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Call for Abstracts launched for our Summer Scientific Meeting, 15-16 June 2023, Cork

You are invited to submit an abstract on any topic relevant to dental public health for poster presentation, there is also the opportunity to submit for three individual poster prize competitions:

BASCD-Borrow Foundation Early Career Poster Award – First prize £200.00 cheque and certificate and be offered financial support to participate at the congress of the European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH), second and third prize £50 cheque and certificate. The poster prize is open to BASCD members from academic and non-academic institutions in their early careers, e.g. undergraduates, clinical fellows, trainees and those undertaking Masters and PhD degrees. This includes dentists, DCPs and any other groups with an interest in public health. Details of assessment criteria are available here.


Oral Health Promotion poster prize – £200.00 cheque and certificate. This prize aims to promote collaboration between academics and oral health promoters, and encourage the dissemination of good oral health promotion practice and evaluation among the BASCD membership. Details of assessment criteria are available here.


Roger Anderson poster prize – £200.00 cheque and certificate. The posters should cover any relevant area of community dentistry/public health involving and evidence-based approach to address population health, service development or oral health inequalities. Details of assessment criteria are available here.

Note for presenting authors: The presenting author must be a member of BASCD (the registration fee for the meeting is higher for non-members, so it is well worth joining the association). Further information on membership is available here.
At the conference, posters will need to be presented no larger than A0 Portrait format (84.1cm x 118.9 cm). Closing date for abstracts submission is 5.00pm on Friday 14 April 2023.

Selection of abstracts and notification of acceptance
Guidance on reporting conference abstracts is available at:

Abstracts will be reviewed by the abstracts review committee. If corrections or clarifications are necessary, you may be contacted by a member of the committee. Please be ready to reply immediately to all queries emailed from the abstracts review committee. Full or provisional acceptance of abstracts will be emailed to the presenter by Friday 28 April 2023. The decision from the abstracts review committee will be final.

Publication of Abstracts
All accepted abstracts will be published online in a supplement issue of Community Dental Health in 2023. Each accepted abstract will have its own URL with DOI.

Examples of BASCD 2022 abstracts are available at:



BASCD Abstract Submission for Poster Presentations at the Summer Scientific Meeting