07 March 2019 (Last updated: 4 May 2020 13:17)
Facing the future: junior trainees group conference discusses what might be
This year’s British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) Junior Trainees Group (JTG) conference theme Facing the Future is one of the largest events held by JTG with 113 delegates, 118 abstract submissions and a wide range of speakers, making it one of the most successful to date, Julian Leow JTG Secretary reported.
“The weekend had an incredible line up of 13 invited speakers from around the UK, three packed workshops, including a CV workshop run by BAOMS Chair Patrick Magennis,” Julian Leow said. “On the second day the Trainee Forum ran an open question and answer session where current and prospective trainees had the chance to discuss training-related oral and maxillofacial issues.”
He said that after the impressive set of oral and poster presentations over the weekend hosted by St Thomas’ Hospital in London, the winning oral presentation was James Douglas’ Fronto-basal fractures of the skull: a logical and validated scoring system. While Janhvi Shah won the winning poster presentation with CT Scan Consideration for Occult Skull Fracture in Paediatric Head Trauma.
“Congratulations to James Douglas and Janhvi Shah!”
The event was well attended by a mix of singly qualified trainees and second-degree medics and dentists, and a number who were dually-qualified - although nearly half of the trainees at the conference were singly qualified dentists.
Each year JTG organises a conference aimed at junior trainees: “This gives trainees the opportunity to give oral and poster presentations, listen to speakers who are experts in their field but also to mingle with their peers”, Julian Leow explained.
He added that preliminary feedback from conference delegates shows overwhelming satisfaction with the speakers, and this has positively influenced their decision to go to the 2019 BAOMS Annual Scientific Meeting.
“I’d like to thank BAOMS and the European Association for Cranio Maxillo Facial Surgery for sponsoring our event and JTG is looking forward to the next conference!”
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