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Current Position: Dean and Clinical Professor, Dental School, University of Brescia, Italy, Chair of the board of International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations.
Discipline Area: Orthodontics
Curriculum Vitae: Corrado Paganelli is a Clinical Professor and Dean in the Dental School of the University of Brescia. He is the Chair of the board of International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (www.ifdea. org) past president of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (www.adee.org) and past president of the Council of European Chief Dental Officers (www.cecdo.org). He was conferred Doctor of Dental Science and then Medical Doctor degree by the University of Pavia, Italy. He also obtained a Post-graduate Diploma in Orthodontics and Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International. He is a fellow ad hominem of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and fellow and past president of the European Section of the International college of dentists ICD. He published more than 100 journal articles and 150 conference abstracts; and delivered lectures in international meetings. As the principal investigator, he has been awarded various external competitive research grants. He also received various foundation funds for dental policy making
Program: September 11th, 2018 (Tuesday) 9:00-10:00
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Title: IFDEA and accreditation of e-learning tools
Many institutions and associations are looking for courses accreditation by an international body in order to overcome barriers to worldwide diffusion of students, graduates, postgraduates mobility and stage requests. In Europe a new system for evaluation of CDP is becoming more and more attractive for different countries where the qualitative assessment of self preparation is felt needed. So a more comprehensive system of evaluation of single elements or learning outcomes is appealing for education researchers. IFDEA is proposing to evaluate e- learning tools according to criteria that might be improved along with the different requests and technological improvements of solutions. Interprofessional education and practice is a pressing request and it is mandatory to accept haptics and other simulation tools to prepare integrated courses with other healthcare professionals. Dental education should consider these options and have a nudging driving perspective on the regulatory bodies in the different parts of the world, as curriculum development of the entire dental team is slowly armonizing despite minor variations in national laws. The distance learning and e-learning tools could be also an helping support for lower income economies in particular if the differences in needs are taken into consideration. This might be soon an effective vision for excellence in dental education and research.