Welcome to BSPD 2017

Creative Collaboration

The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the 65th Annual Scientific Conference of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry.

Our conference venue is The Lowry, a purpose built arts and conference venue in the heart of media city with good restaurants and hotels within easy walking distance. The gala dinner will be held at Imperial North – a stunning location a few minutes’ walk away.  A private members club has also been booked for the Angel of the North Quiz.

Our 2017 logo incorporates a bee which is a nod to our city’s industrious past.  Indeed, the bee is also incorporated into Manchester’s coat of arms, our University crest, the floor of our Town Hall and even on our rubbish bins!  The honey bee is also a perfect example of a society which works collaboratively to achieve a collective goal, and we hope that this, along with our Conference theme of “Creative Collaboration” describes our day to day working too.  Manchester is certainly a hive of activity as we pull together to deliver what we hope will be a Conference to remember.

Our aim is to deliver a first class delegate experience – we want you to listen to inspiring speakers, eat well and sleep well.  In order to cater for your body as well as your mind, we will have challenged ourselves to deliver an active social programme with a focus on wellbeing.  You will have the opportunity to join us for morning runs, yoga and mindfulness sessions, although we won’t hold it against you if you would prefer a lie-in instead.

The format will be similar to previous years, with the Teachers’ Branch study day on Tuesday 19th September, and the main conference running from Wednesday morning to Friday lunchtime.  The Consultants’ and Trainees’ Groups will meet on the Friday afternoon.

The usual prize presentation sessions will be included and we hope a good number of you will submit abstracts from which we can choose the best to be presented.  The submission closing date is 5pm on 31st March 2017 to meet the deadlines from Wiley’s for the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.

It has been 20 years since the North-West Branch hosted the BSPD Conference.  We can’t wait to welcome you back to our wonderful city!


Claire Stevens                                                                     Siobhan Barry
President Elect, BSPD                                                        Conference Chair

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