Asian Pacific Endodontic Confederation – 2011 Announcement

Akbar Khayat DDS, MSc, FRCD(c)
Endodontic department
Shiraz Uni of med Science
Shiraz Iran
Tel: 98 917 314 1418
Fax: 98 711 6285274
E mail:  khaya[email protected]

October, 2009

Please Mark Your Calendars Know

Dear Colleagues

In the 12th Biennial General Meeting of the Asian Pacific Endodontic Confederation which was held in Tokyo, Japan ( Friday,24th April,2009), Iran was elected to be sponsored of the  16th Scientific Congress of the APEC. The meeting will take place in conjunction with the 14th annual congress of the Iranian Association of Endodontists on March 2011 in Kish Island, Iran.
This is the first announcement regarding the Kish Island, beautiful environment with pleasant weather which is the venue of the meeting.

Kish is located on the northeast of the Persian Gulf, 18 km from the southern offshore of the mainland Iran. Kish Island with an area of 90 square kilometers is one of the most marvelous and more beautiful regions of the Persian gulf and has attracted the attention of many national and international tourists. Kish as a Free port, with its sweet water and beautiful coast is covered with white silvery sand washed by azure blue waves of the sea.

Kish has a long history of about 3000 years, known for the quality of its pearls. When Marco Polo was visiting the Imperial court in China, he was told that they had come from Kish.

Kish with natural environment and fresh air, has all sorts of high class facilities: Vilas, Hotels, Guesthouses, Bazars, advanced communication systems, Transportation facilities, Banking systems,  walfare and health care centers, restaurants, sport centers, as well as tax and duty Visa exemption for foreigners.

In Kish there are several colleges and university which have established in recent years. Medical, dental and pharmacy schools making the island a place of considerable standing and prosperity.

In Kish you can go boating, cycling, diving, swimming and fishing all along the seashore and have a cheerful and unforgettable stay. For further information, visit web site at

We are pleased to invite and welcoming dentists, endodontists and other professional persons who are interested in Endodontics around the world especially colleagues within the Asian Pacific Region.

With best Wishes

Akbar Khayat
APEC president


The IFEA Endowment Research Fund provides this year a grant of $4,000 for the IFEA- Jean-Marie Laurichesse Research Award.

The award is intended to:
Stimulate and promote research in the field of endodontics among investigators worldwide;
Establish and/or strengthen the professional and research collaboration among IFEA investigators; and
Disseminate internationally excelling research activity of IFEA members.

All applications must be submitted in 5 copies by December 31, 2009, to Dr. Ilan Rotstein, Chair, IFEA Research Committee, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, 925 West 34th Street, Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641, U.S.A, E-mail: [email protected].

Applications should include the following:

1.    Personal details of principal investigators:

a. Names and addresses
b. Institutional affiliation
c. Curriculum vitae
d. Two recent photographs

2.    Title of research project.
3.    Short introduction including updated information related to the subject.
4.    Research objectives.
5.    Research design (detailed description).
6.    Previous experience and/or publications of the investigators in the field.
7.    Bibliography.
8.    Budget required (in details).
8.    Letter of endorsement from head of institute where research will take place.
9.    An abstract or synopsis of maximum 150 words of the project (on a separate page).

IFEA Board of Directors Meeting, April 29, 2009

Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando FL

Meeting started at 3 pm with A. Hoskinson, J. Maggio, P. Bogaerts, C. Torneck, S. Dorn, C. Ricci, M.

Wotzke in attendance. Regrets received from C. Sidley, E. Vizcarra

Minutes of the BofD meeting held April, 2008 were accepted as circulated electronically.

Reports of the Officers to be presented at the AGM were reviewed and discussed.

Reports of the Regents from N. America, Europe, Oceania describing activities of the member countries in their Region were presented for information.

As no Education Chair has been appointed the Directors discussed a plan to develop a plan to support the education of a generalist from a third world country who would attend a University based endodontic program for 1 year and then return to teach endodontics to undergraduates in that country. A sum of $50,000US appears to be available to support that program and would be spread over a period of several years and involve several candidates. The partnering of this program with industry to provide basic endodontic instruments and materials when they return to teach at their own school will be pursued. A proposal for the execution of this educational endeavour is to be drawn up by S. Dorn and C. Torneck. S. Dorn to assume the position of Chair.

Educational Chair sent no report of activity from the Research Committee. I Rotstein will be asked to continue as Chair.

Panos Panopoulos, Chair of the *th World Congress to be held in Athens, October 6 – 9, 2010 reported that 4 of 6 Plenary Speakers have been secured and that contact with the remaining 2 will be made shortly. The venue will be the Hilton Hotel in downtown Athens which has sufficient facilities to host the event. A fee of E105 per room was proposed but that will be renegotiated in light of the down turn in the economy. Contacts with sponsors and Country Speakers are to be made shortly and a call for General Papers will be posted in coming endodontic journals. Announcments of the meeting are to be distributed at this year’s AAE meeting.

As no negative comments were received re the amendments to the By-Laws the Directors unanimously approved them for presentation at the AGM.

J. Maggio described the difficulties that had befallen the IFEA web site and commented that the one that is up and running now will still be support by Sybron Endo but that changes in its contents can now be done by him or people that he hires to help him. It was suggested that he seek the services of a graphic designer to make the web pages more visual appeal and more easily read. Joe was thanked by the assembled for the efforts he has expended on getting the web site up and running again.

The European Regent (Ricci) reported that there were no further attempts by the promoters of the IAE to gain ESE recognition. While the imminent possibility of another world endodontic organization does now seem a reality future proposals for ESE recognition cannot be ignored.

The documents supporting the admission of Ukraine and Guatemala as new members of IFEA were reviewed and a recommendation made to support the acceptance into membership at the AGM. The Secretary was also notified that after months of dialogue with endodontists in Brazil the SBE is to be officially inaugurated on October 19, 2009 at which time a representative of IFEA will be presented with the documents for their acceptance as members of IFEA.

The resignation of Philippines from active membership was received. It was decided to dialogue with members of the society personally before the resignation is officially accepted.

Dues were discussed and it was decided that all methods of payment would be accepted. However, since payment of dues by any means other than cash of cheque involves costs to the Association, and that since no increase in dues was made in 2009, dues of $350US will be levied for 2010. Motion passed unanimously.

It was decided to remove the Speaker List from the web site since it is underused.

A report on plans for the 9th World Congress in Tokyo was submitted by H. Suda and read by the Secretary. The date of the meeting will be May 23 – 26, 2013 in association with the JEA at the Tokyo International Forum, a facility capable of accommodating all of our functions. The estimated attendance at this time is >1150.

IFEA Executive to meet with the AAE Executive for dialogue on Sat. May 2, 2009.

Meeting adjourned at 5PM.

Minutes of General Assembly Meeting – August 25, 2007

Vancouver BC Canada

  1. Call to order at 3:28 PM
  2. Roll Call:  23 countries represented, 1non-member country (Poland)
  3. Minutes of the 2006 Meeting of the Officers and Board of Regents April 2006 were distributed and Approved
    Minutes of the 2006 Meeting of the General Assembly April 2006 were distributed and Approved
  4. The reports of the President(Abbott), Secretary(Maggio), Treasurer(Maggio) were accepted
  5. Committee Reports:
    1. Education Committee(Reid)-The chairman is completing his term-no recommendations for funding as no requests were made
    2. Research Committee(Rotstein) selected Dr. Gaelle Villette from the University of Toronto as the winner of the Laurichesse Award.
    3. “The Development of an Ex-vivo Model for Quantification of Root Canal Bacteria During Endodontic Treatment”
    4. World Congress-Vancouver 2007(Weinstein) 1068 total registration, 55 countries, 80 exhibits
    5. World Congress Athens 2010 (Panopoulos) The new dates are October  6-9, 2010 at the Athens Hilton Hotel.  The local planning committee has selected a PCO and a web site will be developed
  6. Web site sponsorship-Sybron Dental Specialities will continue to sponsor our web site.
  7. New Business(agenda modified)
    a) Selection of site for 2013 World Congress
    1) The Japan Endodontic Association(Suda) presented Tokyo as the site
    for the Ninth World Congress.  The JEA has existed for 27 years and
    has 1654 active members.  They will use the Tokyo International
    Forum as a venue.
    2) The Indian Endodontic Society(Banga) submitted a letter suggesting
    the city of Delhi to host the 2013 World Congress.

    Tokyo, Japan was Approved
    India was encouraged to submit a proposal in Greece in 2010
    following the IFEA guidelines.
    b) Appointment of Regents
    1) Clive Sidley-Africa
    2) Ernesto Vizcarra-Asia
    3) Catherine Ricci-Europe
    4) Sam Dorn-North America
    5) Mark Wotzke-Oceania
    6) Ricardo Lalis-South America
    Ernesto Vizcarro and Ricardo Lalis will be notified by the Secretary
    c) Cal Torneck nominated for Secretary
    Joseph Maggio nominated for President-Elect
    Tony Hoskinson nominated for President
    No additional nominations were submitted
    d) Patrick Bogaerts of Belgium was appointed treasurer for a 1 year term
    e) Ad Hoc Committee to study objectives, dues and expenses (Maggio)
    Members: Luis Aranda (Mexico)
    Benjamin Briseno (Germany)
    John Fraser (Canada)
    Wayne Maillet (Canada)
    James Roane (USA)

    President Abbott outlined the proposal for the organization of a new second international organization.  IFEA has objected to its formation since we represent 27 nations world wide already.

    Our constitution and by-laws could be changed to make the formation of a second organization unnecessary.  However, they could only be changed at a General Assembly Meeting and this did not meet the time table set by those wishing to start this new organization.

    IFEA was not included in any further discussions concerning the formation and development of a Constitution and by-laws for this international body.

    f) Future of IFEA
    Input from most country representatives was to oppose the formation  of International Endodontic Association and instruct President Hoskinson to work in a spirit of cooperation
    g) The next General Assembly will be held in Vancouver BC Canada in April 2008

Adjourned 5:15 PM