Partnership Meeting - Cardiff

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Cardiff - 3-5 January 2011

Representatives from all DentCPD partner institutions met in a cold and wet Cardiff in the first week of the New Year. We gathered together to review what had been done and to plan for the future year. The base used for our discussions was the Copthorne Hotel just outside Cardiff and it seemed that we were the only residents for the two nights. There was a large conference room in the hotel where we were able to set ourselves up around a table.

Professor Jon Cowpe was chair for the two days and did well to keep us to time, as there was a large agenda to get through. There were presentations from each of the working groups throughout the two days together.

Professor Alison Bullock and her team gave a review of the survey responses on continuing professional education throughout Europe. We also had a visitor, Professor Catia Quintão from Brazil and she gave an overview of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in her country.

On the last day we had an entertaining speech from Professor Cowpe who also gave each of us a special memento of Wales. These were pieces of coal carved into the shape of sheep and houses. We left to return to our homes around Europe knowing that we had achieved a great deal and we looked forward to our next meeting at the ADEE meeting in Antalya in September.

Cardiff University Dental School, U.K. Athens University School of Dentistry, Greece Helsinki University Institute of Dentistry, Finland ACTA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Rīga Stradiņš University Dental School, Latvia ADEE - Association for Dental Education in Europe