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ExCeL ready to welcome IADR (International Association for Dental Research) for flagship event

26 July 2018

The 96th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), in conjunction with the IADR Pan European Regional Congress, is taking place at ExCeL London from 25-28 July 2018 and is expected to see over 5,000 dental, oral and craniofacial researchers flock to the capital.

IADR is the latest medical association to select London and ExCeL as a host venue. Other recent successes have included record-breaking events for both the European Association of Urology (March 2017) and the Alzheimer’s Association (July 2017). London has secured its reputation as one of the world-leading centres for Life Sciences with the city being at the heart of the so called ‘Golden Triangle’ of medical research, which links the Capital’s leading research institutions, with Oxford and Cambridge.

The IADR is a non-profit organization with nearly 11,000 members worldwide. Its mission is to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, support and represent the oral health research community and facilitate the communication and application of research findings.

The IADR General Session & Exhibition 2018 will provide scientists and researchers with the opportunity to present, discuss and critique their investigations. It will feature scientific group symposia, hands-on workshops, lunch & learning sessions, keynote speakers, special events and receptions and an exhibition of companies and universities specialising in the dental, oral and craniofacial research field. It is designed to provide a variety of sessions to suit the diverse interests of dental researchers, practitioners, students and anyone with an interest in oral, craniofacial and dental research at every career level.

“During the 2018 IADR General Session & Exhibition, dental, oral and craniofacial researchers will travel from around the world and gather in London to present their research, learn about the latest advances and network with peers,” said IADR President Angus William G. Walls, Director of Edinburgh Dental Institute at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. “We are thrilled that the 2018 IADR General Session & Exhibition is in London. These meetings are invaluable for our members and for the field of dental, oral and craniofacial research.”

Suzanne Singleton, Head of Associations at London Convention Bureau said: “London is a world class centre for life sciences and medical research. With some of the best research facilities, leading universities, and a high concentration of internationally renowned experts, London is an ideal location to host the International Association for Dental Research. London is also a truly global city full of creative energy, providing lots of opportunities for delegates to experience a range of cultural activities while they are here. We look forward to welcoming over 5,000 visitors to the capital and the IADR’s decision to host their event at ExCeL London offers further proof that London is a leading international destination for medical association events.”

Andrew Swanston, Head of Sales, ExCeL London, added: “We are delighted to be the host venue for the IADR General Session and to welcoming delegates later this month. This is a significant event that will be supported by ExCeL’s close location to renowned research and medical facilities in the city. London is not only a world leader in life sciences but is also a creative hub where there is always something new to see and do. We have worked closely with the IADR to understand their specific objectives, helping them to deliver a successful event for their delegates.”

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