News for November 2014

The Oral and Dental Research Trust (ODRT) is pleased to announce a new grant scheme funded by Oral Health Innovations Ltd, the UK provider of PreViser Clinical Risk and Disease Assessment technology.

The ODRT is seeking applications for small grants to support research programmes into the prevention of oral diseases with a specific emphasis on chronic diseases of ageing and patient-orientated research.

Two grants are available to Dental Profesionals and Scientists up to a maximum of £5000 per award.

Applications from the UK comprising:

• Structured applications of no more than 2 sides of A4 giving the background to and detail of the proposed research programme;

• 1 side of A4 detailing and justifying the financial expenditure;

• An “Impact Statement” is also required to indicate how the research may benefit patients now or in the future;

should be submitted electronically to the Secretary of the ODRT, Dr M Kellett, by 30th January 2015.

This programme is designed to provide support for patient-orientated rather than basic research, and research that focusses on prevention in the broadest context. It is not designed to provide “top up” funding for existing projects, but to encourage new and innovative projects that have patients at their core.

The Oral and Dental Research Trust is now an NIHR non-commercial Partner and as such any patients recruited and funded by this scheme are eligible for inclusion within the NIHR portfolio.

The results of this award round will be announced during the annual meeting of the BSODR.

This programme is supported by a generous donation from Oral Health Innovations Ltd.

Guidelines for submission of applications can be downloaded below.

28 November 2014   Guidelines

A registration form for the OMIG Postgraduate Prize meeting at ACTA, Amsterdam (12th February 2015) is now available. Please complete and return this form if you are attending the meeting. REGISTRATION IS FREE.

27 November 2014   Registration form

Elections - OMIG Management Committee

OMIG is pleased to announce the election of Dr Graham Stafford (University of Sheffield) and Dr Louise Belfield (Plymouth University) as Councillors on the OMIG Management Committee. OMIG wishes to convey its thanks to Professor David Williams (Cardif University) who has completed his three-year term of office, for his immense contribution during his time on the Management Committee.

OMIG is also pleased to announce the election of Mr Dallas Roulston (University College London) as the new Postgraduate Representative on the OMIG Management Committee. He replaces Miss Emma Millhouse (University of Glasgow), who has now completed her two-year term of office. OMIG thanks Emma for her immense contribution during her time on the Management Committee. 

12 November 2014

BSODR Management Committee changes

Following the BSODR Annual Business Meeting on Friday 12th September 2014 at the PER-IADR Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia, the following changes to the BSODR Management Committee were announced:

  • Professor David Williams (Cardiff University) stepped down as Honorary Secretary and Dr Marcello Riggio (University of Glasgow) was elected as his successor
  • Professor Christopher Tredwin (Plymouth University) stepped down as Assistant Secretary and Professor Paul Anderson (Queen Mary University of London) was elected as his successor
  • Professor Avijit Banerjee (King's College London) concluded his three-year term as a Councillor and Professor Richard Lynch (GlaxoSmithKline) was elected as his successor 

BSODR wishes to thank David, Christopher and Avijit for their immense contributions to the society during their terms of office.

7 November 2014

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: OMIG Postgraduate Prize Meeting, Amsterdam, 12th February 2015

OMIG is pleased to announce its call for abstracts for the next Postgraduate Prize Meeting, which will take place at the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) on Thursday 12th February 2015. As this is a general meeting, abstracts are invited from postgraduate research students in all areas of oral microbiology and immunology. Abstracts must be in standard IADR format (Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion & Conclusion) and must be no more than 300 words in length. Abstracts should be sent to by Friday 5th December 2014. Successful presenters will be notified by Friday 12th December 2014.

The meeting will follow previous formats, with postgraduate students giving oral presentations on their research (12 minutes + 3 minutes for questions), which will be judged by an independent panel. There will be a prize for both the runner-up and winner. The scientific programme will commence at noon (after a buffet lunch) and finish at 4.30pm. There will then be a drinks reception.

Registration is free for academic staff and postgraduate students. Further details will be posted on the OMIG website in due course. 

OMIG looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Amsterdam in February 2015, for what promises to be a very exciting and stimulating meeting showcasing some of the excellent research being conducted by our postgraduate student members.

6 November 2014