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The 39th fixture of CIOSP—an annual highlight on the dental events calendar—will now take place from 29 June to 2 July. (Image: View Apart/Shutterstock)
Jeremy Booth, Dental Tribune International

By Jeremy Booth, Dental Tribune International

Fri. 21. January 2022

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SÃO PAULO, Brazil: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the dental calendar, and the São Paulo International Dental Meeting (CIOSP) is the first major event to be postponed in 2022. The dental expo was due to take place later this month but will now be held from 29 June to 2 July 2022.

The Associação Paulista de Cirurgiões-Dentistas (São Paulo association of dental surgeons) (APCD) announced the postponement, explaining that the decision had been made owing to new determinations and measures introduced to combat the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in São Paulo, in Brazil, and worldwide.

“This hard decision was taken for the safety of the attendees, exhibitors and staff” and was made in mutual agreement with the event’s exhibitors and partner organisations, said APCD President Dr Wilson Chediek in a press bulletin.

Dr Chediek confirmed that this year’s 39th CIOSP will now take place from 29 June to 2 July at the Anhembi events complex in the Santana district of São Paulo.

“This hard decision was taken for the safety of the attendees, exhibitors and staff” Dr Wilson Chediek, APCD President

CIOSP has been an annual trade fair highlight for many in dentistry and, addressing the international dental community, Dr Chediek said: “It is also important to point out that we are at your disposal for any questions you may have.” He thanked the event’s partners for deciding to prioritise the health and well-being of all involved.

Daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have been increasing as the contagious Omicron variant spreads within the country, leading to the threat of strike action from a São Paulo physicians’ union, which said that hospitals were understaffed and front-line doctors were suffering from exhaustion. Both São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have banned their famed Carnival street parties this year in an effort to combat rising infections.

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