The BES Regional Meeting will, this year, be a three day conference, adding to its programme, the postponed Spring Scientific Meeting. The Meeting will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon. The Meeting will consist of an exciting scientific programme, a poster display on the Thursday, an exhibition, and a Dinner on the Friday night with a live band. Dress Code: Formal or Black Tie Delegates will have the option of registering for the Thursday only; the Friday and Saturday; or all three days. Please note, the Early Registration Rate will end 23.59 hrs on Wednesday 6th October. Prices will increase by £50 after this date. Unfortunately the hotel is now full for bedroom bookings but there are alternative hotels nearby. The BES is also taking this opportunity to launch its 'Early Careers Group'
British Endodontic Society
Speaker: Dr Jon Vernon
Jon Vernon is a Postdoctoral researcher from the Division of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry at the University of Leeds. He is currently working as an MRC Innovation Scholar in the field of antimicrobial surfaces and peri-implantitis.
After gaining seven years’ experience in the field of forensic science, Jon turned to his expertise to microbiology. Here he undertook extensive research in healthcare-associated infections, with a focus on antimicrobial resistance, particularly in the organism Clostridioides difficile. He completed his PhD in this area at the University of Leeds in 2018, before turning his attention to oral microbiology.
His research interests currently include the impact of immunomodulatory streptococci in the oral cavity, the role of periodontal pathogens in systemic disease, specifically rheumatoid arthritis and the influence of haemin in Porphyromonas gingivalis behaviour. In response to the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Jon has pivoted to focus his research into the modelling of viral spread during aerosol generating procedures in the dental setting. Using a novel biological marker system, the research investigated the optimal mitigation strategies available to reduce transmission risk in the dental clinic.