By John Tran, DMD Candidate c/o 2018, UIC ASDA Pre-dental Chair
We attended the 2016 ASDA Annual Session, hosted in Dallas, on March 2-5! Present at the meeting were Yale Cho (D3), Dan Pagel (D2), Nasim Lasemi (D2), John Tran (D2), and Joe Deek (D2). We voted on the 2016-2017 ASDA national executive board & district trustee and participated in multiple presentations, particularly those on new licensure options and the ADAT.
The highlight of the annual session, however, was meeting other dental students around the country and learning about what their ASDA chapters are able to accomplish within the past year. We got to know our district 7 very well through different social events as well as our district effort to coordinate on the "Under the Sea" gala (which we decided on a "bioluminescence" theme!)
Needless to say, I think I have caught the #ASDAfever. The annual session reinvigorated me to work even harder to make our UIC ASDA chapter the best it can be in the upcoming year!