November 1

Update on the 9th International Orthodontics Congress (9th IOC)

November 1, 2019

Written by Professor Takashi Ono, Congress Chairman of 9th IOC

Preparations are now in full swing for the 9th IOC to be held in Yokohama, Japan in 2020. The 9th IOC will be held jointly with the 12th Asian Pacific Orthodontic Conference (APOC) and the 79th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthodontic Society (JOS).

We look forward to welcoming many of our Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society (APOS) colleagues as we plan for an APOS session have arranged for a special registration category for APOS fellows. Social events are scheduled so that everyone can enjoy the culture and cuisine of Yokohama and Japan, including the Residents’ Forum on Day 2, October 5.

In this report, we would like to share some of the details and we hope as many of you will be able to attend the Congress.

Congress dates: October 4 (Sun.) – 7 (Wed.), 2020
Venue: PACIFICO Yokohama (Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Congress Chairman: Takashi Ono (Professor, Orthodontic Science, Graduate School of Medical & Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
Theme: Broadening the Vision in Orthodontics: Orthodontics as the starting point for health science

Program highlights: 

The Doctors’ Program will feature 30 themes:
3D and Digital / Adjunct / Airway / Aligner / Biology / Biomechanics / Bone /
Brackets / Class II Tx / Class III Tx / CLP / Craniofacial Disorder /
Craniofacial Growth / Dx / Early Tx / EBM / Eruption Disorders / Face / Genetics /
Interdisciplinary Tx and Adult Orthodontics / Open Bite Tx / Oral Physiology /
OSAS / Patient Management / Pbs in TM / Perio / Smile / Surgery / TADs / TMJ

The Allied Health Professional’s Program will be convened on 5 themes:
Practice Management / Marketing / New Digital Technology /
Special Needs Patients / Myofunctional Therapy

The program will also feature an APOS session.

World Village Day 

World Village Day is a unique part of the IOC. This is where World Federal Orthodontists’ (WFO) affiliate organizations from around the world host different programs and have the opportunity to showcase their own country’s research achievements and clinical case studies. At the 9th IOC, 24 countries/regions will be participating in World Village Day.

October in Yokohama is one of the best seasons in Japan. We welcome all to enjoy good food, the arts and festivals at the beginning of autumn whilst gaining and sharing the latest scientific information in our field.

The details of pre-registration can be found below and we look forward to meeting many of you in Yokohama for the 9th IOC in October, 2020!

Key dates for Pre-Registration: 

Early Registration period: Up to May 31, 2020
Late Registration period: June 1 to September 27, 2020

APOS fellows will enjoy special registration rates.

Please register for the 9th IOC Congress through the website address below:

For details on category criteria, please visit the Registration page of the 9th IOC website.

Call for Abstracts: Abstract submission will be launched around October, 2019. We welcome abstract submissions from colleagues and affiliated institutions in the Asia Pacific and all around the world. Once the submission site is ready, we will post a notice on the website, so please make sure to check the website frequently for the latest information. 

Accommodations in Yokohama: Special rates have been secured at range of hotels in the Yokohama area, to match various budgets. A dedicated website for 9th IOC hotel reservations will open in January, 2020.  

9th IOC Official Website: 

Social Events:  

The Local Organizing Committee has formulated plans for the social events that we believe will provide a fun environment for all of the participants. Delicious cuisine and special entertainment will be featured, reflecting the diversity of Yokohamawhere traditional Japanese and internationally cosmopolitan aspects are intertwined 

Welcome Reception / President’s Reception: October 4 (Sun.), 2020 

PACIFICO Yokohama, Exhibition Hall 
Included in the Congress Registration fee 

International Reception: October 5 (Mon.), 2020 

Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu, Queen’s Grand Ballroom 
¥16,000 (approx. US$145) 

Students/Post Grad Reception / Residents’ Forum: October 5 (Mon.), 2020 

Venue and Fee: TBA

Gala Dinner: October 6 (Tue.), 2020 

Yokohama Royal Park Hotel, Grand Ballroom Hoh-Shoh 
¥22,000 (approx. US$200) 



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