About this event

  • Date and time Thu 3 Sep 2020 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Odontology

*Please note: This event was due to take place on Wednesday 25 March 2020 and has been postponed to Thursday 3 September 2020.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.*

Join top speakers to explore the very contemporary topic of leadership and its application to dentistry, in particular its role in the postgraduate training environment.

Leadership development has become an important part of professional education in healthcare and the integration of this into clinical practice is crucial. This meeting provides an opportunity to explore subjects around postgraduate training and education affecting the development of leadership skills in young dentists as well as hearing from educators around their strategies for influencing the positive development of the modern clinician.

Delegates can expect to hear from renowned experts in dentistry as well as a faculty of young practitioners who have undergone leadership training and qualifications, in an interactive panel discussion around the influence of leadership in their personal development and the wider healthcare environment.

Topics include

- Understand leadership behaviours important in personal development
- Consider skills that impact on dento-legal outcomes
- Develop awareness of human factors in the clinical setting
- Know about changes in dental postgraduate training and experiences in leadership training roles

Call for abstracts: Colyer Prize

Submission deadline: Tuesday 18 February 2020
Prize: £200
Open to: Undergraduate and postgraduate students, and trainees who have gained their qualification within the last 12 years 
Application guidelines
Candidates are invited to submit a clinical or research abstract of no more than 250 words on original work in dental science completed in a UK institution during the preceding five years.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their poster at this meeting.

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and Introduction

Dr Deborah I Bomfim, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals 

Mr Sami Stagnell

Session one: Developing leadership in training

The changing landscape of leadership education and development

Ms Breda Flaherty, Programme Director, Health Education England

The influence of leadership behaviours in the dento-legal battlefield

Dr Raj Rattan, Dental Director, Dental Protection

Questions and answers session
Tea and coffee break

Review of posters

Where it begins – a view on leadership qualities and training in postgraduate dental education

Mr Peter Briggs, Dean, Postgraduate dentistry London and South East

Questions and answers session
Prize awards

Session two: Leadership in practice

Teaching human factors as an essential skill in leadership training

Mr Edmund Bailey, Oral Surgery Constultant, Queen Mary University of London

Designing leadership training programmes for trainees

Mr Jason Wong, Local Dental Network Chair, Central Midlands

Questions and answers session
Tea and coffee break
Young dental leaders panel – who, where, why and what now?

Individual short presentations

Ms Nikki Patel
Mr Vinay Chavda, Topol Fellow, Digital Healthcare, University of Birmingham Dental School

Roshni Karia
Ms Natalie Bradley

Summary and close of meeting

Mr Sami Stagnell


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