Conference postponed until Spring 2021
Check back for further details in due course
Good Afternoon BADT Members,
I hope you all are keeping well in these difficult and uncertain times. It is great to see so many in the dental profession and ex medics/nurses wanting to provide support for our great National Health System. We certainly have a healthcare system we as a nation can be very proud of, and hopefully this shows why the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland needs to protect our NHS for many future generations.
I would personally like to update you regarding BADT’s National Conference 2020. After discussion with Exec Council, it was decided that our conference will be postponed due to a number of contributing factors. I have proposed a new conference date of Spring 2021 to be held at the same venue: Crewe Hall (Cheshire East).
I believe a Spring conference is something new for BADT. As the seasons change from Winter to Spring, we will have something positive to look forward to attending, and of course celebrating at the President’s Dinner as the evenings start to turn lighter.
With many events being cancelled worldwide it was a straightforward decision to postpone. One of our main concerns was the welfare of delegates financially. We also have to take into consideration whether we are will be back in employment in c.3 months (fingers crossed), there will potentially be a slow pickup of patients due to the knock-on effect this horrible virus has had on every business sector. We also understand that delegates may wish to save the money to put towards a short mini-break with family, or to save towards the many different cultural holiday occasions our delegates celebrate during October – December.
Secondly: we need to consider our international speakers and international association guests, who will be travelling to the UK from countries within and outside the European Union (EU).
Finally, our industry sponsors, whose support we rely on for our events, due to the increased financial costs involved. Many industry sponsors are already clawing back funding this year to protect their own businesses and staff members. We are however very grateful to our sponsors who wish to continue to support the British Association of Dental Therapists, and agree a 2021 Spring Conference will also provide room for them to continue to support us and help us grow BADT ethically.
We look forward to seeing you at our 2021 Conference, further details will be released in due course.
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Stay Safe and Keep Thinking Positive Thoughts!
BADT Conference Coordinator