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Student bursaries to attend BSODR 2019 Annual Meeting, Leeds, 3rd to 5th September 2019

BSODR is delighted to now receive applications from student members for bursaries to attend the BSODR 2019 Annual Meeting in Leeds, UK, from 3rd to 5th September 2019. It is our policy to accept applications only from students who meet all of the following criteria:  

  • they must be BSODR student members of IADR 
  • are presenting their accepted abstract at the meeting (oral or poster)
  • are studying in a British institution 
  • have not received funding from an alternative source to attend 

It is important to note that the final bursary amount will not be known until after all applications have been received, although the amount is usually between £150 and £200. The bursaries will be paid out after confirmed attendance and presentation at the meeting.

Applicants are asked to email linda.gane@kcl.ac.uk with their IADR membership number and the name of their sponsor (normally their postgraduate supervisor). Please also copy your supervisor into the email sent to Linda Gane. The email should also contain the title of your accepted abstract. 

If possible, please include the address you would like the bursary cheque sent to, once the amount has been agreed.

The closing date to receive applications is 1st July 2019, which is the Early Bird registration deadline for the meeting.

23 April 2019

REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NOW OPEN: BSODR 2019 Annual Meeting, Leeds, 3rd to 5th September

Abstract submission and registration is now open for the BSODR 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Leeds from 3rd to 5th September.

Details and relevant links can be found at: https://www.bsodr.org.uk/meetings/leeds-2019/index.html

Direct link for registration (and local meeting website): https://eu.eventscloud.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=200183448&

Direct link for abstract submission: https://bsodr-iadr2019.abstractcentral.com/login?TAG_ACTION=LOGIN&SSO_TOKEN=none

 

Key dates:

  • Call for abstracts and meeting registration opens: Monday 8th April 2019
  • Call for abstracts closes: Friday 17th May
  • Author notification: from Monday 17th June
  • Early Bird registration closes: Monday 1st July

18 April 2019

Official website for BSODR Annual Meeting 2019 - Leeds, 3rd to 5th September

Here is the link to the local conference website for the BSODR Annual Meeting 2019 in Leeds:

https://eu.eventscloud.com/bsodr

Registration and abstract submission opens on 8th April. This link will also appear shortly on the main BSODR website.

28 February 2019

Registration is now open for the 3rd BSODR ECR Workshop, which will be held at Birmingham Dental Hospital on Thursday 4th April 2019.  The programme and registration form for the workshop can be found in the link below. The theme of the workshop is Research Methods and Critical Appraisal.

The purpose of the BSODR ECR Workshop series is to provide advice and guidance to junior researchers (clinical and non-clinical) across a wide range of academic areas. 

Registration is free and open to IADR/BSODR members only. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Additionally, a free Welcome Reception will be held on the evening of Wednesday 3rd April (the day prior to the workshop). Unlike in previous years, in order to encourage attendance at the workshop BSODR will now offer financial support to ECRs. This will be as follows:

  • Travel: up to £60
  • Accommodation: up to £100 (for delegates also attending the Welcome Reception on Wednesday 3rd April)

As there is a finite amount of funding available, BSODR reserves the right to restrict the number of ECRs to whom financial support will be made available, in which case such support will be provided on a first come, first served basis. However, it is hoped that all ECRs can be offered financial support.

Please note that non-ECR members of BSODR are also welcome to attend, but financial support will not be available. 

5 February 2019   Programme and registration form

NIHR Oral and Dental Health Resource Mapping Questionnaire

In 2017 the National Institute for Health (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Oral and Dental Health Specialty Group in collaboration with the Dental Schools Council and Public Health England, launched an initiative to identify unanswered questions relating to oral and dental health research from a patient, public and clinical perspective. Following a workshop held on the 12th December 2018, the Top 10 research priorities for Oral and Dental Research were announced. These priorities are now becoming the focus for funding agencies and researchers.

If we are to answer these questions, we will need to have a network of dental professionals to carry out the research.  Within the NHS, high quality research is supported by the National Institute for Health Research which provides the infrastructure enabling research to take place.   A dedicated NIHR Oral and Dental Specialty group ensures this support is relevant to dentistry.

The NIHR CRN Oral and Dental Specialty Group is conducting a survey to: 

1. Identify Dentists and Dental Care Professionals interested in taking part in research.
2. Describe their practice characteristics and readiness to take part.

This initiative has been strongly endorsed by the Faculty of General Dental Practice, the Chief Dental Officers of the four UK home nations, the Dental Schools Council and the British Society for Oral and Dental Research.  

Please complete this short survey to help us understand the workforce currently available to develop and deliver oral and dental health research and how we can strengthen this.  Even if you are not interested in taking part in research, please just answer the first three questions so that we can gain a sense of the proportion of colleagues who are interested. 

If you have any questions about the survey or have problems accessing the link to the form please contact Shamaila Anwar (NHR Specialty Cluster Manager for Oral and Dental Health) at crnoraldental@nihr.ac.uk.   The survey will close on the 28th Feb 2019.  

23 January 2019

Applications are now invited for the Oral and Dental Research Trust Oral Health Innovations (PreViser) Research Grants 2018-19. 

The closing date for applications is 2nd March 2019.

Guidelines on how to apply can be found below.

8 January 2019   How to apply

Important dates: BSODR 2019 Annual Meeting

Please note the following important dates with regard to the BSODR 2019 Annual Meeting, which will be held in Leeds from 3rd to 5th September: 

  • Call for abstracts and meeting registration opens: Monday 18th March 2019
  • Call for abstracts closes: Friday 17th May
  • Author notification: from Monday 17th June
  • Early Bird registration closes: Monday 1st July

Further details will be published on the BSODR website in due course. 

8 January 2019

The registration form for the OMIG PGR Prize Symposium 2019 is attached. Registration deadline is Monday 1st February 2019.

7 January 2019   Registration form

OMIG will holding its 2019 PGR Prize Symposium on Thursday 21st February 2019 (12.00 to 5.00pm) at the School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University. 

Details on how to submit an abstract are attached – the closing date for receipt of abstracts is Monday 14th January 2019. Please encourage your research students to submit an abstract for the symposium.

A general registration form for the meeting has already been sent to OMIG members and is also attached under the separate news item - deadline for registration is Friday 1st February 2019.

OMIG hopes that you will be able to attend the meeting in order to support our student members.

7 January 2019   Abstract submission details

BSODR is pleased to announce that it is organising another Early Career Researchers (ECR) workshop, which will be held on Thursday 4th April 2019 at Birmingham Dental Hospital. The theme of the workshop is Research Methods and Critical Appraisal.

The purpose of the workshop series is to provide advice and guidance to junior researchers (clinical and non-clinical) across a wide range of academic areas. 

Registration is free and open to IADR/BSODR members only and will open in January 2019. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Additionally, a free Welcome Reception will be held on the evening of Wednesday 3rd April (the day prior to the workshop). Unlike in previous years, in order to encourage attendance at the workshop BSODR will now offer financial support to ECRs. This will be as follows:

  • Travel: up to £60
  • Accommodation: up to £100 (for delegates also attending the welcome reception on Wednesday 3rd April)

Please note that non-ECR members of BSODR are also welcome to attend, but financial support will not be available. 

Further details will be sent and posted on the BSODR website in due course.

The draft programme for the workshop is attached to this email.

The draft programme can be accessed below.

This year, the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has formed partnerships with the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD), the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology (BSDMFR) and the British Society for Oral Medicine (BSOM) and will be offering a research fellowship and a number of pump-priming grants:

  • A Joint FDS RCSEng-BSPD fellowship should be related to research promoting children’s oral health and will support a clinical trainee in Paediatric Dentistry who is pursuing an academic career and research training.
  • Joint FDS RCSEng-BSDMFR pump-priming grants for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research related to dental maxillofacial radiology.  The bursary seeks entries from a small team with at least one of the applicants being a dental maxillofacial radiologist at consultant or specialty registrar level.
  • Joint FDS RCSEng-BSOM pump-priming grants for up to £10,000 and are intended to support research designed to benefit community or population oral health, and should be related to the field of Oral Medicine.

In addition to this, the Faculty will continue to invite applications for the FDS Research Fellowships and the FDS Pump-Priming Grants:

  • Research fellowship to support clinical trainees to obtain research training. The proposed research should be of relevance to oral and dental research.
  • Up to five pump-priming research grants up to the value of £10,000 each per year. These grants are designed to meet research consumables costs for new or existing projects.

Applications are now open and will close on 25th January 2019 at 5pm. For more information and the application forms please visit the FDS website: www.rcseng.ac.uk/fds/research  

If you have any queries please contact Nikki Walcott: nwalcott@rcseng.ac.uk

New BSODR Councillor

Following the recent election, BSODR is delighted to announce that Dr Josette Camilleri (University of Birmingham) has been elected as Councillor on the BSODR Management Committee for a period of three years.

18 October 2018

Preparations are well underway for the 2019 BSODR Annual Meeting, which will take place in Leeds from 3rd to 5th September 2019.

Details can be found at: https://www.bsodr.org.uk/meetings/leeds-2019/index.html

Further information will be added to the website when available.

Initial details can be found in the attached PDF (click link below).

President Elect of BSODR

Dr Marcello Riggio has been elected to the post of BSODR President Elect. He will take up the role of President of BSODR in September 2019 at the BSODR Annual Meeting in Leeds. Meantime, he will continue in his current role of Honorary Secretary of BSODR.

10 July 2018

BSODR is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 Early Career Researchers workshop, which will be held on Wednesday 28th March (10.00 - 16.30) at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.

The workshop is entitled "How to obtain research grant funding" and will consider various aspects and perspectives of the process of writing research grants and obtaining funding.

The purpose of our ECR workshop series is to provide advice and guidance to junior researchers (clinical and non-clinical) across a wide range of academic areas, but all BSODR members are welcome to attend. 

Registration is free and open to IADR/BSODR members only. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. If you wish to attend the meeting and are currently not an IADR/BSODR member, details on how to join the society can be found at: https://www.bsodr.org.uk/join-the-BSODR.html

The programme and registration form can be accessed below. The deadline for registration is 5.00pm on Wednesday 14th March 2018.

2 February 2018   Programme and registration form

Applications are now invited for the Oral and Dental Research Trust Oral Health Innovations (PreViser) Research Grants 2017-18. 

The closing date for applications is 2nd March 2018.

Guidelines on how to apply can be found below.

24 January 2018   How to apply

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: OMIG Research Meeting 2018 - Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Wales

The abstract submission deadline for the OMIG Research Meeting 2018 at Gregynog Hall has now been extended to Thursday 18th January 2018

The meeting registration deadline remains unchanged (Friday 9th February 2018).

12 January 2018

Student bursaries to attend IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition, London, UK, 25-28 July 2018

BSODR would be delighted to now receive applications from student members for bursaries to attend the IADR/PER General Session & Exhibition in London, UK, 25-28 July 2018. It is our policy to accept applications only from students who meet all of the following criteria:  

  • they must be BSODR student members of IADR 
  • are presenting their accepted abstract at the meeting (oral or poster)
  • are studying in a British institution 
  • have not received funding from an alternative source to attend 

It is important to note that the final bursary amount will not be known until after all applications have been received, although the amount should not be less than £200. The bursaries will be paid out after confirmed attendance and presentation at the meeting.

Applicants are asked to email linda.gane@kcl.ac.uk with their IADR membership number and the name of their sponsor (normally their postgraduate supervisor). Please also copy your supervisor into the email sent to Linda Gane. The email should also contain the title of your accepted abstract. 

If possible, please include the address you would like the bursary cheque sent to, once the amount has been agreed.

The closing date to receive applications is 1st May 2018, which is the presenter pre-registration deadline for the meeting.

11 January 2018

BSODR is sad to announce the passing of Professor Martin Hobdell, world-renowned expert in oral epidemiology, health inequity and health service delivery and a long-time member of IADR.

An obituary published by the American Dental Association can be accessed below.

29 December 2017   Obituary

BSODR Early Career Researcher Workshop 2018 - 28th March, Dental School, University of Glasgow

BSODR is pleased to announce that it is hosting another Early Career Researchers workshop, which will held on Wednesday 28th March (10.00am - 4.00pm) at the Dental School, University of Glasgow.

The workshop is entitled "How to obtain research grant funding" and will consider various aspects and perspectives of the process of writing research grants and obtaining funding.

The purpose of our ECR workshop series is to provide advice and guidance to junior researchers (clinical and non-clinical) across a wide range of academic areas. 

Registration is free and open to IADR/BSODR members only, and will open in January. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Further details (including a draft programme) will be sent and posted on the BSODR website in due course.

22 December 2017