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2019 IFDH House of Delegates Business Meeting, Monday August 12 – Wednesday August 14, 2019, Rydges South Bank Brisbane Hotel, South Brisbane, Australia

The 2019 IFDH House of Delegates Business Meeting is approaching quickly. Make your association plans as soon as possible!

Included below is much important information and deadlines (in chronological order).


See schedule for the week.

  • Monday, August 12th
    • Evening Welcome Reception at Rydges South Bank Brisbane Hotel
  • Tuesday August 13th
    • HoD Business Meeting at Rydges South Bank Brisbane Hotel
    • BBQ Dinner at the Gallery of Modern Art, Rooftop Terrace
  • Wednesday, August 14th
    • HoD Business Meeting & Committee Meetings at Rydges South Bank Brisbane Hotel
    • Outback Spectacular night - 3 course dinner + Drinks and Outback Spectacular show on the Gold Coast (optional and separate pre-paid fee on the HoD Registration Form)
    • …and networking with dental hygienists from 32 countries around the world!

View the flyer with details on the dinners.

New Delegates? (Deadline: December 31, 2018)

Since it is the end of the year, some organizations are holding elections. If you have elected a new delegate, please email Laikisha at your new delegates’ contact information before December 31, 2018, so we can update our files and website.

Request for Visa (Deadline: December 31, 2018)

It may be necessary to officially invite your delegates in order to may apply for a visa to leave the country. It is the responsibility of the delegate to apply for their own visa and allow enough time for processing. If your delegates require official invitations, contact Jemma Hampel at by December 31, 2018.

Hotel & Reservations (Reserve as soon as possible)

Enviably located in the heart of Brisbane’s arts and entertainment precinct, Rydges South Bank Brisbane Hotel has a wide range of attractions on its doorstep including the South Bank Parklands and direct access to the ISDH venue - the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The South Bank train station is also just a few minutes away and is an affordable way to travel to any number of tourist attractions around the city.

Book your hotel accommodation here as soon as possible!

  • Queen Room - ONLY $170 US ($234 AU), taxes included!
  • Superior Queen Room - ONLY $185 US ($254 AU), taxes included!

For further questions regarding your accommodation at Rydges South Bank Brisbane, please contact Jemma Hampel at or 07 3255 1002.

Who Are Your Delegates and Translator? (before January 31, 2019)

Each Full Association Member is allowed:

  • Up to 2 delegates
  • 1 Translator and
  • 1 Observer

Each Allied Association Member is allowed:

  • Up to 2 Observers

Please fill in the Attendee Form and email it to Laikisha at before January 31, 2019.

World Dental Hygienist Awards (Due January 14th)

The IFDH-Sunstar World Dental Hygienist Awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner to dental hygienists who have made significant contributions to research or community projects. Dental hygienists or dental hygiene students are eligible to apply for these awards. Applications are due to Sunstar by January 14, 2019. Please click here for details and alert your members.

Registration (Deadline January 31st)

  • Individual Registration rate for the HoD Business Meeting $350 US and includes 10% tax. This fee applies to HoDs, Observers and Translators.
    • The deadline to register is January 31st, 2019. Please fill in the Attendee Form and email it to Laikisha at before January 31, 2019.
    • International Symposium (ISDH) registration is not included in the HOD Business Meeting Registration.

Motions (Due April 15th)

Per the IFDH Bylaws Section 5.2(D): Meetings Procedures:

  • All motions to be considered by the House of Delegates may only be presented to the House of Delegates by:
    • A Financial Association (Full) Member;
    • The President, or his or her designee who must also be a member of the Board, on behalf of the Board, and/or
    • Committees.
  • All motions to be considered at the House of Delegates in-person meeting, are to be on the Motion Form and emailed to the Board c/o Peter Anas at by April 15, 2019 (four months prior to the meeting).
  • An updated copy of the IFDH Bylaws and Motion Form are also on the secure section of the website

Nominations for Board of Directors (Due May 20th)

In order to nominate someone as a candidate for the Board of Directors offices, please review the criteria before completing the Nominations Form. Nominations should be received from Full Association Members (only) by May 20, 2016.

Country Report (Due May 20th)

Each Association Member country will be required to prepare a Country Report by May 20, 2019. Country reports are 1-2 page reports (typed and in English) that each member country provides summarizing key activities of its association, including its involvement in IFDH programs. The reports will become part of the packet of information that goes on the secure site and is included in the Agenda for the meeting.


The 2019 International Symposium on Dental Hygiene will be held the day following the HoD Business meeting with:

Please contact Executive Director Peter Anas if you have any questions.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Australia!

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