What are the official dates of the 2018 IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition?
The meeting dates are Wednesday, July 25 through Saturday, July 28, 2018.


What organizations are hosting this conference?
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the Pan European Region of the IADR


Where is the conference taking place?
ExCeL London Convention Center
Royal Victoria Dock
1 Western Gateway
London E16 1XL
United Kingdom

Entrance: East entrance 
Prince Regent DLR


What does my registration include?
Your IADR/PER General Session registration provides you full access to the General Session, scientific sessions, poster/oral sessions, the Exhibition and more. Name badges will be checked at all sessions and events.

Some featured events during the IADR/PER General Session include:

  • Poster and Oral Presentations
  • Symposia, Lunch & Learning and Hands-on Workshops (some require advance registration)
  • IADR/PER Opening Ceremonies and Awards Program
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018:  5 p.m. (Auditorium, Level 0)
  • Distinguished Lecture Series (Auditorium, Level 0)
    Thursday, July 27, 2018, 9:45 a.m.: Jens Juul Holst, "The Gut – Its Role in the Development of Obesity and Diabetes"
    Friday, July 28, 2018, 9:45 a.m.: Peter S. Ungar, "Evolution’s Bite: Using Teeth to Reconstruct Diets of Human Ancestors"


Which sessions should I attend?
The IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition is designed to provide a variety of sessions to suit the diverse interests of dental researchers, university Instructors, dental practitioners, dental students, industry representatives and anyone with an interest in oral, craniofacial and dental research at every career level. To help you plan your General Session activities, descriptions of the types of sessions offered, as well as specific information about this year’s program, are provided in the meeting app and also the printed Program Book (which is inside of your meeting bag). You can use the meeting app to sort by keyword or Scientific Group/Network to narrow down sessions of interest. Also check recommended sessions based upon your Group/Network membership.


Where can I find the locations of the session rooms?
Upon checking in at the registration counters, you will receive a Program Book that lists all the session locations. The session rooms are also listed in the meeting app. The IADR Registration Counters are located in S11, ExCel London Convention Center Level 1.


Where can I find the abstracts?
Abstracts can be viewed within the General Session App or on the online meeting planner.


I am having issues with the app. Where can I get help?
For support contact Zerista Support within the app or visit Zerista Suport can help with downloading and navigating the app, setting up your profile, password retrieval and general technical support. 

If you are having issues logging in be sure to check the following before contacting zerista support:

  • In 2016/2017, if you attended an IADR or AADR meeting, use the same username and password.
  • If you preregistered for the General Session, check your email for an invite to the app.
  • If you registered onsite and did not attend any 2016 or 2017 IADR Meetings, you can create a new account


I’m attending the IADR/PER General Session to give an oral presentation/symposia – where do I check or turn in my presentation slides?
All speakers (oral, symposia and poster discussion) should visit the Speaker Ready Room, located in Capitol Lounge 4 on Level 2 of the ExCel London Convention Center to provide their PowerPoint presentations to the AV Tech via USB Flash Drive (i.e., memory stick). The Speaker Ready Room will be open during the following hours:

  • Tuesday, July 24; 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 25; 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (peak usage: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • Thursday, July 26; 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (peak usage: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • Friday, July 27; 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (peak usage: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
  • Saturday, July 28; 7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.


I’m attending the IADR/PER General Session to present a poster; do I need to check in? When do I set up/take down my poster?
Yes, you should plan to check in at the IADR Registration Counters and receive your meeting materials (badge, meeting bag and Program Book).

Poster presentations will take place in Hall on the following dates:

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Saturday, July 28, 2018

Poster set up on each of the days listed above is from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. Posters will be viewed by meeting delegates and then posters must be removed at the times below in the chart on the same day of your presentation.

Day of Presentation Mount Posters Poster Viewing Time Remove Posters
Thursday, July 26 Thursday, July 26
7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Thursday, July 26
8 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 26
5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27 Friday, July 27
7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Friday, July 27 
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, July 27 
5 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 28 Saturday, July 28
7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Saturday, July 28
8 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 28
1:45 p.m. – 2 p.m.


How do I collect my continuing education credits and/or print my certificate of attendance for the IADR/PER General Session?
Computers to log your Continuing Education (CE) credits and also print your certificate of attendance for the IADR/PER General Session will be located in the Registration area. All CE credits must be entered online, but a tracking sheet will be provided in the Program Book for you to log your sessions. If you do not have time to visit these computers while at the General Session, the link to log CE credits and print certificates of attendance will be available on the website at after the meeting.



Where and when can I pick up my materials for the IADR/PER General Session?
Meeting badges and session tickets will be available upon check in at the IADR Registration Counters in Room S11 on Level one of the ExCel London Convention Center. Onsite registration hours are listed below:

  • Tuesday, July 24; 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 25; 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 26; 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Friday, July 27; 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 28; 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.


When is the Exhibit Hall open?
The Exhibit Hall, located in Room S10 on Level 1 of the ExCel London Convention Center, will be open during the hours listed below:

  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

General Session attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibit hall to meet the IADR exhibitors and learn the science and technology behind their products. Meeting badges are required to gain entrance to the Exhibit Hall.


Can I take photos of posters or slides in sessions?

Because of the sensitive nature of unpublished research findings, taking photographs and audio or visual recording of oral sessions, including PowerPoint slides and other projected images or poster presentations is strictly prohibited.

Audio and video recordings are strictly prohibited without the written permission of the IADR Global Headquarters. IADR does not permit the photography or electronic capture of scientific sessions in meeting rooms or the Exhibit Hall, including photographing colleagues against the backdrop of scientific posters on display without the expressed consent of the presenting author(s).

Any photographs or filming of sessions made by IADR are to enable a formal record of the proceedings and may be used in news reports or future promotional material by IADR.  IADR will not allow third parties to use IADR material. If you have any queries about this  then please do speak to a member of staff at the meeting


What is appropriate attire for the IADR/PER General Session?
Attire for the General Session is business casual. Appropriate wear includes a light jacket, sweater, turtleneck, open-collar or no-collar tops, slacks and comfortable shoes. It is suggested you have a sweater with you since the temperature may be cold in some meeting rooms.


Will there be a coat/bag check available?
A coat/bag check will be available for General Session attendees in the Cloakroom on Level 1, and will be open during the hours listed below:

  • Wednesday, July 25; 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 26; 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, July 27; 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 28; 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.


My family will be attending the IADR/PER General Session with me; can they come to the sessions?
Spouses and guests are welcome to register for the General Session as accompanying persons. Accompanying persons are non-dentists, non-researchers, non-IADR members who may be traveling with a meeting delegate and who have no scientific or educational interest in the meeting. Meeting delegates' students, lab technicians, colleagues, past IADR members, co-authors, dental product company employees, etc., do not qualify as accompanying persons and are required to pay the appropriate registration fee if they wish to attend.

Accompanying persons are not eligible to receive Continuing Education credits and will not receive a certificate of attendance for the meeting.

If your accompanying person wishes to hear your presentation, he or she must register and pay a $66 fee and receive a special color-coded ribbon on site. The ribbon will admit an accompanying person to for one day of the meeting only and will not be honored at any other time during the meeting.

Anyone who wishes to attend more than one day of the meeting is considered to have more than a "personal" interest in dental research and will be required to pay the appropriate registration fee.

Children under 18 years of age may attend the meeting at no cost provided they are accompanied by a registered delegate at all times. Children may access the exhibit hall and poster sessions, but may not attend oral sessions (including Symposia, Hands-on Workshops and Lunch & Learning events). A complimentary accompanying person badge must be requested onsite at the IADR Registration Counters.