Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedic Association of Nepal (ODOAN) organized 3rd International Orthodontic Conference and Trade exhibition at Nepal Tourism Board Auditorium on 21-22, September,2013 with theme Embrace Orthodontics With Nature. The conference was marked with key note lectures from APOS President Prof.Kazuo Tanne, Prof.Hee Moon Kyung, Prof. OP Kharbanda, Prof.Noriaki Yoshida and prof. Nikhilesh Vaid and lectures from different invited speakers. The delegates were from Nepal as well as India, Japan, Bangladesh ,Korea and Taiwan. The parallel PG session was conducted for poster and paper presentation to encourage students.
The inauguration of the conference was done by Honorable Health Secretary Prof. Praveen Mishra, who is the founder president of ODOAN too. Prof. Kazuo Tanne was invited o the dias in the capacity of APOS president among other dignitaries. APOS Trends chief editor Dr.Nikhilesh Vaid presented plaque of appreciation to APOS president and ODOAN president during the inauguration ceremony.
The Gala night was conducted at hotel Yak and Yeti with different social events. ODOAN presented token of friendship to APOS president Prof. Tanne, IOS president Elect Dr. Joseph Varghese, KAO ECM to APOS Prof.Hee Moon Kyung, BOS General secretary Prof. Zakir Hossain, JOS representative prof. Noriaki Yoshida and APOS trends chief editor Dr.Nikhilesh Vaid. In the gala night there were cultural performances from Dental students.
There were total 140 participants and eleven trade exhibitors from home and abroad.
ODOAN president: Dr.Anjana Rajbhandari
Vice President: Dr.Prakash Bhattarai
Conference Organizing chairman: Dr.Rabindra Man Shrestha
Conference Organizing Secretary: Dr.Dashrath Kafle