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 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.

2018 Elections

Nomination deadline

Nominations for Council: Friday, 27 May 2018

Nominations for Standing Committees: Saturday, 28 April 2018

Election dates

Council During General Assembly B on Friday, 7 September 2018 (14:15-17:15)

Standing Committees During General Assembly B on Friday, 7 September 2018 (14:15-17:15) and Council C on Saturday, 8 September 2018 (10:00-15:00)

Council

There are three vacancies. All members of Council are to be elected by General Assembly election.

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 2018 Vacancy in 2018
President Dr Kathryn Kell   2017–2019 n/a   no
President-Elect Dr Gerhard Konrad Seeberger   2017–2019 n/a   no
Treasurer Dr Jack Cottrell   2015–2018   yes yes
Councillor Prof. Ihsane Benyahya Africa 2013–2016 2016–2019 n/a no
  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   yes yes
  Dr Maria Fernanda Atuesta Mondragon Latin America 2017–2020   n/a no
  Dr Kathleen Roth North America 2013–2016 2016–2019 n/a no
  Prof. Takashi Inoue Asia-Pacific 2014–2017 2017–2020 n/a no
  Dr Edoardo Cavalle Europe 2014–2017 2017–2020 n/a no
  Dr Alvaro Roda Latin America 2012–2015 2015–2018 no yes
  Asst. Prof. Nikolai Sharkov Europe 2016–2019   no no
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 two vacancies – one vacancy will be filled by General Assembly election and one by the Council.

The Committee consists of six members.

Member 1st term 2nd term if re-elected Chairman term Eligibility in 2018 Vacancy in 2018
Dr Michael Sereny Chair 2013–2016 2016–2019 2016–2019 n/a no
Prof Dr Bedros Yavru-Sakuk Vice-Chair 2012–2015 2015–2018   no yes
Dr Roland L'Herron 2014–2017 2017–2020   n/a no
Dr Alexis Campos Nuñez 2013–2016 2016–2019   n/a no
Dr Haiping Lu 2015–2018     yes yes
Dr James K. Zenk 2016–2019     n/a no

In 2016 - 1 member was elected by General Assembly and 2 members by Council.
In 2017 - 1 member was elected by General Assembly.
In 2018 - 1 member is to be elected by the Council and one member by the General Assembly.

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 no vacancies.

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 is one vacancy – to be filled by General Assembly election.

The Committee consists of six members.

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

In 2016 - one member was elected by General Assembly and two members by Council.
In 2017 - one member was elected by General Assembly.
In 2018 - one member is to be elected by the Council.

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 four vacancies – two vacancies 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 2018 Vacancy in 2018
Dr Jo Frencken Chair 2009–2012 2013–2016 2015–2018 no yes
Dr Paulo Melo Vice-Chair 2012–2015 2015–2018   no yes
Dr Sophie Dartevelle 2015–2018     yes yes
Prof. Elham Kateeb 2017–2020     n/a no
Prof. Wensheng Rong 2014–2017 2017–2020   n/a no
Dr Marshall Gallant 2015–2018     yes yes
Dr Schlomo Zusman CDO/PH Section 2016/2019     n/a no

In 2016 - one member was elected by the General Assembly.
In 2014 - one member was elected by the General Assembly and one member was elected by the Council.
In 2015 - two members were elected by the General Assembly and two members were elected by the Council.
In 2017 – (Prior to FDI Governance review 2015, this Committee consisted of seven members. The new composition of six members + one member of the PH/CDO Section, was reached after the elections in 2017, when only one vacancy was open. Due to resignation of one Committee member during the Congress, two vacancies were fulfilled at the WDC in Madrid.) 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 first elected by General Assembly and after resignation was received, second member was elected by the Council.
In 2018 - two members will be elected by the General Assembly and two members will be elected by the Council, starting with the General Assembly elections.

Science

The Science Committee monitor and advise Council on scientific issues related to oral health. There are five vacancies – two vacancies will be filled by General Assembly election and three by the Council.

The Committee consists of six members.

Member 1st term 2nd term if re-elected Chair term Eligibility in 2018 Vacancy in 2018
Dr Harry-Sam Selikowitz Chair 2011–2014 2014–2017 2015–2018 no yes
Prof. David Williams Vice-Chair 2015–2018     yes yes
Prof. Ryutaro Kamijo 2015–2018     yes yes
Dr Philippe Calfon 2014–2017 2017–2020   n/a no
Prof. Dr Reinhard Hickel 2015–2018     yes yes
Dr Thomas Hart 2015–2018     yes yes

In 2016 - three members were elected by General Assembly and three members by Council.
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.

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.

Dates of the Presentations

Candidates for Council: General Assembly A on Monday, 3 September 2018 (08:30-17:15)

Candidates for Standing Committees: Open Forum 2 on Tuesday, 4 September 2018 (08:30-10:30)

Presentations will take place at the FDI General Assembly and Forum room – La Rural, Predio Ferial de Buenos Aires​.

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 2018 to Ms Maria Kramarenko (mkramarenko@fdiworlddental.org).

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