22nd January 2017

Morning Talks

Speaker Biography Talk Title Talk Description

Professor Jan Clarkson
Professor of Clinical Effectiveness, University of Dundee. Professor of Dental Research, University of Manchester. Associate Dean NHS Education for Scotland
Professor Clarkson's role involves leading primary dental care research addressing fundamental issues in routine practice, the development of SDCEP Guidance for Dentistry and shared responsibility for Cochrane Oral Health. Why Dental Research Needs You Jan will outline how her career in research has developed from being an Undergraduate at the University of Newcastle. How opportunities have shaped her current career and the importance of collaboration for success.

Professor Simon Rogers
Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Aintree Hospital Liverpool and Professor in Evidence Based Practice, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University
Professor Rogers' role is Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon at Aintree University Hospital with special interest in oncology and reconstruction. He has been Clinical Director of the Regional Oral and Maxillofacial Unit, and more recently has been the Clinical Head of the Business Unit for Breast, Dermatology, ENT, Opthalmology and Maxillofacial. He has published widely on the subject of patient reported outcome and quality of life. His current focus of clinical innovation and outcomes research is the Patient Concerns Inventory. How Patient Reported Outcomes Shape Oral Cancer Care The presentation will give an insight into how modern technology is making a difference in oral cancer care and support with the focus being patient-centred and holistic. The Patients Concerns Inventory offers the opportunity for a paradigm shift enhanced by advances in information technology.

Dr. Michael Donaldson
Consultant in Dental Public Health; Head of Dental Services, NI Regional Health Board
Dr. Donaldson is responsible for overseeing the commissioning and integration of primary and secondary care dental services in Northern Ireland Policy Development and Research: a Symbiotic Relationship He will be talking about undertaking research to inform policy development particularly in relation to contracts in primary dental care.