News for August 2015

Early career researchers breakfast event at BSODR 2015 annual meeting

A special breakfast event for early career researchers will be held at the BSODR 2015 annual meeting in Cardiff: Tuesday 15th September, 8-9AM, Marble Hall, Cardiff City Hall.

27 August 2015

It is with deep regret that BSODR announces the death of Professor Bernhard Guggenheim, a world-renowned and outstanding researcher in oral microbiology. An obituary is attached.

The latest version of the scientific programme for the BSODR 2015 annual meeting is attached and can also be downloaded from the meeting website:

A small number of room assignments have still to be made and the final version will be available soon.

Highlights of the BSODR 2015 annual meeting and useful information for those attending is included in the attached document. A copy is also available on the meeting website:

Details of the OMIG symposium entitled 'Biofilm Control' which will be held at the BSODR 2015 annual meeting in Cardiff are attached. OMIG hopes that you are able to attend. 

There will be an OMIG business lunch (free of charge) from 13.00-14.00 on Wednesday 16th September (venue to be confirmed). Please check the OMIG and BSODR websites for the latest updates.

Voting now open in BSODR Management Committee election - September 2015

The September 2015 election for vacant positions on the BSODR Management Committee is now open. Voting closes at 17.00 on Friday 4th September 2015. Please use your vote.

In accordance with IADR rules, only 'full' IADR/BSODR members (under the IADR categories of IADR MemberIADR/AADR Member, IADR Retired MemberIADR Complimentary Member) are eligible to vote; student and affiliate members are ineligible.

The following candidates are standing for the three vacant positions:

Honorary Treasurer

Dr Rebecca Moazzez (Kings College London Dental Institute)

Councillor (x2)

Dr Francesco D'Aiuto (UCL Eastman Dental Institute)

Dr Paul Hyde (School of Dentistry, University of Leeds)

Dr Vehid Salih (Plymouth University, Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry)

To vote, please go to the following link: and log in using your user name and password.

Click on a name to view a personal statement for each candidate. There is no need to vote for Honorary Treasurer as there is a single candidate. Please select TWO candidates for the two Councillor positions available on the committee. When voting for the two Councillor positions, please do not vote for the same candidate twice, as this will be detected by the system and counted as one vote. Two different candidates should be voted for, since two Councillor positions are available.

The results of the election will be announced shortly after the ballot closes.

10 August 2015

FINAL REMINDER: BSODR Management Committee vacancies - call for nominations

The closing date for nominations for vacancies on the BSODR Management Committee is noon on Monday 10th August 2015.

6 August 2015