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Third Southend Oral Surgery Symposium

13 June 2017

Health Care

Delegates recently gathered from across the UK to attend the latest Oral Surgery Symposium at Southend University Hospital.

It's the third time such a conference has been held at the Trust and this time it focused on the management of cysts of the jaws using advanced imaging, customised surgical planning aiming to remove very little bone to avoid a major operation and also keeping the complications to a bare minimum.

High-brow stuff, which attracted a high calibre group of speakers from King's College Dental Hospital, the Editor of the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and a Professor from Radbound University in the Netherlands.

Kandasamy Ganesan, Consultant Oral Surgeon at Southend Hospital, who developed and organised the event with his colleagues, said: "This symposium was created to facilitate national networking and the sharing of the knowledge and experience to produce the best patient outcomes. It is becoming an important event in clinicians' busy work calendars as it attracts the best speakers in the world.

"This year we had 75 clinicians from all over the UK, trainees from Essex hospitals and also representation from Spain. In addition it was well attended by the management team here at the Trust."

Money generated from the symposium is reinvested into equipment for the department and was also used to update the audio system in the Education Centre Lecture Theatre.

Attendees at the symposium described the outstanding expertise and good range of speakers as well as the excellent presentations and organisation.