The International Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (IADR) issued a statement last week regarding the Hamas terrorist attack in southern Israel on October 7, 2023. The statement condemned terrorism and deplored all loss of innocent civilian lives.
Since that time, a major humanitarian crisis continues to unfold in Gaza. Thousands of innocent civilians have been killed by the Israeli bombings in Gaza and humanitarian aid has been hampered by blocked and slowed border crossings. Again, IADR deplores all loss of innocent civilian lives and joins the United Nations Secretary General in calling for international humanitarian law and human rights law to be upheld and calling for immediate access for humanitarian supplies to Gaza.
IADR is proud to have, and strongly supports, a Palestinian Section, based in our Africa/Middle East Region (AMER), and an Israeli Division, based in our Pan European Region, along with 9 other Sections and 7 Divisions in the AMER region. In our organization’s more than 100-year history, our extensive international IADR membership has had a singular focus on improving worldwide health through research, and that focus enables us to improve the health of people across the world.
IADR calls for peace and stability in the region so that international scientific collaborations can continue across the region. IADR strives to be a safe space for all of our members focused on our Mission to drive dental, oral, and craniofacial research to advance health and well-being worldwide.
The International Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to drive dental, oral, and craniofacial research for health and well-being worldwide. IADR represents the individual scientists, clinician-scientists, dental professionals, and students based in academic, government, non-profit and private-sector institutions who share our mission. Learn more at www.iadr.org.