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Reservations Until:24/09/2019
Starts on:28/09/2019
Ends on:28/09/2019


This year the SAAD Symposium will be in the North!

Date: Saturday 28th September 2019

Times: 9:30 - 16:30

Programme: Click here to download the programme.

Aim: To review current practices in the provision of conscious sedation, adjuncts to sedation, new drugs and techniques along with the impact of human factors on patient outcomes.

Venue: The Barbirolli Room at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester

Fees: £195 (non member)

SAAD members £150 (log onto the SAAD website for discount to be applied, the discount will show after you press 'BOOK NOW')

SAAD DCP members £75 (use the discount code emailed to you or contact

SAAD undergraduate members £45 (use the discount code emailed to you or contact

DCPs £100 (contact for a discount code, quoting your GDC number)

CPD hours: Five hours CPD

GDC development outcomes: A, B, C & D

Learning outcomes:

1. Analyse the role of hypnotherapy in sedation practice

2. Explore the use of acupuncture in pain and anxiety control

3. Gain an increased awareness of the ability of human factors to alter decision making and clinical outcome

4. Understand how incident analysis can improve patient care in complex systems

5. Understand the implications of psychiatric conditions on conscious sedation and patient management

6. Appreciate patient pathways and techniques in conscious sedation in an alternative model (USA) and share best practice

7. To explore the role of Remimazolam in sedation practice

RCoA CPD approval: Has been applied for

Speakers: For further information, click here!

Chris Dickinson - Acupuncture in dentistry and its use in pain and anxiety control

Mike Gow - 'Hypnodontics' in practice

Mahnaz Hashmi - Psychiatry in dental practice

Bryan Kerr - Remimazolam for dental sedation: novel, faster, better?

Jonathan Mendia - Sedation in the USA

Marion Parris - Human Factors; the role of cognitive distortions in clinical decision making

Susan Suliman - Patient safety investigation and just culture

Registration closing date: 22nd September 2019

Poster presentations: The submission deadline has now passed. Poster boards will be allocated by 13th September.

Please note:

If you are registering more than one person at different rates please contact Fiona for a personalised discount code. Please provide the names and discount rates applied for.

If you are registering more than one person please enter a different email address for each participant because the email address will form part of the login for the certificate download.

If your registration fee will be paid by a third party please ensure that you enter, under 'purchaser info', all of the details they require to appear on the invoice.

SAAD members: Please log on to the website before booking your place. The member discount will then be applied automatically, and will appear after you have pressed 'Book Now'.

Enquiries to: or 01302 846 149

Cancellation Policy, Terms & Conditions

If you are interested in attending the symposium but find that registration has closed, please contact


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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.