Autism Spectrum Disorders

This presentation was given at the iADH Berlin Congress 2014 by Professor Doctor Inge Kamp-Becker who is Professor of Autism Spectrum Disorders and lead psychiatrist in the department of child and adult psychiatry, University of Marburg, Germany. She was part of the german Guidelines Group for ASD and is on the scientific board of the self-help group Autismus and she has numerous grants and publications related to ASD and the neuro-biological basis of empathy and emotion .

The presentation describes and details ASD and dispels the common myths surrounding ASD suggests strategies for provision of dental care accounting for the characteristic impairments associated with individuals who have ASD.


Assessing Pain in Patients with intellectual disabilities

Elinor Bouvy-Berends ( 1945) received her dental degree in 1968 (Utrecht) and she is Past-president and Honorary Life Member of the Dutch Society for Disability and Oral Health, VBTGG. In 2010 the International Association of Disability and Oral Health, iADH, awarded her with an Honorary Life Membership. She is Past-president of the European Federation for the Advancement of
Analgesia, Sedation and Anesthesia in Dentistry, EFAAD and at present she is a member of the Working Group of the Dutch Dental Association (NMT Nederlandse Maatschappij Tandheelkunde) for the Development of a National Institute for Guidelines in Dentistry. Her special interest is in the field of pain, pain management, sedation and anaesthesia for Special Needs Patients and this presentation was given as a keynote lecture in Berlin 2014 and details pain expression and pain communication in people with intellectual disability and dementia.

Individuals are transforming…..society is being disrupted

This thought provoking talk from Joachim Jardenberg was presented at iADH 2014 was sponsored by the Hellenic Society for Disability and Oral Health. Jocke is CEO of Mindpark, tech advisor to the Swedish Prime Minister and in addition to being a Senior Advisor in all things Internet he is a social media therapist and  entrepreneur. He tells us that due to latest advances in technology life has never been more confusing or control been this distributed, that change will never again be this slow and the possibilities never greater for how we network, operate across the continents, share our work and collaborate.

iADH can achieve limitless progress if we embrace this new technological world in which we are immersed.