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First virtual LDC Conference planned for July 25th 2020

Message from the Chair of LDC Conference

I am writing to advise you that the LDC Conference Agenda committee held a virtual meeting this morning to discuss the future of this year's conference.  As you know this is currently scheduled to take place in November.

 We are naturally frustrated with the uncertainty of the situation that we all find ourselves in but the possibility of facilitating a conference in November is looking increasingly doubtful. 

The Committee, with regret, unanimously voted to cancel the event - to avoid spending time organising a face- to-face event which almost certainly would not take place.

We are however planning to run a virtual Conference - which will incorporate much of what is core to Conference - the discussion of motions, the opportunity to hear about the latest developments in dental politics and debate with key figures in the profession, and indeed to network with colleagues from across the UK.

This virtual Conference is scheduled to take place on Saturday 25 July and Fiona Feltham, our event organiser will be sending more detail through in due course.

Leah Farrell

LDC Conference Chair

LDC Conference – Online. Saturday 25 July 2020
LDC Conference 2020 (4 and 5 June 2020) – POSTPONE...

Welcome to the Local Dental Committee (LDC) Conference website, the essential guide to getting involved and making the most of LDC Conference.

What is LDC Conference?

LDC Conference is an annual gathering of hundreds of LDC and GDPC representatives from all over the UK to exchange thoughts, encourage collaboration and turn ideas into reality.

The event is the highlight of the LDC calendar -results driven, up to the minute and you won’t want to miss it..

Due to the coronavirus , this year we are holding the conference online. We are going to incorporate most of the usual elements of conference but inevitably the social interaction element will have to wait until we can meet again face to face.

The conference event will run this year from 10am until 4pm with scheduled breaks throughout.

Highlights from the successful 2019 LDC Conference held in Birmingham can be found here, and include reflections of the event from the Chair Vijay Sudra.

Conference Video Footage of the 2019 debates and formal presentations can be found here - broken down in easy to find sections.

Purpose of conference.

The main purpose of conference is to allow grass roots dentists to speak out and let our representatives at the BDA’s General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) know what is important to us. This is done during the conference motions part of the agenda. Details of the GDPC can be found here.

Our online conference will this year offer opportunities to scrutinise key players in the profession. Delegates will be able to post questions to senior influencers in the profession and inform them as they make decisions on our behalf. Details to follow.

Conference this year will be a right up to the minute forum for dentists to collaborate, focus on solutions and find new ways to improve our working lives and to facilitate us to do the best for our patients.

It is also an important opportunity to celebrate the successes of GDPC negotiations and if necessary express our displeasure with any failures.


Leah Farrell - Chair of Conference 2020

Who can attend Conference?

LDC conference is a gathering of delegates from all over the UK and consists of:

  • LDC Representatives
  • Permitted Observers
  • GDPC Members
  • Members of the Conference Agenda Committee
  • Special observer seats are available this year

A list showing your LDCs allocation of attenders can be found here.
If an LDC wishes to send more Representatives or Observers than they are entitled to send, approval should be requested from the Conference Chair in advance.