Welcome Message


May 21, 2020

New Plans for the 9th International Orthodontic Congress

We are all conscious of how COVID-19 has affected our private and professional lives.

As you may have expected the WFO and Japanese Orthodontic Society (JOS) have no alternative but to review the logistics of the 9th IOC in Yokohama.

Although we will not be able to meet socially in Yokohama the GOOD news is that we will be bringing Yokohama to you in an exciting new format.

The 9th IOC will be a virtual 24/7 online “on demand conference”.

From your home or office you will be able to:

  • listen to and interact with the IOC scheduled speakers
  • view the 800+ posters
  • have virtual trade/exhibitor communications.

For those who register it involves - no travel costs - no hotel expenses - no time away from home or office - a win-win.

The Local Organising Committee is working hard with the Conference Organisers and further details will be posted on the 9th IOC website and
the WFO website on a regular basis. An update of these websites will be taking place over the next few weeks.

There is exciting work in progress. Please keep viewing the websites in order that you do not miss out on the opportunity to be part of
the first virtual International Orthodontic Conference.

Looking forward to you joining us in virtual Yokohama.

  • Dr Allan R Thom
    Dr Allan R Thom
    World Federation of Orthodontists
  • Dr Takashi Ono
    Dr Takashi Ono
    9th IOC
April 13, 2020

Information on the
9th International Orthodontic Congress (9th IOC)
12th Asian Pacific Orthodontic Conference (12th APOC)
79th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthodontic Society (79th JOS)

The organizers would like to send all of our colleagues throughout the world our sincere and supportive wishes for your health and safety in the midst of this changing global situation, where so many have been impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the outlook continues to remain unclear.
At present, preparations are ongoing in the hope of meeting you all at the 9th IOC in Yokohama in October. Hereafter, we intend to continue to carefully monitor the COVID-19 developments and social factors as well as other factors, while hoping that the situation will improve later this year.
We will continually provide updates to all participants planning on attending the congress here on the official website. Please check the website frequently for the latest information.
We would be grateful for your continued cooperation.

April 13, 2020

Takashi Ono
Congress Chairman
9th International Orthodontic Congress
12th Asian Pacific Orthodontic Conference
79th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Orthodontic Society