President's Update - November 2022
Thursday, 17 November 2022
Dr Matthew Nangle's final address as 2022 ADAQ President. Updates on AGM, Clinic Day 2022 and ADAQ regional Sub-Branch visits.
This is my last address to you as the 2022 ADAQ President. I thoroughly enjoyed representing ADAQ during many official and unofficial meetings as well as other gatherings this year. In many ways, we've been able to operate on a business as usual footing despite some unexpected challenges along the way, including the Omicron waves of COVID 19 and catastrophic flooding experienced by many in southeast Queensland.
In the last month alone, I have had the pleasure of visiting ADAQ Sub-Branches in Kingaroy, Rockhampton and IpswichIt gave me the opportunity to showcase what ADAQ has been doing for its Members this year, but also importantly allowed me to take on advice about what we could do even better next year. Our team also had a great time up in Cairns at the James Cook University Clinic Day, engaging with regional communities is a priority for the association and we encourage you to reach out to your local ADAQ Council Member if you have any requests or questions on how ADAQ can support you.
Queensland Health recently introduced a new COVID 19 traffic light system. This system provides recommendations based on the level of risk COVID 19 poses in the community, which are of course subject to change. We will continue to alert you of any changes via social media and on our website. Indeed, the COVID 19 portal has more information on how the advice influences dental practices.
We recommend you continue to watch for updates from Queensland Health as well. We're finishing this year on a high with our annual general meeting clinic day. The AGM is an opportunity for all our members to join in the recognition of what our association has achieved and shapes how we move forward. Annual clinic day is the following day.
On Friday, the 25th of November. Clinic day is the highlight of our CPD calendar and a great way to celebrate the end of the year with your peers. Many dental societies are attending as well as ADAQ committees such as the Volunteering and Dentistry Committee and representatives from the AQ Museum of Dentistry. This year's CPD program is excellent. We have seven incredible presenters lined up and are proud to have Professor Axel Spar as our keynote speaker.
We will also award the recipients of the BOQ Specialist bursaries and introduce the 2023 ADAQ President. We end clinic day with a networking evening and have the opportunity to recognise those who have made outstanding contributions to the community and the association. Registrations are filling up fast, so please register soon. Once again, it's been an absolute pleasure to be the President of the ADAQ this year.
Matthew Robert Nangle
BSc PhD BDSc FRSB