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LET'S GO DIGITAL IN PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

REGISTER NOW
Earlybird registration
until 1 December 2022

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Welcome Message

Dear colleagues,

We take great pleasure in inviting you to join us for the 3rd EAPD Athena Master Class for
Paediatric Dentists, which will take place in Jerusalem, Israel, February 15-16, 2023.
As in previous meetings, this Master Class will provide the opportunity to meet your peers and
learn from them. At the same time, you will be able to meet other members from all over the
world, forging connections for the future.
It is time for evidenced-based strategies and new research!
We invite you to the beautiful Jerusalem and make your stay most special and enjoyable.
We encourage you to join us in Jerusalem, to benefit from a stimulating and challenging
scientific program and to experience the rich history and vibrant lifestyle in a city in the heart of
Israel.

 

With best wishes

 

MASTER-CLASS COMMITTEE:


EAPD Coordinators


Aviv Shmueli
Faculty of Dental Medicine, The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine

 

Esti Davidovich
President, Israeli Society of Dentistry for Children

 

EAPD Secretary
Sotiria Gizani


Project Coordinator, Board and Council EAPD
Nick A. Lygidakis

 
Meet the Organizing Committee

MASTER-CLASS COMMITTEE

 

Aviv Shmueli

Faculty of Dental Medicine,
The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine

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COORDINATORS

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Esti Davidovich

President, Israeli Society of

Dentistry for Children

EAPD Secretary
Sotiria Gizani


Project Coordinator, Board and Council EAPD
Nick A. Lygidakis

 
Conference Information

Conference Venues

Ramada Hotel, Jerusalem, Israel

​Accommodates all conference requirements under one roof. Located at the entrance to Jerusalem and within easy access from the airport & Ein Karem where the Hebrew University and School of Dental Medicine is housed.
A few minutes walk from the light rail with a line to the city center.
Additional hotels and hostels within walking distance.
Conference rates available for pre-and post-stays.

The Hebrew University - Hadassah School of Dental Medicine

The Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine was founded in 1953 as a joint initiative of the Hebrew University, Hadassah and the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity. The faculty provides the highest standard of Dental Medicine through a comprehensive approach involving the training of dentists and dental auxiliary professionals, extensive community outreach programs and innovative research into dental diseases, application of new technologies in the field and extensive research in the craniofacial complex.

 

Official Language
The official language of the Conference is English. 

 

Passports and Visas

Prior to booking your flight ticket, please ensure that your passport is valid until 17 August, 2023. Participants from some countries require a visa to enter Israel. We suggest that you check this with your travel agent or on the website of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Letter of Invitation

Upon request, the Secretariat will send a personal letter of invitation to participate in the Conference. It should be understood that such an invitation is only meant to assist participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa and does not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee.

Flights

Participants should book their flights to Ben Gurion International Airport (near Tel Aviv).

Climate

February is the last month it regularly snows in Jerusalem. During 0.3 snowfall days, Jerusalem aggregates 1mm (0.04") of snow. In Jerusalem, Israel, during the entire year, snow falls for 0.5 days, and aggregates up to 4mm (0.16") of snow.

Important Notes

Personal travel, luggage and health insurance are recommended. Please purchase this from your local travel agent. Kindly note the organizers and other sponsors cannot be responsible for participants lacking appropriate insurance coverage in case of need. 

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About Israel

The State of Israel gained independence in 1948, and is a democratic society with 8.5 million inhabitants. It is home to Jews, Arabs (Muslim and Christian), Bedouin, Druze, amongst others.

Geographically, it is a small country, and is comprised of areas and climates that differ vastly from one another.  It has the humid and warm western Mediterranean coastal plain, the cool mountains of the Galilee in the north, the dry hills of Judea in the east and the extremely hot Negev Desert in the south.

 

Within its small perimeters, Israel is abundant in fascinating archeological and Biblical sites, such as Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, Masada, Tiberias, Acre, Jaffa, Sea of Galilee, and many more. Israel has a rich history, going back more than 3000 years: the Canaanite period, Kingdoms of Judah and Israel, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine Empires, Islamic, Crusader, Mamluk, Ottoman and British periods, have each left their marks.

 

In the last century, Israel has seen the revival of the Hebrew language and the evolution of a flourishing culture, including literature, music, dance and art. Throughout those years, universities, research centers and scientific institutes were established, and a sophisticated high-tech industry was formed. In Israel one may encounter different multi-faceted cultures, from modern cosmopolitan cities, such as Tel Aviv, to Israel's unique communal society, the Kibbutz. Israel's cuisine reflects its multicultural society based on different food traditions from all over the world. From falafel stands to gourmet restaurants, Israel offers a wide spectrum of Mediterranean, Oriental, European and Asian food as well as a variety of refined, locally produced wines.

About Jerusalem

Jerusalem draws large numbers of visitors (local and international) annually and has a well-developed tourism industry that makes the city a premier conference destination. 

 

Jerusalem is

  • sacred to the three monotheistic religions

  • one of the most fascinating cities in the world

  • a unique combination of ancient history, spiritual sanctity and colorful 

  • one of the oldest cities in the world with a history going back 4000 years

  • easily accessible

  • exceptionally visitor-friendly with a network of buses and a light rail system that connects one end of the city to the other

Tel Aviv
Jaffa (Old City)
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Tel Aviv-Rotschild Blvd
Akko port
Olives
Jerusalem
Masada
Empty Old City
Hurva Synagogue Jerusalem
Busy Market

Photo credit:

Zoli Keller

Dana Friedlander

Itamar Grinberg

Vered Versano

 
Transportation

Flights

Participants should book their flights to Ben Gurion International Airport (near Tel Aviv). The airport is located approximately 50km from the conference venue.

 

Arrival Information

Transportation from Ben Gurion International Airport to Jerusalem By private taxi or driver.

Taxis to Jerusalem are available outside of the Arrivals Hall (Level G) at Ben Gurion Airport at the approximate cost of NIS300 (around US$90) and the average trip takes 50-60 minutes.

If you would like to pre-order a private driver, please contact the Secretariat at athena.reg@target-conferences.com

Note that for private taxis the pick-up point is at Gate 23, level 2 at the airport.

 

By sharing transfer (seat in a car) – NESHER.

There is a shared shuttle service available at approximately US$20 p/person. Note that there may be a waiting time (till the car fills up). The Nesher stand can be found on Level G as one leaves the arrivals hall at Ben Gurion Airport.

 

By train

Trains are available outside of the Arrivals Hall on Level G. The trains run every 30 minutes and the journey takes 22 minutes. You need to disembark at the Yitzhak Navon station. From there you need to take a cab to the hotel (short distance).

 

Departure information

Please check how long in advance you need to be at the airport in order to go through security control and check in. The recommended time is usually 3 hours prior to expected departure flight.

 

Reservations for a shared transfer – NESHER – can be made via the front desk at the hotel. Note that reservations should be made by Wednesday, latest Thursday as the Nesher office does not operate on a Friday and Saturday.

Taxis can also be booked by the hotel concierge 24/7 – no advance booking is required.

 
COVID-19 REGULATIONS FOR ENTRY INTO ISRAEL  
From May 23, 2022

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO ISRAEL HAVE BEEN RELAXED AS OF MAY 23, 2022.

We still encourage you to always check official website to make sure you comply with all requirements:

Ministry of Health - State of Israel: https://corona.health.gov.il/en/abroad/arriving-foreign-nationals/

 

ENTRY OF NON-ISRAELI CITIZENS BY AIR

All persons can visit Israel [vaccinated and non-vaccinated]. 

PRE-FLIGHT REQUIREMENTS

  • You DO NOT NEED to present a negative result on a COVID test before boarding a flight to Israel.

  • You DO NOT NEED to have PCR testing upon arrival to Israel, and the isolation is not required.

  • You NEED to complete and submit the entry statement form within 48 hours prior to arrival to Israel. 

  • You NEED to have a health insurance policy with coverage for the treatment of COVID-19.

DEPARTURE OF NON-ISRAELI CITIZENS BY AIR

Check the policy of your destination.

It is your responsibility to inquire about the border policy at your destination and requirements regarding the arrival of foreign nationals, in matters such as pre-arrival COVID tests, arrival statement forms, documentation of your vaccination, or recovery status (COVID certificates), and isolation requirements.  

 

Click here for the guidelines on testing travelers leaving Israel.

 

MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALLOWED TO TRAVEL

If you don't know if you are a confirmed case, or if you must stay in isolation, or whether you are denied international travel, you should check the website of the Immigration and Population Authority.

Confirmed COVID19 cases or individuals who are required to stay in isolation at the time of arrival at the airport will not be allowed to board the flight and will be subject to penalty according to law. ​

 
Timetable

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

All day: Arrivals

Late afternoon: Registration opens

Dinner*

Evening: Tour of the Israel Museum and Shrine of the Book

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Full day: Sessions, Ramada Hotel, Tel Aviv

Dinner*

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Full day**: Hands-on at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dinner*

Friday, February 17, 2023 

Departures/optional extensions/touring, etc.

*as part of board arrangements for those participants that book the conference hotel via Target Conferences

**Limited participation of 50 participants. Confirmation will be on a first-come, first-served basis

 
Registration

Early bird rates until December 1, 2022

REGISTRATION FEES INCLUDE:

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  • Full day: Sessions 

  • 2 lunches and coffee at breaks 

  • Evening tour 

  • Hands-on at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem*

*Limited participation of 50 participants. Confirmation will be on a first-come, first-served basis

PAYMENT

Payment for registration fees may be made by bank transfer*, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners). Registration fees must be pre-paid in full.

 

Bank Transfers should be made to the following account:
Target Conferences Ltd.

Bank Leumi

Ahad Ha'am Branch number 811

31 Montefiore St. Tel Aviv

Account name: Target Conferences Ltd.

Swift: Lumiilit

Account number: 610500/25

IBAN: IL050108110000061050025

 

*Please ensure that the name/s of the participants and meeting name (EAPD Athena) are clearly stated on the bank transfer.
Bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the payer and should be paid at source in addition to the registration fees.

 

CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION:

Up to 30 days prior to arrival – 50% refund

Less than 30 days prior to arrival – no refund

 
Accommodation and Tours

Hotel space has been blocked by Target Conferences at the following hotels:

Ramada Hotel Jerusalem  
(Conference Venue)

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Rates are per room, per night, including breakfast and dinner

Check-in:15:00  //  Check out:11:00

How to Book

Please submit your details via the online accommodation form which will be available soon.

For any questions, please contact the organizers:

Target Conferences Ltd.

Email: athena.reg@target-conferences.com

Tel: +972 3 5175150, Fax: +972 3 5175155

 

Payment

Payment for accommodation reserved directly by Target Conferences is to be made at the time of booking. Payment may be made by bank transfer* or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners)

Bank Transfers are to be made to the following account:

Bank Leumi
Ahad Ha’am Branch Number 811

31 Montefiore Street, Tel Aviv

Account name: Target Conferences Ltd.

Account number: 604900/95

Swift: Lumiilit

IBAN: IL830108110000060490095

*Please ensure that the name/s of the participants and conference name are clearly stated on the bank transfer. Bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the payer and should be paid at source in additional to the sum being transferred.

CANCELLATION OF ACCOMMODATION:

Up to 30 days prior to arrival – full refund less handling fee of US$75 per room

Less than 30 days prior to arrival – full refund less cost of 1 night per room

Less than 15 days prior to arrival – no refund

OPTIONAL PRE and POST CONFERENCE TOURS

Tours are offered to conference participants as follows:

Pre-Conference Tour A

BIBLICAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GALILEE

Monday, February 13, 2023

Start in Nazareth with the Church of Annunciation one of the largest churches in the Middle East. On to Tiberias where you will also enjoy a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Tabgha, site of the miracle with the Fish and Loaves. Return to Jerusalem.
Rate per person: US$100

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Photos  by Stan Ravinsky

Pre-Conference Tour B

JERUSALEM – THE OLD AND THE NEW

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Today’s tour includes a topographical view and explanation of Jerusalem, the Old and the New, as well as the Old City of Jerusalem with the Western (Wailing) Wall, the colorful Arab Market and the Church of Holy Sepulchre.

We will return in time for Registration and the Opening Session.

Rate per person: US$85

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Photos  by Stan Ravinsky

Post-Conference Tour C

MASSADA AND THE DEAD SEA

Friday, February 17, 2023

Full day tour to include Massada, the last stronghold of the Zealots against Rome and an unforgettable dip in the Dead Sea.
Rate per person: US$120

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Photos  by Stan Ravinsky

Rates for tours, based on a minimum of 15 people includes:

  • Travel with a government licensed English speaking guide

  • Entrance fees as per itinerary

  • Pick-up and drop off from official conference hotels

 

Not including:

  • Lunch en route

  • Tips to guide and driver

 

Should there be less than 15 participants per tour, alternative arrangements will be offered whereby participants will be able to join guaranteed group tours.

 

For further accommodations and/or touring in Israel or Petra, please contact the organizers:

Target Conferences Ltd., PO Box 51227, Tel Aviv 6713818

Tel: +972 3 5175150, Fax: +972 3 5175155

 

PAYMENT

Payment for tours reserved directly by Target Conferences is to be made at the time of booking.

 

Bank Transfers are to be made to the following account:

Bank Leumi
Ahad Ha’am Branch Number 811

31 Montefiore Street, Tel Aviv

Account name: Target Conferences Ltd.

Account number: 604900/95

Swift: Lumiilit

IBAN: IL830108110000060490095

 

Please ensure that the name/s of the participants and conference name are clearly stated on the bank transfer. Bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the payer and should be paid at source in additional to the sum being transferred.

 

CANCELLATION OF TOURS:

Up to 30 days prior to arrival – full refund

Less than 30 days prior to arrival – no refund

 

For further information please contact:
Target Conferences Ltd.
PO Box 51227, Tel Aviv, 6713818

Israel

Tel +972 3 5175150

Fax +972 3 5175155

Email: athena.reg@target-conferences.com

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