11th - 14th September 2018,Caird Hall, Dundee.



Child Oral health NortherN rEsearch CollaboraTive



BSPD Academic Breakfast, Thursday 13 September, Malmaison Hotel

0730-0745 Breakfast
  Academic Breakfast - led by CONNECT*

Discovering a research career in primary care

Mrs Suneeta Prasad, Derbyshire Community Health Services


Designing a multi-centre study

Professor Jan Clarkson, University of Dundee

Synopsis: The Academic Breakfast provides the perfect opportunity for novice and experiencer researchers alike to network and share ideas over breakfast.  This event is run by CONNECT and is open to all BSPD conference delegates with an interest in child oral health research.  Previous research experience is not required.   
BSPD Lunch & Learn, Thursday 13 September, Caird Hall  
  Lunch & Learn - led by CONNECT

Writing for publication - an editor's perspective

Professor Chris Deery, University of Sheffield

Synopsis: As the former editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, Professor Deery will provide advice and tips on how to write for publication successfully, whilst providing an insight into the editorial process. This event is run by CONNECT (Child Oral health NortherN rEsearch CollaboraTive) and is open to all BSPD conference delegates. Lunch will be provided.

CONNECT are a trainee-led research group based in the North of England. 

Our aim is to conduct high quality, trainee-led, multi-centre research in the field of child oral health for the benefit of patients and families.

Further to providing trainees with research experience, and the opportunity to learn from their peers, CONNECT can help those undertaking a research project as part of a Masters degree to further develop their projects and gain data from multiple centres. CONNECT will also seek funding for projects of its own, giving trainees experience in applying for grants.

We hope to involve trainees from Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester and associated community posts. Whilst the group is primarily aimed at those with an NTN number, we are keen to include anyone who would like to gain more experience in child oral health research, from any specialty!