Federation of French-speaking dental Associations
Denis Bourgeois currently is the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Lyons, France, Member of the ADF (French Dental Association) Foreign Affairs Committee and President of the GADEF (Federation of French-speaking dental Associations). He was also the Delegate, member of the WHO Delegation (1990-2000), Delegate, member of the ADF Delegation (2002-2014), Member (2005-2008) and Chair (2009-2012), FDI World Dental Development and Health, Promotion Committee (now the Public Health Committee), Director, Continuing Education (CE) Programmes in French for Africa (2005-2009), Director, Regional CE Programmes for Africa (2009-2014), Regional Coordinator, Live.Learn.Laugh Programme (2004-2010; 2010-2014) and Contributions to various FDI Projects and Task Teams: Manpower – GCI – Strategy for Africa.
Research activities focus mainly on health policies, health surveillance, and the development of technical support and assistance to national surveillance systems, with the aim of helping national capacities carry out situation analyses and assess the trends they bring to light. This has led to my leading or coordinating a number of international (ICSII, LLL), European (EGOHID, ESCARCEL …) and African (NOMA) research programmes.