Prof Uribe has been elected President for the period 2020-2022 of the e-oral Health Network, succeeding Prof Fernando Neves from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.
"It is a privilege to serve the e-oral health network and I am very grateful for the leadership of those who preceded me, Prof Neves from Brazil and Prof Mariño from Australia. It is a great opportunity to contribute to this network and make visible in the dental community the advances in technology that allow us to deliver health, regardless of distance and physical barriers. This is even more relevant in the times we are living in, with a global pandemic. However, this situation also allows us to experience how millions of people are living in a permanent lockdown, either for health reasons or in remote communities," said Dr Uribe.
The e-oral Health Network is a network composed mostly of researchers and young professionals from 20 Divisions and Sections around the world, who give their talent and energy to improve oral health through information technologies, such as teledentistry, games and other mobile applications.
Along with Dr Uribe, the new officers are:
Vice President: Dr Mohammed Shorab, 2020 Australian/New Zealand
Secretary: Dr Janneke Francisca Maria Scheerman, 2023 Continental European, Inholland University
Treasurer: Dr Nicolas Giraudeau, 2020 Continental European, University of Montpellier
Councilor(s): Dr Harsh Priya, 2023 Indian, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
We would like to extend an invitation to all students at any stage in their education, researchers from both academic and industrial settings, and oral health professionals, to join the e-OHN, share their expertise, learn from one another and disseminate and discuss their research findings – for the advancement of knowledge in e-oral health and related research areas.
About the e-oral Health Network
The e-Oral Health Network has put together an international, interdisciplinary team of researchers and oral health professionals to increase research capacity in the fields of oral health Information, Communication Technologies (ICT) and its related applications. With the overall goal of creating a forum and opportunities, via the various research and knowledge transfer activities of its members, to support clinical and public health interventions, as well as educational strategies that use ICT tools and technologies such as teledentistry as a vehicle to improve oral health. Worldwide, and under IADR’s umbrella the Network will offer opportunities for research collaboration with recognized experts in the field of ehealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT. The network will share experiences and information in regard to ongoing projects and research results with other IADR scientific groups and their members and hope to advance the knowledge in this field. More at https://www.e-oralhealth.org/
About the IADR
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 10,000 individual members worldwide, dedicated to driving dental, oral and craniofacial research to advance health and well-being worldwide through discovery and dissemination. More at https://www.iadr.org/