All Members below the age of 40 are considered Young CED-IADR Members and can become CED-IADR Ambassadors in the country of their affiliation. The ‘Young CED-IADR’ project aims at supporting students and young researchers who want to become established in the research field. The Ambassadors’ role is to promote oral health research in their country and CED-IADR’s involvement therein. Young CED-IADR is represented in the CED-IADR Board by the Young CED-IADR Chair.

The Young CED-IADR Chair is an official member of the CED-IADR Board, representing Young CED-IADR, among which the CED-IADR Ambassadors, during a term of three (3) years. Any Regular Member who does not exceed the age of thirty-seven (37), can be eligible for the position of Young CED-IADR Chair on the condition that she/he shall be affiliated within the CED-IADR area during her/his position. The CED-IADR Ambassadors propose candidates for the position of Young CED-IADR Chair, which shall be approved and voted on by the CED-IADR Board.



1. The CED-IADR Ambassador’s mission is to spread the word about the Association and its activities (e.g. congress, summer school, etc.) among researchers and students in their country or region. CED-IADR offers a unique set of opportunities for its members:

  • Platform to present your own Research in an oral or poster presentation format
  • Networking with your peers
  • Compete in the CED-IADR junior & senior Robert Frank awards
  • Compete in the CED-IADR 'My first research' Awards
  • Apply for the CED-IADR Visiting Scholar Grants to conduct research abroad at an European research centre of excellence
  • Yearly CED/PER-IADR Congress Travel Awards
  • Compete in the IADR Unilever Hatton Divisional Award, thus being invited at the IADR-at-large meeting
  • Free access to JDR (Journal of Dental Research) online
  • Online publication of CED-IADR abstracts
  • New 'Clinical case report' posters for clinicians
  • Low congress registration fee for CED-IADR student members
  • Reduced congress registration fee
  • State-of-the-art symposia on diverse subjects related to oral health
  • Free CED-IADR Summer School (1 week)

Additionally, CED-IADR Ambassadors are expected to encourage their peers to become CED-IADR members. CED-IADR Ambassadors may take the initiative to visit universities or attend other oral health congresses/events in their country to represent CED-IADR by promoting the CED-IADR community and its activities through leaflets.

2. Ambassadors may inform other CED-IADR members about:

  • Membership renewal
  • Registration for the upcoming congress
  • Abstract submission and/or review
  • Awards & grants application and selection

Ambassadors are expected to answer questions and help with solving problems in their country. Questions or problems which cannot be answered or solved may be addressed to the CED-IADR Board.  

Having a CED-IADR Ambassador in each country within the CED-IADR area enables each member to personally contact her/his Ambassador for any clarification using the respective country’s language. A list of the Ambassadors, the countries they represent, and their email address is made available on the official CED-IADR site. In this way, CED-IADR Ambassadors are officially recognised for the function of Ambassador.

3. Ambassadors may help with the organisation of a congress, by e.g. setting up an informative session for members, chairing oral sessions, reviewing abstracts, setting up oral and/or poster sessions, contacting local companies for sponsorship, etc.; they may even help with specific tasks assigned to them by the CED-IADR office.

CED-IADR Ambassadors are still welcome to take part in cedCED-IADR member activities such as, congresses and summer schools, for which they may; submit an abstract, give a symposium lecture, apply for an award, and chair oral sessions. Moreover, Ambassadors are eligible to join the scientific committee and local committee, etc.


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