The recipients from Ireland of the IADH fellowships pictured with outgoing IADH President Prof. Alison Dougall (third from right) were (from left): Sviatlana Anishchuk; Dr Claire Curtin; Dr Siobhan Stapleton; Dr Gillian Smith; and, Dr Danielle McGeown.

The International Association for Disability and Oral Health (IADH) held its 26th international scientific meeting (ISM) in The Palais de Congress D’Issy in Paris in August.
The theme of the congress was ‘quality matters’, reflecting the inequalities in outcomes for people with disabilities. The conference was attended by over 480 international delegates from over 30 countries. Prof. Alison Dougall is the outgoing President of the IADH and its first Irish President. A total of 17 delegates from Ireland attended the meeting.
During the congress, the IADH awarded 30 honorary fellowships for the first time. The fellowship award was based on assessment of the clinician’s activity and impact in clinical practice, education, research, and advocacy/community outreach. Five Irish delegates were awarded a fellowship: Dr Siobhan Stapleton; Dr Danielle McGeown; Dr Claire Curtin; Dr Gillian Smith; and, dental hygienist Sviatlana Anishchuk.
The next IADH ISM will be held in September 2024 in Seoul, Korea. The Irish Society for Disability and Oral Health (ISDH) successfully won the competitive bid to bring the 28th international conference to Dublin in 2026. For more information, visit: www.iadh.org.