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BDA CDS Group Annual Presidential and Scientific Meeting

Event Type
Event Subject
Development Outcomes (C)
Topic Groups (Community Dentistry, Pain Control and Prescribing, Specialisms)
Thursday 11 October 2018 - Friday 12 October 2018
09:00 - 16:30
City Hotel
Queens Quay, LONDONDERRY, BT48 7AS, Northern Ireland
Booking Fees
  • Dental care professional: £60.00
  • Essential member: £260.00
  • Expert member: £260.00
  • Extra member: £260.00
  • Senior member: £195.00
  • Non member: £350.00
  • Student member: £195.00

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Contact details

Contact Sarah Rockliff

Tel 020 7563 4590

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Annual Presidential and Scientific Meeting 2018

No walls too high to climb - Looking at the complex issues found in the Community Dental Service workload of today

Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 October 2018 | City Hotel, Derry, Northern Ireland

Please note - this event has sold out for the conference. If you still wish to book the Wednesday night quiz and dinner or the Thursday black tie dinner you can do so by calling the Events Team on 0207 563 4590 or by completing the booking form



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                                                                                            Up to 8 ¾ hours of CPD



Thursday 11 October 2018 programme - sold out

City Hotel, Derry

Friday 12 October 2018 programme - sold out

City Hotel, Derry


Speaker biographies

Social events

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Wednesday night quiz, dinner and beer tasting
Walled City Brewery, Derry

Thursday 11 October 2018

Black tie dinner
St Columbs Hall, Derry

Please note: The deadline to book for the Black tie dinner is Friday 14 September 2018


How to book


BDA members can book online*
(login to book - see top right of page)
(*2 day rate only)
By phone
020 7563 4590
By booking form
Print, complete then return a



Thursday                                                                                                 Friday

​BDA member: £150​BDA member: £150
​Non-member: £200​Non-member: £200
​FD/VDP, student, senior member: £120​​FD/VDP, student, senior member: £120
​Dental care professional: £40D​ental care professional: £40


Special two-day booking rate

​BDA member: £260
​Non-member: £350
​FD/VDP, student, senior member: £195
​Dental care professional: £60

The fee includes refreshments, a standing buffet lunch and all course documentation.

Social events   

​Wednesday night quiz, dinner and beer tasting: £40 per person​Black tie dinner: £55 per person

Please note that if your place is to be paid by a third party (such as your Trust) we still need a completed booking form for each delegate. If your Trust requires an invoice, please ensure they complete the 'Invoice request form' otherwise we are unable to raise the invoice. All payment must be received prior to the event. If you have any queries please contact​ 





Poster competition

Don’t forget to enter the annual BDA CDS Group Presidential and Scientific Meeting poster competition.

There are two categories:

1) For trainees working within SPCDS
2) For service development projects/audits for the whole dental team within SPCDS.

Prizes will be awarded for the three best posters in each category.

Entrants must complete an application form by Friday 31 August 2018. Posters to be submitted as a PDF or Word document by Friday 21 September 2018 and will be judged before the conference. Posters are to be displayed at the conference.

Please be advised that it is recommended you book to attend the conference at the same time as submitting your application to ensure you have a place. If the event has sold out then you will be unable to present your poster.

Please find the application form and marking criteria below:

Application form

Marking criteria



The headquarters hotel is the City Hotel where we have secured exclusive rates for attendees. To book please visit the City Hotel website and enter in the date(s) you wish to stay. Once on the booking place click on 'Add code' and select 'Rate Access/Corporate Code' and the word 'Dental' to unlock the rates. If you experience any problems please contact the hotel directly on 02871 365800. Please note this offer is only valid until 6/09/18 and limited rooms are now available.

Visit Derry have also secured exclusive rates at hotels around Derry for this event. Please find the rates and offers available here


You can fly from Glasgow International, Liverpool and London Stansted into City of Derry Airport (LDY). A taxi to the city centre from City of Derry Airport costs approximately £12.00.


Alternatively Belast International Airport is located approximately 75 minutes from Derry and George Best Belfast City Airport is approximately 90 minutes away. Both airports are served by major airlines with direct flights from many UK and European destinations.


AIRporter operates a scheduled coach service between Belfast
International Airport, George Best Belfast City Airport, Belfast City Centre and Derry seven days a week. The award-winning service includes free WiFi on board the coaches and tickets can be booked online in advance. Please use promotional code BDA2018 for 20% discount on return fares from Belfast City and Belfast International Airports to Derry.
Please select drop off point: Airporter HQ cityside for the City Hotel.
The code can be used online at


Northern Ireland Rail (NIR) provides Derry with intercity services to Belfast. Also they provide an efficient intercity service operates between Dublin and Belfast central with a journey time of 2 hours and connected services from all major towns and cities in Ireland.



The BDA have secured an exclusive rate at the Quayside car park located right next to the City Hotel, which provides secure overnight parking.


Single day: £5 (pay at car park office when leaving)
1 night: £10 (purchase on arrival)
2 nights: £15 (purchase on arrival)

Tickets can be purchased at ground floor reception desk in Quayside car park.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 07.00am – 10.00pm  


Quayside Car Park, 42 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7PX

Further information

Please contact Sarah Rockliff, Events Executive​, British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8YS or call 020 7563 4590