University in Turkey were both given meritorious awards.

“With the overwhelming success of this edition, plans to expand for the next edition of AOSC are already in the works. We hope to further improve both educational content and bring together more orthodontic professionals in Singapore once again in February 2019,” AOSC President Dr Geraldine Lee Ping concluded.

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