The British Dental Association conference is always a good place to catch up with old and new faces. In fact networking is the name of the game at the BDA conference. There was much to commend the three days and Birmingham was at the centre of many of the presentations with talks by familiar names included Prof Chapple, Mr MacKenzie and our very own Shiraz Khan to name a few. It was pleasing to see Kanny Ratra was highlighted as the President of the Central Counties Branch and as the pictures show many of our recently graduated students were there as well. There were many highlights and the exhibition was excellent. Manchester is a great venue but we would love it to come back to Birmingham in the future.