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IADR Conference November 2013

25 Nov 2013
Dr Una McAuliffe & Dr Emma Warren

On the 14th & 15th November UCC Dental School and Hospital hosted the annual scientific meeting of the Divsional meeting of the IADR (International Association for Dental Research).

This was a special event for UUC Dental School and Hospital in the year it celebrates the centenary. The theme adopted for this year’s meeting was ‘Advancing Dental Research in Ireland’, The meeting permitted delegates from the three dental schools in Ireland and further afield to present their research and discuss opportunities for research and collaboration.

This year the meeting invited two keynote speakers in Professor Mark Ferguson and Professor Helen Whelton. Professor Mark Ferguson CEO of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)  and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government of Ireland delivered a very full and engaging talk on the objectives of, and research funding available through SFI including opportunities to collaborate with Northern Ireland, the United States of America and further afield. Helen Whelton the current President of IADR and recently appointed Dean at Leeds Dental Institute UK, delivered a thought provoking lecture on advocacy and dental research, highlighting with exciting examples the need to advocate for healthy public policy based on a sound evidence base.

Ms Rebecca Clarke was successful in the postgraduate competition for her research 'an in vitro model of nocieptors in human trigeminal nerves'.

In the Royal College of Surgeons Prize and the Dental Health Foundation Prize, UCC Dental School and Hospital Postgraduates Dr Emma Warren and Dr Úna Mc Auliffe were successful.

for their respective presentations Comparison of anaesthetic regime in patients undergoing third molar extraction and A Retrospective study of dental general anaesthesia and financial considerations.

Thursday evening allowed delegates researchers to meet up in a relaxed atmosphere at the River Lee Hotel  

A sincere thanks to all our sponsors J&J, Kin Pamex and GlaxoSmithKline, and to all who attended and supported the Meeting

Congratulations to Professor Brian O’Connell Dublin Dental University Hospital elected President for 2014

Cork University Dental School & Hospital

Wilton, Cork, Ireland,