Are you interested in developing your writing skills and getting your work into dental publications? Then the British Dental Editors and Writers Forum (BDEWF) is for you.
It provides support for dental editors and writers and encourages quality and excellence in dental publications. Its members include dentists, dental care professionals, dental journalists, and communicators.
Young Communicator of the Year Award
The BDEWF runs an annual competition for the Young Communicator of the Year. The two prizes (£500 and £250) are awarded, sponsored by the British Dental Industry Association.
Past winners include both dentists and dental journalists and last year saw a record number of entrants for the competition.
are under 35 years of age and have published an article/video, or any form of
communication between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019, then please do consider
putting yourself forward.
For more information on how to apply, get in touch – the deadline for applying is 15 July.
Prizes are presented at the annual BDEWF dinner, which is a great opportunity to network, as well as being recognised by your peers.
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 cost is £40 for BDEWF members, £65 for Non-BDEWF members, £20 for full-time students, and includes lunch and refreshments.The event gives you five hours of CPD
The next workshop will be on 22 October 2019 in London, email us for more information.
The BDEWF has also run symposia for editors, publishers and writers at four of the last six annual meetings of the International Association for Dental Research, and last year we attended the IADR in London, focusingon the subject of Altmetrics.
The BDEWF provides an opportunity for all those involved in all aspects of dental writing, editing and publishing to meet, share good practice and network.
Individual membership costs £25 per year and corporate membership, which entitles the organisation concerned to send one representative free of charge to the annual dinner, and for all staff to take part in any of the other activities of the forum, costs £100 per year, get in touch with us to join.
Nikki Patel, Secretary BDEWF
& Chair, BDA Young Dentists Committee
Improving working lives for younger dentists
We support dentists 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.
If you'd like to contribute to our blogs new submissions are always welcome, please get in touch.
With each new member, our voice and our influence grows. Add your voice, join today.