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The 2019 British Orthodontic Conference celebrates the 25th anniversary of the event and will be held in Glasgow in Scotland. (Photograph: TreasureGalore/Shutterstock)

Fri. 16. November 2018

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GLASGOW, UK: The British Orthodontic Society has announced that the theme of the 2019 British Orthodontic Conference (BOC), to be held in Glasgow in Scotland, will be “Looking ahead”. The theme emphasises the BOC’s role in keeping its members up to date with the latest scientific research that will underpin the future of orthodontic practice.

Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the BOC, which is the biggest meeting on the orthodontic calendar. The conference will thus provide attendees with an opportunity to look back over the event’s past, as well as forward to the future of orthodontics. Among the highlights of the 2019 BOC will be an OrthoTED session, a series of 15-minute presentations inspired by the wildly popular online TED Talks. This format debuted at this year’s conference and received overwhelmingly positive feedback.

A wide variety of sessions at the 2019 BOC are scheduled to take place, ranging from presentations for recently qualified dental professionals considering a career in orthodontics through to a private practice session for practitioners who want to build a private revenue source. The American academic and orthodontist Prof. Greg Huang, Chair of the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Washington, will deliver the prestigious Northcroft Memorial Lecture.

Dr David Waring, Chairman of the BOC, said: “The choice of the Northcroft lecturer is hugely important and I feel very privileged that Professor Huang has agreed to join us in Glasgow. He has been involved with numerous National Institute of Health-funded research projects and he has published widely within the orthodontic literature and also as co-editor in evidence-based orthodontics textbooks.”

Regular updates regarding the 2019 BOC will be sent out by the conference’s organising committee. Those who are interested can sign up for these updates or become a member of the British Orthodontic Society here.

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