It was difficult to get excited about an IADR (International Association for Dental Research) meeting in London but as it turned out I was to be proved very wrong. It was an eventful conference and I enjoyed it even though the Excel centre is massive, and the Royal Docks are not really London. The weather was very hot and the temperatures were well above 300C. Thankfully it was cooler in the conference centre. Wednesday began with a spectacular sunrise over the Royal Docks and it opened up the start of the conference. Birmingham was well represented with our researchers winning prizes, giving keynote lectures, presenting their research either as an oral or poster presentation. The highlight for Birmingham was Prof Chapple winning an IADR distinguished investigator award for his work in Periodontology. Our students did well with Hannah Serrage winning the 3 minute thesis competition and Arwa Al-Maswarywho won the Pulp Biology Group 2018 Travel award. Everyone from Birmingham was a winner just by taking part and promoting the research at the conference. The School also had its first stand at the conference which promoted the distance learning masters in dental materials science. Congratulations to Samir and Mo for their promotion of Birmingham on the stand.
The photographs included give a pictorial record of the conference and it is difficult to include everyone and I know that there were many more. I am always happy to include any other pictures that people have available.
I have also added a few of the docklands and Canary Wharf area around the conference centre.