The British Dental Writers and Editors Forum (BDWEF) provides opportunities for anyone in the UK who is interested in learning about writing and editing dental publications, to meet to discuss issues of common interest and concern.
Additionally, the Forum enhances communication within dentistry by encouraging quality and confidence in dental publications.
Supporting dental writers and editors
The activities of the Forum are wide and varied and include presentations, discussion and teaching on writing dental literature, critical appraisal, peer review, legal aspects of editing and publishing, and helping to inform standards in dental publishing.
The Forum seeks opportunities for its members to interact socially and it has had a presence at major events in the dental calendar, including the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show, meetings of the International Association for Dental Research and an annual dinner.
In general, writers and editors need little encouragement to avail themselves of social intercourse. In fact, it is difficult to stop them doing what comes naturally – finding opportunities to communicate!
New writers' workshop
The Forum holds a writers' workshop every year for those new to writing and editing and provides ongoing support for these individuals.
This day enables delegates to gain a better insight into how to get papers published and the peer review process.
It also gives delegates the opportunity to sharpen skills on critically appraising research, creating effective social media posts and campaigns along with discussion regarding the pitfalls of plagiarism.
The next workshop will be on Tuesday 23 October 2018 in London – you can find out more online.
Nikki Patel, Chair
BDA Young Dentists Committee
Supporting younger dentists in their careers
We have advice on getting published in dental publications and welcome new contributors to our blogs – please get in touch if you are interested in writing for us.
We support dentists in at all stages of their careers and our Young Dentists Committee and GDPC Associates Group aim to be the voice of those starting out in dentistry and those mid-career.
They work on a range of issues, including pay and conditions, education and training, career pathways, the impact of dental regulation and stress in the profession, and dental health and science issues.
With each new member, our voice and our influence grows. Add your voice, join today.