CAPP announces the largest free virtual dental conference in November. Expected 40,000 participants
Centre for Advanced Professional Practices (CAPP) was founded in 2005 in Dubai, UAE by Dr Dobrina Mollova with the purpose of delivering excellence in CE in dentistry in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and beyond. CAPP is an American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Programme recognised provider.
In 2020, despite the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic, CAPP was committed to continuing to organise its two annual world-class scientific conferences, supporting dental professionals globally. When initial plans to host the year’s in-person events were disrupted, CAPP swiftly redirected its efforts towards the organisation of two of the largest-ever virtual, scientifically accredited dental conferences instead – eight days, 11 hours per day, 56 continuing education (CE) credits, over 90 speakers from six continents. Delegates also received dedicated sponsored virtual infomercials during the breaks with the latest updates on the innovations from the dental industry. Thanks to the advancements in virtual meeting technology, CAPP partnered with Zoom Webinars who was able to customize a special platform capable of hosting up to 50,000 participants users.
Despite global efforts to bring down ongoing Covid-19 infections in 2021, the pandemic continues to bring uncertainty for face-to-face international conferences and exhibitions. Dr Dobrina Mollova commented "With dentistry being a high-risk occupation during the global pandemic, it is of utmost importance that health and safety of our members and attendees remain our top priority. We were hopeful that by November 2021, we would be able to once again host our annual conference face-to-face in Dubai, UAE, but after a survey amongst our dental professionals and partners, we decided to once again provide these conferences on a virtual platform. The conferences will be available on a complimentary basis to anyone interested in high level continuing dental education". CAPP will still continue to host numerous face-to-face and virtual hands-on training courses throughout the year at its training facility in Dubai, whilst adhering to all COVID-19 precautionary measures set by the United Arab Emirates government.
Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, CAPP has continuously held weekly complimentary accredited livestream sessions from conferences, seminars to short webinar focussing on various multi-disciplinary topics and welcoming on average around 3,000 attendees a session. Several sessions even included a professional interpretation to serve non-English speaking dental professionals. In 2020 alone CAPP educated 43,475 international dental professionals. This was a sharp increase compared to previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the CAPP November Dental Livestream 2020 - one of the largest scientific online conferences in the entire world attracting 30,546 dental professionals from 149 countries who joined completely free of charge.
In November 2021, CAPP has announced the following accredited continuing dental educational programme:
CAPP November Dental Livestream 2021
- 05 November 2021: Dental Technician International Meeting
- 11-14 November 2021: 16th CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry International Conference
- 18-21 November 2021: 13th Dental Facial Cosmetic International Conference
- 26 November 2021: Digital Orthodontics Symposium
- 26 November 2021: Dental Hygienist Seminar
- Multi-disciplinary hybrid hands-on training courses 2021
With the news recently announced, several international associations, societies, education leading academies and dental universities have expressed interest to be part of this large international dental virtual gathering in November 2021. The conference will be in collaboration with the Emirates Dental Society, Ministry of Health & Prevention UAE, DHA, SEHA Abu-Dhabi, Saudi Dental Society, Saudi Orthodontic Society, Singapore Dental Association, Kuwait Dental Association, iDentalCourses, International group for Oral Rehabilitation, Lebanese Dental Association, The Lebanese Orthodontic Society, Oman Dental Society, Iraqi Dental Association, Saudi Orthodontic Society (Digital Orthodontics Scientific Partner), Association of Orthodontists (Singapore), AALZ Aachen Dental Laser Center, British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD), British Academy of Dental Implantology (BADI), Tipton Training, International College of Dentists, Emirates Dental Hygienist Club, FDC Academy, Q&M Dental Group and Association for Oral Health.
For more information on CAPP events, visit www.cappmea.com