From left to right: Dr. Üllar Kaljumae at the time of transferring the position of President to Dr. Miguel Angel López-Andrade, our delegate.
Madrid, January 19, 2016. Dr. Miguel Angel Lopez-Andrade, member and delegate for international affairs of the Spanish Dental Association, has been appointed -as representative of our Organization- President of FEDCAR (Federation of European Dental Competent Authorities and Regulators) for 2016. The former President, Dr. Üllar Kaljumae, delegate of the Estonian Ministry of Health, transferred him the position during the Assembly held in Paris in late November 2015.
Following informal meetings since 2000, FEDCAR - under the former name of CODE - was formally created in April 2004. This European Federation cooperates with the European Commission and welcomes those countries which have a Regulatory Body of the dental profession, such as the Spanish Dental Association.
The bodies of its 22 constituent European countries are responsible, in close cooperation with each other and with the European Commission, to regulate dentists and stomatologists, being in charge of their registration, ensuring their compliance with ethics and professional conduct, monitoring their competences, and providing a good Continuing Education, not to mention the promotion of the best possible oral health among the population. This Federation celebrates two General Assemblies each year, one in Paris in the fall, and one in the country holding the Presidency in spring.
Thus, Spain will host FEDCAR General Assembly in Barcelona, the 26th and 27th of May, 2016.