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OPEN:

Orofacial Pain Early-career Network

Join Newcastle University for this FREE inclusive and international collaborative learning community for orofacial pain early career researchers

Welcome Message…

OPEN Symposium 2021 aims:

  • Develop and equip early career researchers (ECRs) in orofacial pain with the skills to develop a research question, seek funding, and prepare original research papers for submission.
  • Strengthen ties and enhance collaboration between ECRs across the globe to further research within orofacial pain

OPEN symposium organising committee

The OPEN symposium organising committee is made up of early career researchers working within the field of orofacial pain at Newcastle University. Jamie Coulter is a Newcastle BRC Clinical Fellow in Restorative Dentistry investigating the causes of acute dental pain and its transition into persistent pain using in vitro 3D cell models. Emma Beecroft is an NIHR Academic clinical fellow in Oral Surgery investigating links between Parkinson’s disease and persistent orofacial pain using in vitro cell models. Chris Penlington is a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in Orofacial Pain researching effective biopsychosocial interventions for patient experiencing pain and long-term conditions.   

Charlotte Currie is an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow with clinical work in oral and maxillofacial histopathology, exploring care pathways in emergency dental care/acute dental pain. Julia Palmer is an NHIR Academic clinical fellow in Oral Surgery interested in the experience and prevalence of Childhood TMD. David Edwards is a NIHR Academic clinical fellow in Endodontics who is developing a murine model of acute pulpal inflammation.

Our Global Partners

OPEN would like to declare that we received funding from the Newcastle University international Partnership Fund

Speakers

Charlotte Currie

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow in oral and maxillofacial histopathology at Newcastle University

Don Nixdorf

Professor and Director of the Division of TMD & Orofacial Pain at the University of Minnesota

Fionnuala Lundy

Reader at Queens University School of Dentistry Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine

Flavia Penteado Kapos

Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Pain and Sleep Innovations Lab, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Joanna Zakrzewska

Consultant and honorary Professor of facial pain in relation to oral medicine at University College London

Juan Fernando Oyarzo

Associate Professor and Specialist in TTM and Orofacial Pain at Universidad Andrés Bello

Justin Durham

Head, School of Dental Sciences. Professor of Orofacial Pain & Hon. Consultant Oral Surgeon at Newcastle University

Lene Baad Hansen

Professor and Deputy Head for Research, Department of Dentistry and Oral Health – Section for Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function at Aarhus University

Maria Pigg

Specialist in endodontics, Program director/Senior lecturer/Senior dental officer at Malmo University

Richard Ohrbach

Professor with a focus on Clinical Psychology; Temporomandibular Disorders at Oral Diagnostic Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo

The Critical Appraisal Company is a UK based company and have been running critical appraisal training events for over 22 years. The company delivers critical appraisal courses to healthcare professionals across the UK and to pharmaceutical companies across the globe. The aim of the courses is to teach people the skill set to read clinical research papers with more confidence. Narinder Gosall is the Company Director and Author of the 5th edition ‘The Doctor’s Guide to Critical Appraisal’ (Pastest, 5th edition, 2020) which has won first prize in the ‘Basis of Medicine’ category at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012. Her aspiration is to empower people to make evidence based decisions.

OPEN Poster Award:

Single page poster submissions will be considered for two poster awards:

Category 1: Best orofacial pain research idea

  1. Poster submissions must outline either an orofacial pain research idea or plan for the next stages of orofacial research which has been started but is in the preliminary stages.
  2. One award will be presented for the most complete and thoroughly designed research idea.

Category 2: Most original orofacial pain research piece

  1. Poster submission for completed orofacial pain research study
  2. One award will be presented for the post original completed orofacial pain research piece.

For both poster categories research can be laboratory based or clinical.

Shortlisted applicants will have their poster displayed on DROP webpage and may be approached to submit an additional 3-minute pre-recorded oral presentation of the poster to be presented at the OPEN symposium, day one.

Category 1 Prize:
£250* for best orofacial pain research idea

Category 2 Prize:
£250* for most original orofacial pain research piece

Please email posted submissions to emma.beecroft@newcastle.ac.uk with the subject line: OPEN Poster submission category 1 or 2 (as appropriate) candidate name.

Deadline: Friday 29th October 2021 17:00 GMT

*£250 prize will be provided as a voucher

OPEN Poster Presentation Guidelines 2021

Category 1: Best orofacial pain research idea

  1. Research
  2. Poster submissions must outline either
    1. An orofacial pain research idea (Research that has not started)
    2. Plan for the next stages of orofacial research which has started but is in the preliminary stages.
  3. One award will be presented for the most complete and thoroughly designed research idea.

Size: Template designed for a standard metric A1 scientific poster presentation (594mm x 841mm/23.39 x 33,11 inches).

Orientation: Portrait

Submission: Single slide as PDF format

For consistency, please use subheadings:

  • Title
  • Background
  • Introduction
  • Aim(s) and objective(s)
  • Planned methodology
  • Data analysis plan
  • Importance
  • Potential future development

Category 2: Most original orofacial pain research piece

  1. Poster submission for completed orofacial pain research study
  2. One award will be presented for the post original completed orofacial pain research piece.

Size: Template designed for a standard metric A1 scientific poster presentation (594mm x 841mm/23.39 x 33,11 inches).

Orientation: Portrait

Submission: Single slide as PDF format

For consistency, please use subheadings:

  • Title
  • Author(s) and institution
  • Background
  • Introduction
  • Aim(s) and objective(s)
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion

References (4 maximum)

Programme

1

Learning outcomes:

  • Explore the role of an early career researcher in orofacial pain
  • Develop strategies to support progression through the academic career pathway
  • Understand the process of orofacial pain research from conception of idea to delivery of research output

3.5 CPD points awarded

Wednesday
3rd November

All times are UK (GMT)

OPEN Team

Introduction and Welcome

18:00 - 18:05

Charlotte Currie
Flavia Penteado Kapos
Juan Fernando Oyarzo

Early Career Researcher question and answer session

18:05 - 18:45

Joanna Zakrzewska

Journey to develop new medication for trigeminal neuralgia

18:45 - 19:45

BREAK and Poster Session

19:45 - 20:15

Lene Baad-Hansen

My journey through orofacial pain

20:15 - 21:00

Fionnuala Lundy
Don Nixdorf
Maria Pigg

Pitfalls within orofacial pain research

21:00 - 21:45

One of above panel PLUS one of OPEN team for Closure

Poster Prize and Closure

21:45 - 22:00

2

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of collaboration for research success
  • Develop collaborative international links with other orofacial pain researchers
  • Advance critical appraisal skills to support successful submission of research publications

3.5 CPD points awarded

Wednesday
10th November

All times are UK (GMT)

OPEN Team

Introduction and Welcome

12:00 - 12:05

Richard Orhbach

Collaboration for orofacial pain research

12:05 - 13:00

OPEN Team

Developing a collaborative network

13:00 - 13:45

BREAK with optional "Speed Dating" research ideas session

13:45 - 14:15

The Critical Appraisal Company

The Importance of Critical Appraisal Skills

14:15 - 15:15

Justin Durham

DEEP Impact

15:15 - 15:50

The OPEN team

Closing Remarks

15:50 - 16:00

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