Editor’s pickIDEM 2020 to be a Digital Experience


With the desire to meet the dental community’s need for continuous education and learning, the Singapore Dental Association, together with Koelnmesse, co-organisers of IDEM 2020, will present the 11th edition of the International Dental Exhibition and Meeting (IDEM 2020) as a wholly digital experience.

“We take the progression of the COVID-19 virus pandemic very seriously and prioritise the health and wellbeing of our partners, attendees and the overall dental community,” says Mathias Kuepper, managing director of Koelnmesse. “Accordingly, for the 2020 edition of IDEM, we will adapt it into a digital format to meet suggestions made by relevant authorities.”

IDEM 2020 will shift to an online platform for this edition alone, permitting participants from across the globe to safely connect, network and engage. The platform will provide exhibitors with the opportunity to showcase their products and solutions, as well as offer pre-recorded and live-streamed conference sessions. Dental professionals can still acquire Continuing Education (CE) Points, verified by the Singapore Dental Council, by viewing pre-recorded and live-streamed educational sessions and lectures.

"Despite the situation we have with a constantly evolving global pandemic, through IDEM 2020 we still strive to connect with the dental community,” says Dr. Lim Lii, president of the Singapore Dental Association. “With this adapted format, we remain committed to providing adequate courses in a safe and responsible manner, and are confident that our attendees worldwide will be able to effectively engage, learn, gain valuable insights, and qualify for CE points."

The details of IDEM 2020 digital experience will be put in place over the coming weeks, and participants are encouraged to monitor for updates at www.idem-singapore.com.

IDEM 2020 was scheduled to take place at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. It will return to Singapore in its established format for the next edition.