ADA’s New South Wales branch presents online lecture series
SYDNEY, Australia: Though the COVID-19 pandemic has been relatively well controlled in the state of New South Wales (NSW), physical distancing restrictions have meant that many events are still taking place in a virtual setting. One such event is the 2020 convention of the Australian Dental Association’s (ADA) NSW branch, which is featuring a range of different presenters discussing dental and other health-related topics.
The biennial convention, which kicked off on 18 November and is running until 26 November, offers dental students and professionals the opportunity to listen to a number of national and international speakers and earn up to 8 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) credits. The presenters include Dr José Maria Delgado Muñoz, associate professor in the department of advanced oral surgery, implantology and special care dentistry at the University of Seville in Spain; Prof. Billie Bonevski, a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development fellow and researcher at the University of Newcastle in Australia; and Dr Christopher Ho, prosthodontist and founder of CARE Dentistry dental practice in Sydney.
A spokesperson for ADA NSW confirmed to Dental Tribune International (DTI) that the association has recently been able to host a number of in-person CPD courses in its offices, for which the attendees were required to adhere to SARS-CoV-2-related guidelines. However, given the number of expected participants for this convention, it would not have been feasible to host attendees in an in-person setting while still abiding by these guidelines.
Registration for the convention, as well as further information about the event, is available on its website: 2020.adanswconvention.com/.