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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 281
Chennai, India to host the 11 th World Endodontic Congress (International Federation of Endodontic Associations) - 2019


Editor in Chief, Journal of Conservative Dentistry, Thai Moogambigai Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Gopikrishna V. Chennai, India to host the 11 th World Endodontic Congress (International Federation of Endodontic Associations) - 2019. J Conserv Dent 2013;16:281

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Gopikrishna V. Chennai, India to host the 11 th World Endodontic Congress (International Federation of Endodontic Associations) - 2019. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2013 [cited 2019 Nov 12];16:281. Available from: http://www.jcd.org.in/text.asp?2013/16/4/281/114340
It gives me immense national pride to inform one and all that Chennai, India will be the host city for the 11 th World Endodontic Congress of International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA) during 25 th -28 th September 2019. The IFEA World Endodontic Congress is the biggest scientific conference in the field of endodontics and is conducted once in every 3 years. IFEA represents the national endodontic associations from different parts of the world and is the premier global endodontic organization.

The 9 th World Endodontic Congress of IFEA was held from 23 rd to 26 th May 2013 at Tokyo Convention Center, Tokyo, Japan. More than 1450 delegates from 42 countries attended the conference. The World Endodontic Congress is famous for its high quality scientific content and is the ultimate platform for scientific and trade deliberations. This conference was no different and had great keynote speakers from all over the world including Dr. Ken Hargreaves, Dr. Clifford Ruddle, Dr. Paul Abbott, Dr. PNR Nair, Dr. Arnaldo Castelucci to name a few.

It has been our vision to bring this world congress to Indian shores for a long time. In fact, I had represented India at the 8 th World Endodontic Congress at Athens, Greece in 2010 where in we lost the bid to host the 10 th World Congress (2016) to South Africa on a tie - break! Upon my request to bid again for the 11 th World Congress of IFEA in 2019, the head office of Indian Endodontic Society whole-heartedly supported the idea. It was decided to prepare the bid document and bid presentation under the able guidance of Dr. Anil Kohli. I was entrusted with the honor and responsibility to present the Indian bid during the general body meeting of IFEA on 26 th May 2013 at Tokyo, Japan. Apart from India, two more countries (Turkey and Thailand) submitted their proposal to host the 11 th World Endodontic Congress. After the country presentations, the bids were put for vote under secret ballot. The results were that Chennai, India secured 14 country votes while Istanbul, Turkey secured eight country votes and Bangkok, Thailand secured one country vote respectively. After the bidding process, the house unanimously resolved to have the 11 th World Endodontic Congress of IFEA, 2019 at Chennai, India.

I look forward to each one of you for your moral and intellectual support in conducting a memorable congress. This is a great opportunity in making both India and our field of Endodontics proud of us…

Vande Mataram

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Velayutham Gopikrishna
Editor in Chief, Journal of Conservative Dentistry, Thai Moogambigai Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.114340

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