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Australia hosts its 3rd National Emerging Young Lecturer Competition

Posted April 21, 2017

The Australasian Section of the Academy, in conjunction with the Australian Dental Association, initiated the National Emerging Young Lecturer Competition held in Melbourne in 2013, with the Academy providing funds for a significant prizes for the first and second place winners. 

The competition involves the ADA State Branches, who are responsible for nominating the presenters and they typically do this in conjunction with the local University Dental Schools and the various affiliated societies (for example, Australian Society of Endodontology, Australian Society of Periodontology, etc). The aim of each Branch is to select the best local “emerging young lecturer” – typically, these will be recent graduates of a postgraduate speciality training program, although they could be undergraduate students or dentists who have an interest in lecturing and who have a suitable topic to present.

In 2017, Australian Dental Congress attendees are invited to observe this competition as each nominee will present their topic followed by a brief time period for questions from the audience and the judging panel. The judges will be representatives of the ADA, a local Academy representative, and for the first time a Past-President of the International Board of Trustees, who is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in Fixed Prosthodontics and Removable Prosthetics at the University of the Pacific Daniel Castagna. The Competition starts at 10.30am Friday 19 May.

This session will be a unique opportunity for Congress participants to hear some exciting new topics about new research or new clinical techniques and outcomes.

Come along and enjoy this chance to hear from our rising stars in dentistry!