King James IV Professorship Lectures

We look forward to welcoming you to our King James IV Professorship Lectures on 21-22 September 2022. Please note this is NOT an online event. The lectures will be held in person at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

The King James IV Professorship is awarded annually in open competition to practitioners of surgery or dental surgery who have made a significant contribution to the clinical and/or scientific basis of surgery. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave permission for the College to use the title King James IV Professorship as King James IV of Scotland, who confirmed this College's Seal of Cause on 13 October 1506, had an interest in all matters scientific, including medicine and surgery and was proud of his skill as a dental surgeon, adopting the somewhat unusual practice of paying patients on whom he operated.

Worth 1 CPD hour each, the below lectures are free of charge and open to all to attend. 

Wednesday 21 September 2022, 16:45 - 17:30 

Can we Simulate Dental Surgery in Virtual Worlds and How Real Does the Simulation Have to be?

Professor Barry Quinn is Chair in Restorative Dentistry & Dental Education, Academic Lead & Head for Restorative Dentistry, University of Liverpool, School of Dentistry & King James IV Professor of the RCSEd. Barry is presently Secretary General of the Association Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), President-elect of the British Alliance for Researchers in Dental Education and Scholarship (BARDES), co-President of the Dental Teachers of Professionalism in the UK (2022) and a past-President of the Education Research Group (ERG) of the International Association of Dental Research (2018-2020) and metropolitan branch past president of the British Dental Association (2017). He is also a Dental Council elected member for the RCSEd Faculty of Dental Surgery.  In 2017, Barry was the main lead for the “Shaping the Future of Dental Education” world workshop held at King’s College London.

Thursday 22 September 2022, 16:15 - 17:00

Dental Management of the Oncology Patient: translating research into guidelines for clinical practice and improved patient care

Professor Douglas E. Peterson is actively involved in the oral management of the medically complex patient, with emphasis on oral complications in oncology patients. Over the past decade he has been active at the leadership level with the oncology guidelines program of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and has contributed a key role in linking oncology with oral oncology, including authorship on two ASCO oral oncology guidelines published in the J Clin Oncol in 2019 and 2021 respectively.


Thursday 22 September 2022, 17:15 - 18:00

Rethinking Oral Care for Older Adults

Professor Gerry McKenna is a Consultant in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry in Queens University Belfast, where he leads oral health research and provides clinical supervision and teaching for dental students. His clinical work is focused on fixed and removable prosthodontics, including managing older adults in both hospital and private practice.



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