Thursday June 22nd
On Thursday 22 June, you are cordially invited to the welcome reception in the foyer of the hotel. With some typical Dutch delicacies accompanied by drinks, there will be a convivial atmosphere to meet and catch up with friends, get to know new Fellows and set the tone for what will hopefully be a memorable conference.
Afterwards, there will be ample opportunity to enjoy the exciting nightlife of the historic centre. The Dutch Fellows will be happy to guide you in the city.
Friday June 23rd
The scientific congress will be held on Friday 23 June. The theme that will be traumatic dental and maxillofacial injuries. Such injuries are unfortunately common, and the cost to society and individuals, including emotional costs, are high. The aetiological factors vary between countries and age groups. Traumatic injuries have important implications for the affected individuals and for public health. Important questions such as how best to organise emergency care and how to prevent dental injuries, reduce costs and increase knowledge and awareness among the public will be discussed by a team of experts. After lunch, we will reconvene for the not-to-be missed humanitarian session to receive updates on the humanitarian activities supported by the Section. Hopefully, this session, as in previous years, will encourage engagement and donations towards the humanitarian activities of the Section.
The accompanying persons program will run synchronously with the scientific program. The program will not involve a lot of travel. It will start with a tour of Art Zuid at the entrance to the hotel. This well-known event takes place in Amsterdam every other year. Impressive works of art, both in beauty and size are exhibited in the open air.
Afterwards, there will be a cruise on nostalgic lounge boats to enjoy the view and a lunch on board.
Friday evening, there will be the conference party with a barbecue and entertainment at the beach in the city. You will embark canal boats at 6:00 p.m. outside the hotel for a short trip to Strand Zuid restaurant.
Of course, we hope for a warm, balmy summer evening to enjoy the beach. But should it rain, don’t worry, the Dutch always know how to protect themselves from too much water!
Saturday June 24th
On Saturday morning, you may please yourself to your heart’s content. Sleep in, go -sightseeing or perhaps join a guided tour in the famous van Gogh Museum or a bicycle tour through the old city centre of Amsterdam to visit interesting historical sites. To prevent any (dental) traumatic injuries, please wear a helmet.
Saturday afternoon the 2023 Induction Ceremony will be held in the Ballroom A B C of the Hilton Hotel. The setting ensures a memorable inauguration. Afterwards there will be a will be a toast with sparkling wine to congratulate the new Fellows.
Finally, we have the Gala Dinner in the Diamond Room, which by then will have been transformed to ensure a beautiful dining experience. There will be intimate round tables illuminated by candles, excellent food and wine and opportunity to enjoy opera.
Sunday June 25th
Sunday morning, we say goodbye at a farewell breakfast. Hopefully we will meet again in Jerusalem in June 2024.