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Leuven, Belgium


International Dental Ethics & Law Society

The Society has been established to foster an international dialogue on the values guiding the practice of oral health care. This dialogue is intended to be multidisciplinary, involving the disciplines of dentistry and auxiliary oral health sciences on the one hand, and those of ethics and law on the other, as well as related disciplines such as philosophy, the humanities and the social sciences. The Society is open to all interested in partaking in this dialogue.

As the name suggests, it is an association whose members approach dental ethics and law from many professional and discipline perspectives.

  • oral health professionals who deliver care to patients;
  • lawyers, regulators, administrators who provide framework and management;
  • educators, writers, and researchers;
  • in the fields of dentistry, philosophy, the humanities and social sciences.

The purpose IDEALS is to provide an opportunity for such a diverse group to exchange ideas, to share research and debate experiences in ethics and law as they relate to dentistry.



Registration document: Registration-IDEALS-Congress-2022

Fill in the document and send it back to participate in the congress.


Flyer of the congress 2022: Flyer



FORMAT: The IDEALS meeting can include Oral presentations (no time limit) and Panel Discussions. 

LANGUAGE: The Congress will be conducted mainly in English and all PowerPoint slides must be in English.

ABSTRACTS (max 250 words) preferably in English and sent as a Word document with the following information: Title of Paper, Presenter [LAST NAME, First name]:   

 Email address of the presenter, Category – ethics, law, both, other (humanities, religion, public health, etc.)

Send abstracts or questions about presentations to: .Please include ABSTRACT in the subject of the email.

Early submissions are encouraged. If you require confirmation that your abstract has been accepted before you can attend the Congress or make your travel bookings, please indicate in your submission. Feedback will be sent but the format will be given after all abstracts are reviewed.




What you should know about Leuven

The best way to find out about Leuven is to surf the Internet and Briefly –

It is an ancient city dating from the 9th century with it is known for its cultural history and its university. KU Leuven is nearly 600 years old and is the oldest Catholic University in the world still functioning.

Leuven, population just over 100,000, is located 25 kilometres east of Brussels. Sebastien Artois started brewing in Leuven in 1708 and the beer Stella Artois is still brewed in Leuven. During early September the climate is mild and pleasant for walking in the ancient lanes and relaxing in the outdoor cafes absorbing the atmosphere of the city.


The Congress Venue

The Faculty Club is situated on the edge of the city (1.5 km from the centre). It is located in a restored 13th-16th century building in the Great Beguinage (Groot Begijnhopf) of Leuven – a UNESCO world heritage site.

The lectures and meetings will be held in various rooms at this venue.

Accommodation must be booked directly with the hotel. There are many hotels located within 15 minutes’ walk of the venue. To find a list of Hotels and other accommodation check (click on “Overnight”)

Congress Dinner will also be held at the Faculty Club on Thursday evening. 

 More Information

If you need further assistance, contact Yvo Vermylen


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