Drugs: the good, the bad and the ugly
SAAD Annual Symposium 2014
Saturday 13 September
The SAAD annual scientific symposium will take place on Saturday 13th September 2014 at the Royal Society of Medicine in central London. You are invited to attend a day of lectures related to dental sedation and SAAD members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Society to be held at the end of the scientific programme.
The morning session looks at the history of sedatives and discusses the issues of sedating patients taking other medications. Then, during the afternoon session we are fortunate to have an international speaker addressing the problem of sedation resistant patients and the use of hypnosis for these cases. In addition to this a criminologist will be informing us about the recreational drugs some of our patients may be taking. There will also be a summary of the most recent sedation guidelines, the sedation politics that have influenced these guidelines and the implications for SAAD members.
This symposium provides an opportunity to meet others who share an interest in dental sedation, earn verifiable CPD and take a chance to visit the city of London.
Student members may attend the SAAD symposium at the reduced rate of £30, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) is a dental charity dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in pain and anxiety control for dentistry.
SAAD is at the forefront of postgraduate teaching of sedation techniques in dentistry.
The Society runs courses for the whole dental team encouraging the safe provision of conscious sedation.
Other activities include providing scientific seminars, giving expert advice to other bodies including the Department of Health and the General Dental Council; providing experts for guidelines and standards documents; giving expert evidence to the courts; promoting research in the field of pain and anxiety control and providing individual support and advice to members.
Membership of the society is open to any registered dental or medical practitioner, dental nurse or dental therapist/hygienist.