Dr Marcello Riggio Appointed New Honorary BSODR Secretary

Issued: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:34:00 BST

The BSODR has appointed Dr Marcello Riggio as its new Honorary Secretary.

BSODR is the British Division of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and its major mission is to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health in the UK. In addition, BSODR also supports and represents the oral research community in the UK and promotes international research collaboration through IADR and its federations. BSODR currently has approximately 600 members.

Dr Riggio has been a member of the BSODR Management Committee since 2009, following his successful organisation of the BSODR 2009 research conference in Glasgow. He has served as both a Councillor and latterly as Webmaster, having developed, implemented and edited the new BSODR website since 2012. In his new role as Honorary Secretary, he will be responsible for the day-to day running of BSODR, arranging meetings of the Management Committee, Annual Business Meeting and scientific meetings of the Society. The Honorary Assistant Secretary will support him in this role As part of his new role, Dr Riggio will also serve on the IADR Council and the Board of Directors of the Pan European Region (PER) of IADR.

He will take up his new position on 12th September 2014 following the BSODR Annual Business Meeting, which will be held at the IADR/PER Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Further details on BSODR and IADR can be found at: www.bsodr.org.uk and www.iadr.com