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Impressions from the WFO booth at the EOS congress in Venice. (Photographs: Claudia Duschek, DTI)
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World Federation of Orthodontists to hold congress in London

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LONDON, UK: The International Orthodontic Congress (IOC) is held once every five years and offers up to 10,000 orthodontists and allied professionals a unique platform to meet, network and exchange knowledge and ideas with their colleagues and peers from across the globe. The World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) and the British Orthodontic Society, the two largest dental specialist groups in the UK with over 1,800 members collectively, will be hosting the eighth edition of the congress in London, from 27 to 30 September.

About 4,000 participants have already signed up for the event. The organiser expect to attract more than 7,000 people.

The event will be officially opened at 1 p.m. on 27 September at the ExCeL London Exhibition and Congress Centre. Situated in a stunning waterfront location, the centre is located in the heart of London’s Royal Docks, with easy access to central London. The venue is part of a 100 acre site which includes three on-site aboveground rail stations and easy access to the underground network and London City Airport.

In order to cater for both orthodontists and other dental health professionals, such as dental technicians, hygienists, dental attendants and office staff, the WFO will be offering two scientific programmes that will run in parallel. In addition to these programmes, a World Village Day will take place, which will comprise of seven parallel, full-day programmes. To date, 19 distinguished speakers have already confirmed their participation.

The congress lectures and presentations will be held in English, however, simultaneous translation will be provided for some sessions.

Alongside the scientific programme, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about new products and technological developments at the adjoining exhibition that will run for the duration of the congress.

In addition, during the course of the congress, several social events are planned for the evenings, including an international reception at the famous Madame Tussauds wax museum and a gala dinner at the Old Billingsgate, an extraordinary and unique venue that is situated in a prime position on the River Thames which was once the world’s largest fish market. Tickets for these events can be purchased upon registration.

According to the WFO, one of the reasons the congress is taking place in London is because of the city’s heritage and its attractions on offer. As a city of history and culture, delegates will have numerous opportunities to enjoy many of the sights, including castles and palaces; historical buildings and monuments; theatres and opera houses and other well-known places that were described by famous authors, such as William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.

Online registration for the event is open until 17 September at www.wfo2015london.org but delegates can also register on-site at the registration desk on 27 September.

About the WFO
The WFO was formed at the 4th IOC in San Francisco, California, in the USA by 69 organisations from 62 countries on 15 May 1995. Today, it consists of 106 organisations from 106 countries and over 6,800 orthodontists have become WFO fellows. The main aim of the organisation is to advance the art and science of orthodontics throughout the world.

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