Summary of 2010-2011 Activities

The Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy in collaboration with the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) Saudi Arabian Section held its 5th Riyadh International Dental Meeting & Exhibition from 15-16 December 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The scientific meeting of the IADR-Saudi Arabian Section took place on 16 December 2010 at the Main Ballroom, Hall B in the Intercontinental Hotel. Activities were the scientific sessions, general assembly meeting and poster presentations. There were three (3) scientific sessions at which various speakers from Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and different institutions in Saudi Arabia gave excellent presentations. In between the sessions on December 16, 2010, IADR-Saudi Arabian Section held it’s General Assembly Meeting in the Function Room of the Intercontinental Hotel presided over by Prof. Abdullah Al Shammery, President of the IADR-Saudi Arabian Section. (see attached minutes). Dr. Paul Brandt, Chairman/Regional Board Member, IADR-Africa-Middle East Region was in attendance at this meeting. A posters’ presentation (18) followed this General Assembly meeting in which sixteen dental interns and two student groups participated.


About a month after the successful IADR-Saudi Arabian Section scientific meeting and general assembly, another meeting was held in conjunction with the 22nd Saudi Dental Society International Dental Conference last 26th January 2011 at Riyadh International Exhibition Center. At this meeting, officers were elected for the coming year, ie 2011 to 2012, (see attached minutes) and an agenda of activities was formulated.