President: Patrick Bogaerts

Dear Members and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Officers and the Members of the Board of Directors and the Representatives of the Country Members I have pleasure in welcoming you to the 9th World Endodontic Congress.
It is a real privilege to be President of IFEA at this prestigious venue in Tokyo, the city of superlatives.
Professor Hideaki Suda, the Congress President is to be complimented for the results of his tireless involvement and huge amount of work. He managed to set up an outstanding program with the help of his committee members and the President of the Japan Endodontic Association, Professor Akifumi Akamine. Together they fine-tuned it to a perfect mix of scientific lectures and social activities.

The World Congress is the meeting place of different nationalities and cultures. You learn from others and teach others, « others » meaning at least 28 countries!
I strongly suggest you to take advantage of this unique forum to discover and appreciate new speakers and new topics. Make sure you find the time to socialize with new acquaintances.

Please do not miss the trade exhibition: take the opportunity to meet our valued sponsors and local and international dental supply companies. This country is constantly on the cutting edge of technology: do not forget that Japan is the birthplace of the apex locator and on the forefront of dental adhesives.
I am sure your visit to the trade exhibition will give you invaluable information on what is new and what is to come.

And finally discover exciting Tokyo, the city where trends are born.

Enjoy the 9th World Endodontic Congress!

Kindest regards

Patrick Bogaerts

International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA)

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