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Provisional meeting programme announced for BSODR 2017

Published: 04/07/2017

A provisional programme for the British Society for Oral and Dental Research’s 2017 Annual Meeting has been announced, with lectures from leaders in the field of dental research, cutting edge symposia and a variety of sessions and events.

The BSODR 2017 Annual Meeting is hosted by the University of Plymouth and will take place on September 6-8.

The keynote lecture is to be delivered by Professor Jonathan Grant, director of the Policy Institute at King’s College London. His lecture, ‘Assessing the impact of biomedical and health research’, will look at why it is important to be able to assess the impact of biomedical and health research, and the different approaches for doing so. It will examine case studies from the UK Research Excellence Framework, including a sub analysis of those relating to dentistry, as well as reviewing other quantitative approaches.  In conclusion, it will be argued that while research funding is effective in improving health, that same is not true for its efficiency in light of concerns about research waste.

Peter Dyer, the president of the British Dental Association, will give an address and the Graham Embery Lecture will be given by Professor Mike Lewis from the School of Dentistry at Cardiff University. The speaker for the TC White Lecture is to be announced soon.

There are currently two confirmed symposia: ‘Life at the host-pathogen interface’ and ‘Approaches for hard tissue craniofacial imaging’.

The Annual Meeting will be a celebration of dental research, with oral sessions, poster sessions, Senior and Junior Colgate Prize and Unilever Poster Prize sessions.

An early career researcher (ECR) breakfast is planned, to give ECRs the chance to network and learn more about the BSODR and how it can enhance their careers. The welcome reception will take place at the award-winning National Marine Aquarium and the conference dinner will be hosted at the historic Stonehouse Barracks, headquarters of 3 Commando Brigade and known as the ‘spiritual home of the Royal Marines’.

More information about the BSODR 2017 Annual Meeting, including regular updates on content, sponsorship and information about booking and accommodation, is available by visiting