National Symposium on Global Service Learning in U.S. Dental Schools

Thursday, October 10th - Friday, October 11th, 2019

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Conference Center

Global Service Learning is an independent assemblage of educators and administrators from U.S. dental schools dedicated to advancing national-level discussions and best practices for global service learning in the oral health professions.

The symposium is for representatives from U.S. dental and hygiene schools and parent universities engaging in or wishing to initiate or refine their institution's global service learning model within the context of global health and dental education efforts. Sessions will be geared toward administrators and faculty at all levels of involvement (no students, please).

Agenda topics will include:

  • Keynote presentations by Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH and Habib Benzian, DDS, MSCDPH, PhD
  • Ethical considerations
  • Program design and evaluation
  • Field clinic operations
  • Insurance, risk management, global security considerations
  • Financing and sustainability

Agenda details will be updated on this website as information is gained. Click link below to see current working agenda or contact one of the committee members with questions.

CE certification will be available for both days.

Attendees will have several opportunities to network with representatives of other dental and hygiene schools and share ideas, experiences, successes, and failures.

Registration cost:

  • Early Bird $50 per person until August 15th, 2019
  • $100 per person until October 1st, 2019

Attendees must pre-register as there will be no on-site registration. Payment for registration will be available soon on this website, please check back in a few weeks to pay your registration fee. Fee includes lunch and dinner on Thursday and breakfast on Friday.

Room block at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Denver for October 9th-11th for the reduced rate of $209/night. Book by September 1st to secure this rate.