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

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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 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. The conference organizers have taken many rooms in option and this option expires on July 1, 2020. We look forward to welcoming you all to our city. The Begijnhof Hotel - next to the Congress site. We have an option on 35 rooms for the period 2/9 till 5/9. A single room will cost +- 152 Euro (during the week) and +- 112 Euro (during the weekend) Always per night/ room A double room costs +- 172 Euro or +- 132 Euro. The option is until the 1st of July 2020 Congress participants will book their own room. Click on 'Where to stay in Leuven?' to access the booking form, once complete, send it via e-mail to the hotel () The New Damshire hotel – 500m from Congress Site We have an option of 15 rooms Single room night/room - +- 110 Euro/Night Double room night/room +- 125 Euro Booking via E-mail is possible: IF you should book an hotel in the centre of the city – you can take the bus to the conference site

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 €450 * After July 15, 2020 €525 * Members of IDEALS €380 * Students €300 *Day registration is also available. For details see Registration. More Information If you need further assistance, contact Yvo Vermylen

Belgium Congress 2020

3-5 September 

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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