A Successful Online Conference

Leah Presenting Conference

A message from out-going Conference Chair, Leah Farrell

I am very pleased that the Agenda Committee and I were able to deliver the LDC Conference this year despite being in the middle of a pandemic. We had to act fast and invent a way of producing it online.

I am extremely grateful to all the invited speakers who rallied round and made such great contributions. The proposers of motions got on board with the new format enthusiastically and this really made the day.

Despite some technical challenges we were able to deliver a full agenda and debate 32 motions.

Thank you to everybody who attended for embracing the virtual challenge.
Copies of presentations are available to access here and details of motions passed can be found here, along with election results.
Conference footage is now available here
Congratulations to the following colleagues who were elected to positions:

  • Dan Cook (Chair-elect)
  • Peter Hodgkinson (Honorary Treasurer)
  • Jonathan Randall and Alexander Bruce Porteous (Honorary Auditors)
  • Roger Levy (Conference Representative to the GDPC)
  • Zoe Connelly (Member to Conference Agenda Committee)
  • Mark Haigh (Member to British Dental Guild Board of Managers)

I am pleased to hand the chain of office to Stuart Allan and I know you are in good hands.

Best wishes,

Leah Farrell
LDC Conference Chair 2020

A message from the incoming Conference Chair, Stuart Allan

Thank you Leah for delivering a conference against ridiculous odds, the online version was different and certainly gives us a steer for the future.

I look forward to some precedented times having had to live through months of unprecedented ones! We will have a conference next year, the precise nature of which will depend on circumstances, watch this space.

Stuart Allan

Though none of us would have wished the crisis resulting from the Covid pandemic on the world in general, or our profession, it does mean that the widely derided UDA system has been removed; our challenge this year is to ensure it is replaced by something better. We need to swing behind the negotiating team at the GDPC now more than ever.

Farewell Vijay Sudra and thank you for all your input on the Agenda Committee over the past three years. Welcome Zoe Connelly and congratulations Dan Cook on assuming the Chair-elect role.

See you at LDC Officials’ day! Save the date - Friday 27 November 2020 (ONLINE).

Stuart Allan
LDC Conference Chair 2021

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