Apology and Opening Ceremony Update

At the Australian Dental Association, we are about inclusion, and we therefore acknowledge that the dates available for the FDI World Dental Congress 2023 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney, fall in part over Yom Kippur (24 to 25 September), the holiest day of the year in Judaism.

We apologise for this unfortunate occurrence, and we are working on solutions to help minimise inconvenience.

Consequently, the Opening Ceremony for the Congress will now be held on Saturday 23rd September 2023 at the International Convention Centre, commencing at 6.00pm sharp.

Additional arrangements for breaking of the Yom Kippur fast on the Monday 25th September 2023 will be organised at the ICC, as well as at the Great Synagogue in Sydney. Jewish delegates will also be able to break the fast by participating in the Gala Dinner at the Sydney Town Hall that same evening.