IDEALS - International Dental Ethics and Law Society

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.

About Leuven

Leuven 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. For more information go to and

congress venue

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. Congress Dinner will also be held at the Faculty Club on Friday evening. Dress code is business informal and guests are welcome. The cost for the dinner is €100.

Where to stay in Leuven?

Leuven is an attractive city. The period after the big holiday (July-August) is ideal to discover the city. The Museums, the cultural heritage and the University attract a lot of tourists. Even though there are 50 hotels in Leuven, it is advisable to book a stay in advance. Accomodation must be booked directly with the hotel. There are several hotels within a 15 minutes walk of the venue.
To find an hotel in Leuven – go to “TRIVAGO” or “EXPEDIA” Hotel Leuven
or www.visit (click on "overnight")
The Begijnhof Hotel - next to the Congress site. Average price for 3 nights is +- 359 Euro-single room Ibis hotel +- 296 Euro New Damshire Hotel +- 357 Euro free cancellation The best thing you can do is check if a free cancellation is possible. This can usually take up to 1 to 2 weeks before your arrival. Some hotels offer a full refund in case of cancellation if you take some kind of insurance (additional cost of +- 60-70 EURO) - see Begijnhof Hotel on expedia

Congress Fees & Key Contact

Congress Fee Full registration includes coffee breaks, buffet lunches, Wednesday evening reception, and all congress papers. * Prior to July 15, 2020 250 * After July 15, 2020 300 * Students 200 *Day registration is also available. For details see Registration. More Information If you need further assistance, contact Yvo Vermylen

Belgium Congress 2022

8-10 September 2022

Past Congress Papers & IDEALS Bulletin

Abstracts from past Congresses and past editions of the IDEALS Bulletin

IDEALS Documents

Meetings, Minutes, Reports, Statements, etc

Recent publications

Papers and presentation from members and recommendations for further reading


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