Record attendance for the 39th Journées dentaires internationales du Québec -
Montréal, a shining beacon for research and higher learning

MONTREAL, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The 39th edition of the Journées dentaires internationales du Québec (JDIQ) held last week at the Palais des congrès de Montréal was a resounding success, attracting a record number of participants topping 12,000. This unprecedented success reaffirms Montréal's status as a city of research and higher learning. Montréal was also recently named Number One North American destination for international associative events, according to the 2009 official rankings of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

The annual JDIQ, jointly organized by the ODQ order of Québec dentists and the Canadian Dental Association, is Canada's leading dental convention. "We are proud to contribute to the success of this 39th edition of the JDIQ, an event we've been hosting at the Palais since 1982," commented Marc Tremblay, President and CEO of the Palais. "We are also pleased the JDIQ is growing into an increasingly international event. Each year, we welcome over 80% of Québec's dentists, but we are also attracting more and more participants from across Canada and abroad, especially Europe and Africa," added JDIQ Director Dr Denis Forest.

Montréal, home for life sciences... and for conventions too!

"Few cities can claim such a thriving life science community, and Montréal is becoming the city of choice for medical convention planners," continued Marc Tremblay. Montréal ranks first in Canada for the number of research centres and amounts invested in university research.

The Palais continues to solidify its position as a leading host site for life sciences. Below are some of the recent and upcoming major events in this field:

    Names of Events                                              Delegates

    2009 ACVIM Forum & Canadian VMA Convention                       3 402
     (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

    20th World Diabetes Congress                                    12 000

    39es Journées dentaires internationales du Québec               12 000

    Montréal 2010 13th World Congress on Pain                        6 000

    Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010                            3 800

    2011 SRCD Biennial Meeting (Soc. for Research in Child           3 000

    ISMRM Nineteenth Scientific Meeting and Exhibition               4 500
     (Intl Soc. for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine)

    40e Journées dentaires internationales du Québec                12 000

    22th Annual Scientific Sessions (American Society of             3 500

    12th International Congress of Human Genetics                    7 500

About the Palais des congrès de Montréal

The mission of the Palais des congrès de Montréal is to attract and host conventions, exhibitions, conferences, meetings and other events. A public institution with a commercial vocation, the Palais generates major economic spinoffs for Québec and has contributed proudly for more than 25 years to sharing knowledge and enhancing Montréal's international reputation as a first-rate destination. For more information on the Palais des congrès de Montréal, visit our website at

About the ODQ order of Québec dentists

The ODQ order of Québec dentists has 4,455 members. Its mission is to maintain quality dental services through adherence to high standards of practice and ethical conduct, and to promote oral health among Québecers.


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SOURCE Palais des congrès de Montréal

For further information: For further information: Marion Desjobert, Advisor, Communications and Public Affairs, Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal, (514) 871-5897,; Source: Chrystine Loriaux, Adm.A., B.A.A., Director, Marketing and Communications, Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal, (514) 871-3108

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