By mutual invitation of the CEO of the 6th Moscow International Dental Exhibition MosExpoDental, Lina Vartanyan, and the president of Russian Dental Association, Vladimir Sadovski, I have been in Moscow last November.
Group photo at the opening. On my right, the CEO Lina Vartanyan, and on my left, Prof. Sadovski, president of Russian Dental Association.
Meeting of the FDI-ERO Working Group Integration, which I had the honor to open. Participants focused in particular on the Europe-wide standardization of several aspects of the profession as well as local approaches to pan-European issues, such as recognition of diplomas – with a view to increasing the professional mobility of dentists – oral health policy and academic training.
The chair of the working group (WG) and FDI National Liaison Officer, Elena Ivanova, from Russia, with the chief dental officer of the Ministry of Health Care of Russian Federation and rector of the Moscow State Univesity of Medicine and Dentistry, Prof. Oleg Yanushevich, on her right, and Vladimer Margvelashvili, from Georgia, member of the WG and chair of the FDI Communication Committe, on her left.
In the frames of the meeting, took place an exchange of view from presidents from Eastern European countries. Most of them, Russian speaking language, such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and also Ukrania, Armenia and Georgia.
I had the opportunity, as lecturer invited to the ongoing parallel congress “Innovations in Dentistry”, to deliver a presentation about FDI Vision 2020 – challenges of National Dental Associations.