Digital Events


BAOS Webinars

15th April 2021 at 18.00hrs

Inequality in Surgery, Covid-19, and Oral Surgeons DVA Responsibilities

BAOS President Paul Coulthard in conversation with

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC

Join us for a fascinating conversation of relevance to oral surgeons and all!

  • Baroness Kennedy has Chaired an Independent Review of diversity in leadership at the Royal College of Surgeons of England professional leadership. Report to be published end of March 2021.
  • Baroness Kennedy is one of Britain’s most distinguished lawyers and is an internationally renowned human rights champion. She is a Scottish barrister and broadcaster and in 1997 was elevated to the House of Lords where she is a Labour peer. She has spent her professional life giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights. She is spearheading two amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill before the House of Lords.

Baroness Kennedy served as Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford from 2011 to 2018 and is Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University. Baroness Kennedy is currently Director of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute.

Click below for a recording of this event:

19th April 2021 at 14.00hrs

South West Region Rep Study Session on “Avoiding Pitfalls in Oral Surgery”  Book now!

20th May 2021 at 18.00hrs

Patients Expectations of Surgery

Iain Hutchinson

Chief Executive Saving Faces-The Facial Surgery Research Foundation

Director The National Facial Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre (NFORC)

Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

17th June 2021 at 18.00hrs

The Fractured Mandible

Simon Holmes

Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Annual Conference

The next Annual BAOS Conference is due to take place 2-4 March 2022.

This is held in autumn each year in a city chosen by the committee on a rotational basis to allow all to participate and join in this informative, educational and enjoyable conference.

The conference is inclusive and welcomes all grades of colleagues from primary and secondary care as well as academia. Trainees from Dental Foundation to Registrar grades attend and are encouraged to present audits and papers to the learned audience with prizes in each grade awarded to the best in category.

The conference is also an opportunity to inform attendees of developments in the specialty both politically and clinically. National and international specialists in their field are invited to deliver talks.

The Annual General Meeting is also held at the conference and is a forum for debate and discussion on where the specialty is and what the future plans are for progression and development.

There are also specialist sub-committee meetings at lunchtimes to allow likeminded people to meet and exchange views and news pertinent to their interests.

The social events at the conference are always extremely enjoyable and allows for catching up with old friends and making new ones with great opportunities for meeting and networking.

CPD Events

BAOS runs an active programme of CPD events throughout the year as well as the annual conference.

The programme of in-person events has been suspended due to current restrictions. We are running a programme of digital CPD events in early 2021 – see the list above.

To facilitate this there are 2 Regional Representative Leads who sit on the council. Support is provided to all the regional representatives (RR) who arrange study days and liaise with local membership to ensure that the study days meet local needs.

RR represent local membership and act as a bridge between the BAOS Council and the membership. They are an important part of the network for the advancement of the specialty of oral surgery in both primary and secondary care.

Currently there are 10 regions covering all areas of the country with RRs isn Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In England the regions are North East, North West, East Midlands, West Midlands, South West, South East and Greater London. This allows easy accessibility to all and provides a choice of study days that can fulfil all CPD requirements easily.

Each region aims to have 1 study day per year, or its equivalent over more frequent shorter meetings, for example those held in the evening. These are open to all members: Secondary care or primary care specialists, GDPs, FDs, dental nurses, dental students. All organised study days have to comply with the quality assurance guidance as laid out by the GDC providing high quality educational events at very attractive rates.

Contacts emails: BAOS Council Regional Rep Co-ordinator:

Rachel Evans: