Case study – British Society of Periodontology

posted on Monday 11 April

Case studies

Who
British Society of Periodontology

When
7th – 9th April 2016

What
BSP’s Spring Conference  – Evolution…Revolution…Solutions in Perio

Objectives and Aims
Founded in 1949, the British Society of Periodontology’s aim is “to promote for the benefit of the public, the art and science of dentistry, and in particular the art and science of periodontology”.

With two meetings each year, the BSP Spring conference aims to have excellent content, educate with new research, spark debate and facilitate networking between high profile speakers, dentists, hygienists and students from all over the country.

Solutions
Using South Schools as the main plenary room BSP reached all of their 300 delegates at once. Coupled with the use of Room 6 as a workshops space with separate refreshment area, and Room 7 as a poster board session room, the society are able to run a range of activities to engage attendees. The use of the North Writing Schools, adjacent to South Schools, as the catering and exhibition area meant delegates had easy access to over 15 sponsor and exhibitor stands (as well as the much needed refreshments and food!).

What made it different?
With the majority of sessions based in the main plenary hall, BPS looked for other ways to engage delegates by bringing in a theatre company to run drama based workshops on communication and interviewing skills.  Rather than using all our breakout rooms for standard sessions and seminars, they used the rooms available for different purposes.

Feedback
Society Event and Conference Manager
“Our conference went really well, great feedback, and I would like to thank you for all your help.  The staff at the Exam Schools were great, and really helpful throughout.”