An invitation from the hosts
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is a great pleasure to be able to invite you to the 2019 International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) in Brisbane, Australia. The ISDH has established itself as the leading conference in dental hygiene and has become the essential triennial fixture on the dental hygiene calendar. It is an honour and a delight to be able to bring this meeting to Brisbane, to be hosted by the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) for the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH).
The DHAA will make the 2019 ISDH a great success by demonstrating our professional experience in hosting numerous large conferences. The conference dates for the 2019 ISDH are from 15 – 17 August, 2019.
The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is ideally located in the unique riverside cultural and lifestyle precinct at Southbank. Home to Australia’s newest and largest Gallery of Modern Art, and to over 70 cafes, restaurants and stylish shops, Southbank is an inner city oasis with green spaces, river front parkland, rainforest pockets and Australia’s only city-based sand and swimming beach.
Brisbane’s ideal location as the capital of Australia’s premier tourist region presents the perfect opportunity for delegates to enjoy a microcosm of Australia’s iconic experiences. World heritage listed rainforests, amazing beaches, islands, wineries and the internationally famous Australia Zoo – Home of the Crocodile Hunter – are all easily accessible within an hour of the city. You can even do day trips to the Great Barrier Reef from Brisbane! The Dental Hygienists Association of Australia offers a committed membership group and has strong regional relationship and partnerships. Many Australians have played key roles in the development, establishment and expansion of the oral health field internationally and have been key members of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists. We look forward to working with you to make this a successful and memorable event!
About ISDH 2019 from the Chair
The Symposium, held every three years under the auspices of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH), comes to Australia in 2019 with DHAA proud to host this international event for the second time. Delegates from more than 32 countries are expected to attend the symposium. Our intention is to give full recognition to key sponsors throughout the program for their invaluable contribution in making this conference the highlight in the 2019 calendar.
The Scientific Program will focus on all aspects of Dental Hygiene practice to uncover the vital role of dental hygienists as primary healthcare providers in complete health care and to unite the dental hygiene profession and other disciplines. It will benefit an international meeting of dental hygienists as well as other healthcare professions with outstanding quality and a range of interest to all healthcare providers and delegates.
This international meeting will provide dental hygienists and other health care professionals with an outstanding program and high calibre speakers, to ensure delegates are stimulated and engaged throughout the entire conference.
The scientific program will also support the approach recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that prioritizes evidence-based practice.
The ‘not to be missed’ Opening Ceremony will be held on the morning of Thursday 15th August 2019, as an introduction to three days of scientific exchange and knowledge update in the arena of global healthcare.
An associated Dental Industry Exhibition will run in conjunction with the Symposium offering exhibiting companies the opportunity to showcase their products and services to an international audience of highly enthusiastic delegates.