Nominations

All Regular Members are entitled to submit nominations for Members of Council and Standing Committees. Regional Organizations are entitled to support nominations for Members of Council and Standing Committees, but each nomination must be submitted by the Regular Member Association of the nominee, in writing. Nominations need to be submitted by e-mail to Ms. Djerdana Ivosevic divosevic@fdiworlddental.org and Ms. Maria Kramarenko mkramarenko@fdiworlddental.org, in carbon copy, or by fax to +41 22 560 8140. All nominations need to include the following documents:

  1. Nomination form
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV)/personal record
  3. Written presentation/letter of motivation (Council: no more than 500 words; Standing Committees: no more than 350 words

All nominations that meet the criteria will be made available to Regular Members 60 days prior to the annual business meetings. Only eligible candidates from the Regular Members in good standing (any outstanding membership fees and monies owed to the FDI should be paid) enter the elections ballot.

2020 Elections

Nomination deadline

Nominations for Council: Friday, 5 June 2020

Nominations for Standing Committees: Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Election dates

Council During General Assembly B on Thursday, 3 September 2020 (14:00-17:30)

Standing Committees During General Assembly B on Thursday, 3 September 2020 (14:00-17:30) and Council C on Friday, 4 September 2020 (09:00-15:00)

Council

There are six vacancies: one vacancy for the Speaker and five vacancies for Council. One vacancy for Council is open for nominations from Latin America only. The other vacancies are open to nominations from all Geographic Areas.  All members are to be elected by the General Assembly.

Standing Committees

Membership Liaison and Support

The Membership Liaison and Support Committee monitor and advise Council on issues concerning internal and external communications and FDI support to members. 
There is one vacancy. The vacancy will be filled by General Assembly election.

Dental Practice

The Dental Practice Committee monitor and advise Council on issues concerning dental practice.                                                                                                                                 
There is one vacancy. The vacancy will be filled by General Assembly election.

Education

The Education Committee monitor and advise Council on issues concerning dental education, the scientific programme of the World Dental Congress and the FDI's continuing education programme.       
There are two vacancies. One vacancy will be filled by General Assembly election and one by Council.

Science

The Science Committee monitor and advise Council on scientific issues related to oral health.
There are no vacancies.

Public Health

The Public Health Committee monitor and advise Council on issues concerning the improvement of oral and general health in disadvantaged populations and on issues surrounding wider health promotion.                                                                                     
There is one vacancy. The vacancy will be filled by General Assembly election.

Important information for candidates

Presentations are to be submitted in English. However, in addition to the documents in English, Associations are allowed to provide translated versions in one of the other FDI languages (French, German and Spanish) at their own cost. The written presentations will be reproduced in the General Assembly documentation exactly as received. No editing or translation will be done by FDI.
Eligible candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves with a 3-minute PowerPoint presentation prior to the elections:

Date of the presentations

Candidates for Council: General Assembly A on Sunday, 30 August 2020 (08:30–17:30)

Candidates for Standing Committees: Open Forum 2 on Monday, 31 August 2020 (08:15–10:15)

Place of the Presentations: The Ballroom – Intercontinental Shanghai NECC

You should develop your personal presentation independently without the involvement of third parties and your presentation must be based on the position you are applying for.  Your presentation must not be influenced by commercially organized activities (e.g. ‘satellite symposia’). The use of promotional materials like flyers is accepted but limited to one A4 page. However, gifts are strictly prohibited and handing out and/or promoting products is not allowed on site. The use of logos, symbols, colors, etc. that refer explicitly, or implicitly, to a third party are not allowed.

Your presentation must be sent in PowerPoint format to the FDI Office by 29 July 2020 to Ms. Maria Kramarenko (mkramarenko@fdiworlddental.org)