The EFP has published the first edition of a new annual magazine, Perio Review, which provides a report on the activities of the federation over the last year.
Covering the year between the 2018 general assembly in Vienna and this year’s assembly in Bern, Perio Review includes articles about the new “global EFP” that is symbolised by the arrival of international associate members from across the world.
Edited by EFP contents editor Joanna Kamma, the magazine, which replaces the twice-yearly EFP News, also features reports on EuroPerio9, Perio Master Clinic 2019, and on the success of European Gum Health Day 2018.
There are also articles about the toolkit on the new classification of periodontal diseases and conditions, on Perio Workshop 2018 on bone regeneration, and on the EFP’s projects with its partners, including the Perio & Diabetes project launched in November last year and the Perio & Cardio Workshop held in February.
There is a two-page round-up of the activities of the EFP-affiliated national societies and the issue concludes with new EFP president Filippo Graziani looking ahead to the key events and activities the federation is organising over the next 12 months.
You can download Perio Review from: http://www.efp.org/publications/newsletters/efpnews11/
12 April 2019
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BSP Council discussed the GDC consultation document on the principles of specialist listing. The consultation, which runs until the 25th April, invites comment on fundamental issues related to the system of specialist listing:
• revised purposes for specialist listing, setting out what the GDC expects listed specialties to fulfil, and criteria by which the GDC will determine which disciplines of dentistry should be listed • principles for the addition and removal of specialist lists • processes for maintaining accreditation on specialist lists.
If adopted by the GDC, following consultation, the revised principles and criteria would form the basis for the GDC to make policy decisions on specialist listing in the future.
As you will be aware, the BSP Patient Forum was established to give a voice to our patient community and help shape the future of gum health in the UK.
The EFP general assembly in Bern (Switzerland) held on Saturday 30th March marked a “changing of the guard” with a new team taking over key roles on the federation’s executive committee. Professor Iain Chapple, who has served as Secretary General for the last three years, handed over the reins to Professor Nicola West. At the same time, Professor Joerg Meyle (Germany), who has served two three-year terms as Treasurer was succeeded by Dr Monique Danser (Netherlands). In addition, Professor Filippo Graziani (Italy) became President for the next year, following Professor Anton Sculean (Switzerland).
We are looking forward to attending The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show and promoting all things perio! The BSP will be on Stand H68.