Welcome to the International Federation of Endodontic Associations. Our organization was created to promote fellowship amongst endodontists and their national endodontic associations, and to promote continuing education in endodontics throughout the world. IFEA is an international organization and membership is open to all national endodontic societies and associations in the world.
A message from the IFEA Executive re COVID-19
30th March 2020
We, the Executive Committee of IFEA, write to you in a time of unprecedented change to our communities, lives and profession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This joint Position Statement and Dental Practice Flow Chart from IFEA and the IES (Indian Endodontic Society) will hopefully be of benefit to you all. Of course, as the pandemic continues to advance, these recommendations will evolve accordingly. A special thank you to all those involved in producing these documents.
In times like these, it is important that we all stand together and support each other in whatever way possible. The Executive Committee would like to wish all our members worldwide a safe time ahead. We wish that you all stay healthy both physically and emotionally. We encourage you to reach out to us and we will endeavour to support you during this time.
We are hoping to meet again soon as a stronger and tighter group of like-minded professionals to help improve the dental health of the community.
Best wishes to all of you and your loved ones, stay safe and healthy,
Luke, Cathy, Alan, Terry and Mark
An important message from the IFEA President
April 14th 2020
Dear President of Member Societies/Associations,
I hope this letter finds you in good health.
On behalf of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA), I thank you so much for your continuous support and participation in our Federation as a member organization. I very much appreciate it. It has been a great honor for all of us Officers and Board of Directors to work with you.
We, all around the world, are in the middle of uncertainty and pain due to the COVID19 pandemic. I wish that you remain in good health together with a quick recovery for your business.
There are some important issues of the Federation that I wish to bring to your attention.
The first issue is the 12th IFEA World Endodontic Congress (WEC) in Chennai India scheduled for the September 23~26, 2020. While we remain cautiously optimistic, nevertheless with the uncertainty of the duration of the pandemic, and associated international and national (Indian) travel restrictions, we must also plan for the likelihood the Congress may not proceed in Chennai in September. As we have 5 months before the Congress is intended to take place, I, along with the IFEA Executive and Board of Directors, and in consultation with the IES Local Organizing Committee intend to make the decision by the last week of May 2020. This would give us a 4month window to plan, based on the then existing global scenario. If we cannot have the WEC at the prescheduled time, we will need to decide as to whether we cancel it altogether or postpone it. As the pandemic continues to advance, these decisions will evolve accordingly.
The second issue is concerning the Treasurer. Since IFEA Treasurer Dr. Terry Farmakis was unfortunately severely injured by a car accident last year, he has not been able to regularly fulfill his duties. We the Executive, apologize to you the members for your inconvenience because the Treasurer’s duties have not been carried out for several months. The Executive Committee regarded this as an urgent situation for our Federation to resolve and after due consideration and regret, it was decided that in the best interests of IFEA and in order to urgently normalize the management of our Federation, there will be a change to the Treasurer personnel. The Executive thanks Dr Farmakis for his valued services to IFEA, and wishes him continuing recovery to full health. In the meantime, the role of interim co-Treasurer will be undertaken by our previous Treasurers, Dr. Catherine Ricci, and Dr Mark Wotzke until the up-coming General Meeting, where a new Treasurer will be nominated and elected. Dr Catherine Ricci (IFEA President Elect) as co-Treasurer will be contacting you in the near future to ascertain which Associations have paid their 2019 (and 2018) Dues. Other financial issues, such as 2020 Dues needs to be decided by the Executive, and whether payments for Research and Education Grant Awards have been made, also require clarification. Your cooperation and further patience in assisting with these financial issues and providing up to date contact details will be very much appreciated.
Regarding the timing and manner of the AGM and Board of Directors’ meetings, an announcement will be made in the future, based on the decision related to the 12th WEC proceeding or otherwise.
The third issue relates to the Chairperson of Research Committee. Dr. Christine Berthold has successfully accomplished her intended role as the Chairperson so far. Dr Berthold was instrumental in establishing the guidelines for Research assessment, and in recruiting members to the Committee and we thank her for her valuable service to IFEA. However, because of her busy schedule, and the need for the Research Grant applications to be readily assessed, the Executive Committee have nominated a valued member of the Research Committee, Dr. David Jaramillo to act as interim Chairperson until formalization at the next Board of Directors meeting.
I would like to wish all our members worldwide a safe time ahead. I wish that you all stay healthy physically, emotionally and economically.
I am hoping to meet you again soon.
With best wishes,
Sung Kyo KIM, DDS, PhD.
President, International Federation of Endodontic Associations
IFEA Jean-Marie Laurichesse Research Grant Award Guidelines
Members associations are reminded that their members can apply for this prestigous annual award.
Read the Application Guidelines .
IFEA Education Grant
IFEA offers 2 categories of an IFEA Education Grant to eligible and successful applicants.
Read the full document pertaining to the Grant and eligibility, and the IFEA Education Grant Award Application Summary.
Future IFEA World Endodontic Congresses.
IFEA is excited to announce, as a result of the member vote at the AGM in Seoul on the 6th October, 2018, that;
The 13th IFEA World Endodontic Congress will be hosted by the Argentine Endodontic Society in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2022.
The 14th IFEA World Endodontic Congress will be hosted by the British Endodontic Society in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2024.
The exact dates will be announced later. Congratulations is extended to both these associations.
The Board of Directors has decided that the 15th IFEA World Endodontic Congress will be held in the Oceania Region in 2026. Member associations from that Region ( Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines) are invited to bid to host the Congress. Bidding will occur at the AGM, during the 12th IFEA World Endodontic Congress, Chennai, India, September 23-26,2020. The closing date for the applications to be assessed, prior to the bidding, will be April 30th, 2020. Full details on the application process,including the guidelines for bidding and the criteria for the selection of Congress venues can be found here.
The Board of Directors has decided that the 16th IFEA World Endodontic Congress will be held in the North America Region (Canada, USA, Mexico) in 2028. Bidding for this Congress will be undertaken at the 13th IFEA World Endodontic Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2022.
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