Success of first wellbeing symposium

Wellbeing was top of the agenda at Scotland's first-ever Symposium and Dinner in aid of the Canmore Trust to raise awareness in the profession

14 December, 2022 / editorial

The inaugural Dentistry Wellbeing Symposium and Dinner was held in November, at the Voco Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow.

The event, organised and hosted by Mike Gow, of The Berkeley Clinic, and his wife Juliet, was in support of The Canmore Trust, founded by Professor John Gibson.

More than £25,000 was raised on the day. “A huge thank you to everyone who attended, either or both the symposium and dinner, and contributed to this amazing total,” said Mike.

The symposium featured a range of speakers who presented on topics relevant to the wellbeing and mental health of people who work within the dentistry profession. They included Drs Kevin Lewis, Mike Gow and Colin Campbell, and Professor Rory O’Connor. Professor Gibson delivered The Jamie Newlands Memorial Lecture, Introducing The Canmore Trust. The organisers thanked the event’s speakers, those who donated auction and raffle prizes, and the sponsors (VOCO GmbH – The Dentalists, Scottish Dental Care and Advanced Dentistry at Hyndland Dental Clinic, Your Dentist Recommends and Orascoptic). Around 80 attended the symposium and 160 the dinner.

The organisers said the turnout reflected people’s concern around mental health and their interest in seeing positive change. One, of many, ideas from delegates was that mental health becomes a core CPD topic.

It is intended that the symposium and dinner will be an annual event in locations throughout the UK. Find about more and support the Canmore Trust at the links below.

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