Liverpool 2022Glasgow 2023


9th & 10th November 2023

Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel

Recognising and supporting authentic learning in a changing world

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Conference Programme

Time Event Location Details
Thursday 9th November 2023 Pre-conference workshop & Social Glasgow Grosvenor Hilton
14:00 - 17:00 Pre-conference workshop for novice researchers Botanic Suite
  • Chair: Prof Janice Ellis
  • 2:00 pm - Welcome and Introduction
  • 2:05 pm - What do we mean by Clin EDR? Unpacking the lexicon and methodologies
  • 2:25 pm - What is its value and potential impact? Selling your research
  • 3:05 pm - Break into groups of 4/5 - Each person to create a 30 s elevator pitch for their work. Each group then chooses one to take forward.
  • 3:15 pm - Tea & Coffee and continue in groups (with a facilitator)
  • 3:30-4:30 pm - Within groups - Refine research question, Consider methodologies, ethics, analysis, outcome, impact. Revise elevator pitch and present to the whole group
  • 4:30 - 5:00 pm - Plenary – managing your life as an educator, scholar, and researcher.
16:00 Social and Networking Event
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Registration
  • 6:00 - 8:00 pm - Welcome drinks and nibbles
Friday 10th November 2023 Study Day Glasgow Grosvenor Hilton
08:30 - 09:15 Registration & Coffee Terrace Lounge
09:15 - 09:30 Introduction Grosvenor Suite
  • Prof Barry Quinn (President)
  • Prof Janice Ellis (Past President)
  • Dr Vivian Binnie (President-Elect)
Session 1: Plenary lectures
09:30 - 10:15 'I’ve got 51%, now let me treat your mother!' Grosvenor Suite Prof Luke Dawson, School of Dentistry, University of Liverpool
10:15 - 10:45 'Embracing AI within dentistry education: Pathways to responsible AI education' Grosvenor Suite Dr Caitlin Bentley, Kings College London.
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break & Networking/Trade fair Terrace Lounge
Session 2: Interactive workshops Exploring the current usage of AI in dental education with a view to developing a consensus on the opportunities and threats AI presents.
Please note workshop will be preceded by a questionnaire which will be sent to all conference delegates before conference.
11:15 - 11:20 Brief introduction to purpose and format Grosvenor Suite
11:20 - 11:30 Hands-on demonstration of example AI functionality Grosvenor Suite
11:30 - 12:15 Grosvenor, Kelvin and Botanic Suites Series of 'small facilitated table' discussions around themes, e.g. assessment, simulation, learning
12:15 - 12:30 Plenary Grosvenor Suite
12:30 - 12:40 Signing of MOU between BARDES and ADEE (Outside Hilton) Group Photo
12:40 - 13:30 Lunch Break and Networking/Trade fair Buffet lunch is served in the Terrace Lounge.
Session 3: Short Oral Research Presentations
13:30 - 15:00 Theme 1 Grosvenor Suite Chairs: Dr Alison Cairns, Dr Claudia Cunningham and Dr Melanie Nasseripour
Theme 2 Botanic Suite Chairs: Dr Alison Cairns, Dr Claudia Cunningham and Dr Melanie Nasseripour
Theme 3 Kelvin Suite Chairs: Dr Alison Cairns, Dr Claudia Cunningham and Dr Melanie Nasseripour
15:00 - 15:20 Coffee Break and Networking/Trade fair
Session 4: Plenary and Lectures
15:20 - 16:00 Can AI do Ethics? Grosvenor Suite Prof Al Dowie, University of Glasgow.
16:00 - 16:45 Closing Remarks and handing over Presidency Grosvenor Suite from Prof Barry F.A. Quinn to Dr Vivian Binnie
16:15 Evaluation & CPD/Attendance Certificates Collection Registration Desk Mrs Pauline Daniel


Please register to attend the 6th meeting of the British Alliance of Researchers in Dental Education and Scholarship (BARDES) due to take place in the Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow on Thursday 9th November PM and all day Friday 10th November 2023.

The theme of this year's meeting will be recognising and supporting recent developments in dental education such as the use of authentic learning and AI and will comprise of plenary speakers and interactive workshops. There will also be an optional early career workshop on the afternoon of the 9th November.

Please note, that 6 hours CPD for the main conference on the Friday, will be available. If you have any queries regarding registration, please contact our secretary Pauline Daniel ([email protected]).

Registration Link:

Abstract Submission

Once again we are offering the opportunity for ‘Novice Education Researchers' to present their work in the form of a 5 minute/5 ppt slide presentation to a friendly and supportive audience. The deadline for submission is 5pm on Friday 29th September.

We will confirm acceptance one week later – i.e. by the 6th October, and all presenters MUST be registered for the conference by 13th October – or their abstract will be withdrawn.

We welcome abstracts from Undergraduates, and any colleague up until the level of post-doc (in Education research). Any colleagues who is post-doc in another research discipline but who is starting out in Educational research is welcome also.

Presentations need not be of completed work – they can include a research idea or projects partly completed. We aim to provide support and mentorship in the manner of a 'critical friend'.

Please see below the link to a submission form which is the only route by which applications will be accepted.

Abstract submission deadline has now passed

Pre conference workshop for those new to Dental Education Research

On the afternoon of Thursday 9th November BARDES will be hosting an interactive workshop for novice dental education researchers. The workshop aims to allow researchers the opportunity to work with experts in this field to develop their research question and consider how a 'fundable project' might best be presented. The workshop will be supported by experienced educational researchers who are actively involved in the NIHR Incubator for Clinical Education Research

The workshop will be free to attend for anyone registered to attend the conference on the following day, and will include admission to a social event on the evening of the 9th November.

To register interest in attending we are asking that people use the following link.

Getting here

The conference is taking place in the leafy west end of Glasgow inside the Grosvenor Hotel.


Glasgow Airport is twenty minutes away by taxi. There are airport express buses ( Stand 1) that connect with the centre of Glasgow.

Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick airports are also relatively near, and are connected to Glasgow via railinks.


Glasgow has two main stations, Central which links mainly with the south, and Queen St which serves mostly north and east of Glasgow.

Queen St: connects directly with Byres Rd from Buchanan St underground ( at the entrance of Queen St) to Hillhead underground, and the hotel is a 7 min walk away.

Central Station: The nearest underground is either Buchanan St or St Enoch. First bus 6/6A/4 goes from Central Station/city centre to Byres Road/West end.

Taxis are available from just outside both stations.


The venue hotel (Glasgow Grosvenor) is the closest hotel to both the venue and the reception and can be booked directly by clicking here.

We have negotiated a number of rooms in the conference hotel at the rate of £130. Here is the booking link for the bedrooms for the BARDES Conference. Early booking of rooms is advised.

Negotiated room booking link