Walter-EditorDr. Walter Van Driel

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Dr. Walter van Driel will serve as Editor of the European Section to secure the publication of the ICDIGEST, the website and the e-newsletter the ICD Eurogram.Editorial board:

  • Dr. Gil Alves Alcoforado
  • Dr. Tony Conellan
  • Dr. Philip Dowel
  • Dr. Shelagh Farrell
  • Dr. Frans Kroon

Curriculum vitae W.J. van Driel

European Section Publications

The European section of the International College of Dentists uses three major medium of communication with its members and interested parties outside the ICD.


The ICDIGEST is an annual journal that represents a summary of the previous year’s activities as well as feature articles and invited manuscripts on issues of importance to dentistry. Since the ICDIGEST is a print media, it is essential that the articles meet the test of a relevancy and be of interest to the readers throughout the year of publication. Distribution is geared principally to fellows of the section and ICD leaders worldwide.

ICD Eurogram

The ICD Eurogram is an email based program that provides timely, brief items of interest and news alerts throughout the year to all European section’s fellows with current email addresses. The ICD Eurogram serves as convenient tool for disseminating important news, updates as well as time sensitive announcements from the leadership. A unique feature unique feature of this communication total is that each brief news item listed is linked to the web site or other source where more comprehensive information is available. Also, the ICD Eurogram is designed so one can navigate directly to areas on the web site without having to go via the web site’s home page.

ICD European Section Web site;

The web site is a flexible media allowing for easy and rapid up dates of information and graphics regarding section resources, officers and governing information as well as the ability to easily adopt new subject areas. Additionally, district’s each had their own page and under the direction of their regent is able to display current information and news about the countries and fellows within their districts. The web site is a dynamic media and allows for change literally overnight. Unlike the ICD Eurogram or ICDIGEST, the web site is available (except for the “members only” section) to anyone who clicks onto the site.

Section V Introductory Brochure

A 16 page brochure which explains the history, governance and current activities of the ICD worldwide and specific information about the European Section (Section V) is available to all interested parites. The brochure can be viewed on the Section’s website. Printed copies are available from District Regents or the Registrar.


Other Publications and Archives

History of the European Section: 1955-2005

As the year 2005 marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the European Section of the ICD in Amsterdam in 1955, a history of the Section is available by clicking here.

ICDIGEST: The Journal of the European Section

2002-2010 ICDigest

ICD Eurogram: Newsletter of the European Section

2006-2010 in members’ only area.

From the College-At-Large:

The Globe: Annual publication mailed to all fellows.

The College Today: E-newsletter from the Central Office of the ICD, sent by e-mail or in a printed version by District Regents.

Submissions for Fellows in the News

The ICDIGEST features colleagues in the European Section who have made contributions through leadership and service to the profession and community. By acknowledging these noteworthy accomplishments we set an example for others and raise the bar on the quality and quantity of future contributions. Please send in your news (click here for a form to help in reporting) about members in your District.