2020 ADEA Emerging Leaders Program—Cancelled

Dates: July 15-18, 2020
Location: Cancelled,  

Updated 4/29/2020

As a result of recent updates concerning the COVID-19 outbreak, the difficult decision was made to cancel the 2020 ADEA Emerging Leaders Program planned for July 15-18, 2020.

See the Cancellation FAQs section below for answers to some anticipated questions.

Cancellation FAQs

Will my 2020 ADEA Emerging Leaders Program registration be refunded?

Yes, ADEA will issue a full refund for your meeting registration. The refund will be issued in the same manner as the original form of payment and will be processed within 10 business days.

Is ADEA refunding flights or other travel costs?

ADEA will not refund individual travel costs. Check with your airline regarding their refund policy.

How do I cancel my hotel reservation?

Hotels require cancellation no less than 72 hours before your reservation start date for a full refund. To cancel your hotel reservation, please contact the Residence Inn Washington Downtown/Convention Center, our meeting hotel, at (888) 236-2427.

What if I have questions that are not addressed by the FAQs?

If you have questions about registration, please contact Shalonda King.
If you have questions about logistics, please contact Nirah Forman.
If you have questions about program content, please contact  Susan Apollonio or 202-289-7201, ext. 187.


The ADEA Emerging Leaders Program is designed to provide early-career faculty showing great promise as potential leaders the guidance, insight and skills needed to build an academic career.

The year-long program begins with a highly interactive three-and-a-half-day, onsite session at ADEA headquarters in Washington, DC. During the meeting, fellows will engage with senior leaders in dental education and work in peer groups to discuss leadership development and other essential subjects in academic dentistry

Following the meeting, fellows will interact through online and other virtual experiences with their peer groups and advisors throughout the year as they develop research projects that highlight emerging trends and initiatives within academic dentistry, the profession as a whole and at ADEA member institutions specifically. The year-long program culminates with peer group presentations of their research findings during a dedicated session at the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition.

Following this dynamic professional development retreat, you will be able to:

  • Discuss current topics and trends in academic dentistry.
  • Expand your professional network of colleagues and mentors across the country.
  • Create a career plan focusing on activities that will build your professional capacities.
  • Assess and develop leadership competencies to prepare for future opportunities within your institution and within ADEA.


Contact: MCET@adea.org