Conference for the Anniversary of the Association of Rotterdam Dentists:
“Anders kijken, geest verrijken!” (Another viewpoint, enriching the mind!)
1 April 2016
The 23rd anniversary of the Association of Rotterdam Dentists should be a much talked-about conference, completely different to the usual conference. Together with the working group Novella develops a program that fits the need, monitors the content and takes care of the entire implementation, including the expo. Paramount on this day is the interaction between dental professional and patient – an important theme within healthcare.
Rick Koster, moderator, presents the dynamic program in which dialogue and knowedge sharing form the basis. There is a mix of short presentations given by a number of inspiring guest speakers such as Paul Smit, Steven van Eijck and Stefan Coppers and interaction. The day is set around round tables and Mr. Alphons is around, enhancing to the atmosphere. In this way different colleagues get to talk to each other during the day.
During the three rounds of the World Cafe the participants form a dialogue based on the themes Trust, Perception and Communication, Team Work. It is striking to see that the unusual themes get tongues wagging, proving that amongst the participants there is a great wish to participate in the process. Great conversations are held and tangible ideas are borne. Or, as someone said “I’m sure that everyone will get their own insights and actions out of the dialogue.”
Clear, short communication lines during the preparation meetings with Novella. The atmosphere is exhuberant with a lot of good conversations and many funny moments. Even the sponsors who were present at the Expo joined in. It’s impossible to describe Paul Smit and Rick Koster, you have to see them in person. Humor, surprising content, perfect interaction. Both the personalized book and magazine were very much appreciated.
DOLF VAN BAAREN
the Rotterdam Dental Association