Nominations

All Regular Members are entitled to submit nominations for Members of Standing Committees. Regional Organizations are entitled to support nominations for Members of 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 Mrs Djerdana Ivosevic divosevic@fdiworlddental.org with Mrs 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.

2019 Elections

Nomination deadline

Nominations for Council: Sunday 9 June 2019

Nominations for Standing Committees: Friday 10 May 2019

Nominations for the Science Committee: Tuesday 9 July 2019

Election dates

Council During General Assembly B on Saturday, 7 September 2019 (14:00-17:30)

Standing Committees During General Assembly B on Saturday, 7 September 2019 (14:00-17:30) and Council C on Sunday, 8 September 2018 (09:00-15:00)

Council

There are five vacancies (one vacancy for President-elect, one vacancy for Treasurer and three vacancies for Council). One vacancy for Council is open for nominations from Africa only and one vacancy for Council is open for nominations from North America only. The third vacancy for Council is open to nominations for all Geographic Areas. All members are to be elected by the General Assembly.

The council consists of:

  • Voting members: President, President-Elect, Treasurer and 10 Councillors
  • Non-voting members: Speaker of the General Assembly and the Executive Director
Position Name Geographical Area 1st term 2nd term if re-elected Eligibility in 2019 Vacancy in 2019
President Dr Kathryn Kell   2017–2019 n/a no no
President-Elect Dr Gerhard Konrad Seeberger   2017–2019 n/a no yes
Treasurer Dr Jack Cottrell   2015–2018 2018-2021
resigned in 2019
no yes
Councillor Prof. Ihsane Benyahya Africa 2013–2016 2016–2019 no yes
  Dr Ashok Dhoble Asia-Pacific 2014–2017 2017–2020 n/a no
  Prof. Young-Guk Park Asia-Pacific 2017–2020   n/a no
  Prof. Lijian Jin Asia-Pacific 2015–2018   n/a no
  Dr Maria Fernanda Atuesta Mondragon Latin America 2017–2020   n/a no
  Dr Kathleen Roth North America 2013–2016 2016–2019 no yes
  Prof. Takashi Inoue Asia-Pacific 2014–2017 2017–2020 n/a no
  Dr Edoardo Cavalle Europe 2014–2017 2017–2020 n/a no
  Prof. Paulo Ribeiro de Melo Europe 2018-2021   n/a no
  Asst. Prof. Nikolai Sharkov Europe 2016–2019   yes yes
Speaker Dr Susie Sanderson   2017–2020   no no

Standing Committees

Dental Practice

The Dental Practice Committee monitor and advise Council on issues concerning dental practice. There are three vacancies – one vacancy will be filled by General Assembly election and two by the Council.

The Committee consists of six members.

Member 1st term 2nd term if re-elected Chairman term Eligibility in 2019 Vacancy in 2019
Dr Michael Sereny Chair 2013–2016 2016–2019 2016–2019 no yes
Dr James K. Zenk Vice-Chair 2016–2019     yes yes
Dr Mick Armstrong 2018–2021     n/a no
Dr Roland L'Herron 2014–2017 2017–2020   n/a no
Dr Alexis Campos Nuñez 2013–2016 2016–2019   no yes
Dr Haiping Lu 2015–2018 2018-2021   n/a no

In 2017 - one member was elected by General Assembly.
In 2018 - one member is to be elected by the Council and one member by the General Assembly.
In 2019 - one member is to be elected by the General Assembly and two members by Council.

Education

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

The Committee consists of six members.

Member 1st term 2nd term if re-elected Chair term Eligibility in 2019 Vacancy in 2019
Dr Jürgen Fedderwitz Chair 2013–2016 2016–2019 2017–2020 n/a no
Dr William Cheung Vice-Chair 2016–2019     yes yes
Dr Enrico Lai 2018–2021     n/a no
Prof. Dr S.M. Balaji 2016–2019     yes yes
Dr Hiroyuki Hirano 2016–2019     yes yes
Prof. Marzena Dominiak 2017–2020     n/a no

In 2017 - one member was elected by Council.
In 2018 - (due to a vacancy that occurred) one member was elected by the General Assembly.
In 2019 - one member is to be elected by the General Assembly and two members by Council.

Membership Liaison and Support

The Membership Liaison and Support Committee monitors and advises Council on issues concerning internal and external communications and FDI support to members. There are four vacancies – two vacancies will be filled by General Assembly election and two by the Council, starting with the General Assembly election.

The Committee consists of six members.

Member 1st term 2nd term if re-elected Chairman term Eligibility in 2019 Vacancy in 2019
Dr Duygu Ilhan Chair 2012–2015 2015–2018 2016–2019 no yes
Dr Awab Alvi Vice-Chair 2013–2016 2016–2019   no yes
Dr Georgios Tsiogkas 2014–2017 2017–2020   n/a no
Dr Monica Fumero 2015–2018 2018-2021   n/a no
Dr Susan Gorrie 2016–2019     yes yes
Dr Krishna Prasad 2016–2019     yes yes

In 2017 - one member was elected by General Assembly.
In 2018 - one member is to be elected by the Council.
In 2019 - two members are to be elected by the General Assembly and two members by Council, starting with the General Assembly election.

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 are no vacancies.

Science

The Science Committee monitor and advise Council on scientific issues related to oral health. There is one vacancy. The vacancy will be filled by General Assembly election.

The Committee consists of six members.

Member 1st term 2nd term if re-elected Chair term Eligibility in 2019 Vacancy in 2019
Dr Philippe Calfon Chair 2014–2017 2017–2020 2018–2021   no
Dr Thomas Hart Vice-Chair 2015–2018 2018–2021 (resigned in 2019)   no yes
Prof. Dr Reinhard Hickel 2015–2018 2018-2021     no
Prof. David Williams 2015–2018 2018–2021     no
Prof. Dr Mahesh Verma 2018-2021       no
Prof. Lahcen Ousehal 2018-2021       no

In 2016 - three members are to be elected by General Assembly and three members by Council.
In 2017 – (Prior to Governance review 2015, this Committee consisted of 7 members. The new composition of 6 members was reached after the elections in 2017, when only 1 vacancy was open.) As per rotation system and due to reducing number of Committee members by one (which would be election by the Council) in 2017, one member was elected by General Assembly.
In 2018 - three members will be elected by the Council and two members by General Assembly.
In 2019 – one member will be elected by the General Assembly.

Important information for candidates

Presentations are to be submitted in English. However, associations are allowed to provide translated versions in one of the official 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 the FDI.

Eligible candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves with a three-minute PowerPoint presentation prior to the elections.

Date of presentations

Candidates for Council: General Assembly A on Tuesday, 3 September 2019 (08:30-17:30)

Candidates for Standing Committees: Open Forum 2 on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 (08:15-10:15)

Presentations will take place at the West Building 3rd Floor– Moscone Congress Center, San Francisco​.

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 cannot 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, colours, etc. that refer explicitly, or implicitly, to a third party are not allowed.

NOTE Your presentation must be sent in PowerPoint format by 3 August 2019 to Ms Maria Kramarenko (mkramarenko@fdiworlddental.org).

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