The Norwegian Dental Associations (NDA) national convention is the largest and most important arena for NDAs members and the dental industry. NDA and NPG therefore work closely with the Norwegian Trade Fair, health authorities, the municipal superior in Lillestrøm and the police to prepare a good, safe and sound national convention in 2020 as well.

Right now, society is opening up , and there are positive signals and guidelines for conducting conferences and trade shows. We hope this development will continue.
 

We are also looking at various opportunities for the national meeting - which is our biggest and most important event. Of course, we hope to be able to hold this year's national meeting, and we must therefore plan for different scenarios for both the academic program and the exhibition.
 Camilla Hansen Steinum, President NDA 

This year's event will be further developed from the traditional conventionl with a larger part of digital integration combined with a physical arena. Such a hybrid solution also opens up more opportunities for exhibitors.

We are in the process of developing solutions that will ensure a qualitatively good event in 2020, and further information will be given in August.

The health authorities and the event industry are now preparing a guideline with rules and regulations for health and infection prevention. At the convention, several elements will be implemented, such as:

  - Increased hygiene 
  - Increased cleaning (common areas, lecture rooms, toilets, etc)
  - Disinfection stations
  - Several entrances
  - Only pre-sale of tickets

The concern for the health and safety of participants, exhibitors and employees will always be the highest priority.

Feel free to contact Katrin Andersen (katrin@npg.no) to share ideas and suggestions.