Facing the Future: BAOMS 2020 President Rob Bentley to focus on education, commissioning & research
18 December 2019 (Last updated: 4 May 2020 13:05)
The 2020 British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) annual scientific conference theme is Facing the Future. New President Rob Bentley has firmly fixed the focus of the event on education, commissioning and cutting-edge research in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
President Rob Bentley extended a welcome to members: “It gives me great pleasure to invite you all to the BAOMS meeting in June 2020, which is back in London for the first time since 2012. The event will be held at the Southbank Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room on the vibrant South Bank of the River Thames.
“I am very excited to announce that the President’s lecture on living within current and future NHS regulation will be given this year by Lord Kerslake, former head of the British Civil Service and past Chair of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, while Professor Joachim Prein (previous AOCMF President) will present the Norman Rowe Lecture on a lifetime’s changes in the education of trauma and facial reconstruction in OMFS.”
He added that the BAOMS conference delivers seminars led by experts in their field, masterclasses and short papers. A number of pre-conference courses are also planned that include:
- Two-day cadaveric courses for both free flap and TMJ surgery on 22-23 June, which will be held in the world-famous anatomy department of Guy’s Hospital organised by SORG.
- SORG will run a hands-on 3D Orthognathic planning course on 23 June. Also in the pipeline is an endoscopic hands-on workshop in salivary endoscopy, which will be held in the conference hotel on 23 June.
- The AO Foundation will host an advanced multidisciplinary symposium on craniofacial, skull base and neurotrauma on 23 June.
- The international anaesthetic faculty at King’s will host the King’s Difficult Airway course on 23 June in conjunction with BAOMS’ Junior Trainees Group (JTG) and Fellows in Training (FiTS) sections.
There will be masterclasses on Thursday and Friday mornings held before the conference day starts. Company sponsored symposia with keynote speakers take place during all three lunch breaks, which will include: obstructive sleep apnoea; personalised medicine; and possible a live surgical link. A further three sponsored symposia in the main conference programme will cover medical leadership, distraction osteogenesis and the future of three-dimensional implant planning and production.
Each half-day session will have at least two symposia that include three, 15-minute focused lectures on future trends in aspects of OMFS, followed by a 15-minute panel discussion. There will also be a further two key note lectures in the large auditorium, while in the small theatre delegates can listen to complementary free-paper topics to ensure the conference covers as many issue areas as possible.
Delegates can learn about the latest developments in research, audit, education, surgical techniques, clinical patient management and outcomes in OMFS through seminars, short papers and ePosters.
Rob Bentley said the call for abstracts “is an exciting invitation that I hope many of you will take up. If your abstract is accepted it will also appear as a citeable reference in the online British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (BJOMS) – a great opportunity to enhance your CV. And, there are a number of prizes on offer too.
“I hope you will join me for the President’s reception on Wednesday 24 June, which has a Bavarian Ocktoberfest theme. On a more serious note, the annual dinner and dance will be held at the Mansion House in the City of London, home to the Lord Mayor of London. A live band will support our Mama Mia - The Party evening.
“I look forward to welcoming you to the Southbank conference centre and a Waterloo Sunset!” Rob Bentley said.
- More information about the BAOMS 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting
- The deadline to submit an abstract is 12 noon GMT 21 January 2020. BAOMS has a paperless electronic process for all abstracts. Abstracts cannot be accepted after the deadline. If your paper or poster is accepted the main author will be required to register and attend at least one day of the conference. Submit your abstract
- AOCMF/AO Foundation is a multispecialty community made up of a worldwide network of clinicians from the fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery, ENT, head and neck surgery, ophthalmology and neurosurgery.
- More information about the SORG Group (Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Research Group)
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