FDS Regional and Specialty Advisors Day 2019
20 Jun 2019
The 2019 Regional and Specialty Advisors Day was held at the Royal College of Surgeons on 20th June and included a variety of interesting topics covered by a wealth of excellent speakers.
The delegates were extremely fortunate to hear first-hand from the Minister of State for Health, Mr Stephen Hammond MP, who gave a frank and stimulating presentation on the future of the Health and Dental Workforce and Interim People Plan.
Professor Sue Cunningham enthralled the delegates with the Menzies Campbell Lecture which focused on the history of change from Paternalistic to Person Centred Care.
Mr Shafi Ahmed very kindly stepped in at short notice to deliver a mesmerising and almost death-defying presentation on surgical innovations in education!
Mr Dominic Clark-Roberton was the first undergraduate to present at the Advisors Day, challenging and inspiring the audience to think about the next generation.
The main themes of the FDS 5-year strategy were expertly and succinctly covered by Mrs Vanita Brookes.
Mr Ralph Tomlinson gave a thought-provoking lecture on dysfunctional team working and included examples of when surgeons have exhibited unacceptable behaviour.
Professor Porter and Dr Jane Luker focused their presentations specifically on the work of the Advisors by respectively, guiding them through the potential challenges and expectations, and with a careful and thorough explanation of how the new model for Advisors will work in the future.
The conference ended with a superb update on the Advancing Dental Care Programme from Mr Malcolm Smith.
FDS Dean Professor Michael Escudier and Senior Vice Dean Dr Selina Master with Stephen Hammond MP, Minister of State for Health
Stephen Hammond MP, Minister of State for Health, speaks at FDS Regional and Specialty Advisors Day
Professor Sue Cunningham delivers the Menzies Campbell Lecture
Professor Michael Escudier and Professor Sue Cunningham
Board members of the Faculty of Dental Surgery