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Next year’s European Orthodontic Society Congress will be held in Nice in France. (Photograph: Boris Stroujko/Shutterstock)
Yvonne Bachmann, DTI

By Yvonne Bachmann, DTI

Wed. 20 June 2018

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EDINBURGH, UK: While this year’s European Orthodontic Society (EOS) Congress is still running, the members of the EOS are already planning far ahead. With Nice in France, Hamburg in Germany, Oslo in Norway, Limassol in Cyprus and Athens in Greece, the organisers have chosen to take participating orthodontists to extraordinary places that are world-famous for their flair and hospitality.

With this year’s location, Edinburgh, the members of the EOS decided on a place that seems to have had a very positive impact on many orthodontists’ decision to attend the congress. Talking to attendees makes it clear that this city is a very attractive spot to combine education and vacation. Those who are planning to return to the event in the future can already schedule their trips owing to a well-organised EOS event plan. The society has announced the places and dates for the next five annual congresses.

In 2019, the EOS Congress will take place in Nice. To be held from 17 to 22 June at the Nice Acropolis Convention Centre, the event will address genetic research, among other topics. The Sheldon Friel Memorial Lecture will be given by orthodontist Dr Carine Carels, a professor at KU Leuven in Belgium.

In Nice, on the French Riviera, visitors will find various places of interest. The Promenade des Anglais is a pedestrian area that follows the curve of the Baie des Anges beaches. The seaside esplanade is lined with palm trees. Other attractions include the Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain [museum of modern and contemporary art], the monastery Monastère Notre Dame de Cimiez and the Colline du Château park.

The 96th Congress of the European Orthodontic Society will be held in Hamburg from 10 to 14 June 2020 and focus on the role of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopaedics and on bones in orthodontics”. The venue, the Congress Center Hamburg, is centrally located and enables participants not only to take part in the event’s social programme but also to explore the city and its famous sights on their own. Highlights of the Hanseatic city are the harbour and the famous, only recently inaugurated, Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

“For many, Hamburg is Germany’s finest city—a cosmopolitan host open to change. It is a great honour for me and our organising committee to host this event in Germany for the 12th time,” stated Prof. Bärbel Kahl-Nieke, Director of the Department of Orthodontics at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and EOS President-elect 2020.

For 2021, the EOS is inviting members and non-members to Limassol. From 31 May to 5 June, the Spyros Kyprianou Palais des Sports will be open to international orthodontists looking for educational and networking opportunities. The cosmopolitan hub of Cyprus is located on the Mediterranean Sea and well known for its restored old town centre. Among other sights, visitors can explore Kolossi Castle built in 1210, Aphrodite’s Rock, where the goddess Aphrodite is said to have emerged from the waves, and one of Cyprus’s most spectacular archaeological sites, the ancient city-kingdom of Kourion.

Oslo will be welcoming the orthodontic community in 2022. Although the dates have not been announced yet, regular congress attendees may already want to do some research on the city, which offers a variety of attractions, including the Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, TusenFryd amusement park, and Holmenkollen ski museum and tower.

Taking place in 2023 in Athens, one of the oldest cities in the world, the 99th edition of the EOS Congress should be on the event list of all orthodontists who are history buffs. Must-see places include the famous Acropolis, a large hill that lies in the centre of the city and contains a cluster of ancient ruins, the Panathenaic Stadium, an ancient multi-purpose stadium that hosted the first-ever Olympic Games in 1896, and Plaka, a historic district of Athens known as the “Neighbourhood of the Gods” with small labyrinthine streets.

Regular congress attendees will be travelling to five of the most popular places in Europe over the next several years. Once again, the EOS has chosen venues that offer a delightful combination of business and travel.

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