Wednesday 24th August 2016 13:30 to 16:00 (2 hour 30 minute session)
SIGW-01: A different approach: A hands-on Preventive dentistry curriculum (New for 2016)
The Aims and Objectives of this new Special Interest Group kindly supported by our Corporate Partners Curaden will focus on:
discussing the importance of a hands-on course approach in preventive dentistry classes
sharing examples of successful implementation of hands-on in preventive dental teaching
discussing ways of collaboration to improve knowledge and skills in prevention of graduated European dentist.
Curaden looks forward to welcoming ADEE and EDSA members to Barcelona to this exciting new SIG.
SIGW-02: General Medicine and Surgery in Dentistry
A sound knowledge of general Medicine and Surgery underpin all aspects of dentistry in one way or another.
In 2007 a SIG in this area was set up at ADEE. After a difficult start, what has been established is a firm knowledge of the diverse ways in which this area of the curriculum is delivered within and between various countries.
This year’s meeting will aim to build on previous years and develop a database of teaching methodologies for this subject area, with the later aim of establishing areas of best practice. The possibility of collaborative working can be further explored.
The main objective for this year is to try and pull together the information received and to publish a review document detailing areas of success, failure and difficulties in delivering this vital part of the undergraduate dental curriculum.
SIGW-03: Implant Dentistry University Education
This year’s Implant Dentistry Special Interest Group will focus on the competencies and needed content of dental implant courses, with a focus on courses organised for the "beginner” implant dentist. Implant Dentistry beginner courses are offered in several forms, very often by companies and private organizations, such as universities and authorities. It has not yet been authoritatively defined, what should be included in such a curricula, and what would be needed for a graduate dentists to start implant treatments if the legal background in the certain country permits. The SIG will focus on determining the ideal contents of such a beginners implant dentistry course for graduate dentists, but will also plan to collect and describe the levels of graduate and postgraduate implant education currently offered.
Participants of the SIG will receive a draft document about contents of the above mentioned themes, in order to have a starting point for discussion. The SIG will commence with some presentations to also help focus discussion and have a final outcome and conclusion at the end of the meeting.
SIGW-04: Life Long Learning
At ADEE 2015, in Szeged, an invigorating debate took place around the Quality Assurance Framework for Dental CPD (UK). There is no doubt that it is generally welcomed by CPD ‘users’ and ‘providers’ as a toolkit for mapping the quality of dental CPD activities, filling a void at the present time. As a result of the discussions the QA Framework has been refined and updated.
The aims of the 2016 SIG meeting will be to explore the development of a QA Framework acceptable and of use to dental professionals across the EU
Objectives for 2016:
To be familiarised with the refinements and updates of what is now renamed – the QA Framework for Dental Workforce Development
The criteria are at present are aimed specifically at the CPD requirements of the GDC, the regulatory body in the UK – how could they be refined to address more EU wide CPD requirements
To consider the approach to assessment of CPD activities
To consider externality in relation to QA of CPD – does the Framework support 'reflection' and recording 'impact on clinical and professional practice'?
SIGW-05: Monitoring and Assessment in Undergraduate Endodontology; towards a European Standard
In Stage 3 of this Special Interest Group, we will first of all discuss the assessment of clinical and academic competence at the point of graduation.
Discussions will then focus on the development of case scenarios and clinical simulation models as resources to help schools to meet the expectations of the
European Society of Endodontology Undergraduate Curriculum Guidelines (2013).
SIGW-06: Transition to clinical training (New for 2016)
Aims and Objectives
Is there a better way to connect preclinical and clinical training to optimally prepare for clinics?
Can the experience of the transition from preclinical training to initial clinical learning be improved?
This new ADEE Special Interest Group aims, as long term goal, to gather international experiences regarding the interaction between preclinical and clinical disciplines in dental curricula, in order to:
Describe the current interaction between preclinical and clinical training in dentistry, according to the reality of different dental schools.
Design a general diagnostic tool for gaps between preclinical and clinical training.
Propose intervention guidelines if needed.
You are kindly invited to join this project sharing your experiences regarding:
Preclinical/clinical interaction in your curriculum.
Preclinical/clinical content organisation.
Psychosocial features of this transition: Learning environment, stress, self-efficacy, etc.
Preclinical/clinical teaching strategies.
Preclinical/clinical intervention strategies.
Any related topic.
Since this discussion will be certainly enriched with a diverse participation, we kindly invite you to submit your proposal with a brief summary preferably before July 15th, for us to arrange a stimulating program and inform eventual participants.
SIGW-07: Global Health (New for 2016)
There is a growing awareness among Medical and Dental educators of the importance of pursuing a holistic and inter-professional approach to education, that places the patient rather than the disease at the centre of healthcare. It is crucial, therefore, that the social determinants of health and challenges in tackling these determinants are well addressed in undergraduate Dental curricula, while further advocating the concept of inter-professional education. This should form the foundation of competency-based course and curriculum design with effective classroom and practical teaching, learning and assessment.
The Global Health Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to offer those involved in the group a brief introduction to what is known about Global Health teaching across the world, while giving participants the opportunity to recognise and make the most of Global Health learning environments and adapt the GHMA course to local undergraduate courses, while identifying tangible learning and assessment outcomes.
SIGW-08: Current and future research needs to assess the effectiveness of video dentistry (New for 2016)
Video dentistry is gaining more and more momentum in both academic and in private usage with regards to education. In the academic field video technology is not only used to record example procedures, but also to guide, evaluate and support students in their curriculum. In the private field, video is becoming more accessible for patient education, providing dentists the opportunity to visually instruct and support their patients in their daily dental hygiene. But how effective is video dentistry in (patient/academic) education?
The workshop is targeted to provide an overview of performed and ongoing research regarding the topic, but also to discuss further research needs to investigate the (alleged) benefits of imagery in daily dental education.
The workshop shall be led by Dr. Peter Rusanen (University of Helsinki) and shall contain:
an introduction on where video dentistry and associated research stands now
a discussion on performed and current research (among them the ADEE video dentistry scholarships) and research needs
a hands on session to give participants the experience of using video dentistry in several roles: being a teacher, student and patient
conclusions for presentation
Thursday 25th August 2016 14:30 to 17:00 (2 hour 30 minute session)
SIGT-01: ADEE – ADEA Cooperation
Following on from our work in Riga, Boston, Szeged and Denver the ADEA/ADEE AIG will review progress made to date in the advancement of the ADEA/ADEE collaboration. The evolving programme for our collaborative meeting in King's College London will be shared. Those who have been selected to work as Chairs and Rapporteurs will discuss the content and expected outcomes of the London meeting with the SIG participants and set the overall framework of the different workshops of the meeting. Participants will have an opportunity to input into the ongoing preparations for the London meeting through discussion and dialogue with delegates.
The SIG will then consider other areas for collaboration and discuss how these can be prioritised and advanced in the coming years. ADEA and ADEE looks forward to welcoming delegates to the SIG.
SIGT-02: Biomedical Sciences in Dentistry: Developing a Contemporary Core Curriculum
This will be the fourth and final meeting in this series looking at the place of the Biomedical Sciences in the Dental curriculum. At previous meetings we have discussed the breadth of biomedical provision within dental undergraduate curricula. In doing so we have identified core topics, fundamental to the practice of Dentistry, which are covered in all schools, and desirable areas in which coverage between schools across Europe is much more varied. Collectively, these discussions have highlighted the need to achieve a consensus as to the information a new European Dentist will require on graduation in order to become a safe practitioner entering independent practice for the first time. To achieve this we have sought to develop a core curriculum in basic medical sciences intended as a guide to assist those designing or evaluating dental curricula. This was discussed in draft form in Szeged, and in Barcelona we hope to be able to finalise and present a completed version of the document.
SIGT-03: Clinical Skills Teaching
Following on from a successful inaugural meeting in Szeged, the Clinical Skills Teaching SIG will aim to further discussion around the pre-clinical operative skills curriculum, including:
An update on pre-clinical skills teaching across Europe
Brief discussion about current practice and reaching consensus
A presentation Dr Iad Gharib (Newcastle University School of Dental Sciences) on the relationship between teacher perceptions of pre-clinical dental student professionalism and patient satisfaction
A presentation from Mr Paul Miller (Newcastle University School of Education) on the use of a Video Observation tool to enhance clinical teaching
Haptic Dental Training : Closing the 'gap' between pre-clinical and clinical education The presenters will be Dr Andy Keeling and Ms Cecilie Osnes.
SIGT-04: Communication and Health Behaviour Change Education (NEW for 2016)
The Communication and Health Behaviour Change Education Special Interest Group (CHBCed SIG) which is meeting for the first time in Barcelona will
discuss current evidence on effective communication and health behaviour change education,
create suggestions and guidelines for the adoption, (further) implementation and assessment of CHBCed in dental curricula, and
organize a European Workshop to further disseminate newly elaborated consensus.
We look forward to welcoming you to this new Special Interest Group
SIGT-05: Dental Educators on the Move
The Dental Educators on the Move (DEOM) SIG is building on previous meetings with student representatives of the EDSA and dental educators from both Europe (ADEE) and the United States (ADEA) and will present a summary of the identified key competencies required for dental educators worldwide. DEOM coordinators Upen Patel and Rui Amaral Mendes will offer the group an opportunity to discuss these competencies with the aim to establish a framework which potential educators and institutions can follow to ensure good quality teaching practices within a comprehensive context that fosters world interconnectivity.
DEOM, together with the support of ADEE and ADEA, are leading a series of workshops aimed to enhance a core of teaching skills for educators that allow them to address dental education in a borderless perspective. The workshop at the 2016 ADEE meeting will focus on Teaching Evidence Based Dentistry and an engaging and interactive workshop has been planned for participants on the Wednesday immediately prior to conference start.
SIGT-06: EDSA Education Objectives (NEW for 2016)
The new EDSA Special Interest Groups will focus on Education Objectives and in particular on the clinical training students undertaken at different European dental schools. The European Dental Students' Association created a questionnaire for graduate dental students of 2014/15 and 2015/16 which has been widely circulated among members. Using the data from this survey the SIG aims to discuss:
How independent the questionnaire respondents claimed to beat the end of clinical training
Which methods can be utilised in education to improve the fields of clinical training shown to be of concern to students.
SIGT-07: Virtual Reality in Dental Education
At the coming 42th annual meeting of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) in Barcelona, like in other recent years, a special interest group (SIG) on Virtual reality in dental education will be organized.
During the SIG meeting information will be shared on recent virtual reality related developments. Users of VR related technologies will present their experiences using and implementing these technologies within curricula. Also the available evidence on the application of these new developments will be discussed and possible alternatives brought up.
As we are planning and making up the program for this SIG we kindly ask you whether you are interested to present at this SIG. In case, please inform us at the latest by July 15th so we can arrange a program in time to inform all people interested prior to the meeting whether their presentation has been fit into this session. It should be realized that submitting a title does not guarantee that it can be included as this depends on the number of submissions and in case choices need to be made, it will be considered if aspects of the proposal have been presented at a previous meeting.
SIGT-08: EDFH Common Education Framework – Harmonisation of Dental Hygiene education in Europe (New for 2016)
This new SIG hosted by the European Dental Hygienists Federation (EDHF) who adopted the resolution Professional Profile and Competences of Dental Hygienists in Europe in Dublin, September 2015. This was the first step in the process of developing a Common Education Framework, CEF, with the purpose to harmonise Dental Hygienist Education in Europe to a common set of knowledge, skills and competences.
The SIG will outline a project plan for developing a CEF on higher vocational or university level according to the European Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning, EQF level 6, and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, minimum 180 ECTS credits.