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First ever virtual BASCD – Borrow Foundation Poster Session

Because of Covid-19 we needed to do things a bit differently this year! So, we asked entrants to submit posters, as opposed to abstracts. Fifteen posters were submitted and following a competitive judging process the top three were asked to take part in a virtual session which took place on the 4th December 2020.

Each lead author presented their poster to a panel of judges including Maria Morgan BASCD President and Nigel Borrow a Trustee of the Borrow Foundation; this was followed by questions from the audience.  The quality of the presentations was exemplary.  Awarding the final places proved very difficult because of the high standards achieved by all 3 early stage career researchers taking part. Visit our YouTube Channel at this link for the event recording.

Thank you to all our 3 BASCD-Borrow Foundation Early Career Poster Prize poster presenters.

Congratulations to our winner Yasmen Elsadek from Sheffield University, her poster “Assessing community readiness for child oral health improvement in Sheffield” was super.

Well done to Niall McGoldrick on being awarded 2nd place for his poster entitled “Oral Health Promotion Programme for People with Experience of Drugs & Alcohol”.
And plaudits to Emma Kerr from Queens University Belfast 3rd place poster “General dentists’ attitudes & barriers in providing domiciliary dental care to older adults in Northern Ireland”.

Commendations went to Chrsitina Tran and colleagues from KCH London, Nikita Patel et al and Helen Rogers from Sheffield University.

Thanks to all the entrants, poster presenters, winners and those commended, judges, panellists and attendees on the day for helping to make the first virtual BASCD – Borrow Foundation Poster Session such a success!

Maria and Sarah

Maria Morgan – BASCD President
Sarah Baker – BASCD Research Lead