March 26, 2020 Update
A Message from Dr. Raymond Lee, President, CAPD/ACDP
The past few weeks have been such a whirlwind of unprecedented events. It seems like every day, if not every hour, there is more distressing news about this COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us will remember SARS in 2003, but this somehow seems more personal. Most of us are not working now, except for emergencies, and that’s stressful by itself and on so many levels. My hospital in London is basically shut down.
Even before the AAPD’s announcement that the May Annual Session in Nashville had been cancelled, we received a few inquiries about the status of our Annual Conference scheduled for September in Whistler, BC. Steve Gillick, the Director of Operations has been in contact with the hotel and the Westin Resort and Spa has reassured us that so far, nothing has changed for events booked after May 30th. So, for now, we will continue to monitor the situation and we will keep everyone posted about any changes though e-blasts and the Mirror. Of course, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
I strive to stay positive during difficult times. Please STAY HOME and perhaps take advantage of this unique opportunity to slow down life and rediscover the little things. Remember, WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER! We will get through this. Please take care of each other, show kindness always, practice social distancing and wash your hands!!!
Stay healthy! Stay well!
Fellow CAPD/ACDP Members,
Why Whistler for the 2020 CAPD/ACDP Annual Conference?
Whistler is one of the top mountain 4 season destinations in North America. If you have already visited then you are familiar with its pedestrian village, restaurants, outdoor activities, bars and spas. If you have not visited then you need to see its beauty and participate in its culture and arts.
In addition to a stunning location, we hope to offer you education, entertainment and camaraderie. Our educational theme for 2020 is simple – can we manage dental caries in the pediatric population medically? Is there merit to not drilling and filling?
We begin our program with three in-demand pre-courses on Thursday September 24. Raedelle Wallace will instruct a BLS/PALS Re-Certification course, Rick Ritt will conduct the program on Human Simulation-Emergency Management of the Pediatric Dental Patient, and Jennifer Campbell will lead a workshop on Communication Skills.
The Conference Scientific Sessions begin on Friday September 25th with Dr Brian Novy– speaking on “The Plaque Monologues” and “The Potty Mouth Predicament”.
Saturday is filled with practical applications from Dr. Novy’s talks. Drs. Manwai Ng and Francisco Ramos-Gomez will be discussing Supporting and Practical Strategies for ECC disease prevention and management. Dr. Robert Lucas will be discussing Practical prevention – lets get real with parents.
We have two exceptional social events to offer you. Friday evening is our traditional Welcome Reception. In Whistler the reception will take place in the Longhorn Saloon, which is located minutes form the hotel and in the heart of the village. It’s a great jumping point for your evening to begin with drinks and appetizers, as there are many world class restaurants and bars just steps away.
This year we will be honouring Dr. Raymond Lee with the annual President’s Dinner on Saturday night that will take place at the spectacular Audain Art Museum. We will have access to view the many historic and cultural treasures as well as the stunning architectural building. After dinner we have Whistler’s favourite band “The Hairfarmers” for your entertainment.
Please review the Conference program and register soon to guarantee your place at a great CAPD/ACDP gathering in Whistler. We look forward to hosting you and your family.
Dr. Anita Gärtner, Chair, Local Organizing Committee
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