The PDA Congress 2013 in Lisbon. More than a congress…

The Portuguese Dental Association (PDA) organise, every year, the largest dental congress in Portugal. This year it took place in Lisbon, from 21 till 23 November under the Tagus River scenery.

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With a scientific programme of renowned national and international experts, the conferences – covering all aspects of dental medicine today, of PDA congress had all the conference rooms stretched to the limit of its capacity. Nearly 8000 participants, from some 17 countries, filled the conferences rooms.

Opening Ceremony
This year’s Opening Ceremony, on 22 November, included a Portuguese comedian, named Nilton, for a relaxed glimpse of the profession just before of institutional speeches.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

We had the honour to have the presence of the Portuguese Minister of Health, Paulo Macedo, as well as the Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Luis Campos Ferreira.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

“(…) One last thing is that health services trust dentists and we believe that Portuguese people have reason to be proud of the quality of their dentists”, said Paulo Macedo, Minister of Health.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

Adressing the conferencists as president of Portuguese Dental Association, Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas.

Expo-Dentária

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

Expo-Dentária was visited for more than 6640 professionals of oral health. PDA exhibition is an important international landmark in its field.

Below, a fashion show, one of several parallel initiatives at the exhibition.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

ADL (Portuguese Speaking Dental Associations) participants group photo.

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More than 2200 participants partying in a special venue.
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OFICIAL DATA
Participants at the scientific programme: 2748
Lectures: 67
Scientific Presentations: 128
Visitors to Expo-Dentária: 6641
Companies: 115
Staff: 250

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